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Robbie Robertson : Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by ZackyDog, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Feb 12, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I'm not sure how the price comes as a surprise to anybody. All of the Custom Shop celebrity tribute guitars from Fender, Gibson, and yes, even Gretsch, have always been ridiculously priced. They're obviously aimed at the small market of people to whom $10,000-$20,000 doesn't mean anything. This seems about par for the course.
     
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  2. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
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  3. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Age:
    67
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Dipped in bronze---had to help the shielding, right?
     
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  5. SaltyDog

    SaltyDog Synchromatic

    Age:
    68
    948
    Aug 23, 2008
    chasing the dragon
    A little pricey, maybe, but c'mon - the knobs have the same tension as the original!
     
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  6. toddfan

    toddfan Gretschie

    391
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    I bet it is heavy with all the added bronze. :p

    Honestly, I see little in the specs that would make me want it, even at the standard Strat Prices of around $1500. :(
     
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  7. amp360

    amp360 Gretschie

    258
    Oct 21, 2012
    Maryland
    I think it's cool they left off the screw holes from the Wonderbar and locking nut.

    I don't think the one above is the one that was used on The Last Waltz. There is a GP from '76 that I have that talks all about all his Strats.

    Here's the real one. It was in the ROR Hall of Fame once and I saw it there. The bronze one was a '54 according to RR.

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  8. Gotone

    Gotone Gretschie

    212
    Jan 2, 2012
    Ontario
    Looks like Fender is taking some cues from Gibson.

    Sent from my SM-G900W8 using Tapatalk
     
  9. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Jun 4, 2008
    Ventura, CA
    According to Levon's book, most of The Last Waltz had to be overdubbed. I suspect this "smooth transition" benefitted from post-concert work.
     
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  10. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Gretschie

    296
    Oct 22, 2015
    Hi: I'm down in the Monterey Bay, but my work takes me up through the Peninsula with some frequency so I stop in at Gryphon and ogle. I've purchased a 5420 and a 6120 there. I like the store and the staff was very helpful and informed. They have an amazing inventory.
     
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  11. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Hard to tell there was much of a pause even visually.
     
  12. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Age:
    66
    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    It's not The Band without Levon to sing that song. Robertson doesn't do it justice.
     
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  13. Mudshark

    Mudshark Gretschie

    365
    Jul 20, 2012
    Canada
  14. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    $17,000.00? You know, I get a bit resentful when things are priced so high that they are unattainable. :(
     
  15. Roger49

    Roger49 Synchromatic

    984
    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    You mean like Prolines?
     
  16. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Nope. My (then) new 2005 G6122-1962 was $1,700. The same guitar today is about $3,000.
     
  17. jfletcher67

    jfletcher67 Gretschie

    234
    Jul 25, 2012
    Birmingham, AL
    17K? For a Strat? Seven....teeen....frickin...K! You could buy 28 or so brand new MIM Standard Strats for that, A/B them with the Robbie Robertson and they'd all feel and sound like Strats. I gauuurantee. Well, as PT Barnum once said, there's one born every minute.
     
  18. Uniblob

    Uniblob Gretschie

    195
    Jun 21, 2015
    Baltimore
    I'm a huge fan, but I wouldn't pay 17K for Robbie's ACTUAL Strat, even if he personally delivered it and gave me a half-hour lesson.
     
  19. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    A new video; pretty interesting:

     
  20. luvdablues

    luvdablues Electromatic

    40
    Mar 5, 2017
    ottawa, canada
    Could really care less about the axe but ya gotta love Robbie. Native Canadian from a Canadian reserve. Good on ya Robbie
     
  21. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Jun 4, 2008
    Ventura, CA
    And what's with the second bass player? Ricky can handle it, he doesn't need a ghost backup.