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Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby Adam Deckard » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:14 am

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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby tcsned » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:09 pm

Skeptical.

"I have no real proof except the sound, once you hear it you will Know."
What does that mean? :-)
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby cripeowner » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:15 pm

It possibly means P.T Barnum was right "There's a sucker born every minute"
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby strumminsix » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:41 pm

Fake:
Fender did tell me that Garcia was the one that stuck a folded match book cover in his three-way switch to get both pick ups on.
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby Smolder » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:33 pm

I'm building an amp for Jerry right now.
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby Grant » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:04 pm

tcsned wrote:Skeptical.

"I have no real proof except the sound, once you hear it you will Know."
What does that mean? :-)


Yeah, that's the clincher.
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby Octal » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:49 pm

When you hear it, you'll know why Jerry didn't play that guitar.
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:32 am

Who are the Greatful Dead ?
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby playingdead » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:55 am

Huge difference between making a guitar for a rock star and having a rock star order and actually play the guitar you made.

Phiga proudly proclaims on its website about the "Casta" guitar:

"Perhaps reminiscent of Cripe's work and something out of Jules Verne's "One Thousand Leagues Under The Sea", the "Casta" (named after Laeticia Casta) made its mark. Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) was the lucky owner of my first prototype."

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Whether or not Bob Weir actually felt lucky and ever played the guitar, or whether his staff "cast" it into the nearest Dumpster remains unclear. Nonetheless, Phiga "made" a guitar for Bob Weir.

http://www.philgawen.com/hyb5.htm
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby jeffm725 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:27 am

lots of hyperbole there, but a 73 strat on its own Kicks ass (love the big headstock) and this one looks to be in great shape. 3000 grand might be a bit high but not crazy crazy. excellent condition 73 necks go for +1000 bucks on their own.
A friend of mine owns 2 1973 strats and they are so fun to play. They are the "slabs" , seriously the strat weighs over 14 lbs!!!
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby keirweir » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:26 pm

playingdead wrote:Huge difference between making a guitar for a rock star and having a rock star order and actually play the guitar you made.

Phiga proudly proclaims on its website about the "Casta" guitar:

"Perhaps reminiscent of Cripe's work and something out of Jules Verne's "One Thousand Leagues Under The Sea", the "Casta" (named after Laeticia Casta) made its mark. Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) was the lucky owner of my first prototype."

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Whether or not Bob Weir actually felt lucky and ever played the guitar, or whether his staff "cast" it into the nearest Dumpster remains unclear. Nonetheless, Phiga "made" a guitar for Bob Weir.

http://www.philgawen.com/hyb5.htm



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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby gr8fullfred » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:25 pm

A friend of mine owns 2 1973 strats and they are so fun to play. They are the "slabs" , seriously the strat weighs over 14 lbs!!!


No way could any strat weigh over 14lbs. BS

According to Wiki:
In terms of weight, everything included made Tiger tip the scales at 13½ pounds.


You think a stock 73 strat weighs more than "Tiger"?
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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby Mr.Burns » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:55 pm

It's probably a fine instrument, the guy was just disappointed to find out it wasn't worth as much as he thought and tried to embellish its provenance, hoping to lure a rube. I think it speaks volumes about the general population's (or at least this guy's) attitude toward Heads.

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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby mkaufman » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:14 pm

Ash isn't light.

I'm pretty sure a '73 Strat isn't cheap. I think I've seen them sell for more than $2K. I'm wondering if $3K for a mint '73 Strat isn't outrageous, even w/out the Garcia angle.

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Re: Claims this strat was made for Jerry

Postby playingdead » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:34 pm

The problem with that particular 73 Strat is actually its color ... book value on a 1973 natural Strat in "low excellent - high excellent" condition is $2300-2900. If it were a "common color" -- i.e., black, white -- it would be worth $4000-$5000. If it were in a rare color -- sonic blue, seafoam green -- it would be worth $5000-6000. A garden variety sunburst? $2900-3600. Walnut? $2800-3500.

In vintage Strats, color matters. And natural is not a desirable shade, apparently -- probably because there's not much aesthetically pleasing about the wood (see figured top Les Pauls for the opposite effect). And people don't typically get anywhere near book value for guitars on eBay.
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