Author Topic: Almost as bad as Henry!  (Read 672 times)

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 10:03:37 AM »
Wood you believe it...
I don't know, George... I'd pick this over Firebird X any day... there's something to be said for simple and quirky... a 50s "P" would be interesting...
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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 11:09:29 AM »
I'm sure it has its market. I mean who wouldn't want to have the plank his mother sat on while she was all excited about John, Paul, George & Ringo - and then on his guitar! That's the nice thing about Fender, they'll do anything that is humidly possible to please even those groups hidden in the unlit crevices of their perceived markets.

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 01:07:40 PM »
I can't imagine anyone wanting an eyesore like that.  I'm a Beatles fan, but the fact that it came from Hollywood Bowl wood means absolutely nothing to me.  I'm probably overreacting, but ideas like this one seem kind of abnormal to me. 

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 01:22:50 PM »
Sentimental boomer nonsense.

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 01:52:40 PM »
Fender and Gibson have made a lot of money selling sentimental boomer nonsense.

Now BOSS is getting into the act

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 01:53:31 PM »
Here's one made of wood from the seat if a different bowl:

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 01:54:37 PM »
Uh oh...
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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 03:04:39 PM »
It ain't no country until Dave sez it is!

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 03:18:27 PM »
So - when BeeTL makes a guitar or bass out of old Remington ammo boxes, we applaud...but when Fender makes them out of this wood from the Hollywood Bowl, we sneer at it as "sentimental boomer nonsense??"

I don't get that. I think this is a pretty interesting idea.

You might quibble with the sonic qualities of "...Telecasters built to order using 100–year–old Alaskan yellow cedar from the Hollywood Bowl's original bench boards...." but aside from that, I don't see the problem.

I vote Yes!  8)
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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 03:28:25 PM »
Fender and Gibson have made a lot of money selling sentimental boomer nonsense.

Now BOSS is getting into the act

And some numbnuts will buy it!

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 03:29:26 PM »
So - when BeeTL makes a guitar or bass out of old Remington ammo boxes, we applaud...but when Fender makes them out of this wood from the Hollywood Bowl, we sneer at it as "sentimental boomer nonsense??"



I do when they charge $12,000 for it.

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 03:53:37 PM »
Well, the price is set to attract the suckers who are born every minute (or were between about 1946 and 1965...) but the concept isn't so nutty.

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Re: Almost as bad as Henry!
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2017, 04:11:25 PM »
The price itself is obscene, though.  It strikes me as something which might come from true money-grubbers. This isn't something like a vintage guitar that has an actual high value.  This is an artificially contrived effort to sell something way high made out of wood people have sat on.