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  • #31
    if you can still find them i bet you could sell em on tgp.


    I have his WWII Army coat. Close enough?

    EG

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    • #32
      I have his WWII Army coat. Close enough?

      EG

      tone was in the pants.
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      • #33


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        • #34
          Even though I don't particularly like Fenders, that brought such a smile to my face that I'm good for the day. Thanks man!


          And not a single one of those guitars were identical. I have had the luck to play a lot of older instruments some were fabulous and some were turds. One thing about the cnc process everything is identical except the different pieces of wood.


          One thing about the CNC process isn't so much that they're identical, the focus is that there's consistency. It's like McDonalds-- no matter where you go in America (or most other countries for that matter), you know that the Big Mac you order is going to taste exactly the same as the Big Mac you got back home. There's something to be said about that. The whole introduction of the CNC process has brought fantastic process standardization to guitar manufacturing, so much so that tolerances can be a lot tighter and you don't have to higher more expensive, higher skilled labor to make it. This is why we can buy an Xavier guitar for $240 with the best tonewoods and find (for the most part) and incredibly made guitar, much more than you could have got from China 20 years ago. It takes the skill out of precision.

          Now, that's not to say that you can't get better results with a skilled craftsman. I would always want a guitar built by hand over one built by machine, but then again my wallet isn't big enough for more than my Heritage, so the CNC brings with it a higher level of quality to so many more musicians across the world.

          I'm sure Fender plopped out just as many turds as unicorns, but I bet those unicorns were fantastic. I also bet that some of those turds are currently on the market for $20,000.

          lol collectors.
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          • #35
            That was great. My impressions: Saw operator is not a job that you want to show up for with a hangover. Paint tech not wearing a mask. People working shirtless. 1959 was truly a different world.


            Really was... I wonder where some of those Strats are now?

            Anyway, sweet find man thanks!
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            • #36
              Those were the days! Women in dresses sanding instruments by hand, guys walking around with no shirts on, no concerns about safety or health. And I wish Fender would still use the same QC procedures - "All instruments must be setup and played by a sweaty shirtless man - instrument held close to body." Next time someone complains that guitars these days leave the factory without a decent setup, I'll offer them the alternative! hahaha

              Gotta think - southern California, summertime, no AC, bad smog. Must have been great working there. :O

              (I know it's just a snapshot in time - but did you notice everyone was WORKING? Try to take a video now of any factory or office (office! hahaha) where everyone is working at the same time! Heck, you'd probably capture more people on Facebook or HCEG Forum, or texting, than doing what they're supposed to. Now, what was I supposed to be doing instead of posting this??? hahaha)
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              • #37
                fascinating!
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                acoustics and electrics of different aspects. some amps and cabs
                and a multifx...

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                • #38
                  Frikkin' incredible. Thanks!
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                  • #39

                    I'm sure Fender plopped out just as many turds as unicorns, but I bet those unicorns were fantastic. I also bet that some of those turds are currently on the market for $20,000.

                    lol collectors.
                    I always thought that a lot of the relic fascination came down to the turd factor. I mean if you find a great playing and amazing sounding guitar back then you're going to play the absolute **************** out of it. If it's a turd chances are it would end up sitting in a case somewhere and be in mint condition at this point. My point being is that the relic'd guitar was a great guitar to begin with and has next to nothing with how it looks after decades of use.
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                    • #40
                      ... and yet, the products were better and Americans had jobs.. Maybe OSHA is to blame for the current economic toilet we're all sitting in?

                      Loved the video!


                      No...it's pretty much just greedy rich people and laziness on the part of the rest.

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                      • #41
                        Some companies still build more or less like that..



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                        • #42
                          The guy is Leo.


                          Awesome!

                          I'm going to start calling him "uncle Leo"
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                          • #43
                            No...it's pretty much just greedy rich people and laziness on the part of the rest.


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                            • #44
                              I always thought that a lot of the relic fascination came down to the turd factor. I mean if you find a great playing and amazing sounding guitar back then you're going to play the absolute **************** out of it. If it's a turd chances are it would end up sitting in a case somewhere and be in mint condition at this point. My point being is that the relic'd guitar was a great guitar to begin with and has next to nothing with how it looks after decades of use.


                              That's a really good point that I hadn't thought about.
                              Deeeep maaaaan
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                              • #45
                                No cnc, no Osha.... no shirts.... my god SKILLS!!! Did notice many were latinos.... what do they think, California is 'Merican. Los Angeles, San Francisco, yeah dem be English words!
                                But great video
                                BTW, take a look at Ovation factory making my VXT (well, coulda been). That is hand built. Noticed guy doing sunbursts didn't have a mask on either. Sadly, these are discontinued. Not enough of you (plus difficult to find) bought these honeys. I will stack mine up against any guitar. Best I've ever played by a good margin.

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