Thursday Night Guitar Shopping at the amazing Cosmo Music megastore just north of Toronto, Canada:
Not sure…this may be one of the 60th Ann. Strats or it may be a “Select”. Either way it is distinctive. Check out the “binding” on the neck. It’s actually a channel cut into the maple into which the fretboard is inserted. Looks like binding…but it ain’t binding!
Incredibly gorgeous Custom Shop Jazz Bass. Wow. The price tag is “wow” too… :\
Is this a dream rack? Or a rack of monotony?
Speaking of cool basses…here’s a Custom Shop Jaco Pastorius FRETLESS JB. I won’t even consider telling you the price lest you have a heart attack and die and I get sued by your grieving relatives for sending you to an early grave.
Hahaha…the Strat bookends (sorry for the repeat, but I love them so much!)
Tuesday night guitar shopping this week at a great store called Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill Ontario, just north of Toronto (Canada).
It’s always interesting to visit this shop…they are huge. They even have a special room upstairs for the high-end stuff. And man, they have some seriously high-end stuff!
It’s a Les Paul sandwich! Custom Shop Strat (top left) and Select Tele (top right).
Fender - I have to say - you guys are really getting experimental with the finishes! So many different ones have popped up on various lines over the last year or two. Here’s an American Deluxe in a new copper-gold colour.
An American Standard in a hand rubbed finish…also interesting!
Custom Shop early 50s Tele Relic. Note to self: black ‘guard on blonde with round string tree = early 50s on a Telecaster. Just an FYI if you ever see one in a pawn shop… :D
Here’s another look at that Rack-O-Strats. I heard a sales person saying that some of these were Olympic White and Sonic Blue (or Daphne Blue??? Damn I can’t keep this stuff straight!!) rather than Surf Green…
Another example of an interesting new finish on an American Deluxe.
This might have been an American Std. HSS (rather than a “Deluxe”) but again…another new and different finish. Thanks Fender for keeping things interesting! :D
some goodies seen whilst at our regular “Thursday Night Guitar Shopping” trip, at the Long and McQuade store in Brampton, near Toronto, Canada:
Lovely Sonic Blue American Standard Telecaster. Note the “binding” on the neck which isn’t actually binding, but a channel cut into which the rosewood fretboard is inserted, leaving a rim of maple around the fretboard. Clever!
Used 2013 SG “Original”. I think it was $1,350. New it would have been around $1700 - $1800. I think. :D
Left: Gibson USA (i.e. NOT Custom Shop) all gold ES-335. Middle: BB King “Lucille”. Right: Cherry ES-355.
I want so badly to like Gretsch. This was intersting until I picked it up and found it weighed somewhere between 9 and 40,000 pounds! But seriosly, It was definitely over 9 lbs…which I think is ridiculous in a semi hollow!
I LOVE this this style of American Deluxe Tele, but I was sure it had been discontinued. This one was new…so maybe they aren’t discontinued??