The Billy Corgan Fender Stratocaster that we started talking about back in January is now on Fender.com as part of their Artist Series. [url] We’re assuming this guitar will get the grand unveiling at the upcoming Summer NAMM that is coming up June 20-22 in Nashville.
Not a whole lot of surprises up to this point. The most interesting specs are as follows:
colors: (805) Olympic White and (806) Flat Black (satin nitro)
jumbo frets on Modern “C” Shape neck with large ’70s style headstock (satin poly)
1 Special Design Dimarzio® Billy Corgan Single-Spaced Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
1 Dimarzio® Chopper™ Pickup (Middle)
1 Special Design Dimarzio® Billy Corgan Single-Spaced Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
original body shape (?? not sure how it differs from standard stratocaster)
The pickup switching has some non-standard settings that benefit from the single-spaced Dimarzio humbuckers.
Position 1. Full Humbucking Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Inside Coil of Bridge Pickup and Full Humbucking Middle Pickup
Position 3. Full Humbucking Middle Pickup
Position 4. Full Humbucking Middle Pickup and Outside Coil of Neck Pickup
Position 5. Full Humbucking Neck Pickup
Update: Interstate music is showing a list price of 1999.99 for this new strat. Which would mean a retail price around 1449.99. What are your opinions on this price point?
Update 2: Sam Ash is showing a list price of 1599.99 with a retail of 1199.99.
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