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Is it true that, Strat : Les Paul :: Telecaster : SG?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by soulgeezer, May 15, 2018.

  1. warrent

    warrent Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 15, 2009
    toronto
    For some perspective taking 65 as the year for Gibson and 66 for Fender (because that's what I have at hand) in units sold:

    Gibson sales
    SG Custom 236
    SG Standard 1731
    SG Special 2618
    SG Jr 3570
    SG TV 716
    Firebird (all) 2283
    Melody Maker (all) 11.804
    Total 22,958

    Fender Sales
    Jaguar 4096
    Jazzmaster 3379
    Stratocaster 5379
    Telecaster 4228
    Tele Custom 100
    Esquire 116
    Esq Custom 5
    Mustang 17,788
    Duo Sonic 2961
    Musicmaster 4384
    12 string 2593
    total 45,029
     

  2. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    UK
    Reading this made me realise I have been only thinking of a 57, but if the OP was thinking of a 54 then it wouldn't be quite as outlandish as I thought

    As you say though: 52 54 56 58 are all very different when you throw in pickups finishes and bridges
     
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  3. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Wow, you are quite the research person. Great stuff you dig up. Those numbers are very interesting even beyond this thread.
     

  4. warrent

    warrent Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 15, 2009
    toronto
    Thanks
    the other interesting thing from the sales figures is the difference between guitars and basses. For guitars Fender and Gibson sold more of the cheaper student models than the top of the range stuff but its the opposite for basses.
    P bass 6440
    J bass 4748
    Bass VI 41
    5 string bass 253
    Mustang 657
    total 12139

    Gibson
    EB 0 2006
    EB 0F 92 (built in fuzz)
    EB 3 339
    EB 6 12
    TB 2 215
    TB IV 87
    total 2751
     
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