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"Blackie"

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by fndtele24, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. fndtele24

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    Thanks for the post - interesting. Wonder what the price will be?
     
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    I heard the price tag will be $24k!
     
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    Anyone else find this EXTREMELY ridiculus? They looked like a bunch of scientists and engineers inspecting a ufo. It's just a damn guitar.

    "This is actually real rust not fake rust". !!!!!!! I just do not get it.
     
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    Its bizzare. And for that price (yes, 24K is the figure) how many guitarists would buy it. I'ts for collectors. I remember on another thread someone likened Fender to the Franklin Mint. I am begining to see some truth in that.
     
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    Taking relic'ing to a new high!
    I won't be saving my pennies.
     
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    I found the gibson video way better. They really went into detail in that one. This looks more like a promo
     
  8. Pete Galati

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    Picture from the video of Blackie's wiring. I find it more interesting to see it taken apart, than that they're trying to recreate it.

    Pete
     
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    + Bunches on that….

    So leme get this straight, that will be 24,000.00 for a guitar made from CNC shaped parts, (probably the same model Onsrud CNC shaper Warmoth has) and the hard parts are parts.. no magic karma there, then there is the scraped up finish, so there isn’t any need to put a flawless mirror finish on it

    24K… Ooooooh Kay….. I’ll pass on that one, even during a January 50% off sale.
     
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    It had been to the shop and been spec'd out completely prior to EC selling it. I find it interesting they did it at Scottsdale vs the shop. Must have been a photo-op deluxe :lol:

    They'll sell them all before the first one ships. It's almost like having a license to print money...
     
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    Guitar Center bought the real "Blackie" at auction for $975,000

    Now Guitar Center has the exclusive rights to sell the Blackie Relics at $24,000 each, and there will be a few hundred sold.

    Do the math: $4.8 million gross if 200 are sold, $7.2 million gross if 300 are sold... no idea as to the split between Fender and Guitar Center, but no doubt both are making $$ like bandits on this...

    PT Barnum would love it!
     
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    It will be interesting to see just how many of these "treasures" they will actually sell. Just think what $24K will buy in the real vintage market.
     
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    Just think what 24K would buy in new instruments...
     
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    AGREED! i really wanted to see more of that.
    still, very cool vid.
     
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    Interusting, yeah . . .

    But did you notice the plastic black & white pickup wire, sixties grey bobbin pickups, newer 60's or 70's pots, but it still has the original aluminium ground shield and tone cap.:eek:
    I'd heard stories that Clapton pieced that guitar together from 5 or 6 old strats.:confused:

    I don't know about the copies they're gonna make & if they'll be worth 24K or not,:lol:

    but its great to see inside THE guitar everyone wonders about.
    To bad it aint a TELE!!:oops:
    Redd
     
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    Can you imagine what it would cost to make a blackie today?
    Give me six or so old 50's strats so I can take em apart, and cherry pick the parts to make one.

    I think Clapton gets to cherry pick the entire fender factory for his guitars now.
     
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    I wonder what Eric Clapton himself would say if you handed him one of those "fake" Blackies?

    I guess his remarks will probably about it not feeling the same, one can copy a guitar but it won't feel the same as the original.
     
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    actually a couple of months ago someone had a topic in the strat subforum about ''Clapton playing blackie again!!!!!'' He's been to a show in england where clapton had played 'blackie'' turns out (from the promo material) that this was the first prototype send to him. And If he played it on stage I think he'll have liked it.
     
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    I thought the whole reason he stopped playing "Blackie" was that the fretboard was so worn down it was essentially unplayable. So why re-create that?!? Save your $$$.
     
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