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The Golden Age Of Fender: 1946-1970
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow. I want this book. Any idea when it will be released? Edit: nevermind I went back to gawk at the pics and saw the date.
Man those electric XIIs are GAS inducing like nothing else. Too bad they're rare and way too expensive for me.
Probably end up just building one.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: The Golden Age Of Fender: 1946-1970 Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:

that was a lot of money back then. according to this inflation calculator, what cost $119.50 in 1956 would cost $936.52 in 2008! the extra $30 for the additional pickup was the equivalent of an extra $235.11 bringing it up to $1171.63 for the duo sonic!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to buy this book when it is done.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tear out all the best pictures and post them to me so I can stick them on my bedroom wall, ta.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I won't ask what you'll use for adhesive, you scoundrel.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
I'm going to buy this book when it is done.


+1

It looks ace.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love the obvious attention to detail on the photography and their clear love for the instruments, especially the oddball and left-field stuff that we all love over here. So nice it's not just Telecasters and Stratocasters.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobArsecake wrote:
Mike wrote:
I'm going to buy this book when it is done.


+1

It looks ace.

Definitely. One for the birthday list.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: The Golden Age Of Fender: 1946-1970 Reply with quote

mage wrote:
westtexasred wrote:

that was a lot of money back then. according to this inflation calculator, what cost $119.50 in 1956 would cost $936.52 in 2008! the extra $30 for the additional pickup was the equivalent of an extra $235.11 bringing it up to $1171.63 for the duo sonic!


I don't think you can just use that type of calculation. These were student models and were clearly more affordable than that.

Remember the 50s were a massive boom period in the US Economy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Remember the 50s were a massive boom period in the US Economy.


That plus stores would extend credit to anyone, my then 10yr old uncle bought a strat in '62 without his parents even knowing about it. I think he paid something like $10 a month for it. They eventually found out and ate him, but my point is still valid.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: The Golden Age Of Fender: 1946-1970 Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
mage wrote:
westtexasred wrote:

that was a lot of money back then. according to this inflation calculator, what cost $119.50 in 1956 would cost $936.52 in 2008! the extra $30 for the additional pickup was the equivalent of an extra $235.11 bringing it up to $1171.63 for the duo sonic!


I don't think you can just use that type of calculation. These were student models and were clearly more affordable than that.

Remember the 50s were a massive boom period in the US Economy.


i've got a fender book published in 2000 that states the following:

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foam green jazzmaster, 1964 retail: $366.97
(today's money: $2020)
value of 1964 example now: $4000


which suggests they were almost equivalent to an AVRI at today's prices (if you accept their calculations).
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