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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 3:11 am    Post subject: Bronco-Sonic Reply with quote

This is kinda weirdly interesting:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Custom-Shop-Masterbuilt-Bronco-Sonic-Guitar-by-Jason-Smith-/201593358674?
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool yes... but this price - about 10 times more as i paid for a similar guitar. Twisted Evil i know, cs... Embarassed Cool Laughing Shocked Rolling Eyes Wink


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jagsonic wrote:
Cool yes... but this price - about 10 times more as i paid for a similar guitar. Twisted Evil i know, cs... Embarassed Cool Laughing Shocked Rolling Eyes Wink



Yep and I don't understand the reference to the Bronco either. Just not a Bronco without the tremolo.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They could've called it the "Charles Bronsonic" and they didn't, to give you an idea of how efficient Fender are these days.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fender seems to be terrible with picking names for their new guitars. If they had not called their Pawn Shop model a Mustang, but as someone suggested here a Fastback, they could have still been succesfully selling it
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's been a bunch of guitars called Fastback already by small builders.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
Fender seems to be terrible with picking names for their new guitars. If they had not called their Pawn Shop model a Mustang, but as someone suggested here a Fastback, they could have still been successfully selling it


The "Fastback" seems to have been Fender's original name for the PS Mustang. The pictures in the service manual have Fastback on the headstock. Interestingly* the service manual also appears to suggest they were originally intending to produce them in Mexico rather than Japan, where the original run with the truss rod adjustment at the heel were made.




*Not interestingly.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never knew any of that, cool info.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember them doing a press or NAMM release or something for the Fastback, with the pictures that ended up in the manual.
I also thought the PS Mustang ended up as both Mexican and Japanese guitars at different times, but could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
I also thought the PS Mustang ended up as both Mexican and Japanese guitars at different times, but could be wrong.


Absolutely correct, although there might be some overlap between the two. I'm still interested in the Japanese version...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the Japanese one came first (in LPB and CAR). Then they moved production to Mexico and added a sunburst version (think they were part of the "Pawnshop Blaze It" range).

The Mexican ones have the truss rod adjustment on the headstock and a more satin neck.

The Japanese ones for the domestic market were known as the MG Custom and didn't have "special" on the headstock. They also did those in vintage white:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha. Fcking word filter
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
I remember them doing a press or NAMM release or something for the Fastback, with the pictures that ended up in the manual.


Thanks for the info. Prompted me to do a bit of googling. Looks like Premier Guitar posted some pictures of the Fastback on their Facebook page prior to the launch but I'm just getting a lot of dead links.

Did find this though:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to find the Premier Guitar Facebook photo:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I remember this now, those photos jogged my memory.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BearBoy wrote:
"Pawnshop Blaze It"

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried the Japanese ones in guitar stores on multiple occasions. They're fun to play and the WRHBs sound pretty good. I'm just worried that I would play it for a month and then decide that the 9.5" radius isn't for me. Getting older and more picky Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just goes to show that even Fender doesn't have access to Bronco tremolos.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
Just goes to show that even Fender doesn't have access to Bronco tremolos.

This
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