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Custom Shop Fenders, what's the attraction?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're flogging a dead horse really. There are always going to be preferences when it comes to guitars, and this topic has been done to death on all the major forums.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daphneblue wrote:
I think you're flogging a dead horse really.

Yeah, you're right on that at least.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FretlessEric wrote:
daphneblue wrote:
I think you're flogging a dead horse really.

Yeah, you're right on that at least.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Custom Shop is disappearing up it's own behind. on Facebook Marketplace there is a CS certified (it has bit of paper to say this with fancy lettering) "Closet Classic".

It features 2-point tremolo, head adjustable truss rod and other modern features so what makes it a "Closet Classic"?

Call me cynical but it certainly appears to me that Fender are simply adding cheap "case candy" [itself a cheap expression] and designations to add substantial dollars.

"Team built" - we couldn't be bothered to get anyone to put their name to this one, just have another bit of paper for $1k...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is ancient but thought I'd chime in. I recently bought a Custom Shop and particularly a Closet Classic.

The whole point of the Closet Classic is to replicate at 40/50 year old guitar that's been in the closet. In the bass I bought, it was spot on.

I bought it for the bargain and not the need. I paid $2700 for an originally $5k bass.

It was absolutely on the money for what the Custom Shop were trying to replicate but honestly I sold it for a small profit and bought something that was tonally far superior and more versatile for 1/3 of the price.

The CS played amazing, sounded amazing and did exactly what you'd expect.

All in all, was it worth the extra money for the Custom Shop over a generic USA Fender. Absolutely.

Could I get a far superior instrument for less money? Yep.
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