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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:55 pm    Post subject: Fender serviceman guitars Reply with quote

Soooo I love the serviceman guitars and I'm always looking for them on eBay so I thought I would make a thread where we can post them whenever they pop up. (Kinda like that supersonic thread)

Here's a Tele just added! http://bit.ly/1hixAes
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Except that it's not a serviceman, it's just a Japanese Telecaster copy.

Serviceman guitars are fake Fenders made in the Philippines and sold to US soldiers during the Vietnam war.

I think the Fender decal is more recent, and I don't see why they would put the Japanese serial number on a sticker if they tried to pass it off as a Fender.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't look in to it. Just Saw the posting.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

always loved these!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacafeliz wrote:
always loved these!


that bridge is kinda cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacafeliz wrote:
always loved these!


that bridge is kinda cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While those Strats with the Jag-type trems look pretty cool, I've played two and they were really shit guitars I wouldn't even buy as a convo piece. One I played was a Burgandy Mist with matching headstock and fingerboard binding, so I can't tell you how much I wanted it to be decent. No truss rod, pickups non adjustable, and those trems don't work/are just some junk vaguely fashioned into a Jaguar-esque trem (probably rehoused serviceman Jaguar trems given how hard it would be to do an Strat trem from scratch).

The first thing I always remember about them though is the fake middle black ply on the pickguard, which was a decal/paint or something. That did give me a smile, there's a funny charm to how good they look until you get right up close.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vibrato is cool. I had one. I put it on the poorly modified mustang. It worked well actually.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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they were really shit guitars I wouldn't even buy as a convo piece.



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacafeliz wrote:
always loved these!



I'm sure they are indeed shit, but a strat with a mustang type bridge/trem is pretty awesome...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pacafeliz wrote:
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They should of remade those and put them in the Pawnshop Series .. Idea
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Condor looks a bit like the tele in the original post: Condor tele
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one of the strat bodies on the bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Mexican-Sunburst-Strat-Startocaster-Project-Body-Amazing-Patina-10-/191157157214?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item2c81dabd5e
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that can be had for a good price, but just the body without the hardware and electronics is not that interesting, I'm not sure if the neck pocket is the same size as Fender either.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use to have the bridge for that. A mustang one might work. They're a tad smaller than mustangs though. It's a cool idea having a jag trem in a mustang trem plate.
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