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Total flocker

Post by simonhpieman » Mon May 10, 2021 3:48 am

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/msg ... 50615.html

I have a feeling we've talked about this one before...

What are we thinking? Price doesn't seem too bad even if parts of it ARE fake!

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon May 10, 2021 3:58 am

Well, the non-matching B & B neck plus the sunglasses case is a pretty good start. I love those cases!
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Re: Total flocker

Post by bterry » Mon May 10, 2021 5:45 am

Leo sold the company in 1965, he wasn’t at Fender in 1968.

What’s ‘prototype’ about it?

Looks like a parts guitar with a refin. Story is complete BS.

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Post by countertext » Mon May 10, 2021 5:55 am

I remember this one popping up a few years back. It was a similarly dumb but different-in-the-details story about it being a prototype or whatever. There’s a thread somewhere.

Edit: only two years ago.

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Re: Total flocker

Post by Highnumbers » Tue May 11, 2021 4:23 pm

What the FLOCK?

Passing along the last seller's batshit crazy (fake) story, with "according to the last owner..." is never an excuse. We all know it's a load of crap.


It's just a random collection of parts, with a hideous homemade flocked finish, housed in a rather cool Bullwin sunglasses case (that's the best part!).

In 1968, Leo Fender was off enjoying his fortune, not messing about with a flocked Jazzmaster made of mismatched parts. And the Foxx Tone Machine wasn't invented until 1972.

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Re: Total flocker

Post by sumlin » Wed May 12, 2021 3:15 am

No way! I have a Harmony Colorkat with the same terrible affliction (hopefully the photo link works):

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Can't be a coincidence surely? *Two* people in this world daft enough to spray their guitars with red velvet?

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Re: Total flocker

Post by nynoah » Wed May 12, 2021 9:24 pm

This guitar is just terrible

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Re: Total flocker

Post by DaddyDom » Wed May 12, 2021 10:47 pm

I would so rock that it isn't true!
Anyway, Leo was still a consultant for CBS for quite some time after selling - perhaps this was his revenge? ;D ;D

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