spindizzy wrote:Shouldn't the headstock stripe on the Cherryburst be red?
Looks like they cheaped out and made them all black - these do look like a re-issue designed by an accountant
Haters gonna hate!
Given the price difference between the reissues and the original I am happy to let such a minor thing slide
What's hating about that?
What I hate are stupid clichés, commenting on design changes isn't hate. You might want to think before you write.
I wrote that it looks like it's designed to meet a lowish price, which is accurate. The TOM and 335 style circuit is obviously evidence of this, they can just use off-the-shelf wiring designs and parts out of standard inventory. It's from the finite element project management school of guitar design. It's design is all about cost management and existing inventory reuse.
Doesn't mean it'll be a bad guitar but it's not a re-issue, it's a variation on the original theme; the shape is similar though not identical, it has the distinctive head-stock (which I have always really liked), it has two 'WRHB'(-alike) pickups. It's doesn't have 5 control knobs, through body stop tail bridge, bullet truss rod adjust, microtilt adjust, same circuitry, f-hole shape is different, neck mounting looks different.
For some that means it will never be a real Starcaster. I'm actually not one of them as I think the silhouette is enough to justify calling it one. I may even buy one and mod it - but I'd probably be more incline to get a Bilt Volar'e.