On another note (because I was sharing the Hamer Talladega), here’s an interesting shot of a “board of inspiration” at Jol Dantzig’s shop. Dantzig is a co-founder of Hamer guitars, considered by most to be the first-ever boutique/custom guitar shop. Dantzig is a master luthier, and you can try to spot this image in the following video clip.
I’m sorry, babe. If it’s any consolation, the kids and I prayed for your guitar this morning; that it would be home soon. 🙂
One reason to like the Fender Stratocaster, the entire neck is easily swapped with a screwdriver. That’s saved me on at least one occasion when goofy drummer stepped on my guitar. Had only 2 hours to find a new neck before show started. I think a wait of weeks would have driven me starkers. 😀
Hope you are reunited with your axe very soon!
From what I understand, Leo went to the bolt-on neck for cost-cutting reasons. However, I totally prefer bolt-on necks for the same reason as you mentioned (and my first guitar was a Strat, too). My Hamer Californian is a bolt-on neck as well. The irony is that the Talladega that I mentioned in my post is a set-neck, which I usually don’t like. The problem with my guitar is that, unlike a Strat, I couldn’t find a replacement neck that’s equivalent to what is currently on there. That’s another plus for going with a good ol’ Strat, i.e., replacement necks are easy to come by.
In any case, I’m still waiting to hear from my tech. Every time the phone rings, I’m hoping it’s a call for me to go pick up my guitar. I’m just itching to plug in and get the windows rattling.
Mmm, I can’t play the guitar but that Talladega would make me want to learn. Resist its wanton charms, though — your first love will be back home soon.
I know, I know. I keep telling myself that. Thanks for the encouragement!