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How cheap can you go to get almost every classic Fender design?

A big decision concerning guitar buying is how a guitar looks. Does it influence my guitar purchases? You bet it does. The finish color matters to me as does the logo treatment.

On my Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster for example, that guitar just looks expensive, and even the headstock logo was done correct with the "swooshes" on either side of the logo.

My list is based on the following criteria. Each must:

  1. ...look like something that would have been made in the 1950's or 1960's.
  2. under $500 USD.
  3. instantly recognized as a classic design.

There are 5 affordable designs people can instantly recognize, given the right color combination:

Jazzmaster is excluded because it's the Jaguar people know. I play a Jazz personally, but I know that non-musician people wouldn't recognize it as "that guitar that Kurt Cobain played", arguably the only reason anyone even recognizes a Jaguar or Mustang to begin with.

Precision Bass is excluded because the most classic P-Bass look, which is sunburst with maple fretboard, is something only Fender makes, and it's over $500 USD.

Let's begin.

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Samsung S860 arrives

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Kodak C195 is gone, and the Samsung S860 has replaced it. I was right that this is the camera I should have bought as my replacement in the first place.

Yeah, there's a story behind this.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about a Bigsby vibrato system

Bigsby B50

For a really long time you didn't see too many new guitars out there with Bigsby vibrato systems on them. But given the fact that since 2012 there have been a lot of older designs reimagined into new guitar offerings (like the Squier Cabronita Telecaster with Bigsby), we've been seeing Bigsby vibratos making a comeback of sorts.

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