Watch how vintage guitars were made (pre CBS Fender content)

Hawiian2

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Wow, that was really nice.
imagine just having one of those 59 strats right now ...
 

JMV

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Awesome video! Few people make them like that any more.
 

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very interesting.

I like how all the cuts are done freehand and the sanding of the body done by eyeball. No doubt they have cut lines marked and they'd get better after a few cracks at it but still, not a single cnc machine. They make it look easy
 

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Safety glasses, respirators, shirts? Aw...hell no! :laugh2:
 

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Very cool film. Think is was from a bit before 1959 thou. If you look at the necks and finishes they are maple and two tone sunburst. Two tone finishes ended in early 1958 when Fender started adding cherry red in the pattern. Maple necks were used until early 1959 , rosewood slab boards came soon after. Guessing it's from about 1956 or 1957.
 

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The guy on the bandsaw was an artist!

It was like the board was dancing around the blade and then , viola, a stratocaster.
Great post
 

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How do I do the "Thank" thing cause this thread's sure's hell worth it!

THANKS.
 

FUS44

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Okay, who's got the top secret Parsons Street footage?
 

Greg's Guitars

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Just a great post, another reason those older guitars are the shtz.....all hands on !!!!
 

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That was awesome, thanks.

Now footage of the Gibson factory in 59 would be interesting!
 

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The woman winding pickups is none other than Abigail Ybarra the queen of Fender pickups... I owned a set of PU's wound by her some 15 years ago and they were seriously sweet.
 

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Awesome!:applause:

Now, how many CNC/Plek machines were in that video?:hmm:

THAT is what set's '50s Gibsons and Fenders (or any other vintage guitar for that matter) apart from the current brude; They were almost completely made by hand!
 


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