The .strandberg* Thread

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Rook, Oct 5, 2011.

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    From the Strandberg FB group :
     
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    Remember when .strandberg* news used to be about some new weirdo feature or talking about some future innovation? Now it's just "In addition to the cheapo bodens we're making in country X, Y, and Z, we're making cheapo bodens in this other country and factory now!"
     
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    Eh. That’s fine. Usually you want to do the announcement when you update your website and prices.

    Wmi seems to have issues making these things in correct numbers. From a business standpoint their issue isn’t qc. It’s making enough guitars to meet demand.

    Wish they’d just make a classic with ss frets and charge 100 more. I’m fine with a few classics.
     
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    This. Sadly, Ola and Ed seem to be sticking with the proven Squier-Epiphone business model of withholding certain specs and hardware from the budget line for the sake of propping up the parent line.
     
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    Because if Squiers were fully featured people would stop buying Fenders?
     
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    Yea, they're purposely withholding tons of features on their entire guitar that costs as much as a pair of nice pickups...
     
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    Well glad I grabbed a Metal 7 today... no way I am paying $2k+ for a Cort guitar... the prices were insane enough coming out of WMI. Got to be great for the Strandberg bottom line though.
     
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    well I dunno if that's true..the margins are probably the same on the classics. maybe.

    SS on a new guitar is a dealer breaker for me though. I'm ok with all the other places they cut costs.

    What I'm wondering is...will the classics move to PT CORT as well?

    The Metal is now 2k at cort - with upgraded fretboard, fishman fluences, SS frets, multi piece neck, fancy shiny paint job...

    That's 800 dollars worth of options at Kiesel lol right.

    So the classic is now 1295 MIC. That's only 700 dollars difference. I wonder what the cost differential for making it in china are. Seems weird.

    Actually, the issue I think is that the Classic is cheap...but it's not cheap enough and the original is expensive but not so expensive that I won't cross shop them if I'm buying new and want a Strandberg. The prices aren't in sweet spots marketing wise.

    Although they sell well...so I guess if you don't care about SS frets at all it's not a dealbreaker.
     
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    I can absolutely believe this. The Prog and Fusion didn't show up in Japan until December, and even then it was one shop that ordered like 4 guitars and their listing explicitly said they would not be reordering. I can't know for certain but I'm pretty sure I have the only natural Prog 6 in the country. I checked Digimart every day for months. I think only a couple shops brought in the Metal around November/December. There are Classics and Originals everywhere though, and Musicland KEY has a line of technicolor Classics up on their wall that are actually pretty cool and not upcharged.
     
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    I can spec out a zeus ZM8 with a swamp ash body/maple neck, pearl blue finish, ss frets, ebony fretboard and fishmans for 1700$. it'd be even cheaper with an alder body. can't beat that price yo
     
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    That's fine, but you'll end up with a Zeus.
     
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    LOL that's so true... As if those Kiesel horror stories were not enough... Guess that the Made In USA myth has still some fuel.

    No way Jeff will get any penny from me by the way. Also if you think a top notch Customer service and Quality control has no value versus a shithead attitude (let you guess who I'm refering to here), then yeah why not ordering a Kiesel :fever:
     
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    It’s a Japanese store with a bunch of guitars only available in Japan.
     
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    Reminds me of:

    "When you play a Nickleback song backwards you can hear satanic messages. Even worse, if you play it forwards you can hear Nickleback"
     
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    Anyone fancy selling their OS6? ;)
     
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    :facepalm: D'oh :drew:
     

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