Love the stoptail/tom JM love.
Cool. I watched or read some documentary recently on Fender and they said the Squiers were all plywood. I am glad to be corrected. Thanks.That's not true. None of the higher end Squiers have been plywood for decades. The Vintage Modified series was solid basswood, and the Classic Vibes are all solid pine or alder.
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This.I'm not jonesing for any new guitar whatsoever, but I find the SSS Contemporary Strat interesting. I had always thought that Robbie Robertson had moved the middle pickup on his copper-coloured Strat used in The Last Waltz up against the bridge pickup for some sort of tonal rejigging. But then in a more recent interview, I learned he simply found the middle pickup's location was physically interfering with his playing.
Even more recently, I learned that the two coils on a bridge humbucker sound somewhat different from each other. So now I'm intrigued by what Fender is aiming for with that particular model. Does the middle+bridge combination serve as a kind of humbucker?
For the most part the only plywood body Squiers are the "black logo" Korean ones from the 90's and as far as I know there have been no plywood ones made since. Standards, Affinity's, Vintage Modified, Classic Vibe are all solid wood, though often 5 or 6 or more piece bodies.Where did you find that out? I looked and it says the type of wood, but it could still be plywood. I am not trying to argue, just all the Squiers up to this point are plywood as far as I know. BUT- I could be wrong.
You're probably right, else they would have called it the Robbie Robertson signature model. I guess it was one of those things where someone thought "I wonder if we did that...", and kinda liked it.Oh I am not disputing that fact. I am just saying maybe that is Fender's motivation