The new Ed O'Brien Strat

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I've been offered a preorder of the new EOB Strat. Shop is after £899 (reckoning they'll retail for £949ish when they land). Seems like a lot to me, especially for a Mexican strat, even though this one is pretty heavily modded from normal.  What do you people think. enat will these end up selling for.
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 773
    Tbh, I shall have to google Ed O Brien. But, moving onto your Mexican Fender vs price issue you'll see more of this in the near future. Brad Paisleys Tele is somewhat expensive by Mexican standards from what I've seen. Just be glad it doesn't say "made in US" on it otherwise you'd be paying £1600 for a guitar made by the same Mexicans ;)

    If you like the looks and the spec of the guitar then go for it :)
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 164
    I saw a demo where they stated the price in dollars will be $1099. Not sure what that will run to in Sterling. 

    They also confirmed the EOB is not limited run.

    The spec looks really interesting, it has a powered sustainer pickup in the neck with on / off switching plus a high / low / blend switch for feedback tone. The 2nd tone control position controls the sustain level.

    Similar to the Jonny Marr in that the player has specified the fit out. 
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  • Yep they look great. 10/56 V neck profile too.


    http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/YbXPYep8cM3aMhTShMu5jB.jpg
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  • redrighthandredrighthand Frets: 584
    edited October 24
    This is pretty funny - Ed's best guitar solos...


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  • SchnozzSchnozz Frets: 243
    Ye Gods!! That's where Muse got those shitty Vocals ^
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  • fields5069fields5069 Frets: 1087
    True story. Back in the day, early 2000s, I was on an internet forum called seethru.co.uk, which was like a "real life" version of the web portal being worked on by the cast of Attachments. Anyway, one day someone posted a link to a dodgy download of Amnesiac. I proceeded to download the album over 64k, took a day or so.

    The next day, I got an email asking me if I would share the URL, so I did. A couple of days later, the offending website, where the download was offered, vanished. Of course the email was from a guy named Ed. It took me a while to twig that it could have been Radio-Ed himself.

    I actually went on to buy the cloth-bound book version of Amnesiac, but obviously I understand why the site went etc. Funnily enough it wasn't long before Radiohead were offering an album download for whatever the downloader wanted to pay. I can't remember which one that was, but I paid £5.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 7590
    @fields5069 In Rainbows. I think I paid a fiver or so as well. 

    As for the EO'B Strat, I think it looks awesome. It's not a classic rock/blues guitar - it's entirely meant to be for making strange noises with fuzz pedals and delays and loops. I'd love one. 

    And considering adding a sustainer to a regular Strat would cost you well north of £200 I don't think it's overpriced
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  • The TVL MIM Jazzmaster was 1050 3 years ago or whenever I bought it, so Theres loads of Mexican Fenders that cost a lot
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 5792
    Look up the cost of a Sustainer System.

    Then look up the cost of a roughly equivalent Mex Strat.

    Now factor in fitting costs.

    Its not unreasonable, imho.

    As for the guitar, I’m very interested - most sustainer guitars are a bit too rawk or metahhhl for me, so this is of great interest.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 3295
    edited October 25
    Yep they look great. 10/56 V neck profile too.


    http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/YbXPYep8cM3aMhTShMu5jB.jpg
    If it's a proper 10/56 V profile on a MIM Strat, that's very appealing in itself, never mind the pickups and other goodies.
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  • not_the_djnot_the_dj Frets: 5069
    impmann said:


    As for the guitar, I’m very interested - most sustainer guitars are a bit too rawk or metahhhl for me, so this is of great interest.
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  • Musicman20Musicman20 Frets: 149
    It's a lovely looking Strat with cool features. I might have a look into one.
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  • RoxRox Frets: 2069
    So disappointed this isn't a Richard O'Brien strat.  :(
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 785
    I'd rather have a Jonny Greenwood signature Tele :)
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  • ricorico Frets: 474
    I can't put my finger on the reason why but signature guitars really don't do it for me - I would never buy one. 
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 5792
    I'd rather have a Jonny Greenwood signature Tele :)
    Having owned one of those Teles... I’m more interested in the Ed Strat. There’s a reason few folks bought them, as they are neither Arthur nor Martha. All the ‘magic’ is in Jonny, not that guitar... believe me!
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 3295
    impmann said:
    I'd rather have a Jonny Greenwood signature Tele :)
    Having owned one of those Teles... I’m more interested in the Ed Strat. There’s a reason few folks bought them, as they are neither Arthur nor Martha. All the ‘magic’ is in Jonny, not that guitar... believe me!
    Nothing to do with Greenwood, but I really wanted one of those Tele Plus models when they first came out.  I had a late-'80s Fender catalogue and I loved the look of it with the two Lace sensors in the bridge.  Never actually saw one to try, though.  I did buy a Strat Plus Deluxe which was in the same catalogue.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 5964
    lonestar said:
    Tbh, I shall have to google Ed O Brien. 
    He’s a very well know guitarist/ talk show host.

    https://youtu.be/5O8BKCbNlKg
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  • DannyPDannyP Frets: 581
    rico said:
    I can't put my finger on the reason why but signature guitars really don't do it for me - I would never buy one. 
    Dude, your profile picture is of Gibson's popular "Les Paul" model.
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  • djspecialistdjspecialist Frets: 290
    edited October 25
    rico said:
    I can't put my finger on the reason why but signature guitars really don't do it for me - I would never buy one. 
    I'd never buy one because it was a sig, even if I liked the artist - and having a conspicuous actual signature on it would be a real turn off.

    But if it was an interesting instrument in its own right that just happened to be a sig (which is the case here IMO), I'd take a look.

    Despite not really having any opinion on Troy Van Leeuwen, I own a Yamaha SA503TVL which I love - because it's a quirky design with its own character (as well as being typically well-built for a Yamaha).
    I'd rather have a Jonny Greenwood signature Tele
    And a Fender 85 plus a shitload of crazy FX
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 785
    impmann said:
    I'd rather have a Jonny Greenwood signature Tele :)
    Having owned one of those Teles... I’m more interested in the Ed Strat. There’s a reason few folks bought them, as they are neither Arthur nor Martha. All the ‘magic’ is in Jonny, not that guitar... believe me!
    Oh crikey, I was kidding, I didn't know they had actually done one @impmann ;

    Did it have a neck humbucker?  Sunburst?
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 5792
    It wasn’t a signature model back then, it was just a production guitar.
    Mine was Sunburst 
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  • jellybellyjellybelly Frets: 191
    impmann said:
    It wasn’t a signature model back then, it was just a production guitar.
    Mine was Sunburst 
    I tried one, as well as plenty of lace sensors over the years. Believe when people say the magic is in Johnny, not the guitar!
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 785
    Jonny is an absolute legend :)
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  • jellybellyjellybelly Frets: 191
    edited October 25
    impmann said:
    It wasn’t a signature model back then, it was just a production guitar.
    Mine was Sunburst 
    I tried one, as well as plenty of lace sensors over the years. Believe when people say the magic is in Johnny, not the guitar!
    I should note that I also really admire Ed. Anyone who can be in an awesome guitar band like Radiohead and know when to hold back, when to not sound like a guitar and when NOT to play at all deserves a huge amount of credit.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 7590
    impmann said:
    It wasn’t a signature model back then, it was just a production guitar.
    Mine was Sunburst 
    I tried one, as well as plenty of lace sensors over the years. Believe when people say the magic is in Johnny, not the guitar!
    I should note that I also really admire Ed. Anyone who can be in an awesome guitar band like Radiohead and know when to hold back, when to not sound like a guitar and when NOT to play at all deserves a huge amount of credit.
    Completely agree. I actually think Johnny has (albeit intentionally) gone from mid-90's alt-guitar-hero to the least interesting guitar player in the band on the last couple of albums.
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  • This is pretty funny - Ed's best guitar solos...


    poor Ed, really does seem like he has fuck all to do on some of the newer stuff
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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 785
    This is pretty funny - Ed's best guitar solos...


    poor Ed, really does seem like he has fuck all to do on some of the newer stuff
    To be fair, probably still gets paid pretty well....
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  • Marvellous demo of this now online - from PMT. (Don't waste your time watching the GAK one!)


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  • Yep they look great. 10/56 V neck profile too.


    http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/YbXPYep8cM3aMhTShMu5jB.jpg
    Might buy it for the neck  :#
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