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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    The Jetstar basses, the Dearmond Jetstars.
    Both out of production, right?

    The Pure Salem copy is just that; a copy, and not a very good quality one either, and over a grand with a bolt-on neck! They sent me one to review. I gave it a better write-up than it deserved and regret it. It actually played like crap and would have been OK if it had been set up properly before it was shipped. I don't understand why companies send out review guitars in poor condition. That just doesn't make sense to me at all.

    I'll say it again; The main thing about the S-200 is the body shape, not the electronics. It's the body shape you notice first, and that's why it makes sense to call it a T-Bird. Maybe call the new ones S-200S for "simplified."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxer View Post
    Yeah, would love a trans-cherry finish. I quite like them otherwise. Love that body shape and really don't mind the hardtail aspect.
    I would like to see more color choices in general, in fact, why can't Cordoba offer at least six to eight choices: Fiesta Red, Burgundy Mist, Daphne Blue, Inca Silver, Shoreline Gold, Foam Green and even Zal Yanovsky Purple, etc. How about a light relic model too.
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    Maybe they want to see if they'll sell in reasonable quantities first. Colours can be a tricky thing. They don't all sell equally well and it can be tough to predict what numbers they'll move in. Although it makes me wonder: how much more expensive is it to introduce 6-8 different finishes (rather than just one or two) in a given product line?
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    The irigional Tomcat had a setneck and the quality was pretty good and better than the DeArmond Jetstar. The neck was not as chunky as the DeArmond but wider than a Thunderbird. I picked mine up on ebay for $400 so guess I did ok. I'm not crazy about a master tone control layout but with single coils I can handle it. Love the feel of a Thunderbird body.
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    The mice thing about releasing them in too many colors is that they blow out the unpopular ones after a while. (Gold Top Aristocrats were selling for $600.)

    As far as the name goes, they do call it the T-Bird ST, and so far they have not called it an S-200. If they call it an S-190 will everyone be happy?
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    How about S201 ST? 😎
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    Don't understand why they don't go with Franzes. Crap load of hum with p90 demo.
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    You know, I think they *are* Franzes. Look at the lone screw in between the D and G polepieces. That's how a Franz pickup cover mounts.

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    Good catch Walter! If true now we are getting a true Guild origional. A Guildsby on a Franz pup Tbird guitar would be perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumBob View Post
    Both out of production, right?

    I'll say it again; The main thing about the S-200 is the body shape, not the electronics. It's the body shape you notice first, and that's why it makes sense to call it a T-Bird. Maybe call the new ones S-200S for "simplified."
    100% with you. Try selling the T-Bird, with all the knobs & switches and the quirky shape. It's no walk in the park.

    I wonder how many LTGers have bought new T-Birds.
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