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Wally's Guitars: Part 2

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JohnO   

"I don't know about now, but, when it began, Fender Custom Shop made great instruments."

Very true....10-12 years ago, you could pick up practically any Fender Custom Shop strat or tele, and it just felt right....like an old friend. Nowadays, you need to try out quite a few to find a magical one that both plays and sounds great. Their best axes now are their Masterbuilt ones (by one senior luthier/builder), which cost way, way too damn much!

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this is my dream guitar..i love 12 strings,but that one is the ultimate..before i leave this world,i want one just to play if only once!!! and leave it to my girls..by the way ernie,what's the scoop on the broken necks?? just curious..lol,chris

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Crg2   

True-The Fender Custom Shop is overpriced. They need to make sure that their everyday, "player" guitars are more playable "out-of-the-box," too.

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LC   

In our second installment, we feature Wally's Rickenbacker 360 12-string Mapleglo circa late-'60s guitar. Used most prominently on every Raspberries song that dripped with sweeter-than-sweet 12-string honey—like their second hit, "I Wanna Be With You" as well as "Let's Pretend"—a similar model (a 370/12 with 3 pick-ups instead of 2) was played by Roger McGuinn of the Byrds on nearly all of their recordings from 1966-1971! It's so great that Wally still has all of his original guitars. How he managed to hang onto them will be covered in our next installment. Until then, continue your drooling.

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Well, if the Flying V gets a [bump], the Rick deserves one, too. Wal-LY! Wal-LY! Wal-LY!

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