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Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster made out of cardboard

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by Sean G, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    This is crazy...



    maybe they'll all be made out of cardboard one day :rolleyes:
     
  2. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    Can't see it? just a big empty box - territory limited?
     
  3. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing the link Sean. It's really very impressive to watch Paul. Try this link from the Daily Mail Online.

    Fender made for CARDBOARD revealed

    If you can't view a link to the same YouTube from a UK newspaper site, then you've got something else going on. (The URL is the same)
     
  4. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    I'd say so Paul...sorry champ, I even tried to download it so I could drop it into a dropbox file to post the link for you to view...but it won't let me download it.
     
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    no strap buttons? lol
     
  6. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    Tried last night and no luck - but this morning? Now works. Great guys.

    I guess they must have mixed the cardboard with resin of some kind? Otherwise, damp festival weather would be somewhat troublesome.

    Seriously though, it does reinforce my view that the tiny differences ascribed to guitars by their players when considering different woods, and finish vs no finish are perhaps more in the mind? One of those Fender guys picked it up, went twang, and declared it to be a Strat.
     
  7. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    I have 2 Fender strats and although they both have that "strat" sound, they are in their own ways different from each other, both in tone and feel.

    The same goes with my Gibson Les Pauls...each has its own personality and attitude for want of a better term, although at a glance you would think they are identical bar the color.

    I could say the same for my telecasters as well, the differences while subtle give each guitar their own character.

    It comes down to many variables, from pickups, wiring, pots and setup to name a few.

    It is a fact that two consecutive guitars off the production line may sound similar but in their own way sound different.

    IMO
     
  8. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    I was thinking something similar, it looks like there is a resin coating of some sort as it has darkened the corflute cardboard...and the fact that the vid states that around the neck joint there is 250 pounds of pressure once it is strung.
     
  9. paulears

    paulears Well-Known Member

    What I mean is that it's odd that a Strat - generic, anything sounds different from a tele. I totally get that my Strat sounds different from my tele, and the gibbons - but if cardboard makes it sound like a start - would changing the shape to a tele change the sound - or what? I kind of assumed the denseness of the wood - the shape and area of the wood and that kind of thing was what made the difference - but cardboard?
     
  10. Sean G

    Sean G Well-Known Member

    It gives rise to the question of whether its the strat design that has as much to do with the strat tone...or how much a part the design shape plays...this video certainly has you pondering that question.
    Although it does not have the desity of a solid alder or maple body it has that strat sound about it, although my initial thoughts were it sounded a little tinny to my ears.
     
  11. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    the difference is in the pups,switches, pots and wiring.
     
  12. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    I wondered the same thing. The same company has a video of a 'cardboard' surfboard too, so they've apparently got some sort of coating on the corrugated to keep moisture out and add some strength.
     

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