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RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Feb 24th, 2014 12:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another mystery that we may never know.

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urby
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Seattle, Wa

Feb 24th, 2014 01:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"The word I have heard is No was his favorite. "

Word? Reply? Guitar name? Spit it out man! 8v)

Pinetree
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I've got an

uncontrollable urge.
Feb 24th, 2014 01:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You could always ask him...

External link

stratcowboy
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USA/Taos, NM

Feb 24th, 2014 11:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What is NO?

RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Feb 24th, 2014 12:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From what I have heard, unless he had a hankering or you were from one of the big five dealers, most of the time when asked if he could do xyz the answer was NO. Can you do .... ? NO. How about ....? No. What can you do? We have nocasters....

littleuch
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Ocala, Fla

Feb 24th, 2014 04:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well he could always become a moderator here in the Suggestions forum.

*snicker*

hushdrops

USA

Feb 26th, 2014 08:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

i've been away (since 2009) and this (the most recently updated thread) has me lost - "NO" - i have no idea what you all are referring too ???

fendrguitplayr
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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
Feb 28th, 2014 09:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ave Atque Vale...Mike Eldred. A new life is starting for him and I think he'll be just fine.

urby
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Seattle, Wa

Feb 28th, 2014 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Ave Atque Vale"

Just to make things easier, now we're responding in Latin. Good job! 8v)

RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Feb 28th, 2014 04:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Via Condios Amigo. (SPelling sux)

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stratcowboy
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USA/Taos, NM

Feb 28th, 2014 10:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Try...

Vaya con Dios.



RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Feb 28th, 2014 11:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Viva Condi Naste

Peegoo
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I walk

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Mar 1st, 2014 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Most of the time when asked if he could do xyz the answer was NO."

Well, anybody in business will tell you "no" if you're asking for a freebie. Throw some cash at them and they miraculously become responsive.

RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Mar 1st, 2014 06:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think it was paying customers asking for run of the mill items that should have been no brainers, but I only know the story second hand. Such as it it is it sucks, as change seems top down driven by the $ bottom line, and sure it is a business but then again the racing teams for companies do not drive the buisness,they drive the good will. Just the same we will miss him.
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Tyrone Shuz

USA

I'm all in!
Dec 30th, 2014 01:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

He may have been a cranky dude, but I gotta tell ya, he ran a fine shop. He may have had an ego to beat the band, but Fender CS guitars, especially the NOcaster were great guitars, and he ushered in the Time Machine series. Some may prefer Cunetto's relicking (I don't necessarily) but the guitars' specs were more accurate with the TM's.

He knew his beeswax too, about woods. My Nocaster is really really magic, it's a team-built one-off. I'll put it up against any vintage tele or even broadcaster you like. And other than flipping the control plate around, it's bone stock.

Vaya Con Dios, Miguel!

Who is John Galt?

"Bother", said Pooh

as he chambered another round. . . .
Jan 14th, 2015 06:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Well he could always become a moderator here in the Suggestions forum.

*snicker*"

Har!!

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jan 14th, 2015 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Maybe his being gone is why I got to wander around the custom shop and play touchy-feeling with completed guitars on my last visit. Something I was never allowed to do in the past. A tour group was also posing for pics with some CS models.

Chris Greene
FDP Host

Idaho, USA

Frogs, the other white meat
Jan 15th, 2015 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I knew Mike a little bit from the early days of the FDP and Fender's relationship and had a chance to hang out at the CS a few times back then. I was there to pick between a few bodies for my '56 Strat and show him the sunburst finish I wanted. The CS plate on the back says FDP001.

He was occasionally cranky on the FDP when Fender guys were posting here but I always enjoyed his participation.

It's a very different company than it was when the FDP started. They forgot about us as soon as they decided to start their own in house forum. Something they said they'd never do. ;o)

Malcolm
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Edmond, OK

Jan 28th, 2015 08:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"What is NO?"

I thought it was Number One.

Mikeyguitar
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PA - USA

THAT...IS...RIGHT!
Feb 7th, 2015 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Well he could always become a moderator here in the Suggestions forum.

*snicker*"


lol!

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