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Electric Bass

  • Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Signature Model
  • Limited to 60 copies worldwide
  • Built by John Cruz
  • Selected ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Fretboard radius: 184 mm
  • 20 Jumbo frets
  • Handcrafted Custom Shop 78er P-Bass Pickup
  • Custom pickguard
  • Badass II bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Custom Anvil case, leather strap, sweatband, sunglasses and certificate
  • Made in USA

Who is John Cruz??

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25 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Electric Bass

  • Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy) Signature Model
  • Limited to 60 copies worldwide
  • Built by John Cruz
  • Selected ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Fretboard radius: 184 mm
  • 20 Jumbo frets
  • Handcrafted Custom Shop 78er P-Bass Pickup
  • Custom pickguard
  • Badass II bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Custom Anvil case, leather strap, sweatband, sunglasses and certificate
  • Made in USA

Who is John Cruz??

Let Google be your friend...( oh, and  the nut is made from Unicorn horn)

John Cruz

John Cruz came to Fender in 1987, joined the Custom Shop in 1993 and became a Master Builder in 2003. Being a guitarist and understanding what a great guitar should look, feel and sound like has always been a top priority for him. Custom guitars are his passion, and he is the man behind several famous Custom Shop instruments, including the replica of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s famous “Number One” Stratocaster guitar, the Jeff Beck Esquire Relic (as used with the Yardbirds), the replica of Yngwie Malmsteen’s famous “Duck” Stratocaster, the John Mayer Limited Edition Black 1 Stratocaster, And most recently The Famed limited Edition Gary Moore 1961 Fiesta Red Stratocaster as well as countless others.

 

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Fantastic bit of kit, but that ks nothing more than profiteering of the back of Lynott and Lizzy fans.  Were the great man alive I'm sure he wouldn't allow those sorts of prices associated with his name.

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6 hours ago, TheGreek said:

Built by John Cruz

Who is John Cruz??

Arguably the top Fender Custom Shop Master Builder. Even his non-limited-edition Masterbuilt instruments are well over £5k.

Not that I’d pay £11k for this!!

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Great!.... I've got a whole months wages, I haven't seen this much in ages.  I might spend it in stages ,or might go and buy that P bass.

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Valentino's got a P bass shop,

And what her takes he gives for what his got,

And what he's got he says he has not,

Stole from anyone.

 

It's not that Fender misses much,

Or even that they lost their lucky touch,

It's just they charge way too much,

And you know that it's wrong.

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Anderton`s did a video of the Tele`s a few weeks back. They are still boxed up and if you buy them, you can go on the show and open them!

Just so you can see on camera just how much you have wasted yer cash!

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1. Take bog standard production line instrument.

2. Add minor bells and whistles.

3. Slap the name of someone famous/dead/dead and famous on it.

4. Charge an arm and a leg.

5 Kerching.

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Love the cut n paste job on Anderton's description of these two "beauties".

45 thousand pounds and that is the best they could come up with?

15 minutes ago, Bassfinger said:

I take it you chaps know the story behind the origin of Lynott's mirrored scratchplate?

Go on then we are all ears !

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One of Phils girlfriends left him, and after she'd gone he found some of her belongings, including a mirror from her budgie cage. He attached it to his bass in the hope she would see it at a gig and come and talk to him.  She never did, but the reflections from the spots in the smoky venue made the audience think he had a lazer on his bass.  This gave him the idea to have an all mirrored bass made, but this proved too much.  He settled on the middle ground of a mirroed scratch plate.

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I have the biography too, which is actually quite vague and doesn't even mention from where he obtained the mirror, and doesn't actually contradict me.  In addition, the book was written decades after his death, so the author was clearly unable to ask to the man himself.

The tale I told was a radio interview with Lynott himself which I heard with my own wee ears (Caroline? It was decades ago, obviously).  He may, of course, have made it up.

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