Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
I'm looking for information on this mostly out of curiosity, and partly out of G.A.S.
See, I have a problem. I love 7-strings, but I'm not really happy with the feel and sound of my Schecter Revenger-7 now that the novelty of the 7th string has worn off. I'm finding more and more often that I pick up my Squier Strat with the DiMarzio Super Distortion in it that I love so dearly. It just plays and sounds so nice to me. I only have a few more mods to do on it (wiring, new pots/switches, block bridge, straplocks, maybe new pickguard, probably not) and I'll be 100% happy with it. Considering this was an uber-cheap guitar, I'm amazed by it to this day, and so are many people who play it (except my friend who's a Gibson/PRS junky). So I started looking at options for 7-string Strats. I know Squier made a couple (the Fat Strat and Fat Strat H-H) and I considered custom (not sure where from though), but I don't have any money to spend on one at the moment anyways.
Then I remembered that years ago (80s? earlier?) Fender made a 7-string Strat, I remember reading about it and seeing it in a book on unusual guitars I got out of my local library. What I'm wondering is if anyone has any pictures or information on it. When was it made? What are the specs? Why was it made? How many exist(ed)?
And I don't mean the Squier 7-strings that came out a few years ago.