Hey guys, Fender here.
I was down at y local music store the other day and it occured to me that it had been forever since i played an S, but one of them caught my eye. It was a prestige model and i wasn`t really familiar with prestige S`s, or neither had i ever seen any. I walk into stores looking just at the 4000$ and up guitars sometimes, so it didn`t elude too much as to how i somehow issed this diamond.
She was a natural stain with beautiful grain. The neck was nice and comfterble and the fretboard had offset pearloid and abalone inlays. The pick ups were weird. They looked like Dimarzios. They didn`t sport the usual V7 or V8 logo or an IBZ by DM logos either. I started playing it and it still hadn`t occured to me that the bridge was different than it usually would be, until i just stared at a 7 string S and noticed there was only 22 frets. I looked down and mine had 24!!
I couldn`t believe i was holding an 08`. Shipping takes forever and i was expecting to see these babies on the walls until April or may. It had gotten there two days before, most of the employees weren`t aware. the price tag is 1200$ CAD, and i might just go for it. I`ve always wanted an S ever since i borrowed a friends 470 one year and i`ve missed the tone and playability ever since. I do believe the pick ups in these are the herman li. Might swap them out, but il have to test them better when i go get her next week
I can`t find any pictures on the website, but it looked a lot like the S`s that herman had before his endorsement. Like i said light natural stain, beautiful grain, dark stained wood headstock, weird looking pick-ups and a new bridge with 24 frets.
Anyways will post pictures ASAP!