Scored A Custom Shop Strat!
Well, as much as I wanted another Jem, my first love has always been Strats.
Today, an early Fender Custom Shop Strat in Surf Green became available to me...and since I really wanted a Jem I was strong and didn't immediately jump on it. But an hour or so later the guy called me back - just to let me know the certificate came with it...I asked who the builder was.....and this guitar was built by none other than JOHN PAGE.
In case you're not up on your Fender history, JP started the Fender Custom Shop - the whole thing was his baby-John built the first Custom Shop guitars ever offered. Before taking over the R&D facilities for Fender he had concieved, created and built CS guitars for more Guitar Gods than anyone else in history.
He's constantly mentioned in any book about Fender. He's an integral part of Fender guitar history...and I just bought one of the few guitars he personally built!
Today is a good day. :^)