ABKCO Music & Records and Fender "Beggar's Banquet" Guitar Package
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- Initially banned "bathroom wall" album cover art adorns the front of the guitar.
- Charmingly decadent “banquet” imagery from the album’s inner gatefold adorns the back.
- A laser-etched neck plate shows each instrument’s limited edition number.
- Includes special edition ‘Clearly Classic’ “Beggars Banquet” album produced from the original masters and pressed on 180-gram clear vinyl.
- The included Fender guitar wall hanger allows guitar to be displayed safely and easily. A gig-bag and special shipping box adorned with Rolling Stones LP cover art completes the package.
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ABKCO MUSIC & RECORDS AND FENDER “BEGGARS BANQUET” GUITAR PACKAGE
For more than four decades, “Beggars Banquet” has remained one of the most acclaimed and popular Rolling Stones albums. Released in 1968, it marked a return to swaggering rock ‘n’ roll, and gave the world enduring classics such as “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Street Fighting Man.” Now as a result of a strategic marketing venture between ABKCO Music & Records and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Amazon.com exclusively offers Stones and guitar fans alike a limited run of 300 collectible “Beggars Banquet” Telecaster guitar packages in celebration of ABKCO’s recent release of the ‘Clearly Classic’ edition of the landmark album on clear vinyl.
Not just wall art, this guitar is a fully functional, eminently toneful Fender Telecaster guitar, a driving force in classic British rock. Whether you're into blues, country, or rock 'n' roll, this guitar's got you covered.
- Solid alder body with durable gloss polyester finish.
- Comfortable "C" shape maple neck with 9.5" fingerboard radius and 21 medium frets offers easy playability.
- Standard Tele single-coil neck and bridge pickups offer a huge range of classic British rock tones.
- 3-position pickup selector switch, and knurled chrome volume and tone controls offer total sonic control.
- Six-saddle strings-through-body bridge increases sustain and ensures optimal intonation.
- Precise and durable Fender cast/sealed tuning machines accurately hold pitch.
Top customer reviews
The pick-ups are fine; nothing special but they sure sound like a Telecaster should. There's no "ash tray" cover for the bridge - it would hide the graphics.
Speaking of which, the graphics are very well done; I saw a review that said they were blurry - honestly, I think someone needs to see an optician ! The front design transitions seamlessly from the body to the scratchplate. The back design from the LP gatefold inner is cool too.
All of the extras (LP, hanger etc) were in the box. The heel plate says that mine is No.177.
I've thought about buying a tweed case for it, but I don't think it'll be moving too far from my own little Hard Rock Cafe !
Now to the quality of the guitar. I owe 21 Electric Guitars.
Amount those are 1 Fender Telecasters 50s ( Japan ), 1Fender Tele 62 Custom ( Japan), 1 Fender Telecaster Deluxe (USA), 1 Squier Classic Vibe Tele 50s (China) and one self made Partocaster.....and I had 2 others before ( one Fender Korean Tele which was crab, and a Mexico Tele wich I had to sell to buy me a VOX AC30) so I think I know what I am talking about:
The guitar came well packed and was flawless.
The Neck needed a quarter of a turn adjustment. The sattle was OK, the bridge needed some minor height adjustments as well as some intonation adjustments....so over all a minor setup was required. This differs from standard Fender Japan Set up quality.....USA Fenders sometimes are the same but are over all mostly better set up by factory.
The Neck is a Fender standard C Shape, not a thick one. It is very nicely finished in gloss on the fretboard an front headstock and in satin on the rear and sides of all the neck. The frets are polished, not even my '95 USA Stratocaster did have polished frets, so it's a nice quality neck.
The pickups are a matter of taste....from ranking 1 to 10 ( 10 being the best) I personally would give them a 7.
The output is higher than on my other Telecasters which is really a matter of taste....the overall sound is good....with the right equipment behind you can play any style on this guitar. I consider trying out maybe a 62 custom bridge PU on this guitar and maybe another neck PU....
This guitar is , since it's only available in the US and limited, already worth about 1200-1300 Dollars in Europe.
Of the 2 I bought I sold one already and I will keep the other one.
I am shure with this limited edition of only 300 it will double it's value in no time. In Europe it already has due to inavailability.
I got Number 51 (and the other one I think 56). The Number gives no Information of how many are already sold....I guess they just have a big wall full of "Beggars Packages" and just ship them one after the other without knowing which Number is in the respective Box.
If you like the finish with the pictures on the guitar ( or if you are a Stones Fan) it is a must have, consider minor setup after receiving it.
Sorry for my English, I am from Germany.