Fender Strat Hals -> Name des Erbauers?

von bjvo, 21.04.16.

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  1. bjvo

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    Hallo Leute,

    ich würde gerne in Erfahrung bringen, wer den Hals meiner 93er Strat gebaut hat. Auf dem Halsfuß gibt es einen entsprechenden Stempel.
    Ich habe schon alle möglichen Spekulationen bei Google eingegeben, aber finde nichts zu dem Namen. Kennt evtl. jemand von euch den korrekten Namen dieses Fender Mitarbeiters?

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    Im Voraus vielen Dank und viele Grüße!
     
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    Das ist Herbie Gastelum, CustomShop Mitarbeiter. Was Abigail Ybarra bei den Pickups war, ist H Gastelum für die Hälse


    Herbie Gastelum joined Fender in 1961. Like Abigail, he moved around a bit within the factory before finding his area of expertise. Gastelum began buffing guitar bodies, spent a little time in the spray booth, and then settled in as a neck shaper, the job he holds now at the Custom Shop.

    "In those days," says Gastelum , "if things got a little slow in your department, you worked wherever they needed you."

    The experience and skill veteran workers like Herbie and Abigail bring to Fender are part and parcel of the continuing tradition of Fender guitars. They are indeed the link between the Telecaster that Jeff Beck played in the Yardbirds and the Custom Shop '52 Telecaster you can buy today. The same techniques that made the original Fender guitars so great are preserved and enhanced by people like Abby, Herbie and several other long-time Fender employees.

    "All I do," says Ybarra, "is wind and solder the way Leo wanted us to do it. Things that we used to do over there, at Leo's in Fullerton, we do here now. We still work as hard, probably harder, to keep up the quality."

    "Some people," adds Gastelum, "say the necks in the 50's and 60's were better than they are now. But in my opinion, I think the necks - even the whole instrument - is a lot better now than in the 'good old days.' Believe me, I've seen the work, and it's a lot more detailed and a lot more critical than in years past."

    Having given so much of their lives to the crafting of Fender guitars, Abby and Herbie take justifiable pride in the work they've done over the years.

    "I'm very proud," says Abby. "Whenever I'm out in music stores , I always look for our guitars. On TV, I always look for our guitars."

    Herbie feels the same kind of pride whenever he sees a Fender on television.

    "I know I might have worked on part of that instrument ," he explains. "I respect the people who play guitar. When I listen to them, it makes me feel good inside. Some guys play the guitar almost like talking."

    Both Herbie and Abby are keys to the quality of the Custom Shop production-line team, contributing their experience and skill to such models as the NOS Strat and the new Closet Classic series. The NOS Strat features exact replicas of '65 pickups that are wound and hand-signed by Abigail, and the necks are slotted by Herbie using the same neck slotter used in the Fullerton factory when he started working there.

    When asked how long they plan to keep doing what they're doing, neither Abigail nor Herbie can see an end in sight.

    "People sometimes say, "How can you keep doing the same job for so many years?" says Gastelum. "Well, it might be the same job, but there's always something to learn. Every neck, every piece is a little different. Working with wood is challenging to me. When you don't enjoy your job, the time just drags. I've been here 35 years, but it seems just like yesterday. Maybe that's because I enjoy my job."

    "As long as I'm healthy," adds Ybarra, "and I can get up in the morning and come to work, I'll be here. There's no stress here, and I like it when somebody like (CS Master Builder) Jay Black comes to me and needs something special, something different, and we work together to come up with the right pickup."



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    Wow, danke für die Info. Das ist ja echt cool...
     
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