I've never heard of nstuffmusic. I e-mailed them asking if they have it in stock and how much. Not planning on buying, just confirming its existence. Seems odd that a single, family owned store would get something that is limited to 150 units. Maybe all they received is one.
Bill, not all that odd. Back a few years a Music Store I worked at in the late 80's had a "Bill Carson" Strat model done up. The Music Trader is now no longer in business, but they were a "Mom and Pop" and a fine Fender Dealer. The owner was profiled a couple times in Vintage Guitar Magazine for not only the Bill Carson Model (Bill was the South East US Rep for Fender and a good friend of the owner) but he also had many Very Low serial numbered Custom Shop guitars from when they first started the CS. I owned one of those Bill Carson Strats and they were magnificent...but too pretty to be played, ended up selling it, but great guitar... and now they seemed to have done that very same thing with their amps. Having a Deluxe as a head sounds like a great idea! Who knows maybe if all goes well this becomes a standard thing...if enough of a buzz is created about them for Fender to get the hint.
May have worked that way back then, but not now.
Dealers have to take a certain number of the other amps (mustangs, Hot Rods, reissues) before they're allowed to have limited runs. Heck, the Eric Clapton tweed amp series was sold only to dealers taking the full line of amps.
Doubt that Fender is doing this series, and highly doubt that if they were they'd go to some no name company vs. one of their top national retailers, like Wildwood (who does enough volume to have their own CS series), Sweetwater, or even a Truetone.
Perhaps converting a battered SFDR into a piggyback head is a project for next year...
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