Best sounding Concord?

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Best sounding Concord?

Post by cmon_manny on Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:50 pm

I own and regularly gig a Thinder IIa from 1982
I want a concord, but not to collect
Which concord, year, shape plays and sounds the best?
I'm sure you'll all say all of them, but say 1983, difference between a iii and ii sound wise?
Much love!

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Re: Best sounding Concord?

Post by gittarasaurus on Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:06 am

concord 3 has much better pickups than a concord 2
i have a concord 3 in both early and later body style and there is no difference in sound

this pickguard is from a concord 2, with single bar magnet on each pickup

this is a concord 3 pickguard with the double bar magnets on each pickup

no contest, concord 3 sounds better

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Re: Best sounding Concord?

Post by Meadows on Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:00 am

Hey Manny

Was going to offer you a "Pop over and try" (my Con III) but then I spotted your flag location, good luck in your search Metal Head


Last edited by Meadows on Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:04 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Just seen the flag)

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Re: Best sounding Concord?

Post by cmon_manny on Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:34 am

You see this is why this forum is amazing. Evidence based critique of tone and a kind offer to actually try for myself.
Concord iii it is!

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Re: Best sounding Concord?

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:08 am

I have a new shape 2 & 3 and three old shape 2's, I much prefer the old shape to the newer,  they seem more solid, the shape sits better in my sitting position, the newer sounds a bit plasticy /hollow when unplugged, but I still can't say for sure why.

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Re: Best sounding Concord?

Post by Westbone on Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:28 am

The III by far is better sounding as standard.

Best sounding Concord I've had was a II  hard tail, rosewood board with Fender usa standard pups.

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Re: Best sounding Concord?

Post by cmon_manny on Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:23 am

Thanks for the tip on the iii gittarasaurus! Pickups are dead quiet!
Huge Strat tone and a killer guitar! Goes so nicely with my Thunder IIa...





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