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Aqua Marine Metallic Stratocaster-Whos going to stand in line Friday to get one?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by vid1900, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    GC has one Strat and one Tele per store of this year's limited edition Elite Aqua Marine Metallic guitars.

    Who's going to stand in line to get a shot at one?


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  2. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    Some other eyecandy shots.

    Manager said it's a GC exclusive model for Black Friday.

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  3. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
  4. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Pretty pretty :cool:
     
  5. aiabx

    aiabx Strat-O-Master

    618
    Nov 27, 2013
    Toronto
    Sharp looking, but not a justifiable expense for me.
     
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  6. Bowmap

    Bowmap I Nose A Thang or Two Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    TBD
    It is an Elite too. Yum.
     
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  7. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Strat-O-Master

    908
    Dec 11, 2010
    Peabody, MA
    Super nice! But at the moment, I'm considering swamping my yellow telly body with either a LPB or Purple sparkle one instead, so no spare funds, or space!
     
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  8. Bowmap

    Bowmap I Nose A Thang or Two Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    TBD
    I wonder what else you get for the extra $200 Edit: $300 compared to list price of an Elite beside the QMT? My wife has seen the pics and I hope she told Santa.
     
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  9. CyFan4036

    CyFan4036 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    463
    Mar 22, 2018
    Iowa
    One per store...NO WAY I'M THAT GUY:whistling:where's my tent...:sneaky:
     
  10. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    It will end up being a pretty rare guitar, as there are only 260 GCs remaining.
     
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  11. Bowmap

    Bowmap I Nose A Thang or Two Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2017
    TBD
    Stop it! It is tempting enough by itself.
     
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  12. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    I'm guitared up for now but it is kind of intriguing looking
     
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  13. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Dec 17, 2017
    In the shop...
    Beautiful guitar but to rich for my blood....
     
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  14. Numbercruncher

    Numbercruncher Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    49
    527
    Nov 28, 2017
    Spokane, WA
    I went to a VIP event at my local GC this past Sunday and they had both of theirs on display. Those guitars are beautiful but I'm not really hot for either of them at this time.

    However I can easily see me ordering a Fender Player Series Strat HSS in Sage Green with the Pao Ferro fingerboard this Friday. So easy to say when I am not at the counter with card in hand.

    Only 260 GC's left? I hope they stick around. Does the 260 count Musician's Friend as well or are they only online now?

    NC
     
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  15. AfroBill

    AfroBill Strat-Talker

    Age:
    40
    174
    Apr 7, 2017
    Atlanta
    They had one out at the Guitar Center in Marietta, GA today. I was watching someone play it while I was checking out a Tele Deluxe. The color is not my cup of tea.
     
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  16. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    The manager said that "there are only 260 GC remaining", so I'm not sure if that includes MF or not.
     
  17. Numbercruncher

    Numbercruncher Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    49
    527
    Nov 28, 2017
    Spokane, WA
    I hate that they let anyone just play a guitar at that price point. Too many posers go to GC and just play guitars at high levels to draw attention to themselves. I would never want a guitar anyone has played, let alone a $2,000 one.

    NC

     
  18. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    46
    Aug 7, 2009
    austin texas
    I have no personal interest.Not my cup of tea although I acknowledge it's appeal to certain tastes...it is pretty.Fender is smart rolling out limited edition models to make a quick buck on clearing out the inventory on a soon to be discontinued model.
     
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  19. AfroBill

    AfroBill Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    174
    Apr 7, 2017
    Atlanta
    Would you recommend a person put a deposit down or take a quiz before being allowed to handle a nice guitar? How do you know the player I saw would qualify as someone you would deem inappropriate to play a $2,000 guitar?
     
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  20. Numbercruncher

    Numbercruncher Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    49
    527
    Nov 28, 2017
    Spokane, WA
    The deposit is a good idea though I was speaking in general terms.

    When I buy a motorcycle I insist on one that has not been test ridden by . . . anyone . . . except the shop tech who set the bike up.

    Just a personal preference thing.

    NC