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GC used online is killing me

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Lonn, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Strat-O-Master

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    Feb 6, 2016
    USA
  2. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 25, 2013
    Para Para
    Kids in a candy store ..... I'll never grow up. ..Yay!!!
     
  3. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    So it arrived in Indy last night but still shows "in transit" and not "out for delivery". Gonna be a long day.
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Showed up with a number of dings not mentioned when I had the salesperson check it over the phone for me. Luckily the sales manager was cool and refunded $45.

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  5. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2011
    MI
  6. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Rangoon Red sure looks like Fiesta Red to me, but I like it.
     
  7. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    Looks good.

    Rangoon red is darker and was only used on that FSR series.
     
  8. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I expected it to look like this first one which is from the same run. Perhaps being an outdoor shot makes the difference. It looks much more like the new Am Sp Fiesta Red at bottom. I'm actually happy it showed up with a few dings so now I don't have to be careful with it.

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  9. Bighump

    Bighump Strat-Talker

    Age:
    39
    146
    Aug 1, 2017
    Louisiana
    Man that sounds like a steal if i've ever heard of one lol. I too love GC used for their return policy and they ship things very well packaged. I also am able to call them at the store and talk to someone and they will grab the guitar and talk me through it.
     
  10. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Just picked up another one with obviously swapped electronics. We'll see when it gets here what they are. GC again called it Fiesta Red but I ran the SN by Fender to make sure it's Rangoon Red. Needs a new pickguard too obviously.

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  11. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    You’ll finish up fat and with terrible GAS!
     
  12. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Jun 28, 2011
    ok
    Surprisingly, I'm kind of diggin the neon. On an Olympic or black, I might keep 'em.
     
  13. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I don’t really care for the black or the neon but I’ll wait to see what they are. I’m hoping it’s not one of those loaded guards you can get on eBay for $29. Can’t see anyone doing that to an $800 guitar but you never know.
     
  14. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    49
    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
    @Lonn ,

    guess I just got lucky with this Squier P/J bass from GC online - the price was more than right for “Crafted in Indonesia” and I loved the color - “Torino Red.” She sounds great.


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  15. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    This must be your red phase.
     
  16. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Indeed it is. I’ve really been wanting red guitars lately.
     
  17. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    Why anyone would ruin a nice guitar like that with those additions is beyond me.

    BTW The Rangoon red models were part of a FSR Classic series that retailed over here for £429.