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Thinking of trading...what say you?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Nubs, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Nubs

    Nubs Strat-Talker

    Aug 29, 2015
    Houston, TX
    Lately I have been seriously considering trading in my surf green strat:

    For a shell pink legacy:

    The reason I'm considering trading it in is because, try as I have, I don't get along with the neck of the Strat. I have been contemplating keeping it and getting a new neck made. But that could cost up to $400 for all the specs I want. Then I started thinking...Is it worth it? I spent a good amount of money on it already. I really wasn't looking to drop more money on it (besides the new pick guard). That's when I found the pink Legacy.

    It has pretty much every spec I am looking for: satin back modern C neck, rosewood board, mint pick guard, pearl dot inlays. The matching headstock is cool too, although I could've went either way with it.

    What do you all think? Go or no?
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  2. jwj1701

    jwj1701 Strat-Talker

    Sep 4, 2012
    Minneola Fl
    The neck is the reason I like the Elite model so much. Comfort and playability. If that’s it for you, I say go for it. Ugly headstock or not.
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  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    A guitar that you like, and want to play, is better than a guitar that you don't like, and don't want to play. No matter what the brand name.

    If you like the G&L better than the Fender, then go for it.

    It's a no brainer. :thumb:
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  4. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Yep, no brainier if you don't like the one you have.
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  5. oatsoda

    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 10, 2011
    The Shack, Nova Scotia
    I agree with Ebidis, a guitar you will play is better than one you won't. Might try a red tort guard on that pinky.
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  6. Nubs

    Nubs Strat-Talker

    Aug 29, 2015
    Houston, TX
    Thanks all. I swore I wouldn't get rid of this strat because it'll be the 2nd limited edition surf green strat I have let go. But if it doesn't speak to me, it just doesn't. I'm learning to buy with based on feel & sound instead of my looks, but come on. Who would say that pink G&L isn't a beauty?

    And although I won't get to try it before buying, the specs suggest I'll love it. I have a G&L S-500 Tribute with a similar shape neck and it's very comfortable to play.

    Thanks again all. Be on the lookout for an NGD post soon with more pics!
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  7. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Strat-O-Master

    Oct 16, 2018
    Tacoma in two weeks
    Awesome. I love pink strats.
  8. Strums

    Strums Strat-Talker

    Feb 27, 2014
    That surf green Strat neck would be tough to replace (if you want a look-a-like), and not liking the neck of a guitar is reason enough to sell it.
    GL with the GL!
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  9. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 28, 2014
    It's time to trade, life is too short to keep guitars that you aren't driven to keep playing.
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  10. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

    Jan 1, 2019
    I really think your surf green strat is awesome looking....but I agree with others that say life is very short so do what makes you happy . :D
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  11. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    That rosewood neck looks super dark. The frets too.
  12. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 2, 2012
    Northwest US
    if you can live with the headstock, I'd say do it.

    I have a lefty surf green as well, but mine is a 2011 with the slimmer taper. I eventually made it a Malmsteen copy with a Warmoth scalloped neck, but that's a different story :)

    anyway, I like the color of this G&L and if the neck is what you're looking for, I'd say do it.

    surf green MIJ copy.jpeg
  13. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Valley o Sun
    Mr. Nubs.....You dog :D:D....I saw that Shell Pink G&L yesterday.....thought about it overnight and was gone today:mad::mad:....what a sweet lookin' guitar...

    On a more serious note...I really hope that you were the one that got that beauty...if you did congrats and enjoy...

    Funny thing is, I'm looking for another Surf Green guitar, though it ain't a's a matching headstock ASAT Classic...

    Take care...
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  14. slowesthand

    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 23, 2011
    What do you mean "trading it in" ?
    Walking into Guitar Center and giving them the Fender and money for the G&L?
  15. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Running with Scissors
  16. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    NO way would I make that trade without trying the G&L first. The whole reason you're considering making the trade is because you don't like the current neck. That may well be the case on the other guitar also.

    Can the neck on your guitar be reshaped to your liking?