Fender American Special Stratocasters $699 + free shipping

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  1. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    medicchief Strat-Talker

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    Man, I love the color and maple neck combo (and the price). They also have it in burst too.
     
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    The burst one doesn't qualify for this promo, only the mystic seafoam one.
     
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    Roger that! Man, if I had the $$$, I'd snatch the Mystic Seafoam (over the burst) in a heartbeat.
     
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    I wish GC or Sweetwater would run that sale!
     
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    They will price match.
     
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    Beautiful guitar, what a great color.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    If any of my local GCs had one, it would be shopworn and used. I'd way rather get it in a sealed Fender factory box.

    "All that will buff right out - I'll have my guys start working on it"

    "Hey, are you buying this guitar to play, or to put in a showcase?"

    "Yeah, I see what you mean. That knob does look like it's been replaced; but with a higher quality replacement. Ya know, if little things bother you, we can just pull three matching knobs off this guitar right here..."
     
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    That's a good deal. :)
     
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    They will price match only for the exact model, but given that this is the exclusive Adorama config, chances of that are pretty slim unless you’re very good at persuasion.
     
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    You can usually get GC to price match on different colors if it's the same model.

    But GC never really has any exotic colors in stock.

    Searching right now, they don't have any Mystic Seafoam strats at all, and only have a single Surf Pearl (with kickass matching headstock). Drool :

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender...with-Matching-Headcap-Rosewood-Fingerboard.gc
     
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    That sucks. I love the color, but already have 2 American Specials! Got my limited edition American Special Surf Pearl with matching headstock at Zzounds a few weeks ago. Black, and Aztec Gold available, too. Only place I could find it.
     
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    I was told they don't match "coupons"- only sale price.....
     
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    They might not match the full coupon .. but you might tell the rep .. hey i’m going to buy this for $699, what can you do for me? And they might get close.
     
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    Zzounds will match coupons or if someone has 15% off.
     
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    Is this a non standard color? No one seems to sell this except Adorama?
     
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    GC has the Tele & Jazzmaster in stock, but no Strats.

    Sometimes Fender does exclusive colors for their largest vendors, like those crazy sparkle Strats they did for Mars Music, or the blueburst right now at GC.

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    Hello 'Sale' and goodbye inventory. They probably won't last long at that great price! :whistling:
     
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    It's Adorama's exclusive, I believe.
     
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    Does it make guitar more valuable? great color!