Happy New Father's Day Guitar! Get ready .... Long Story, but Happy Ending! Well as some of you know, I had my eye on that new Sunburst that Fender released this year called "Sunset Metalic". 3 of the 6 North Texas Guitar Centers received them in the past couple of weeks. 2 were sold immediately upon arrival .... I found one this past Thursday and asked them to put a hold on it until Saturday night knowing very well they were going to have that special 2 hour extended hours deal for Father's Day eve and as always an additional 15 or 20% off. So I was all pumped up and made my way there at 8pm last night only to find that they left it up on the wall with a hold tag on it rather than putting it in the back for me. Therefore I arrived only to also find that it had buckle rash and a 1/4 inch chip on the top horn NOW.... ARRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!:twisted: I was pretty upset..... Got home and the Wife felt the unhappy vibe! Woke up this morning to a wonderful breakfast and some goodies from the Wife and Daughter. .... I was back to normal. Then my Wife said.. "Let's go check out some Guitar Centers on the way to my Father In-Laws, I said ... are you kidding me? She said NO, maybe it would make up for last nights let down if I found something. So we went to Lewisville (Nothing Interesting) then Plano (Still Nothing) and made our way over to Dad In-Laws for Lunch. Then we left and My Wife said, there's 2 more on the way home right? Then I realized how lucky I was to have my Wife, she was going to do everything she could to insure that I had a great Father's Day. We went to the North Dallas Store (Nothing)! Then a last chance for Romance at the Central Dallas location .... I walked in and there she was, all the way up on the top row of the USED Section .... I had never seen one in person. Gold Hardware on a Strat with a Tobacco Burst, I thought hmmmm maybe some Gucci MIM Strat. The price tag was not facing forward so I asked one of the salesman to bring it down. To my surprise once it came down, it was a 50th Anniversary 2004 DELUXE Strat with a 50th Anniv Am. Std Tag on it at $999.99 No Case. I had only seen these on FLEBAY for between $1500.00 - $1700.00 I asked the guy to double check and he went in to the back and brought a Box out, he pulled the Tweed Case out with all of the Case Candy. I handed my $100.00 Off Father's Day Coupon over to him to check out and the Manager came to approve it and said: Cool, this Am. Std has an S-1 Switch installed! Right on... $899.99 ..... Great GUITARMA! Suffered a little last night with GC Dropping the Ball only to have GC make it up to me today at the last stop on Father's day!