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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by mapleglo, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    So I took a chance and ordered this from MF:

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    An American Elite SSS Strat in Olympic Pearl, scratch and dent, no pictures - yikes. The price was too good to pass up, and the rep assured me that if the neck was chewed up, they'll take it back and they'll pay shipping. I don't care if the body is scratched or dented - after all, people pay extra these days for that :p

    The Olympic Pearl version comes with a tort pickguard and tremolo cavity cover. I am not a fan of tort, so I ordered a Moto White Pickguard and trem cover. I'll keep the tort if I'm not too offended, but got the replacements because based on past experiences, I'll likely swap them out.

    I've been looking for an Elite Strat because I love the compound radius neck on my Elite Tele, and wanted to enjoy the same on a Strat. The noiseless pickups are also a plus, at least on the Tele. Came across this one, and put in the order. Pics on Monday when it arrives...
     
  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats on a great guitar!
     
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  3. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Congrats... Can't wait to see the outcome.
     
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  4. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, I could live with a body ding/boo boo. Not the the neck.
     
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  5. clawedmonet

    clawedmonet New Member!

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    Good luck! I got the open box version of the Surf Pearl Elite Stratocaster from MF in the spring and it has become my favorite guitar. Mine has a little blemish on the fretboard, but it doesn’t impact the playability. Can’t wait to see pix!
     
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  6. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks! Yes, I'm really looking forward to receiving this guitar. The waiting is the hardest part!
     
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  7. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    That’s a great color and the tort actually goes well with it
     
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  8. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks! I am leaving the possibility open that I may like the tort. I guess I'll see it and make a decision when it arrives.
     
  9. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Strat-Talker

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    I also can't wait to see pictures...white Strats are awesome! What is the fret board...rosewood or maple?
     
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  10. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    Enjoy!
     
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  11. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Great price. Cant wait to see it.
     
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  12. SachaPlusDeluxe

    SachaPlusDeluxe Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Bargain, looking forward to photos ;)
     
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  13. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    nice, congrats! Fender MUST do a run of lefty elites that isn't sunburst
     
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  14. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks! Yes, this will be my first white Strat. Maple fretboard.
     
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  15. jwj1701

    jwj1701 Strat-Talker

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    Hope this works out well for you since there’s no pics for a scratch and dent. I hate to tell you this but vid1900 posts sales from adorama and a link where you can buy new ones for 1300. Elites are great. Enjoy your new strat. I have one one and I love mine.
     
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  16. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Tracking says Tuesday delivery. It's weird that it took 2 days for a delivery date to show up on the UPS tracking site. I sometimes wonder which is better - to pay more, along with sales tax at a local shop, and get the gear immediately, or save money, sometimes a significant amount, and wait what is usually a week or so, along with the risk of things getting broken along the way.
     
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  17. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Congratulations! Hope it's a beauty once it arrives! :)

    Happy NGD! :thumb:
     
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  18. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Congrats. The elite is a great guitar. I love mine and I think you will too!

    HNGD:)


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  19. clawedmonet

    clawedmonet New Member!

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    The case for the elite series is ridiculously safe. I don’t think anything will get broken along the way. :)
     
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  20. mapleglo

    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Note to UPS:

    You know, why bother to set a time frame for delivery if you continuously change it anyhow?

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    Here's a clue - just tell me it being delivered today, and don't give me a time frame. That way I won't be disappointed when you change the time half way through the day, and start freaking out that it's getting to 111 degrees today, and my new Strat is sitting in the back of your truck melting...
     
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