Which of these 3 would you get?

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Which one would you get, based on weight and looks?

  1. 1.) 7 lbs. 8 oz.

    45 vote(s)
    47.9%
  2. 2.) 7 lbs. 10 oz.

    15 vote(s)
    16.0%
  3. 3.) 7 lbs. 13 oz.

    34 vote(s)
    36.2%
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  1. NTC

    NTC Strat-Talk Member

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    Which one sounds the best? Which one feels the best?
     
  2. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh man now we’re talking, you are a real person!! Well carry on. Pick the one you like. Seems like a huge waste of money though to order in 3 and pay to have the other 2 sent back? Based on what a streak in a piece of wood.
     
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  3. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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  4. Straticus

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    I voted #1 because I like the grain the best. 2 looks a bit less interesting to me; the grain on 3 is wider than I like (wider meaning space between the darker streaks). I understand ordering 3 and sending 2 back. You want to be sure you got the exact best one of the three. When I bought my Smoke from Sweetwater (the white brick background on yours looks like the pics SW sends people) they actually had 3 in stock. I thought one had perfect grain while the other two were merely fabulous. So, I didn't ship all 3 to me but I thought about it.

    So, which one are you keeping? Don't make me drive to your house to find out...
     
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  5. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    So I’m trying to figure this out. If this is from sweetwater, they shipped out 3 identical guitars. You are allowed to open all 3 and send back the 2 that doesn’t fit you needs. No restocking fee just pay shipping back to them?

    Will they do this to make a customers happy and just return with no questions, simply I just didn’t like the colour tint or grain?
     
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  6. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    The streak on number2 is ugly. 1 has the best looking neck and has the best looking body.
     
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  7. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Is there someone who could come over to your house and do a blindfold yeah with you?
     
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  8. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    I knew I wasn’t loosing it as this NGD was your post 2 weeks ago. You already bought this AO 50’s Strat. So did you get 2 more sent to you?
     
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  9. 2010cb

    2010cb Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    The following order:
    3
    1
    2
     
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    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    I was gonna tick option 4;

    Money isn't an object, one for std tuning, one for 1/2 step down and one for whole step down.

    So I'll go for option three as option 4 is not in the poll ;)
     
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  11. Wayne Adams

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    #3, just because of the nicer grain.
     
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    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Yeah man, just send the two most damaged ones back lols
     
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    I don’t think that’s possible. He posted a NGD 2 weeks ago with pics of a new AO 50’s Strat in 2tsb. Now he has 3 in his possession, gonna send 2 back?

    I’d love to know what guitar stores allow this without major restocking fees.
     
  14. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Those look like the Sweetwater photos.

    But what does that have to do with whether he can have someone come over and help him with a blindfold test?

    Anyway, if you buy an AO50’s in the near future, it was in this guy’s house.
     
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  15. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Intonation is best on #2 ... so that one.

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    98bigapple Strat-Talker

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    I like the grain on 1but hey they are all nice!
     
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  17. BG MAC

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    #2 is the one!
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    I think you’ll be able to play the most non-50’s music on number 1.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Yes.

    Sweetwater has a 30 day no questions asked return policy. No matter how many guitars you order.

    So does pretty much any reputable online retailer these days.
     
  20. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    I just hope the guy is wearing pants when he tries them out.
     
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