Members yell03 Posted February 11, 2010 Members Share Posted February 11, 2010 Here is my situation, not a bad one to have: I just sold my amazing Gibson ES339 to a Forum Member, I just wasn't bonding with a semi-hollow body, and used the proceeds to buy a brand new Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster Custom Classic V neck, Ash body with a maple neck. I actually had to kick in an extra $200, no big deal. I am not really a Fender guy, I currently have 3 Gibson Les Pauls, 2 Gibson SGs and the new Strat. I also just sold my 2006 Fender American Series Strat, great guitar, but I wanted a Custom Shop. By selling both the Am Ser Strat and ES339 I was able to pay for the Custom shop Strat and still have enough left over for another Brand New guitar. So, I am probably going to buy a Fender American Standard telecaster, I have exactly enough in paypal to buy it. A goal of mine had been to own one of each of 4 different style guitars: Les Paul SG Strat Tele Here is where the situation comes in. I can get a Brand New Fender American Standard Strat for $780 shipped to my door, I have a 20% off coupon and a $20 voucher. At that price I am so tempted to buy another Strat, but.... Being I am not a hardcore Fender guy, will I really play the American Standard Strat if there is a similar Custom Shop Strat (the Custom Classic is basically a dressed up and hotter sounding American Strat) right next to it? For $780 I could buy it and return it in 45 days if I don't like it, but I have this bad habit of biuying good deals whether I need them or not. I was actually planning on selling my SG Custom to a Forum Member (MRAAJR), but I keep screwing with the poor guys head trying to decide if I will sell it. With the money from the SG Custom I could actually buy both the Strat and Tele and have $700 left over, but I just can't see selling a Custom Shop Historic Gibson for two Production Strats. My wife, the voice of reason and also the designer of my guitar loft:lol: said: You have 7 Wall hangers. 5 right next to each other, 1 on the angled corner next to the other 5, and then 1 on the opposite wall. We tried putting the New Strat in the middle of 4 Gibson, but it hangs differently and raised up due to the different headstock, which does not look great. She said, keep your 5 Gibsons, they look great there. Put the Custom Shop on the angled corner ( shown in pic) and then order the Tele in Black and and put it on the opposite wall. She also pointed out, there is room for another guitar on the opposite wall if I ever want a Black Strat right next to the Black Tele:thu: Of course I couldn't tell her one day I might want another ES339. I'll post pics in a seperate post. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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