Having problem with ordering Fender Player Tidepool Tele, Strat too (EU)

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  1. RoCkstAr256

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    Im so mad at the moment, im waiting since mid December 2018 and have been told that Tidepool colour is out of stock for both Player Strat and Tele (Single/HH versions both) Anyone in Europe has the same issue? Couldn't find one avaiable at Thomman site even, even GC doesnt have a single one. Anyone from Europe having same problem?
     
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    Yeah, my local Fender dealer says they ordered several colors, some time ago, among which Butterscotch and Tidepool. But Fender can only supply them with black ones. They seem to be pretty popular; the Player Teles, that is. I didn't ask about Player Strats.
     
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    It's not just EU; I haven't seen a tidepool Player Series guitar in stock since roughly September - and that was a Jaguar that had languished at the dealer since they got their initial shipment of all Player models in late June.
     
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    I have contacted Polish,Czech, Slovak, German GC/Thoman other stores. Seems Tidepool is most picked colour just after Buttercream/Butterscotch and Polar White. These 3 colours of PLayer series Strats/Teles arent in stock. Stores has Sunburst,Black,Red, Green. Seems they nailed Tidepool colour. I really like this bright water blue
     
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    I got my original tide pool tele from Amazon the second week of December and had to return it and got the replacement the week between Christmas and New Year’s but had to return that one as well
    maybe Amazon has some in stock, have you checked there?
     
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    Shipment is too expensive.

    Can you post photo of yer tele ;d ?
     
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    Keep in mind I did return it 10A05E78-65D1-452B-80DF-E9AFA035DDE2.jpeg
     
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    Hey man, I am in the U.K.( Scotland), I buy from gear4music as the always seem to have what i want when i want it.. I checked their website and the do have Tidepool Strats, dint look for tele's.
    https://www.gear4music.com/fender/stratocaster/player
     
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    Music Store Professional in Germany may have stock.
     
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    Thats a beauty, glad its not gray like sonic blue
     
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    Estimated delivery to you: 18th March for Tidepool tele SC or HH
     
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    NGD inc february. Still to long to wait :D
     
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    Ngd 21 march
     
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    It likely has to do with them having to replace people's Teles because if the bridge issue before they can send stock to stores. Not sure about the Strats, though.
     
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    True, im waiting since November 2018. Feel my pain...
     
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    Nope - if they have to replace the Tele you just get to pick from whatever they have in stock or get in the que for one later. They don't hold any of them for warranty replacements; your dealer just goes in the cue. That is why I took a sunburst Tele instead of waiting for them to do a run of sonic red ones - because as far as I know sonic red will be run after they do the tidepool run that @RoCkstAr256 is expecting on 3/21.

    On a side note that left such a bad taste in my mouth for that guitar that I just flipped it over the weekend.
     
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    Tidepool isn't at all grey. At certain angles to the light... it can be glistening bright... at other angles, deep blue.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes sir, this is what i have told. Its 100% not gray like i thought. It is like Deep water or ocenaic blue. MAte im gettin mine 21 March ! Single coil version :) I think it might be sexier than CAR :)
     
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    It is definitely sexier then CAR... but not quite a match for Mystic Red. :lol:

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    Mystic red and CAR are definitely best red shades imo. Nice you swapped tidepool tele to a maple nekc, imo blue first with maple :D Red fits with both , my Car has maple
     
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