NGD: I walked into GC at the right time...

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  1. DADGAD

    DADGAD Friend of Leo's

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    Went to Guitar Center this morning to return an item. On the used rack was a MIM Player Tele. Several people picked it up, read the tag, and put it back. The tag said, "not available for pickup until 2/18/2021."

    When I had the chance, I checked it out and took it over to a Deluxe Reverb to plug in. It was very nice. A 2019 model in rose gold, with no wear, crack or damage. It is light weight and but needs the bridge intonation set. I loved the tone and the guitar has lots of spank. Even though I havent played the new Player series pickups before, I had to have it.

    Taking it to the counter, I asked the salesman to put it on lay away. He said, "I'll go get the case."
    "It comes with a case? What is it, a gig bag?" He smiled. A minute later he returned with a hard shell, rectangular tweed case that looked as new as the guitar. My jaw dropped. He said the guitar was just traded in this morning, an hour before I got there.

    Next Thursday I pick my new rose gold, 2019 Player MIM Tele.

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  2. ukepicker

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    Nice find! Congrats!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Congrats!
     
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    StevesBoogie Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Wow, congrats! Nice guitar. Always loved rose gold. And a hardshell case, you win!!!
     
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    Nice one. Sometimes it’s just the right moment.
     
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    Gardo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Timing is everything
    Congratulations
     
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  8. capgun

    capgun Tele-Meister

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    That’s a great find! Congrats. The pictures look more burgundy mist to me than rose gold.
     
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    Looks beautiful!
     
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    DADGAD Friend of Leo's

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    They had an American tele with rosewood neck in rose gold on the opposite wall. This MIM did look slightly darker. Not sure about the color, or these new fangled player pickups. But it is a sweert playing and sweet sounding guitar. :)

    I hope my wife doesn't say, Oh no! You bought a pink guitar!" :lol:
     
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  11. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    Wow! Great guitar and a super price!
     
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    capgun Tele-Meister

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    Whether it ends up being rose gold or burgundy mist, those are both beautiful colors. Don’t fear the pink naysayers!
     
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    It's a great feeling when you -literally- get more than you bargained for.

    :D
     
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    Congrats! Enjoy the “spank”.
     
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    Tomorrow go back and buy the Gretsch.
     
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    That is an awesome find and the hard shell , tweed ? Nails it
     
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    Thats a good deal on a sweet guitar. Nice, congratulations!
     
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    Score!
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Shazam! Timing and fate smile down at just the right moment. Congrats!

    It is often said that is better to be lucky than to be smart. A modest person says, "I'd settle for either one; but go ahead and ring up that MIM tele!"
     
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    BAM!

    HeshootsHESCORES!
     
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