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Fender Limited Edition Player Stratocaster or Telecaster Electric Guitars (Lake Placid Blue) EXPIRED

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Adorama has Fender Limited Edition Player Stratocaster or Telecaster Electric Guitars (Lake Placid Blue) on sale for $519 (price drops in cart). Shipping is free.

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Available Options: Features:
  • Alder body with gloss finish
  • Three Player Series single-coil pickups (Stratocaster)
  • Two Player Series single-coil pickups (Telecaster)
  • "Modern C"-shaped neck profile
  • 9.5"-radius fingerboard
  • String-through-body bridge with block steel saddles (Telecaster)
  • 2-point tremolo bridge with bent-steel saddles (Stratocaster)

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    • Includes Fender's 2 Year Limited Warranty
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Fender Limited Edition Player Stratocaster [adorama.com] or Telecaster Electric Guitars [adorama.com]
$519 each + free s/h (price drops in cart)


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oreganotrail asked this question on 05-11-2021 at 11:04 AM
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05-11-2021 at 11:04 AM
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zetasolidus asked this question on 05-11-2021 at 11:13 AM
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05-11-2021 at 11:14 AM
"In what sense? The strat would probably go out of tune if you dive bomb. Floyd Rose offers way more tuning stability but the initial setup/restringing is more cumbersome. My local guitar tech charges more to setup a Floyd Rose." - [SlickRickDARULA]
carloselcoco asked this question on 05-21-2021 at 04:48 PM
05-21-2021 at 05:19 PM
Different people will have different opinions on what they find easier to play, but I think for bends specifically a hardtail guitar (in this case the Tele) will require less strength than one with a vibrato (the Strat). That's because some of the force you put into a bend will go towards moving the bridge slightly, and will require a little more force to complete the bend. Of course, you can use lighter strings (ie 8s) on either guitar for easier bends.

A lot of people find a Strat body more ergonomic to play, especially sitting down, so if you chose to get that you can make bends easier a few ways:
1) lighter/thinner strings as mentioned,
2) get a luthier / guitar tech (or learn yourself) to "block" the vibrato bridge so it can't move,
3) put 5 springs on the vibrato bridge (most Strats come with 3 installed and 2 extra) and/or lower the bridge so it's pressed against the body.
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I've been here before. Must be a glitch in the matrix
I love this color
IMO, not quite "a few bucks" seeing as a Bullet Strat (surprisingly very playable in my experience trying at least 20 of them over the past 7 years) goes for about $120 and an Affinity Strat (2x better than the Bullet in build quality and sound, plus they come with a bridge humbucker sometimes) goes for about $220. I know this might trigger the elitists, but a beginner on a budget of about $500 would get the most bang for their buck buying one of those and a decent modeling amp like a Fender Mustang or Boss Katana. For that, you get a huge range of tones to play around with for a reasonable cost. Plus, modeling amps have come a long way in the last decade. Any surplus should go toward picks, a capo, strap, good over-ear or around-ear headphones to plug into the amp for silent practice, perhaps pedals, or lessons. Just my 2 cents as a guitar teacher, for any beginners thinking of buying an electric guitar.

As for this guitar, this is quite a slick deal for anyone in the market for a Fender Strat. Regular price is >$700. Got a "limited edition" shell pink one last year from Musician's Friend for $550 so get 'em while they're hot.

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This is a solid deal. Got the strat last time around. Would def recommend for those already shopping for a Strat or Tele. No complaints. Quality materials and quality build. LPB color nicer in person than in pics.
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Thanks for this. I've been wanting a Lake Placid Blue Strat for a long time. I was hoping that this offer would come around again.
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i bought both a tele and strat from this deal. love it
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Anyone looking for a beginner guitar should buy this Strat instead. It's a great playing guitar that sounds very nice. Nothing needs to be upgraded here - pickups and hardware are good. This will hold its value too, and it's a real Fender for just a few bucks more than a Squire.
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Plus its the only way to get Lake Placid Blue.
The official Fender Players color similar is called Tidepool and has a drop of green in it.

$749 down to $519 is a great deal.

In 2017 there was a Lake Placid Blue Classic Series 60s strat. Its was $824 brand new in 2017.
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Quote from EfficientPolice6161 :
Plus its the only way to get Lake Placid Blue.
The official Fender Players color similar is called Tidepool and has a drop of green in it.

$749 down to $519 is a great deal.

In 2017 there was a Lake Placid Blue Classic Series 60s strat. Its was $824 brand new in 2017.
What does this mean? Are you saying this is not a legit Fender?
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I love to hate that color
I love to hate you
.... oh wait, that's Erasure, and they don't use any guitars in that song
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I'm feelin' the LPB. Pulled trigger, thanks OP.
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