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Old 01-08-2017, 04:24 PM   #16
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Nothing that you can't fix with a black pick guard, some covers and knobs. Although for that price it should come as optional with the guitar. Not something you have to spend extra money on. It's not much, nothing compared to the price of the guitar, but considering the price of that guitar they should throw it in for free for the completists.
This. Exactly this. I mean, Edge's black on black (or is it tortoise shell on black? must check) strat is just, well, Edge. How can you go to all this trouble to release a custom guitar and change the look of his signature strat?

EDIT: Definitely pure black guard. Don't mind me...
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:52 PM   #17
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I don't know why but I really hate the look of black strats with a white pick guard. no idea why, and I know they're a classic and so on, but they just look crap to me i know the looks don't make the guitar but they really bother me for some dumb reason and when I saw the edge signature model I thought what a waste..
like Muad'zin said, the option of a black scratchplate would have been pretty cool. (he says with absolutely no intention/hope of buying one any time soon!!)
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I actually like the looks of black strat with white pickguard. but i know it's bland-looking
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:55 PM   #19
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I reckon that the signature guitar is not a faithful replica of the original Black Strat, but what Edge sees as the most optimal Strat for him nowadays. And that seems to include the white pickguard.

Still should have come with black replacement accessories for us nutters though.
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I think in the interview on Guitar World, Edge said that his sig is indeed the best Start for him at this moment rather than the recreation of the old strats he's used.


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That's probably why its a signature and not a replica.
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Right, Clapton signature wasn't a replication of his Blackie or anything. but...some seem to release the replica of their guitars as "signature" like Yngwie.
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Edge Signature Strat thoughts...

For what he says in the articles he will never use his old strats again... is like brian may let using his old red special... omg...


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well taking vintage instruments on the road seemed pretty impractical anyway.
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Don't know if this has been brought up in another thread already but Stratosphere Parts have been selling bits of the edge strat separately, just bought the loaded pickguard!! think they might have sold out already but they've had quite a few pop up recently so anyone interested should definitely keep an eye out.



swapping the mint green for black first chance I get but I can't fucking wait to get those pickups in my strat!
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Don't know if this has been brought up in another thread already but Stratosphere Parts have been selling bits of the edge strat separately, just bought the loaded pickguard!! think they might have sold out already but they've had quite a few pop up recently so anyone interested should definitely keep an eye out.



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By the way a word of warning to anyone ordering from outside the US, they pass the pretty hefty customs/taxes on to you without mentioning it anywhere on their site when ordering/paying

I had to find out from UPS when they showed up and asked for a payment that far outweighed the shipping price really angry with how the website keep that little detail quiet and let me find out as a surprise on the doorstep but hey lesson learned guess, and the pickups are bloody brilliant.
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By the way a word of warning to anyone ordering from outside the US, they pass the pretty hefty customs/taxes on to you without mentioning it anywhere on their site when ordering/paying

I had to find out from UPS when they showed up and asked for a payment that far outweighed the shipping price really angry with how the website keep that little detail quiet and let me find out as a surprise on the doorstep but hey lesson learned guess, and the pickups are bloody brilliant.
I'm in the US, so it wouldn't bother me. I'm interested in the loaded elite pickguard with N4 pickups and S1 button. Maybe in a year or so once I've built up my plugins for recording.
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By the way a word of warning to anyone ordering from outside the US, they pass the pretty hefty customs/taxes on to you without mentioning it anywhere on their site when ordering/paying

I had to find out from UPS when they showed up and asked for a payment that far outweighed the shipping price really angry with how the website keep that little detail quiet and let me find out as a surprise on the doorstep but hey lesson learned guess, and the pickups are bloody brilliant.
Cheers for heads up.
So just confirming, this is the 3 edge strat pups with the flat magnets?
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By the way a word of warning to anyone ordering from outside the US, they pass the pretty hefty customs/taxes on to you without mentioning it anywhere on their site when ordering/paying

I had to find out from UPS when they showed up and asked for a payment that far outweighed the shipping price really angry with how the website keep that little detail quiet and let me find out as a surprise on the doorstep but hey lesson learned guess, and the pickups are bloody brilliant.
Basically everything you import from abroad, especially the US, gets slapped with hefty customs duties and taxes. Maybe a small package, not too expensive, will manage to sneak by, but overall anything over $30, and big enough to warrant inspection will get inspected. Cause big size equals big value. When there's money to be made from the little guy governments get remarkable efficient. This is made easier for them because American stores always list the value on the transport bill. That way if it gets lost there is no legal argument over its value. It is after all America. On the other hand this means customs know exactly what its worth and how much taxes and import duties to apply. This is why I usually avoid ordering stuff from the US if I don't have too. I might as well go look for a local webshop in the EU and pay a little extra, because in the end, that's what I will end up paying anyway. Plus additional hassle. I would imagine the same would apply for Australia. Of course you guys have probably less choice to shop locally.

When ordering from China, or the Far East in general you might have more luck, as Chinese stuff costs next to nothing, nor does Chinese shipping. So they don't bother with shipping insurance and as a result don't list the value on the package. Or even list a lower value to make it harder for customs to assess its true value. On the downside, Chinese shipping seems to take forever, apparently it has to travel via ox cart down the Silk Road, and when customs do decide to apply customs duties and taxes they might charge you even more, as its based on a guesstimate.
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