Well, my addiction continues.
You are probably not aware, but last year, in 2011, I purchased three guitars: Agile AL-2000 in honey sunburst flame, SX Furrian in vintage white, and a used Fender Standard Jazz Bass in 3-tone sunburst.
Earlier this year, I blew my entire hobby budget for 2012 on a MIM Fender Standard Stratocaster in arctic white. I agreed that I would not purchase any more guitars during 2012.
Well, I made a liar out of me.
I just ordered a Squier Cyclone. I really wanted the Lake Placid blue, but it is on perpetual extended backorder. Candy apple red is really not my thing, and the idea of 3-tone sunburst at this price point scares me. I went with the ever-popular black… hah!
The Cyclone is a Musician’s Friend exclusive, but they still gave me a great price. These normally sell for $199.99. The best price I’ve ever seen was on Black Friday– $153. They put the sunburst and black ones on sale for $155.99. I called to see if I could backorder a Lake Placid blue one at that price, but they wouldn’t do it.
They ended up offering me another 5% off, bringing it to below the Black Friday price, 7 months ago. For $148.19 delivered, I couldn’t pass it up.
Believe it or not, I own something like 11 stringed instruments, and none of them are black. Lake Placid blue would have been nice, but I’m not sure I would like it. My 93 American Standard Strat is “Caribbean mist”– a metallic green teal. I’ve had it for almost 20 years, and I’m still not sure if I like it.
I am looking forward to having a black guitar, and I will post a review after it arrives. Thanks for reading!