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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2015, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need Help Picking S Series...

Which models came in neon colors? Also does anyone know what the FGMs usually go for? The matching shark inlays look amazing IMO!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2015, 12:13 AM
 
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Re: Need Help Picking S Series...

Outside of the newer low end S anniversary reissues, the only neon-ish color I remember would be an early years 540S or S540LTD in Desert Sun Yellow or Purple Neon. Can't recall any Sabre coming in carotene orange, Loch Ness green, or fire alarm red. Could be wrong though. I'm also not sure that I've seen any Prestige era S come in a neon color.

As for the FGM, I've owned a couple; One FGM300 in Desert Sun Yellow...though for some reason I feel like it was called a different color) and another FGM400qm that was a transparen amber quilt top. I paid between $700 and $800 for both several years ago, but I don't see them come up that often these days. Actually, the FGM might have come in a Salmon pinkish color as well....cool guitars though.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2015, 05:06 AM
 
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Re: Need Help Picking S Series...

Some of the newer S models have 24 frests and older ones have 22 frets.
This may or may not matter to you.

The S540LTD in Desert Sun Yellow comes to the top of the list when I think about it.
I had a Metalic Red one as one of my main giging guitars for years, Loved it!

The new S1XXV (24 frets) has a thincker neck than the S540LTD (22 frets).
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Re: Need Help Picking S Series...

Awesome, thanks guys!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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Re: Need Help Picking S Series...

As others said purple neon and DY for the 540S. An FGM will vary in price depending on color. DY seems to be the most common and i would say expect to pay between 850-1000. Pink Salmon i think you'll pay more for; maybe by a couple hundred dollars. Sky Blue is the rarest so that could run you 1500 or more if you're even able to find one. Black is not very common but because of the color, non matching inlays etc i think that one would be priced closer to the DY. I have DY, PS and SB (i passed on the black). All the colors are nice but DY is really the only one i'd call neon.
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