My nearest Guitar Center (or Sam Ash for that matter) is over 40 miles away and I am looking to buy a Strat this weekend. Although I will look at 4 or 5 different models, I really wanted to see a Pewter Eric Clapton Strat but both stores only carry the black one. If I go in and end up liking this strat over the others, should I just get the black one or order a Pewter one online hoping that it will 'FEEL' the same as the ones I tried out.
try out the black one, then order it in store? they should be able to order you in one without too much hassle, and agree a price before-hand.
Don't buy expensive guitars over the internet. Its a big mistake.