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Old 08-24-2013, 03:17 AM   #1
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hagstrom or fender

so which one would you prefer, a hagstrom viking tremar deluxe or a fender american deluxe telecaster? can i have some opinions? some for and against for both?

if i was getting the fender it'd be used whereas the hagstrom would be new.

fender:

fender.com.au/fender-electric-guitar-details.cfm?pID=0119502701&bc=series&bcid=32

hagstrom:

hagstromguitars.eu/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=90&category_id=9&Itemid=6

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Old 08-24-2013, 04:42 AM   #2
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I'd go Hagstrom, but that's because (for some reason) Fenders don't feel good to me- something that doesn't necessarily happen with other makers' guitars that superficially resemble Fenders.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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I really like the viking but I'd go for the telly better. I'm a tele/strat kinda player so no surprise.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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I've bought a Viking Tremar Deluxe 3 months ago. Went for repair and after 2 months I'm still waiting for it. So take this into account ;-)
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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Go for Reverend
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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Go for Reverend

HEY!

You're stealin' my lines!

I wasn't going to go there, but since that can o' worms has been opened...

Th Reverend Buckshot might be worth your time to consider, if it is available where you are (or through your favorite online resources):

It has a lot going for it.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/buckshot/

And it is in your price range.
http://www.soundpure.com/p/reverend...CFQFk7AodfUgAxQ
http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/prod...goryID=200&n=44

The Sixgun might float your boat as well. Here is an older model (they went to 3 standard Fat S pickups):
http://www.soundpure.com/p/reverend...ronic-blue/3444

As might this scratch & dent B-stock Gil Parrish sig (a HSH guitar):
http://www.wildwoodguitars.com/prod...egoryID=234&n=2

Or this used Manta Ray 290 w/Bigsby:
http://www.musicgoroundtroy.com/detail.aspx?id=1418554
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:18 AM   #7
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I'd go Hagstrom, but that's because (for some reason) Fenders don't feel good to me- something that doesn't necessarily happen with other makers' guitars that superficially resemble Fenders.

It could be the scale length that makes Fenders feel awkward to you. I know that when I got my Strat it took my hands a while to adjust to the 25.5 scale after playing on 24.75's for almost a decade. I actually had to use a hybrid set of strings (46-9, EB Hybrid Slinky's) to compensate. Now that I feel my hands have adjusted, I'm having my guitar set up for a standard set of 10's tomorrow (in addition to hardtailing the bridge since I don't use a trem).

TS, maybe hit up a guitar store and play a Tele to get a feel for the neck to see if it suits you?
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It could be the scale length that makes Fenders feel awkward to you.

I know that isn't the case- I have several 24.75" and 25.5" guitars, and switch between them without issues. It's something more subtle than scale length.
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