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Old 10-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #1
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Jackson SDX or Fender standard strat floyd rose

Hello! I've had it with my Les Paul style guitar and have decided to sell it and get a strat style guitar instead.

I already have a good superstrat with neck through, 24fret, emg's etc so I want something more traditional and straight forward this time.

I love white stratocasters and I've found two guitars that I like and I want to hear what you think about them and which one you think I should buy.

I guess that you already know which two guitars I'm interested in.

The Jackson Adrian Smith SDX

http://jacksonguitars.com/en-SE/pro...rtno=2913051576



The Fender Standard Stratocaster MIM with a Floyd Rose.

http://www.fender.com/en-SE/product...ocking-tremolo/



I've listed some pros and cons for each guitar and what I like/dislike about them.

Jackson SDX - Price at local store: 580$

Pros:

Black hardware (love it),
maple & rosewood fretboard,
compound radius,
22 frets.

Cons:

Basswood body
Top mounted tremolo


Fender std strat FR - Price at local store: 850$

Pros:

OFR (probably 1000's series)

Alder body

Cons:

21 Frets (don't know if that will bother me though, I don't play that high up to often anyway.)

No compound radius (still, I've guitars with a normal radius and they play great)

Top mounted tremolo



That's all I could think of for now.


And I guess I want to know what's best, Made in India or Made in Mexico, I know that there are great both good and bad MII guitars, same goes for MIM but what do you guys think?
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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I would try and find a used Charvel So-cal or San dimas. they're sorta vintage-ish superstrats. they're a nice medium between a modern super strat and a traditional strat. they're both reasonably easy to find used for under $600.

otherwise, I think the fender is the better guitar. it just felt better put together in my hands.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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Have you looked considered a blacktop strat?
http://www.fender.com/en-SE/product...?prodNo=1148100
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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Probably better off getting something used. Neither of those guitars are bad, but you can get something better used.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:44 AM   #5
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Of those 2, the Jackson. I hate guitars with less than 22 frets.

Charvel So-Cal/San Dimas is your best option though.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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I would go with a san dimas, you could also go check Carvin guitars, they have a cupple of nice ones
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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The Charvel guitars are nice and look GREAT, but there aren't any left here in Sweden, there are 1 or 2 used ones on different websites but they cost more than the previous list price.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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Used Charvel is the way to go if I'm correct the san dimas models have original Floyd's and Dimarzios or Duncans plus they're made in the US if you get a newer one.
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #9
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I found a Charvel San Diams for around 1000$ incl hardcase.

Should I get it?
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #10
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go for it.
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