I have a budget of $1000. I want a Fender Stratocaster. I have tried out a lot but which one would suit me best for Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream, The Rolling Stones and even Guns and Roses and stuff like them.
perhaps you might want to go the ebay route and get a Stratocaster Plus. the roller nut and lace sensor pickups are a great bonus. they were the top of the line production model and come very close to custom shop quality.
Like he said a HSS Strat cause you would need the Humbucker to get the GnR tone, although you won't be able to get it like you would a LP.
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