#1
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/fender-72-deluxe/12117 (Walnut)

http://guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=08010712132228
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/75218 (sienna)


So, it was my 18th birthday yesterday, and I got a shit[£599 best price]. My mam told me to buy something that would stay with me for the rest of my life and be a really important purchase, and I've been after for a new guitar for a while. I have £1300ish, but she also said to keep at least some of it; so I pretty much limited my budget to around £1000.

I play a variety of music, and I'm sure my tastes will vary a lot, especially in later years, so for that reason, I would like to have as much versitility as possible.

I do play metal through to modern pop/improvising over pop music; but I also have an Epiphone Explorer that I could possibly load with new p'ups to get more gain until I can get a more specific guitar.

I have four questions:

1) The Strat from GuitarGuitar; is it the same as the one from GuitarAmpKeyboard?
2) Which would you get in my place? (feel free to add a recommendation of your own)
3) Would it be worth keeping either of these guitars for my whole life, other than just for sentimental value?
4) Is the increase in price between the '72 and the American Standard justified in the tone/playability?

Thank you for your time
Last edited by TenInchClock at Sep 14, 2010,
#2
1.) I don't see a difference. That's weird.
2.) The Tele Deluxe.
3.) Beyond yes.
4.) Maybe. They're fairly different guitars.

Either one will work for what you want, and I believe they have the same neck/fingerboard. The Strat has the trem, different pickups, different controls, and a second cutaway.
I'd go with the Telecaster myself- I'm GASing for one, I love the sound of it, I don't really want a tremolo, and it's a great guitar.

Play both, see which sounds/feels better; you'll have a hard time going wrong with either of them.
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#4
Either of them, really. Like I said, they're both great guitars- either one will last a lifetime.
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#6
Don't know about the specific guitars you're talking about but I got two guitars for my 18th. Both I thought would stay with me for ages - now I'm about to sell off the £600 electric but I still love the £400 acoustic and probably WILL hold on to that for a long time yet.

Basically - you were originally saving for the 72, right? There's no reason that that shouldn't still be the best one for you, and the one that might stay with you longer.

Either way, good luck