#1
I narrowed it down to these two guitars. I play mostly hendrix and classic rock stuff, which makes me lean towards a strat, but the telecaster they say is more versatile and better for rhythm, which is what I would probably play if I join a band. I was just wondering which one you would choose for some classic rock, and some punk/hard rock stuff.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-American-Special-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar-105766943-i1502370.gc
or
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Jimmie-Vaughan-Signature-Tex-Mex-Strat-Electric-Guitar-100327412-i1146254.gc
I was leaining towards the tele because its more versatile, and american made, but just wondering.
#2
Also, I heard that Hendrix recorded Purple Haze and Hey Joe on a telecaster, so I think that I could get a pretty good hendrix sound on the telecaster
#4
you might be better looking at a hss strat, you could look at the fender american special hss strat
#5
i always though a strat was more versatile than a tele
id go for a hss strat
#6
I was looking at that, but for some reason I don;t really like the fretboard, I prefer maple I don't know why, it just seems easier to play for me. It probably is the same but I'm just used to maple, Ill take a look though.
#7
Being that I own a J. Vaughan Strat I think that is the one you should grab. It is a great guitar for the price. The Tex Mex pickups kick butt. You can check mine out in my photos. There are several session players here in Nashville using the J. Vaughan. Also it is as good or better than the low end American made Strats. I know I am just one person but read the reviews everywhere on the Vaughan Strat and you will see what I am saying.

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#8
Finally, someone who isn't deciding between an Ibanez and a Jackson!

I own both and I think you should really go to a guitar shop and play a Strat and a Tele if you can. They both sound awesome. You have to remember, the Strat was introduced as the improved Tele.
It's hard for me to recommend just one of these because a lot of Classic Rock bands, Punk bands, and Hard Rock bands use Teles and Strats. What are some bands you like?

Here's a video you should look at that will give you a better idea of the subtle differences in tone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqRfODd9v8s
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#9
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you might be better looking at a hss strat, you could look at the fender american special hss strat


+1

you should be able to get one with a maple neck too, unless I'm mistaken.

Regarding (sss) strat versus (ss) tele, it's very much personal preference.
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+1

you should be able to get one with a maple neck too, unless I'm mistaken.

Regarding (sss) strat versus (ss) tele, it's very much personal preference.

i don't think the american special has one with a maple fretboard but i think the american standard has a hss with a maple neck, for theis ts would have to look used seeing as his budget is about $800
#11
oh ok, i guess i'm wrong then
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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