#1
What do you all think of the Quilted Maple Top Strats that Fender made for a few years? I think they stopped making them a couple of years ago. Ones I've seen have looked very cool, but I'm curious if the sound is much affected?

Is it wrong to get a Strat that doesn't really look like a Strat?
#2
no it's not wrong to get a strat that doesn't look like a strat 'cause strats are ugly
#4
nice guitar, i had one but recently traded it for a custom shop job.

i wanted a more classic feel and look.
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#5
the maple top is just a laminate for looks so no it won't affect the sound appreciably. nothing wrong with a cool looking guitar so if you like it go for it.
#6
As I recall, they were fine guitars. They had ebony fretboards and locking tuners and played fantastically. I don't know how often they come up for sale used, though. In the last couple of years I've seen only one Telecaster of that series up for sale. A good quilt or flame maple Strat is a thing of beauty. Just take a look at the ones made by Warmoth and you'll see for yourself.
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#7
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Is it wrong to get a Strat that doesn't really look like a Strat?


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#9
It looks like the guitar got leprosy :/ hideous. Get a normal classic strat man.
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#10
Quote by W4T3V3R
It looks like the guitar got leprosy :/ hideous. Get a normal classic strat man.


i did.

http://www.guitarvillage.co.uk/productdetail.aspx?pid=10628&c=105

it may not be quite 'classic' with a humbucker at the bridge but i had the chance to compare it with the same model in SSS format, and the 'bucker gives an extra edge.

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