SimonSWE
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Join date: Sep 2009
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#1
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/products/search.php?partno=2913051576


The Fender Standard Stratocaster MIM with a Floyd Rose.

http://www.fender.com/en-SE/products/standard-strat-hss-with-locking-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?
krehzeekid
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#2
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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#4
Probably better off getting something used. Neither of those guitars are bad, but you can get something better used.
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oneblackened
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#5
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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#6
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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SimonSWE
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#7
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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#8
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.
SimonSWE
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#9
I found a Charvel San Diams for around 1000$ incl hardcase.

Should I get it?
oneblackened
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#10
go for it.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.