#1
I'm looking at two models American American Standard Strat and the Gretsch 5620 be playing through a Vox night train some clean strummy type stuff and some heavier stuff but not full blown metal love both can't decide strat is 900 Gretsch is 850 price range the same let me know if you've played both and what you thought
#2
A choice like that boils down to preference - they're so different, only you can decide which you prefer. Our opinions will be different to yours.
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#3
How do you end up choosing between two completely different guitars?
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#4
While it can be done, playing harder stuff with a semihollow like the Gretsch will be trickier than with the Strat.
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A choice like that boils down to preference - they're so different, only you can decide which you prefer. Our opinions will be different to yours.


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Like I always say in these threads (though I haven't tried a gretsch ), I suspect the gretsch is more niche while the strat is more mainstream. If that affects anything.
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#6
I was curios to see what others thought of the Gretsch 5620 I was blown away made for higher gain
#7
Guitars like that are awesome to play. But like I said, they are more challenging to use for high-gain stuff. Look at Billy Duffy: the Gretsch White Falcon is practically his sig. But he knows how to deal with the feedback issues you can get using a guitar like that at high volumes.
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Guitars like that are awesome to play. But like I said, they are more challenging to use for high-gain stuff. Look at Billy Duffy: the Gretsch White Falcon is practically his sig. But he knows how to deal with the feedback issues you can get using a guitar like that at high volumes.

No practically about it. It's literal:
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