#1
what would be the difference, with a vintage guitar such as this

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0100100805

and a new one such as

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0117400725

How would they feel different?

And I'm not talking about shredding.. I don't like that.

But since these vintage reissue guitars use stuff that was featured on the original.. are they still high quality/better quality than modern/american series parts?
#2
i played a fender thats worth 200o dollars its like a 78' or 77' idk. trust me both sound very different from one another.
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#3
well sound, I'd assume is different

but I mean in playability/feeling

but on a sidenote, having a vintage guitar is worth it for the different sound?
#4
yeah, my original '71 tele sounds so much different than modern teles, same goes for strats
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#6
its different. much different
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#8
more comfortable.
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#9
Vintage guitars are/were hand-made
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#10
^ Strats were never handmade. Machinery was used to a lesser extent, but Fender guitars were designed to be manufactured.

The difference is in the features:

Vintage Strats have vintage 6-point trems with stamped steel saddles, 21 small frets, glossy tinted necks and different truss rod access, thinner headstocks, vintage wiring and pickups, vintage kluson tuners and vintage string trees, strap buttons etc..

Modern Strats have the smoother 2-point trems with stainless steel saddles, 22 big frets, natural satin necks, modern Schaller tuners and roller string trees, modern stap buttons, modern pickups and electronics, deeper seated tremolo arm.

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#11
Most of the vintage Strats I've played seemed to have thinner necks and smaller necks. They're super comfortable (though that could come from years of being played). I played a '59 Strat that felt perfect.

EDIT:
My 1984 MIJ Strat feels and sounds a lot different than new ones. It seems more solid.
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#12
I agree with what was posted above. My '93 mexican fender strat feels different than say a 2005 mexican fender strat.
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when referring to how thick/thin a neck is, which way?


It's shaped differently. Modern necks tend to be thicker (meaning from the fretboard to the back of the neck). The '59 that I played was also thinner in width. Very comfortable.
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#17
you...dont......like....shredding....OMFG...
but in my opinion,you should get the vintage
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you...dont......like....shredding....OMFG...
but in my opinion,you should get the vintage


to me it's the equivalent of tapping two piano keys back and forth over and over.. no big whoop
#19
Aren't guitars supposed to play better as they age anyway?
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#20
well I'd assume so

but I'm talking about the vintage reissues.. with all the same specs as a new one would have been when it was originally released
#21
Do some of you guys know what you're talking about or do you just make it up so
you can post something?

A "vintage" Strat does not necessarily feel better, more comfortable or play better.
It can feel pretty close to the same or vastly different depending on how they
were made. The same hold true when comparing different versions of modern
Strats.

I have a Masterbuilt 1954 Strat and an American Deluxe. Both are 50th Anniv
Strats. They are night & day. The 54 has a baseball bat neck and a really
tight radius fretboard. Since the 54 is all original spec, the pickups are noisy
as hell whereas the Deluxe SCN pickups are super quiet.

Now, I like them both, but the modern version seems to have much better
part design and quality than the old version. I find it much more comfy and easy
to play. If you get a modern Strat, you'll be getting a great guitar that's not
necessarily better or worse. Vintage does not = better and how comfy it feels
depends on you.