#1
Hi


I play a Fender acoustic guitar at the moment, but I'm looking to buy an electric but dont know too much about them. Sooo, what is the difference between a Stratocaster and a Telecaster?

Thanks for any help! And sorry if there's already loads of threads on this, I had a look but couldnt see any (and there's too many pages to go through).
#2
what type of music do u play? whats ur budget?

we can help find the guitar and pickup setup most geared to ur taste.
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#3
With an electric I would play indie/rock kind of stuff.

I was thinking of getting a second hand one (I am a student after all) and with it being my first electric I dont want to pay a big amount for one, so maybe £200 or cheaper? would that get me a decent one?

I'd like to stick with Fender too if I could get one within that budget.
#4
A tele has two single coil pups and the strat has three single coil pups unless you have a fat strat which has two humbuckers. A tele will have a twangy sound that's well suited for country but covered rock very well too. A strat covers more genres and are very popular models along with gibson les pauls.
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A tele has two single coil pups and the strat has three single coil pups unless you have a fat strat which has two humbuckers. A tele will have a twangy sound that's well suited for country but covered rock very well too. A strat covers more genres and are very popular models along with gibson les pauls.


not all the time. Teles can have a single/humbucker or two humbuckers. also a fat strat is a strat is a strat with a humbucker in the bridge and singles in the neck and middle. also for indie/rock i would say the tele
#6
i think strats are more versatile...hence why i bought one. Cant go wrong with a strat. And a second hand one can probably be picked up for £200. maybe a bit more but its damn worth it. one problem you might get with a strat is the floating bridge but that can be blocked off Mega easy if you want or can be mega folled around with to get it working:P Good luck :p
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#7
Thanks guys for all your help!

Yeah I wouldn't mind paying that little bit extra for the quality, especially for a Fender.

#8


strats and teles come with different pickup types.
# 1 points to the humbucker in this strat. (note is "fat" size)

if ur more apt to play heavier music, u would want a humbucker to help recreate that sound.
if ur more apt to play classic rock, rock, country, high end tones work better with a single coil pickup. (the thinner ones.)

so getting a guitar with both humbucker AND single coil(s), adds to its versatility. u can switch from the humbucker to the single coil pickups at will.


with that said. u can try both types, and find the pickup configuration that suits u best.
strats are slightly lighter, a nice form fitting shape, extra pickup.
tele's, unique look, a little more "twang" in their sound, maybe a thinner neck.

both are very nice guitars. so chose the one u like the looks of better.

fender makes MIM (mexican) strats and teles. that are very good, and around ur price range. see if u can pick one up used.
Jenneh

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or if you can get your hands on a MIJ strat


Good luck finding those. I heard they're better made than american strats and are very sought after.
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