#1
I got the 400 bucks for it, is it a buy or not? Some one told me its the best to get for music like RHCP ( I looovee RHCP).
#2
American or Mexican, or possibly a Japanese stratocastor?
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#3
for RHCP i would say a tele would be the best choice
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#4
The guitarist from RHCP mostly uses a strat. $400 for an American made is a sweet deal, but nothing too special for a mexican made. I'd probably buy it anyway.
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The guitarist from RHCP mostly uses a strat. $400 for an American made is a sweet deal, but nothing too special for a mexican made. I'd probably buy it anyway.


How can I tell if its american made or mexican made?
#7
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How can I tell if its american made or mexican made?


That's the mexican one.
#8
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That's the mexican one.


Oh, whats the american one? And how much does it cost?
#9
The Mexican-made ones are the "Standard" and the American-made ones are the "American"
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#10
Even if it is the Mexican one it's still a good deal. I personally love my strat.
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#11
An American Standard Stratocaster usually costs around $800-$900. I believe that there are roughly 3 levels of strat quality:

1) Made in Mexico, assembled in Mexico $350-$450

2) Made in USA, assembled in Mexico (Highway One Strat) $500

3) Made in USA, assembled in USA $800-$900

I've played plenty of strats and the mexican ones aren't too bad. The Highway One is a great guitar for the price, and very versatile (will cover RHCP wonderfully). If you can afford an American Standard, well, you simply won't be disappointed.
#12
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Oh, whats the american one? And how much does it cost?


Americans say american before them and are around $1000+.
#14
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Oh, whats the american one? And how much does it cost?

The Americans have "made in U.S.A." on the headstock. They're made in America (duh) instead of Mexico, and are of better quality, but cost about twice as much (about $1000).
#15
Notice that the strat on that site you gave has a humbucker and two singles. Traditional strats have three singles.
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#16
Get a normal Mexican Strat, but don't touch the HSS ones.
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#17
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I dont know where its made from. Its going to be my first electric.

http://www.music123.com/Fender-Standard-Strat-HSS-Electric-Guitar-i301066.music

Thats what i was planing on getting. Just the standard 400 dollar one.

how much does it cost. that will tell you where its made. if its around 400 its a mexico, if its around 900 its a american. unless you can get really good deals on stuff
#18
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Oh, whats the american one? And how much does it cost?

american is just better quality, it cost around 900. i dont really think its worth to play 500 bucks more for a american but its your guitar so..
#19
^LAF.

i mean ive got a 3 single coil mex made and a 3 single coil american made.

but if the guy wants a humbucker in the bridge to play heavier stuff, there's nothing more versatile than an HSS Fat strat.

highway one isnt as great a deal as it used to be.
there are better standard MEX made, out there now.


MEX made with upgraded pickups, other features..
http://www.zzounds.com/item--FEN131002

anniversary MEx edition...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-60th-Anniversary-Commemorative-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=517894

Standard MEx strat SSS
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar-2005?sku=510000

Standard Mex strat HSS (with humbucker pup in bridge)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516039

Highway 1
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Highway-One-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=511010

MEx made Deluxe, with pickup switching...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Deluxe-Players-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=511597
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#20
i have a strat(see sig) and i love it

that being said there are some damn good mexicans out there so look around before buying
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#21
Yeah just get it. Mexican made isnt that big of a deal, trust me.
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#22
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American or Mexican, or possibly a Japanese stratocastor?


the only strats in that price range are MIM
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