#1
I've decided I want a Strat and need some opinions. Should I go ahead and buy an American Strat. I've heard peope say it's kind of a rip off. Are the Standards quality guitars? Another consideration was the Highway One. Thx.
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#2
I would buy American or Japanese. Your best deals will be used. There are hundreds of models. The MIM's aren't to bad either. I don't think American Fenders are too terribly over-priced but it depends on the model. Stay away from signature models, you play for the artist's name.
#3
I have a Mexican Fat Strat (MZ) and an American Telecaster. My Fat Strat is a very decent guitar and plays well. The neck is very fast and clean and intonation is accurate throughout the entire neck. The electronics are OK and are good enough for what I do.

However, my Telecaster is my favorite guitar. I'm sure that'll change once I get my Les Paul

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#5
Fender Classic Player's Series '50s strat. seirously. the most comfortable guitars ever.
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#7
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Fender Classic Player's Series '50s strat. seirously. the most comfortable guitars ever.


Listen to the man, much better than an American standard, my girlfriends dad when he played my CP50s TRADED in his american standard for a CP50s.

#10
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Stay away from signature models, you play for the artist's name.
In most cases you're right. Two notable exceptions are the Jimmie Vaughan MIM Strat and the Eric Johnson MIA Strat. The JV is a great value whether you're a JV fan or not, and the EJ Strat is arguably the best production Strat Fender presently makes.
#11
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Listen to the man, much better than an American standard, my girlfriends dad when he played my CP50s TRADED in his american standard for a CP50s.


That is beautiful. My dream Strat.
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