#1
OK i am definitely considering getting a standard american HSS for Christmas.

the problem is id have to order it from my local shop in the next two weeks, and if i order it then i dont rly get any other gifts.

im not too amazing right now, but ive been playing a year and i kno i will be playing for the rest of my life. so would putting that much money in one thing be a worthy investment?

or should i get a lower end, buy an american later, and get other stuff for Christmas?
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#2
if you know that you're gonna keep playing forever, then i dont see why you should not get it. id say go for it.
#4
You've already got a Squier Fat Strat; don't buy a Fender Mexican one if you can go straight for an American.
#5
Those go for around $1000 right? Its totally up to you, I'm having the same thoughts about buying a $2200 guitar. If you know you will be playing the rest of your life, go ahead and get it. It will inspire you to play more, and it is a good enough guitar for the rest of your life. Personally, when I had played 1 year I bought a $500 guitar. I've played over two years now and I'm considering an American strat, though my ultimate goal will be a $2200 JEM

Let me ask you this though: can you tell me the difference between an American and a Mexican HSS? I suggest you go to your local guitar store, they will likely have a mexican one, which will go for much cheaper than the American, but if you have a specific reason for getting the American, go ahead. As Bob Dylan once said:

"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
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#6
Quote by blue_strat
You've already got a Squier Fat Strat; don't buy a Fender Mexican one if you can go straight for an American.



ok, yea, ummm i said american dude
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#7
Quote by copet


Let me ask you this though: can you tell me the difference between an American and a Mexican HSS? I suggest you go to your local guitar store, they will likely have a mexican one, which will go for much cheaper than the American, but if you have a specific reason for getting the American, go ahead. As Bob Dylan once said:

"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."


i like that quote, and yea, ive been making sure taht i can. and i havent compared them next to each other yet, but playing them separately ive rly noticed a difference
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#8
i upgraded my squire straight to an american standard strat and it was well worth it, going in between when you know you love playing is a waste i reckon (if you've got the money). BUT you'd wanna make sure that is definately the guitar/sound/set up you want.

since i've had my strat i've replaced the pickups and the bridge hardware (saddles, tremblock) and it sounds WAY better (tone wise not a different sound but really just an upgrade on the traditionaly strat sound) than it originally did. so on that hand i could've just bought a mex model, saved money and used that for the mods. you might wanna think about doing something like that IMO as the mexicans are still well made guitars and i think fender america is not what it used to be from all accounts (could be wrong).

In saying that though i dont know if id love my guitar as much if it didnt say "corona, CA" on the back.
#9
God makes a good point. There is some sort of "pride" in owning an American fender, if that matters to you (it does to me ). Many people look down on mexy strats/hss', and rightfully so. They are beginner guitars for people who want a cheap alternative to the real things, though they do their job. American fenders will definitely be of better quality, though.
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#10
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ok, yea, ummm i said american dude

I know. You mentioned getting a lower end one instead. The most popular one between Squier and American Fender is the Mexican Fender.
#11
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American fenders will definitely be of better quality, though.


yea lol the prestige and the quality are what im goin for, 50 years from now i want a guitar that still functions great and i can be like "woot!"
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#12
Quote by blue_strat
I know. You mentioned getting a lower end one instead. The most popular one between Squier and American Fender is the Mexican Fender.



why yes i did...lol sorry, i blame applications and two other essays im writing, thanks
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