#1
Well I've been looking at getting a Strat/Tele, but there are so many models to choose from and I don't know what I should get.. I play mainly blues/blues-rock and a bit of jazz (but I have the Sheraton for that) through a Fender 65' Reissue Deluxe Reverb. Preferably looking for something under $1000. I've been looking at the Classic Player Strats and the Highway One's, are those any good? Any input appreciated.

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#2
The 2008 american strat....

Amazing tone and design.

And a dollar under your price range, $999 :-)
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The 2008 american strat....

Amazing tone and design.

And a dollar under your price range, $999 :-)



+1000

excellent guitar, although im not a huge fan of the new saddles. Comes with an excellent case too.
#5
The American Strat's pickups (SCN's) are very versatile, but don't really excel at any particular sound. If you are playing a lot of blues and blues/rock I'd go for the highway one. Its American made, has the nitro cellulose finish, and the bridge saddles dont break your strings like the American Strats.
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#7
American standard telecaster - Beutiful, i prefer the sound and feel to a strat by a billion, obviously lack of tremolo could be a problem. Which do you prefer?
I realise im the only one to say a telecaster its apples and oranges to be honest.
#8
several options:

- spend it all on either a strat or tele and hope it's the one you want

-split budget 50:50 and get both, but realise they probably won't be as nice as the $1000 one

- get something in-between a strat and tele, e.g. that nashville tele

- look other places instead of fender, e.g. japanese copies, G&L etc....
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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several options:
-split budget 50:50 and get both, but realise they probably won't be as nice as the $1000 one


Or do what I did, get the Strat, then put a push pull switch that turns the bridge pup on, so you can have the neck+bridge tele combo. Granted you dont have all the tonal options of a tele, but its a very reasonable substitute.
#10
that's another good call. probably won't sound exactly like a tele (and you won't have the tele bridge pickup which is what most people want a tele for), but yeah, it would be a little more versatile than not having that.
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#11
What about the '72 Custom Tele? It has a humbucker in the neck, which would suit your jazzy dalliances and Peter Green style blues, and a classic single coil bridge pickup, which would suit everything else. Once I offload my Les Paul, I may try and save for this one myself.
#12
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GL-ASAT-Classic-BluesBoy-Electric-Guitar?sku=510981
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GL-ASAT-Classic-Electric-Guitar?sku=511109

Some sort of G&L Bluesboy or ASAT, maybe? They're practically Fenders, since Leo Fender designed them. The link above is only an example of one type, and you can likely find them for cheaper on eBay.
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#13
well i have a G&L legacy, but it might be a bit steep for your price range. but nothing compares to the sounds i can get out of it, so if you wanna shell out the extra cash, go for it
#14
So based on what you guys are saying, then the American Standards are a good buy?

And I don't want humbuckers in it, as that sort of defeats the purpose of why I'm buying a Strat/Tele in the first place.

Those G & L's look quite nice, just quite expensive.

I'd rather not buy both and get cheaper guitars, as I would like the best I can possibly get for the price. I remember that you've played a Nashville Tele, right Dave? How was it?

Any input on the Classic strats?

Appreciate all your help.

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#15
I dunno, a neck humbucker in a tele would pretty much cover every possible blues tone......good enough for Albert Collins, good enough for you, maybe?

And like I said, it'd be quite easy to find a used G&L for less. and if my dad's ASAT Bass is any indication, they're absolutely amazing instruments. Well worth it, I think.

And yeah, I'd imagine an American Fender would be a good buy any way you look at it.
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#16
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I'd rather not buy both and get cheaper guitars, as I would like the best I can possibly get for the price. I remember that you've played a Nashville Tele, right Dave? How was it?


alright, but it felt a bit like a mongrel, for want of a better word. if i bought one, i could see myself ending up having to buy a strat and tele anyway...

that's just me of course.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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