#1
I've finally saved enough money ($1,500) to buy a strat but don't really know which one to buy, i've tried a couple but i don't want to make my desicion based on those few, so, which strat do you recommend?
I already have a les paul which i use to play heavy stuff so I want the strat to play more bluesy stuff like SRV, Rory Gallagher, Buddy Guy, Hendrix, Clapton, etc
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#2
Budget?
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Budget?

$1,500
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*whistle* That's a lovely budget to play with. You could get an MIA or maybe a used Deluxe.

I'd recommend a '57 Reissue Stratocaster. Lovely guitars.
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I second the '57 MIA, I would suggest a 3 tone sunburst. SOOO SWEET.
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forget fender

by a G&L legacy. best purchase of my life.

its liek a strat times 12

and its like 1300 so its within your budget


Pfft G&L guitars are overated. Plus the '57 neck completely destroys the G&L necks.

The only G&L that impressed me was the Blues Boy.
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I second the '57 MIA, I would suggest a 3 tone sunburst. SOOO SWEET.

57's don't have a 3 tone option i believe. That's on the 62's.
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57's don't have a 3 tone option i believe. That's on the 62's.


The '57 comes in vintage burst too.
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The '57 comes in vintage burst too.

cool, most people are saying to get the '57 so i'm gonna try to check it out
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Pfft G&L guitars are overated. Plus the '57 neck completely destroys the G&L necks.

The only G&L that impressed me was the Blues Boy.



I dunno. they're definitely worth looking at, if my dad's ASAT bass is any indication. Amazing instrument.

I mean, Leo Fender himself considered them better instruments than the Fenders that bore his name....
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*whistle* That's a lovely budget to play with. You could get an MIA or maybe a used Deluxe.

I'd recommend a '57 Reissue Stratocaster. Lovely guitars.


Why would he buy a used American Deluxe when he can just buy a new one?

I would say the 57 reissue or an American Standard/Deluxe. They're all great guitars, and pretty high-up there.

Also look at the Eric Clapton/SRV/John Mayer signature strats. They are all very nice, and one might tickle your fancy.

I for one like the John Mayer strat because of it's neck and pups, the Eric Clapton because of its neck, and the SRV because of it's neck.

So you might like one as well since you listen them as influences.
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Why would he buy a used American Deluxe when he can just buy a new one?

I would say the 57 reissue or an American Standard/Deluxe. They're all great guitars, and pretty high-up there.

Also look at the Eric Clapton/SRV/John Mayer signature strats. They are all very nice, and one might tickle your fancy.

I for one like the John Mayer strat because of it's neck and pups, the Eric Clapton because of its neck, and the SRV because of it's neck.

So you might like one as well since you listen them as influences.

Yeah I have an EC Strat and the only Strat that I have played that I liked more than it was the Eric Johnson. Pretty much anything in that price range will be pretty damn good though.
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Why would he buy a used American Deluxe when he can just buy a new one?

I would say the 57 reissue or an American Standard/Deluxe. They're all great guitars, and pretty high-up there.

Also look at the Eric Clapton/SRV/John Mayer signature strats. They are all very nice, and one might tickle your fancy.

I for one like the John Mayer strat because of it's neck and pups, the Eric Clapton because of its neck, and the SRV because of it's neck.

So you might like one as well since you listen them as influences.

u like both the EC neck and the SRV neck? that's like... two different worlds...


clapton V neck, '57 V neck are similar, and they completely destroy other necks. my neck has a clapton V shape
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A 1970's model. The kind with the fat Headstock. Get it in Sonic blue with white pickguard and try to get a matching headstock, then put a competition stipe on it. Looks and feels amazing. Even people who dont like strats will like it.
#16
in my opinion the two best fenders are the 57 and 62 reissues. the two main differences aside from finish options are neck shape: a vintage V shape on the 57, and a bulkier round C shape on the 62, and the fretboard: maple on the 57 and rosewood on the 62. I love my 62 RI, and chose it over the 57 because i liked the neck better, and although i prefer the feel of a finished maple board, i think the rose wood has a sweeter (although slightly less snappy and bright) tone.
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Why would he buy a used American Deluxe when he can just buy a new one?

I would say the 57 reissue or an American Standard/Deluxe. They're all great guitars, and pretty high-up there.

Also look at the Eric Clapton/SRV/John Mayer signature strats. They are all very nice, and one might tickle your fancy.

I for one like the John Mayer strat because of it's neck and pups, the Eric Clapton because of its neck, and the SRV because of it's neck.

So you might like one as well since you listen them as influences.
yea, I've tried the EC and SRV guitars, i'll have to check out the John Mayer strat and see how it's like. I really liked the EC neck but i wasn't feeling the sound
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#18
go somewhere and try em all.... each one has a diffrent feeling gotta try and find one that fits you
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^+ a million

You've gotta play loads of guitars to find one that feels perfect for you.

But I recommend the American vintage strats too, the '57 or '62
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go somewhere and try em all.... each one has a diffrent feeling gotta try and find one that fits you


I always recommend trying them out first for the same reason, guitars find you. And I wish I was in your shoes...
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