Well, I just got back from Sam Ash to pick up a set of strings, and I was itching to try a few Strats I had in mind. Keep in mind I already have a MIM that I love to death, but I'm looking for a American to tag along with it. So the store was closing in 15 minutes and I only was able to try one. I tried out a Fender American Deluxe Strat (Sunburst, Maple Neck) and honestly didn't care for it at all. I guess I'm a Rosewood kind of guy.

So I'm looking into a few other strats, preferably under the $1700 price range, and was wondering if you all had any suggestions. My style is Blues & Jazz, mostly John Mayer kind of style, but I do play SRV alot as well. I'd like to have a semi-versatile Strat, that just has a unique vintage vibe to it as well.

If you could help me out at all, that would be awesome.


Martin DSR
Taylor 214e
Fender Strat
Epiphone 335 Dot
Carlo Robelli Acoustic

1978 Fender Pro Reverb
Boss Blues Driver
Boss Super Overdrive
EHX Holy Grail
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
honestly i have an american deluxe and i love it. but i have the rosewood sunburst so if you try one of those maybe you'll like it? mine i sprob one of the most versatile guitars i have ever played

if not i would get the american vintage 62 strat
id kill for one

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.