#1
I've been eyeing this guitar http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Standard-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=515748 (fender strat) and was wondering if anyone has any opinions on it? I can't go to any local guitar stores, cause I'm stuck on this base in the bahamas with no guitar stores to be found.
The music I play is mainly 80's rock/ glam rock and occasional metal. If there's another fender strat that's roughly around the same price (give or take 300 bucks maybe) post that one up for me.

But all I really want is experience stories and opinions... pro's cons, that sorta thing. Thanks alot

PS- What would be a good (around 500$) amp to go with it?
#3
How about you cut your guitar budget in half (or even further) and double your amp budget?

I'd personally get a used Schecter C1 and a used JCM 800 for what you want. Or an EC-500+ said amp.
#4
The thing that turned me onto the Strat is basically it's rep.
Would the guitars you mentioned have equal or better sound for my style of music?
Thanks for the reply.
#5
If you want a Strat you can get a decent one for half the price of the American Standard.

For your style of music maybe an ESP/LTD H-500 and used JCM 800.
#6
Quote by CarlosCavazo

Would the guitars you mentioned have equal or better sound for my style of music?
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The C-1 and the ESP/LTD would be better than a strat for what you want to play. The music you list is mostly humbucker pick ups. The strat has single coils. It's practically useless for what you want to play. An HSS strat would work as it has a humbucker in the bridge position. But for that money - there are thousands of guitars that would suit what you play.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#7
An LTD M-1000 would be ballin' for you. Plus it looks ridiculous. It's about 900 and you can get a used Marshall 3203, which is a great amp.
#8
I have a MIM HSS Strat and love it. $400 new.

I also agree on splitting cost more evenly. Which begs, what is you total budget, what styles, home or gig, new or used?

great deals on used guitars and amps out there. Check it.
#9
Well it's just for home use.
My budget isn't set at 1500$ so I can vary it really.
It's mainly just for solo practice; I'm not in a band. I'm an intermediate guitarist.
#10
Quote by mmolteratx
An LTD M-1000 would be ballin' for you. Plus it looks ridiculous. It's about 900 and you can get a used Marshall 3203, which is a great amp.


are these what you're referring to? http://store.guitarplaza.com/espltdmdeelg.html
http://www.universalproaudio.com/esp/m1000.htm

Those are just examples of course; I can always go to ebay :]

Those look like the guitars Carlos Cavazo used at the 1983 US festival. Of course his are probably a little different and cost a hella more.
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