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Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar


Im looking to buy my first strat, and i was browsing through guitarcenter.com and this one caught my eye. first of all I love this color, and ive been looking for colors like this (surf green, sea foam green, and sonic blue) anyway this guitar has many great reviews, but i was wondering if it would be a good guitar to play rock and punk on. If you want to see it you can look it up at this link

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Classic-Player--60s-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar-103862330-i1166328.gc

please give me your opinion and if you dont think that this is a good guitar for rock and punk then please suggest a strat that is.
#2
I guess it is good.
I dunno, i just judged it by looking at it.
#3
My knowledge is limited but I can't help thinking a non 60's style Mexican fat strat or Highway One strat might be more suited to your needs, and cheaper, as it will probably sound a lot less... vintage?
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#4
it's a pretty good guitar. i wouldn't use it for punk though. i would go for a tele when playing softer punk or ska or for harder punk, an epi masterbuilt les paul
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#5
i would imagine you're going to want something with humbuckers in?
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#6
But why would you desperately want a strat for punk and rock? Wouldn't a Les Pauls be better for that job? I mean, Fender Stratocaster has a name, but it's not rlly meant for those genres I think. Fender and Gibson aren't competition, they co-exist and prefer different areas. You're hearing this from a strat player by the way :p
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#7
I'd say it's a fairly good strat, but as mentioned, I think an HSS Mexican Strat might work better.

Oh, and Base Ics, of course the Strat is rock 'n' roll! I'd consider the development of the Strat a crucial turning point in rock 'n' roll history! I'm sure many would agree.
#8
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My knowledge is limited but I can't help thinking a non 60's style Mexican fat strat or Highway One strat might be more suited to your needs, and cheaper, as it will probably sound a lot less... vintage?


Yeah, it seems like it's pretty nice, but I'd listen to this guy.

Edit - ^Big difference between "punk and rock" and Rock n' Roll.
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I'd say it's a fairly good strat, but as mentioned, I think an HSS Mexican Strat might work better.

Oh, and Base Ics, of course the Strat is rock 'n' roll! I'd consider the development of the Strat a crucial turning point in rock 'n' roll history! I'm sure many would agree.

I know, I love my strat myself
But he wants rock and punk and well
I might have some prejudices here (sorry, my mistake completely) but I think he's referring to stuff like fall out boy and all that. The things that just about all of my friends who aren't badass musicians consider punk and rock etc. And for that I'd believe a strat wouldn't be the best choice.
IF however you wanna play old rock and roll and punk as in 'the clash' etc, then a strat would be your kind of thing
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#11
Hss mexican strat would probably be better(and 1/2 the price)
and its not really a good idea to pick a guitar based solely on looks/finishes
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