#1
ok, here's the deal..

i'm planning to upgrade to a guitar, but i can't decide which guitar to choose???

i'm looking at an American Standard Strat or a '72 Tele Deluxe reissue..

i listen and play to stuff like paramore, boys like girls, good charlotte, new found glory..

so lemme know what you guys think..

thanks,
brandon
#2
I believe one of the guitarists from paramore commonly uses the 72 Tele deluxe.
Guitars
BC Rich Deluxe Series Warlock
Schecter Devil Custom

Amps
Crate GX900-h w/ GX412S cab


Effects
Boss NS-2
Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah
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Korg Pitchblak
#5
Out of interest how long have you been playing guitar?
Whats your budget too?
Also current amp would be good info.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ SD Alnico Pro II's
Fender Aerodyne Telecaster & Stratocaster
Marshall JCM 800 4104 combo


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#6
what's your current gear?
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#7
i currently use a squier strat and a marshall 15 watt amp..

been playing for bout 2 years..

strats are mostly versatile but teles have a more twangy sound?
#8
most likely, an amp change would be a better option.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
#10
Quote by OfficialBrad
hmm..

what amp?


If you have the money, you can get a pretty good deal on a used Traynor YCV50 Blue, a Traynor YCS50, or a Mesa Boogie F-50. You and I have similar tastes in music, and those are the three amps I am looking at.

As for guitar, if you already have a strat, then I'd say go for the telecaster. If you really wanted to, later on you could put humbucker(s) in your squier. But first, a new amp. Then a guitar. Also, another guitar you may want to check out is the Epiphone Les Paul Custom, which is supposed to be very nice.