I had Am Strats in the $2,000-3,000 dollar range but the best one I have is a Squier Standard Strat that cost me $150 new. I had the tuners and the pickups changed. Total cost $400 and it's a dream Strat.
Respectfully disagree.Only to a point. Once you reach $500.00 or a little more you are paying for the name, marketing or bling.
Only to a point. Once you reach $500.00 or a little more you are paying for the name, marketing or bling.
I have read from hoagy and some others whose opinion I esteem, who believe that for some reason(s), 61's are the grail. How does yours compare to your 64?Old guy reporting in.
I play a 64 and a 61. Had them for decades. Also have owned everything from custom shop to partcasters.
The old ones are better.
I'm sure you are correct, and I'm sure they exist.....I simply ran out of patience playing countless new & used sub $1K and more guitars off of the racks of all the stores and pawn shops I got tired of going to....I finally said the hell with it and begrudgingly ponied up the $$ for what suited me.You just gotta play them until you find the one that feels right. Can you tell the difference between a $300 mim and a $3K CS? Sure... but I have two great MIA strats that cost less than $1K.
Yup...that's my experience. But yeah...one of these days dumb luck will shine on me long enough to find that pawn shop, yard sale or craigslist treasure that blows away everything else I own.Price doesn't determine whether it's going to be a good or bad guitar. Buy the guitar you like.