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What's the difference? they both have Texas Specials and Seymore Duncan Pearly Gates. Both made in USA. Any differences between the two?
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My main strat has a swimming pool route and is one of the finest sounding strats I've ever heard.I owned a "96" for years, worst Strat Ive ever played, sounded dead and had a swimming pool body cavity so its no real suprise, the rosewood was very dead sounding too.
Thanks for your insight but yes, it was the worst Strat Ive played for quite some time, and yes I owned it for years because I didnt have the means to purchase another, this guitar was dead and alot of people will agree with me that the mid ninetees guitars were the worst theyve ever been,lol, yeah sure.
The Rosewood was dead sounding???
Sounded dead because of the swimming pool body cavity???
Owned it for years even though it was the worst Strat you ever played???
Great review, thanks, is your surname, Seinfeld?
Thats the thing about strats, I love to play them, but until I have replaced the pickups I grow to hate them for their thin brittle tone, I however all my guitars have had the pickups replaced, strats and Les Pauls, its just had to know how the pickups are going to sound a lot of times in your guitar.Had a '97 lone star and sold it due to the thin tone, I hated to sell it cause it play it played wonderfully.
You've gotta love how Fender sometimes recycles names - the current guitar called the "Lone Star Strat" is an upgraded MIM Strat that came out last fall, but it does have the USA-made Texas Special single coils and the Duncan Pearly Gates Plus humbucker like the old USA-made Lone Star Strats (1996-2000)/Fat Strat Texas Special (2000-2003).Just a side note,
was just flicking through the new Fender catalogue and I notice that the new Lonestar guitars have a serial number beginning with M, indicating theyre now being made in Mexico FWIW.