For 3K Who Would You Have Build Your Strat ?

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  1. Hitem

    Hitem Member

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    I guess the title says it all, if you had 3K to spend on a Strat build who would you go with ?
    Would you go with a Fender Custom or a small luther ?
     
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  2. EADGBE

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    Fender should be able to build one of these in their sleep.
     
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    Depending on the options you want, there are plenty of guitars you can just order as opposed to have someone build. Fender, Suhr, G&L, etc
     
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    I'd get a squier or mim, upgrade anything that needs doing and save the rest :D
     
  5. stealthtastic

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    Depends what you want. At one point I had 3 or 4 CS Fender Strats and some of the Suhr Pro models. All I have now is a partscaster I put together myself because I ended up liking it the most.
     
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    Herb Utsmelz 'Tis what 'tis Supporting Member

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    Where the wild things are...
    Buy a used Fender CS and then doctor it up necessary. Use the excess for other ventures.
     
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    I would buy a Fender for $700-800 and save $2200 for my kids' college accounts. :aok
     
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    Chris Kroenlein.
     
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    I went with a Danocaster. Well within your price range. $3,000 is a lot of money for a Strat. Nearly everything secondhand is within your budget.
     
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    Pffffff you should be living up to your username. Who needs college when you have custom guitars! :D
     
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    Edited this post as I obviously can't add (stated that he could get two Dano's for 3K, ha!). But yep, you can get a nice Dano and have $$ left over.
     
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    You can order a Danocaster to include SS Frets for less than that. If you can't find a play a strat you like at the store, I'd get a Dano if you're looking for vintage vibe. A lot of Fender stuff is somewhat overpriced IMO, I'm not to keen on paying for extra for a name.
     
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    Id got to USA CUstom Guitars, and get a Body/Neck to my specs.

    For that money you could also source your own Brazilian Rosewood, and have Tommy use it for a Fretboard, if youre interested in a Rosewood board.

    Try and get Fender, or many others to use Brazilian, and see what it costs, or if they will even do it.

    Also not saying you want Brazilian.

    Only what you can get for the money. If I can use Brazilian vs Indian, and spend same/less money on the guitar, I'm going BRW 100% of the time, whether it sounds better or not. Which in an Electric is negligible.

    But BRW is Stronger, Slightly More Stable than Indian.

    Again, just pointing out what you can get for the $$$$.

    I would then have Tommy send the Body/Neck to Chris Inglesi at Vintage Relic, for a Proper Nitro Finish.
    While they have Relic in their name, they also do 100% New Finishes. They built me a killer 59 Burst, and the finish was as good as it gets.

    I would then source all of the parts, that IMHO, I would consider the best money can buy. YMMV.

    I would then send all the parts to

    Joe Glaser in Nashville for Complete Assembly, Set Up, Plek.

    I did this myself. Will do it again.

    + I send all my guitars to Glaser for Plek/Set Ups.
     
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    myself. IMHO only so much you can do with a strat
     
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    I would get a used mayones
     
  17. rummy

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    Fender.
     
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    I would never spend $3k on a bolt on guitar.
     
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    Suhr. But I wouldn't spend 3K on any guitar. As it happens, I was able to get a great Suhr strat for about half that and I'm satisfied.
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    Austin
     

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