Strat for some who hates the look of a Strat?

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  1. radiohead625

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    What sounds like a strat, but doesn't look like one? I can't stand the look of a strat, but I love the tone.:huh
     
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    Music Man Albert Lee. My daughter calls it "the Jetson's guitar".
     
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    There are some three pickup Teles that may sound close.
     
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    Parker nitefly...very stratty.
     
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    3-pickup Tele all the way, the very best of both worlds combined.
     
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    What guitars do you like the look of?
     
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    What! Strats are the classic design of rock n' roll. I personally don't really care for the look of Telecasters, though. Yes, what is your preferred design?
     
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    Line 6 Variax

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    Teuffel Niwa?
     
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    I love what Vigier did with their Expert Retro 54. Great guitars, once you take the stock pickups out and put in some handwounds.
     
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    +1

    One of the biggest reasons I bought this guitar was to cop tele and strat tones which I love, but hate the feel of those guitars.
     
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    After years of searching, and trying to make other guitars sound like a strat, the real answer is: nothing. Only a strat sounds like a strat (and all the variances of strat tone based on typical strat options and eras)

    If you want something that sounds kinds/sorta/maybe like a strat, then there are lots of options, several already mentioned. The best might be using a modelling system like the variax or the roland VG gear and then using it with a guitar you like the looks of.
     
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    Maybe a 'Bender' then?
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    A friend has one of these Esteban cheapo guitars--they're nothing spectacular, but they are Strat-copies in all but shape.

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    Actually plays pretty well.
     
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    PRS DC3 is an "updated" take on the classic design. Stellar guitar.

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    Ha i was going to say this.
     
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