Please read my post on page 12 and comment.
Ash body, Allparts FAT neck, Dimarzio Area 58/67/61 set. I'm good.
I had a 1991 HSS Tom Anderson Classic S that had the vintage voicing circuit in it. It “buzzed” as soon as I took my hands off the strings. I wound up selling it at a loss and I disclosed the buzzing issue to the buyer. I’m happy yours is a keeper.My HSS Tom Anderson Classic S! My Fender Strat is great too but that Anderson.. It's special
I agree, best of vintage and modern. I believe the neck profile on the Hot Rod and the John Mayer are either the same or extremely close. Both are excellent vintage/modern Strats, comfortable to play and traditional sounding.As far as I'm concerned, Fender produced the perfect Stratocaster when they released the Vintage Hot Rod '62 strat.
That guitar was just perfection. Flatter radius, bigger frets, excellent pickups, smooth neck. Such a shame that they discontinued 'em. I hope they some day revive that series.
The Elite is a great guitar, unlike the above, it’s a pretty modern Strat. The neck has a C to D carve, compound radius, locking tuners, cutaway heel, 2-point, etc. The pickups are noiseless (but sound pretty good for noiseless) and the switching gives a lot of useful options. Also, Autumn Blaze Metallic looks killer.I was looking at the Fender website. Has anyone played the American Elite Stratocaster with compound radius maple fretboard in a HSS configuration? I like the specs. Though I doubt I’ll use the S1 switching. Is this a good Stratocaster?
Also, I like the blue Suhr Pete Thorn Stratocaster. There’s no Suhr dealers where I live. I’d have to order it without playing it first. I’ve heard good things about this guitar.
Hendrix's but only when he played it.Greetings,
I just picked up the 2019 Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide and never realized how many variations of the Fender Stratocaster have been produced. I’m in the market for a Fender Stratocaster. I own a 2013 Fender Stratocaster FSR in shell pink and a rosewood fretboard. I never warmed up to the rosewood fretboard. My other Fender - a 1974 Telecaster Deluxe with a maple fretboard is my main guitar. What is your favorite Stratocaster? Note: it doesn’t have to be a Fender. Currently I have $4K saved for a new guitar. I’d rather not spend that much. However, that represents 2 years of socking away cash towards a new guitar. Please include pictures if possible. Thank you.
I'm torn between two; my '91 Swamp Ash Custom Shop Strat with an ebony fretboard and my '05 American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS QMT. The QMT has locking tuners, ebony board, LSR Roller nut, a quilt maple top (QMT) and the S-1 switching system that gives you 10 different pickup combinations.I never warmed up to the rosewood fretboard.
What is your favorite Stratocaster? Please include pictures if possible. Thank you.
What vintage parts do you use and can you post a picture? I've found the exact same, have two strats with vintage parts that are amazing.My Stratocaster is my favorite! It is a frankestrat with some vintage parts. I have owned a dozen or more vintage strats, 1954 on. This one gets there everytime.
I’ll check Reverb and eBay. Thanks.I'm pretty late to this discussion.....
Currently own 9 Strats and have had quite a few more. I am very partial to my CS 69 Closet Classic Strat and generally prefer vintage style specs. However, my favorite Strat is more modern - a 2004 American Series 50th Anniversary Strat. Its the special run made that year only with 2 tone SB ash body, special custom '54 pickups, maple neck, 9.5 radius, MJ frets, 2 point AmSe tremolo. Vintagy looks and killer sound coupled with modern playability. For me, this one just does everything so well that a good strat should do !!
Thank you for the +1 on the Elite.I’ve got both of the guitars below, they are top notch guitars.
I agree, best of vintage and modern. I believe the neck profile on the Hot Rod and the John Mayer are either the same or extremely close. Both are excellent vintage/modern Strats, comfortable to play and traditional sounding.
The Elite is a great guitar, unlike the above, it’s a pretty modern Strat. The neck has a C to D carve, compound radius, locking tuners, cutaway heel, 2-point, etc. The pickups are noiseless (but sound pretty good for noiseless) and the switching gives a lot of useful options. Also, Autumn Blaze Metallic looks killer.