I still want a Strat but like a REAL Strat, see.

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Vinsanitizer, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    29,015
    Likes Received:
    24,364
    Do any oft the new models even come with Texas Specials anymore? Fender's doing some things I don't like again. Are their guitars even still made of wood?

    I gotta have Texas Specials and grease bucket controls, a real maple neck, 7.5lbs, white, vintage style (but not with the old school wide bride) and no gadgets, no square cutout for the truss rod by the neck pickup.

    Whattawe got that's any good right now? Oh - and no frooty colors.

    And WTH makes a Jazz Master worth over $2K, the frigging things what they are?
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2021
  2. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2019
    Messages:
    5,251
    Likes Received:
    8,053
    the JM was a student guitar to begin with. i see your point.
     
    Vinsanitizer likes this.
  3. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    29,015
    Likes Received:
    24,364
    ... and also, what have I gotta do, place an order by phone, pay for it and wait 6 days, then pick it up curbside like I'm ordering a pizza? I ain't been out in the last 10 months, do I still hafta wear a mask curbside too? I don't know, but I gotta have a Strat, you people.
     
  4. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    29,015
    Likes Received:
    24,364
    Yeah, right the frickin' ting? I love the Mazzjasters, but $2,200 for a slab guitar?
    .
     
    ricksdisconnected likes this.
  5. jcm800gridlock

    jcm800gridlock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,780
    Likes Received:
    1,846
    Location:
    Tampa, Fl. USA
    My 2018 American Special has Texas Specials.

    CE7137B5-7418-4615-8C70-B136218CDE00.jpeg
     
  6. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    29,015
    Likes Received:
    24,364
    ^ And one of the few colors I like. :yesway:
     
  7. John BNY

    John BNY Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    3,303
    Location:
    New York
    Fender Strat.JPG

    My 2016 US Standard with Fat 50s pickups.
     
  8. johnny q

    johnny q Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2020
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    334
    Well, out of the 600+ Fender Stratocasters Fender has been offering, surely you can find something that fits the bill?:);)
     
  9. Mystic38

    Mystic38 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    385
    i pretty much pay zero attention to the pickguard & pups when buying used and only pay marginal attention on a new strat.. mebbe consider buy the one (colour/neck etc) you want then get a loaded pickguard with texas specials and flip the stock one?..

    and when you say white.... vintage white? arctic white? or olympic white ?
     
  10. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    8,384
    Likes Received:
    9,469
    Have you tried any of the Fender Vintera models?


     
    Vinsanitizer likes this.
  11. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2019
    Messages:
    5,251
    Likes Received:
    8,053

    yeah its getting out of hand for sure
     
  12. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,159
    Likes Received:
    2,795
    mirrorman, johnny q and Vinsanitizer like this.
  13. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2019
    Messages:
    5,251
    Likes Received:
    8,053

    Noooooo. dont do that. now your just confusing the man even more. :wallbash:
     
  14. RLW59

    RLW59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    986
    Don't forget White Blonde -- slightly translucent white where you can see the wood grain faintly peeking through.
     
  15. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2019
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    2,405
    Grab one of the AVRI's from a few years back if you see one. This is my 1959. It is one of the best playing and resonant guitars I've ever played. This picture won't show but it chips and wears so easily with the thin finish. It was scratched a little even brand new so i got a little discount when i bought it. I just used that as leverage but i really didn't give a shit. I like a worn in strat.

    AVRI !959.jpg
     
  16. WellBurnTheSky

    WellBurnTheSky Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2019
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    2,588
    Location:
    South of France, Europe, Earth
    That's pretty much why my next guitar's a partscaster: even though Fender has a quite large catalogue, I can't find exactly the specs I want, short of a getting a CS (which is WAY above budget).
    You'll have an easier time shopping for the exact parts you want, and piecing together your ideal guitar, probably will end up cheaper too.
     
  17. trax1139

    trax1139 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    809
    Yes, go on Stratosphere and buy the components. Put together the exact Strat you want using genuine Fender parts.
     
  18. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    29,015
    Likes Received:
    24,364
    ^ I like all of those.

    I got this one this afternoon. It's an American Professional II with the V-Mod II pickups or whatever they call them.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2021
    GIBSON67, nkd, El Gringo and 6 others like this.
  19. ricksdisconnected

    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2019
    Messages:
    5,251
    Likes Received:
    8,053
    nice, but please change the pickguard. PLEASE
     
  20. Vinsanitizer

    Vinsanitizer ----------------------------- Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    29,015
    Likes Received:
    24,364
    Nope.
     

Share This Page