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To buy or not to buy (another Strat) - that is the question

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by gilmourstrat, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    it is my opinion that you should buy both a strat AND a tele.
    end of thread.
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  2. artgtr

    artgtr Strat-O-Master

    Aug 18, 2013
    Oh go ahead & buy the new Strat, you deserve it! It’s fun, actually so much fun, you might not be able to stop buying new Strats or used. It turns into GAS - Guitar Acquisition Syndrome. Especially if it’s some kind of birthday or other special occasion, or tax return or you just feel like spending a couple grand on that special guitar!
    Good luck!
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  3. ido1957

    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 13, 2014
    Shop carefully as you've been spoiled with your current #1. Tough call as to what type, because you always wonder what am I missing. Here's hoping you find an equally amazing axe for a backup or, another #1

  4. AndSomeone

    AndSomeone Strat-Talker

    Jan 2, 2018
    Santa Monica
    You go get the road worn tele which is based on a 50s the quality is top notch as you yourself have experience with your road worn strat.

  5. stratcpo

    stratcpo Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 19, 2010
    south texas USA
    How could you even ask a question like that on a Strat forum? You already knew the answer, HELL YES! ENJOY!!!

  6. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014

    Since you only need a backup guitar for your Strat you need a second Strat as that backup. As a voice of restraint, it only needs to be a Strat-like-object. Check out whatever is the equivalent at Thomann Harley Benton line. Get it and get a local guitar tech to do a fret level/crown/polish and deep setup. Go for a fun looking paint job version.

    Then take your time shopping for a new fun guitar of some other variety. A Tele is great. An Esquire or Les Paul Junior is really freeing and teachable platform, I didn't know how to use the volume or tone pot nor picking location effects until I got my LP Jr. Some of the PRS SE models are good and fun.


  7. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    I believe the question is "why not, buy another..?"

  8. Hawk8789

    Hawk8789 Strat-Talker

    Apr 11, 2013
    Las Vegas, Nv
    I would hold on to your money until you find a guitar in person that you connect with. Getting a guitar just because is never as satisfying as finding one that you just have to take home.
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  9. mimmo

    mimmo Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 15, 2015
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