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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by SonOfLerome, Oct 15, 2021.
I have always sort of wanted a birth year (1961) guitar.
A Strat would do nicely as would a Les Paul Special. A D-18 or D-28 sounds great too.
There’s always some idiot edgelord who wants to bend the rules of the poll.
Turns out it’s me.
I like 70s looks (large headstock) and “modern” specs (flat radius, larger frets).
I guess if I *had* to choose one or the other I’d go with modern though.
The big headstock.
50s style preferably 54-56, but definitely pre-58, no three tone bursts, 3 ply scratchplates or rosewood.
My '72 has been with me longer than any other
Wow, those are some nice guitars. I'm with you on the era. These are my own tributes, Squiers have been fitted with gotoh pickuos and period correct electrics. The Tokai the same but with Fender 69 pickups. The Tokai I will never part with unless it's pulled from my cold dead hand, Charlton Heston style. Lol.
2013-2016 Am Std. Perfect.
Any There are years when the body contours were deeper, the pickups were different through time, etc, but blindfold me and slap a strat in my lap and I won't really care which year/era it wasis from
70s all the way for me. Bullet truss rod. Big headstock. 5 way switch. 7.25 radius. Vintage frets. Split tuners. Can live with the 3 bolt plate.
But preferably as a reissue without a wobbly neck.
That’s easy since I’d been through the exercise in real life:
58 specs or 63. And that’s a. Close tie even though they are quite different.
Of the ones you list I’d go with the 60s. It’s all about the neck in the end. Not a fan of 57s in general because of the V-neck (each guitar is unique so I’m talking about averages and the ones I got to play). 60s are comfortable and more “modern”.
70s are just yuck for me.
The modern ones usually need fret work. Too many have sharp edges and aren’t done right.
I rented one back in the 80's when mine was being worked on. It was one of the best I'd ever played. Light, fast, good tones. I kick myself now for not just buying it, but I suspect I thought my 78 was a better guitar because it was an MIA. Colin James - ish
My absolute favorite is a Hot Rod '50s - so I don't know how to vote...lol
I don't play my 74, heavy
my 64 was a dud-sold it
I like my 50's and 60's RI's and have several
I got lucky with a Pro that just has the mojo
and then there's my Suhr SSH
This is a tuff call but I went with modern.
I actually dig the big headstock, but I’m not wild about the poly finish. Neck never feels quite as good to me with a poly finish.
50's please .
As you can see from my pic, I play one of each decade '50s, '60s and late '60s. I don't really enjoy the more recent ones: the carve, the finish, even the fretjob are not to my liking.
Old times, good times...
70s for me - orignials, AVRI´s & 70s Classic
I am very happy with my 2020 Texas Tea Ultra.
60's. Followed closely by 50's.