50s, 60s, 70s or Modern?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by SonOfLerome, Oct 15, 2021.

50s 60s CBS/70s or Modern?

  1. 50s

    25 vote(s)
    17.1%
  2. 60s

    54 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. CBS/70s

    20 vote(s)
    13.7%
  4. Modern

    44 vote(s)
    30.1%
  5. Late 60s

    3 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Uhh.... :p
     
  2. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    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.
     
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  3. TimJ

    TimJ Strat-O-Master

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    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.
     
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    davidrf Strat-O-Master

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    The big headstock.
     
  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    50s style preferably 54-56, but definitely pre-58, no three tone bursts, 3 ply scratchplates or rosewood.
     
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  6. Lost Sailor

    Lost Sailor Senior Stratmaster

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    My '72 has been with me longer than any other
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    Stubie78 Strat-O-Master

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    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. 20210416_131400.jpg 20201019_232755.jpg 20210811_221505.jpg
     
  8. gentlyweeping

    gentlyweeping Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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  9. gitlvr

    gitlvr Strat-O-Master

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    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
     
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  10. MC5tooge

    MC5tooge Strat-Talker

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    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.
     
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  11. libertarian

    libertarian Strat-O-Master

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    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.
     
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  12. ido1957

    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    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
     
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  13. ratdoc

    ratdoc Strat-Talk Member

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    My absolute favorite is a Hot Rod '50s - so I don't know how to vote...lol
     
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  14. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Let's see
    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  16. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    50's please .
     
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    coolrene Strat-Talk Member

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    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...;)
     
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    ptb1 Strat-O-Master

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    70s for me - orignials, AVRI´s & 70s Classic
     
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    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I am very happy with my 2020 Texas Tea Ultra.
     
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  20. Tremdaddy

    Tremdaddy Strat-Talk Member

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    60's. Followed closely by 50's.
     
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