Do I need another guitar

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  1. FireFunkRevival

    FireFunkRevival Strat-O-Master

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    Just bought 2017 LE daphne blue as pictured. Rosewood board and it is slick... I was always the have a guitar for 18 years and then get another but recently got that and held my acoustic that I played for way too long (kept me in a funk)... that being said I kind of want a maple board as well. I'm not used to playing electric but this has kick started me and I am already sounding and playing much better.. do I need a tele as well or would you stick with a strat, do I need an American ultra? Is there much of a difference in rosewood vs maple? I love the feel of both. Any thoughts on my now sickness of guitar searches would be great. Also would entertain people telling me to relax.
     
  2. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Relax. :)

    Take your time and explore the choices you have. The opinions here tend to lean toward Fender, the Strat specifically. There are many other great choices.

    If you have a good guitar store near you, try out as many as you are able.

    Keep it fun!
     
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  3. sale83

    sale83 Strat-Talker

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    Too late now, there is no hope.
    You know and I know that you know that we all know that you know that you want another guitar...and then another...and another.
     
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  4. FireFunkRevival

    FireFunkRevival Strat-O-Master

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    A freshie just gives you that glimmer of new song hope. The solos sound that much better... on a freshie...
     
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  5. Antstrat

    Antstrat Dr. Stratster

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    Yes you do.

    I recommend Fender Strat or Fender Strat maybe even a Fender Strat.

    Fender Tele’s are a good choice too.

    Better yet get one of each.
     
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    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    What about a Flying V lol?
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Like I said… :p
     
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    systolsys Strat-O-Master

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    > Do I need another guitar.

    Yes.

    (DNRTFOP)
     
  10. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    Keep in mind that Larry Carlton dominated The LA Sound through the 70s with one guitar and one amp. It’s not the arrow, it’s the archer.
     
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    soulman969 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Do you need another guitar?

    Of course you do. What a silly question. Why would anyone post in a guitar forum and ever expect to get a NO. This is Guitars for Addicts not Guitars Anonymous. Don't let that GA fool you. We use it to capture the weak willed.

    :sneaky:
     
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    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh dear! Something went horribly wrong! The pictures have vanished! :eek: o_O
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Forget need. Want it.

    You should want a good amp and cool pedals, too.

    If you can, play the guitar, or something that at least approximates it, before buying.

    Strats (not S-types, but proper Strats) are my favorite. I like Teles, too, but I dislike traditional Tele bridges. Strats are just super comfortable and sound awesome. We all have our quirks and preferences when it comes to specs . . . you can be patient and try stuff out at a shop to see what yours are, or you can buy online and find out through a series of shipping/returning and a lucky shot.

    If you like the way both maple and rosewood feel, then I don't think it matters.
     
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    The direct answer to the question posed in your title is ‘yes’. You always will neeeeeeeeeeed another guitar. It’s called GAS, a recognized illness
     
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    Luckily, scientists have carried out extensive studies on this subject. After exhaustive research they have devised a formula which can be expressed thus:

    x = n+1

    where x = optimum number of guitars and n = number of guitars currently owned

    I hope that resolves the issue for you.
     
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    Everyone is having a bit of fun here but I think if you’re just starting out then the answer is no, you don’t need another guitar.

    Play the hell out of that one, after a while you’ll find your own preferences then you’ll know if you want or need something else.

    Everyone’s different, lots of people love having loads of gear. I’m pretty happy with just a Strat, an amp and an overdrive pedal.....that said I do have more gear than just that!!
     
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    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

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    Yes, it's good to own good examples of both a RW and maple board Strat. They feel and sound different.

    A Tele is cool too, has its own thing going on. I'd suggest getting one with a humbucker in the neck position if you want to add some versatility to your lineup.

    Speaking of humbuckers, a good Les Paul is a MUST HAVE for any decent guitarsenal.

    Also, something with P-90s. An SG Special is a good choice here, adds a whole other feel and sound to the herd.

    Then you're into acoustics. I'd recommend a good Dreadnought - it's mandatory for anyone used to playing electrics - as well as something a little smaller, possibly parlor sized, for parties and campfires and noodling on the couch.

    That should cover it, for a little while anyway...
     
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    Sparque Seriously-Stratified Silver Member

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    I just visited wikipedia, and read all the album and studio credits for Larry Carlton.

    MY GOD, he is a prolific and accomplished studio musician!

    And I thought Steve Lukather was the studio king.
    Maybe not.

    :eek:
     
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    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes....more is more
     
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  20. Stratoman10

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    Play what you have until you know it inside out. That will let you know what you like and dislike about it. Then you have a better baseline to base a future purchase on.

    You might decide you're fine with what you have, and that's great. Or you really want more bite, a different feeling neck, the list goes on. Or that you pretty much just want to move in a new direction soundwise but like what you have enough to get something to compliment it.

    Or maybe it's the amp you to reevaluate. Lots of choices there as well
     
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