If you could have only one non-Fender strat, what would that be?

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  1. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    Let's say you have satisfied all of your fender G.A.S., but not your non-fender GAS...
    what would be your realistic dream strat? that is, not like a $1M strat.

    I'm looking for inspiration for a Warmoth/Musikraft build. I sold the one I built a couple of years ago and kind of wanted to build another one.

    I'm thinking something like a SSS super strat but I'm still debating options...
    Again, I'm not looking to spend $10k on a strat... something between $1k-2k

    my requirements
    1. Must have stainless steel frets (ok to budget a refret, but costs $400+ in my region)
    2. at least something noiseless in the bridge pickup is a must
    3. A huge plus if it has better upper fret access than a regular strat

    Thanks!
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    warmoth superstrat.
    compound 12 to 16 radius, original floyd rose, HSS, and ss 6115 frets on a quartersawn maple neck.
    that can easily be built for under 2 grand.
     
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    Deafsoundguy Strat-o-hackster Silver Member

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    Everybody’s different but for me I’m super happy with, and now a huge fan of Reverend guitars. When you buy one of their instruments the pickups are perfectly matched to the guitar. There’s no more questioning whether or not you should look at aftermarket pups. My last 3 have all been Reverends and my next and last ( :rolleyes: ) will be yet another one, this time all P90’s . I like my PRS a lot, but not as much as the Rev’s. I’m sure G&L’s are great too.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    +1 for G&L. Solid guitars.
     
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    WelhavenT Strat-O-Master

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    EBMM Sabre or another Cutlass.
     
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    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

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    I’d like an old Mosrite Ventures II. The slab style with no too carve like a lot of other Mosrites.
     
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    Impulsive guppy Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'll have to take a closer look at them. I like my Michael Kelly, quality materials nice finish work but not crazy about the pickups..or at least the neck pup. Of the things I've picked up lately the Yamaha is a nicely put together instrument too. Not a dream one, but quality materials and nice finish as well.
     
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    The one with Z-shaped pickups. They sound very interesting.
     
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    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

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    Squier, preferably a Classic Vibe.
     
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    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    Blade guitars
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I've had my non-Fender Strat 38 years...

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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    And in particular an RH4
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    I think I'd put my own Strat together, I know what I like...
     
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    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    Or a RH1,2 or 3 even
     
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    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    If I let all the others go (seems unlike given sentimental value)...a Schecter Masterworks.
     
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    blasphemoustrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    This. Warmoth/mjt...it's pretty much the only thing I've played since it arrived. IMG_20201017_154606.jpg
     
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    Mustrat Strat-Talker

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    There have been many threads asking this lately and the answer is, as always, G&L.
     
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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    If we go to...the only one territory, it usually means you have to mod it yourself to reach that point but realistically i would be very happy with something like a kiesel delos...stainless frets(apparently on all their guitars) better heel access,hipshot hardware,nice choice of timber...the works.

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