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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by problem-child, Dec 5, 2017.
I’ve always loved LOVED your #1 hard tail.
High action, big headstocks, beat to hell, dubiously modified, overpriced, poor intonation, hello kitty, skulls....I guess I'm pickier than I thought.
Grovers or any sealed tuners
@ Stark I don't really have a #1 guitar (love them all equally), but it is my favorite hardtail, and favorite Stratocaster. The rest are partscasters and don't all have FMIC bodies.
But yes she is a real looker!!!
Fake relics, honest relic done by accident ok
Small side markers
No fret markers
Reversed controls on a tele
Names or initials,
Would prefer strats to be slabs like teles, I don’t like contours but I still buy strats
Relics don’t work for me, a little actual wear, ok
Double humbucker strats
Reverse control plates on teles
The pastel blue colors
Reverse bodies ala Hendrix
I’m pretty traditional, like fifties style teles and strats
Sorry, but I don't have a list.
I've also been known to have dated ugly girls.
You would absolutely hate one of my favorite guitars, "OLIC", then. It has stickers everywhere, the cavity was accidentally routed all of the way through for a thicker pickup that has been changed out since, a very badly routed trem hole for a Floyd Rose that was done with a RotoZip with a 1/8 inch bit, holes drilled in the body for a kill switch and 9v/18/ mod (for the active P'ups). All in all it IS a POS but we have bonded and I love her to death. Oh yeah!!! She has a pointy headstock too.
1) A guitar that sounds like ****
2) A guitar that feels like ****
3) A guitar that looks like ****
**** is the keyword here
Anything with a floyd rose.
I don't care if they are amazing. There's too many fiddly bits.
Anything relicked. This is just preference, I like to see my own wear accumulate on a guitar, it helps me bond with it over time. I wouldn't want to interfere with that process.
My right hand technique is such that there are some bridges/tremolos that are just flat IN MY WAY regardless of how wonderful the rest of the guitar is. I own none that are like that.
Pokey fret-ends (wood shrink).
Yea man, that sucks. I was looking at some strats and SG’s that had the frets sprouting out of the side of the fretboard. I’m wondering if they are building the guitars too quick or if it happens in delivery. Gibson’s and fenders, I’ve noticed in their $1000 plus series, even some of the Mexican strays had sharp fret ends
Your's is pretty but it does have that weird fretboard marker over two frets. Try one without the marker. It is much cleaner
Playing on a well lit stage or rehearsal room is pretty easy, but in dim light, this one can be a handful because the markers on the side are pretty dim.
That weird scorpion was what I liked about it. Yours is pretty though. And it is hard to play on a dark stage with it...mine too.
Anything looking aged not due to use or actual age...
Anything looking remotely like a Dean headstock...
Firebird, Explorer, SG, Flying V body shapes...
Not for me, thanks!