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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by problem-child, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    48
    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
    I’ve always loved LOVED your #1 hard tail.
     
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  2. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Mukilteo
    High action, big headstocks, beat to hell, dubiously modified, overpriced, poor intonation, hello kitty, skulls....I guess I'm pickier than I thought.
     

  3. Fatmaninthebath

    Fatmaninthebath Strat-Talker

    115
    Sep 27, 2014
    Southern IL
    Gold Hardware
    Grovers or any sealed tuners
    Reliced
     

  4. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member

    @ 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!!!
     

  5. owenmoney

    owenmoney Strat-Talker

    159
    Jun 21, 2013
    Fake relics, honest relic done by accident ok
    Small side markers
    No fret markers
    Large headstocks
    Painted headstocks
    Stickers, decals
    Reversed controls on a tele
    Antigua
    Cabronita
    Gold hardware
    Names or initials,
    Pointy guitars,
    Odd shapes
    Would prefer strats to be slabs like teles, I don’t like contours but I still buy strats
    Active electronics
    Floyd’s
    Bigsbys
    Endorsed models
    Stolen
    Fakes
    Overpriced
     

  6. owenmoney

    owenmoney Strat-Talker

    159
    Jun 21, 2013
    Relics don’t work for me, a little actual wear, ok
    Large headstocks
    Double humbucker strats
    Gold hardware
    Stickers, decals
    22 frets
    Reverse headstocks
    Reverse control plates on teles
    The pastel blue colors
    Reverse bodies ala Hendrix
    I’m pretty traditional, like fifties style teles and strats
     

  7. Hippieway

    Hippieway Strat-Talker

    132
    Mar 16, 2009
    Virginia
    Sorry, but I don't have a list.
    I've also been known to have dated ugly girls.
     
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  8. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    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. ;)
     

  9. Highway Star

    Highway Star Strat-Talker

    1) A guitar that sounds like ****
    2) A guitar that feels like ****
    3) A guitar that looks like ****

    **** is the keyword here :D
     
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  10. DeadCircuits

    DeadCircuits Strat-Talker

    398
    Aug 25, 2016
    GB
    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.
     
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  11. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    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.
     

  12. 59jackstrat

    59jackstrat Strat-Talk Member

    40
    May 18, 2013
    Utah
    Pokey fret-ends (wood shrink).
     
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  13. bdtunaman

    bdtunaman Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    40
    15
    Dec 8, 2017
    Buffalo ny
    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
     

  14. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    44
    Jan 13, 2017
    Ohio

    Your's is pretty but it does have that weird fretboard marker over two frets. :D Try one without the marker. It is much cleaner

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    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.
     

  15. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    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.
     

  16. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    48
    36
    Apr 22, 2017
    The Netherlands
    Anything looking aged not due to use or actual age...
    Anything looking remotely like a Dean headstock...
    HH strats...
    Firebird, Explorer, SG, Flying V body shapes...

    Not for me, thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017