Is your #1 Strat not a Fender?

Is your #1 Strat not a Fender?

  • Yes

  • No


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Lone Woof

Senior Stratmaster
Nov 30, 2014
3,724
WI
My No. 1 Strat is a Warmoth neck on a B Hefner body, with Lace Sensors. The only Fender necks that are big enough for my old hands are on their basses. Hopefully, I interpreted the question when I voted 'Yes', meaning my No 1 is not a Fender. I suspect @nosmo is not the only one who would vote 'No' on the basis his main Strats are not Fender. To that extent, the wording of the question is a little counter-intuitive.
I wavered on phrasing the responses to the poll in a clearer manner. I regret having not done so, as it is a bit confusing. If this helps: "Yes" my number 1 is NOT a Fender or "No, my number 1 IS a Fender.
 

davidKOS

not posting these days
May 28, 2012
16,788
California
My current "Strat" is a Variax Standard, which is a SSS Yamaha Pacifica S-type guitar.

My current "Tele" is a Stadium brand copy. These are my only solid body electrics.

So I am Fenderless these days.
 

Sparque

Seriously-Stratified
Nov 20, 2019
672
Harvest, AL
My ONLY Stratocaster right now is a Fender.

A 1991 Strat Plus.
Lovely guitar in beautiful pristine condition.

That said, I have owned a lot of S-type guitars over the years, and the non-Fender ones each held their own charm, and I loved to play and even gig with them.
My favorites of these were:
J Reynolds strat copy
Epiphone Fat 210
Focus by Kramer 111M

The J Reynolds below.
I loved the natural wood finish. And the overall light weight.

Sold it to a neighbor friend, at a point when I needed some cash.
Miss that guitar.
😉

J reynolds strat 1.jpg
 

MT Poteet

Strat-O-Master
Sep 10, 2021
650
Denco
#1Custom Kenneth Scott Lofquist body made in 1986, Allparts neck, rosewood board, also 1986. Fender electronics from the era and some Japanese tuners and bridge.
Other than that I have a couple of Squier SE's and another partscaster.
That does it.....for Strats.
 

racerx819

Strat-Talker
Jul 3, 2020
204
<><>LHP<><>
I know what you’re asking and I voted yes (bc it’s my CS 61).

But I just had to say this: The answer (technically) can only be yes bc a Stratocaster can only be a Fender. Lol. There are some amazing s-type builders/brands out there tho!
 

Butcher of Strats

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 28, 2022
1,155
Maine
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('#1' burst on the right)
Tokai, same as my other guitar model types.
Oh wow that Tokai is gorgeous!
What year is it?
I have an 83 or 84 from after they changed the headstock a little but before they changed the T to look less like the Fender F.
Great era for those, love the pre lawsuit but haven’t seen one with so much flame.
 

3bolt79

Dr. Stratster
Oct 16, 2018
13,830
Oregon
Nope. #1 is my maple board strat. #2 is my Rosewood board Strat. #3 is my Tele. #3.5 is my ES-335. #4 J-45 #5 Paul.

All "cork sniffing" American name brand instruments. There's a lot of good internationally made gear out there. Much better quality than what was coming out in the 90's & 2000's. I just don't have any of it right now.
I might get an Ibanez one day to relive my 90's glory days. Who knows.
I got all nostalgic about the 80’s with a couple of Roadstar II’s. One is ok, but needs a little soldering help. It’s a project for later.

Then there is the near mint one that I snagged off of Reverb.

Sorry I don’t have a pic of the other one, but this green one is in near mint condition and all original, and complete. I paid over 500 bucks with shipping, and it didn’t come with OHSC. But still, not too bad a price considering the condition.
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Butcher of Strats

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 28, 2022
1,155
Maine
At the moment my only "strat" is a Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional:

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In the future? Who knows; I'm still enjoying the Schecter but their necks are bit on the thin/flat radius side so often it sits while I play my Tele (which is a Fender :) ) or my Les Paul. I may eventually need to move on to something with a little bit larger neck - frankly my Tele, an American Performer with Fender's typical "Modern C" neck, is significantly larger feeling than the Schecter neck.
I bought a 70s Fender Tele that somebody had removed the Fender logo and replaced it with a Schecter logo!
Had to have been done when Pete Townshend was playing a Schecter Tele.
 


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