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  1. Stag

    Stag Strat-Talk Member

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    I am torn and need your help! I own an American Original 50s Strat in Aztec Gold and an American Original 50s Tele in butterscotch blonde. Absolutely love both guitars and their distinctive tones. Love the Strat’s comfort, but also love the spank of the Tele. Ideally, I would keep both but unfortunately (and heartbreakingly) have to sell one. Not a professional by any means, just someone who likes to jam at home (a lot) on the couch plugged into a tweed Blues Jr. I am aware that this is a Strat forum and will post the same question on TDPRI to compare answers. Which would you keep? Help please!
     

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    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Tele for sure. If I could only have one guitar it’d be a Tele for certain
     
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  3. Dougeryb

    Dougeryb Strat-O-Master

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    I have both and would lean towards keeping the Tele...

    Unless...

    You use the trem a lot, then Strat.

    I feel for you man... its like asking which kid do you want to give up!
     
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    Tuner Sandwich Strat-Talker

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    Tough call. I guess it would depend on why your selling, how fast you need the money and which one would sell for more. So if it were me, I would probably do some research on sale prices, market saturation, etc and make my decision on that.
     
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  5. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Sorry you have to sell one but I'd keep the strat.
     
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    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    Im sorry man, just keep the one that gets played more. Dont overthink it.

    If it was me, Id keep the tele since its more versatile for playing rock/pop/blues.
     
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    guitarjack Strat-Talker

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    Probably the most heart breaking question I have ever seen on this site.

    If you really like both, keep both and find another way to get cash. Don’t let either one be the ‘one that got away’ you hear about often with guitars.
     
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    Sunburst413 Senior Stratmaster

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    I've had several times where I either wanted one good Strat or one good tele. And I always regretted taking the Telly over the Strat. My opinion is to keep the Strat good luck
     
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    79olympicwhite Strat-O-Master

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    Keep the strat of course
     
  10. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Do you also have that white Strat in your avatar?
     
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    Ash-Man Senior Stratmaster

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    Dude only you known the answer, despite all my best efforts the only electric guitar I have to have on hand at all times is a strat, I've tried being a cool tele guy, tried nice Les Pauls made em all work and all were cool but the strat is ME, which one is you? Think hard... best of luck btw it really stinks when you're forced to sell guitars you love, don't ask me how I know :(
     
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  12. Dougeryb

    Dougeryb Strat-O-Master

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    Oh man, I recommended to lean towards the tele, but now that you've mentioned the white Strat...

    Whole new ball game lol!
     
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    jjudas Strat-O-Master

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    Man what a dilemma. I'd keep the one I play the most. I love Stratocasters and Telecasters.
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Keep your Strat .
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I bet you can guess my choice.....:D
     
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  16. Stag

    Stag Strat-Talk Member

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    No. Initially took home that Oly white AO 60s Strat but never got along with the pickups. Returned it following day, tried the AO 50s and fell in love with the pickups. So took home the Aztec Gold which I’ve had ever since
     
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    I'd keep the strat as I don't really like the look, sound or feel of teles. I know that seems terrible to say, as nowadays teles are cool trendy guitars, but I don't like them so there! :whistling:

    To be honest, sell both and get a HSS strat. That's all you need! :thumb:
     
  18. owenmoney

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    Keep the Tele,


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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Keep the Tele. Put a Strat neck pickup in it and a 4-way switch.
    Now you have the best of the Tele, best of the Strat, and can cover LP sounds.
    Three guitars in one!

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    mapleglo Strat-O-Master

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    Tough call. If it were me, since I play in a country band, I'd keep the Tele. Though I think I prefer my Strat.
     
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