Strat vs Tele

touch of gray

Strat-O-Master
Jul 10, 2022
948
Bismarck, ND
Both guitars have similarities but at the same time are unique and distinctive. I gigged with both for some time but I moved away from the Tele to Les Pauls because they can cover more ground, although I am always amazed by the versatility of a Tele. The Strat stands alone though, if you need that sound. All three are foundation for solid body electric guitars to this day.
 

Chicago Matt

Strat-O-Master
Sep 24, 2014
647
Woodstock
I love both, but my Clapton Strat does an awful lot for one guitar. The Tele sounds great on several numbers on my set list, but today I'd rather not be changing back and forth on a gig, so the Strat it is for me.
 

Butcher of Strats

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 28, 2022
4,337
Maine
Interesting, kind of nuts to define a guitar with words, but this it the era of buying guitars based on reading about them rather thannplaying them.

The Tele bridge pickup description:
"The definition of twang when clean"
"The definition of Rock when dirty"

Well, no.
Sure is great for Rock but dirty LP is also a definition of Rock sound as is a dirty Strat.
Also a dirty Tele bridge pickup sound is the definition of Blues and Country.

If Reverb is suggesting that for te difining Rock guitar sound you need a Tele bridge pickup?
Hahahahahahahahaha!

Again though, I would choose the Tele bridge pickup for Rock, just never say that is the defining Rock sound.
 

Exhead

Strat-Tinkerer
Jun 19, 2014
3,251
Temples of Syrinx
Interesting, kind of nuts to define a guitar with words, but this it the era of buying guitars based on reading about them rather thannplaying them.

One thing about buying and selling so many guitars is I get to admire, take apart, spend time with parts and configurations, the in and outs of and am allowed to play so many different kinds of models that I can formulate my own hands on experience with them instead of listening to the murmurs online about a particular model value or worth as a playable instrument. I am enjoying that aspect of my obsession with the instrument and its accessories.
 

crankmeister

Most Honored Senior Member
Jul 9, 2020
7,659
Republic of Gilead
Interesting, kind of nuts to define a guitar with words, but this it the era of buying guitars based on reading about them rather thannplaying them.

The Tele bridge pickup description:
"The definition of twang when clean"
"The definition of Rock when dirty"

Well, no.
Sure is great for Rock but dirty LP is also a definition of Rock sound as is a dirty Strat.
Also a dirty Tele bridge pickup sound is the definition of Blues and Country.

If Reverb is suggesting that for te difining Rock guitar sound you need a Tele bridge pickup?
Hahahahahahahahaha!

Again though, I would choose the Tele bridge pickup for Rock, just never say that is the defining Rock sound.
It wasnā€™t about Les Pauls. The article was about Strats vs Teles. And a bunch of embedded ads for each.

Itā€™s really that simple.

Iā€™m sure you could search and find a Reverb write up on LPs.
 
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