Under the age of 21 and love the Strat?

Ethan

Strat-Talker
Sep 1, 2010
328
Dorset, UK
I agree. All I've ever played were Strat styles. They're just the most beautiful guitars in the world to me.

Tried out a couple of Teles once, adored them. Tried out LPs and SGs, they were good. But the Stratocaster will always be my "home".
 

vallejo.cvl

Strat-Talker
Mar 30, 2010
127
Mexico
Im 17 years old, and love my stratocaster, was a tele player, but since I got my strat, I changed completely, MY strat is a 1983 Squier SQ MIJ
 

barellano

Senior Stratmaster
May 26, 2009
1,319
MD
Got my first Strat at 11. It was a MIK Squier Standard that my Dad bought me for my birthday. When I graduated from high school I bought my 3TSB American Deluxe with graduation money, which is pretty much the love of my life to this day.
 

bbarott

Most Honored Senior Member
Mar 29, 2010
7,484
Marietta Georgia
I think I'm the only one who doesn't have a problem with glossy necks. I actually prefer them. Once I start sweating it's slippery city on the back of the neck. I think it's because I played a classical guitar for so many years I'm just used to that slick/plastic feeling.

Guitars feel cheap and unfinished to me when the neck is raw or satin finished.

+1 on that.

B.
 

savofenno

Strat-O-Master
Feb 24, 2010
675
Sweden
You`re not the only

I think I'm the only one who doesn't have a problem with glossy necks. I actually prefer them. Once I start sweating it's slippery city on the back of the neck. I think it's because I played a classical guitar for so many years I'm just used to that slick/plastic feeling.

Guitars feel cheap and unfinished to me when the neck is raw or satin finished.

Different strokes for different folks I guess, probably one of the reasons I love the CV50's so much. Pretty cool though that there are enough options for everyone to find what they like.

That's really what I love about Strats. You can take 10 Strats that all look identical, and they'll all feel different or sound different depending on the finish and the pickups/wiring.

I played (ok I got to hold and check out) a 70's SG with p90s in it. I really wanted to play it but it wasn't my guitar and the owner wasn't around so I just picked it up and looked it over really fast. I was really surprised at how raw it felt. I guess the nitro has worn off or sunk in, but all the grain was exposed. I'm not sure how to describe it. It's like the guitar didn't have any grain filler done to it so there were millions of little 'holes' all over the body and the back of the neck. It really felt like a rough piece of wood. It was neat because it's old, but at the same time I wouldn't want a guitar like that. If that's the highly sought after Nitro finish everyone keeps drooling over I think I'll stick with my poly coated monstrosities. They're smooth and sexy and polish up real pretty like. :)

I think it just comes down to what feels good in your individual hands. I'm used to classical/flamenco guitars so the poly coating feels more right to me, while the nitro coating or a raw or satin finished neck just feels unfinished.


I think CV finishes are nicest for me too. But neck finish is not an big issue for me, i like My Gibson SG Special WB stained, almost half-raw neck feel too.
No prob with V-necks either.;)
 

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Stratplayer

Senior Stratmaster
Feb 2, 2009
2,291
Vermilion, OH
Man, I wish I could go back to the age of "under 21" again...feels so wrong posting in this thread. Anyway, got my first strat at the age of 13 or so, and I've had a ton of different guitars (including a BC Rich Warlock :rolleyes: but it was given to me for free by a lady I didn't even know) but the strat has always been my favorite! Got 14 guitars at the moment, half of them are strats. The other half is a mixture for a little variety--bass, acoustics, 6/12 doubleneck, couple of Epiphones. The strats get the most play time though.
 

CHEEZFREEK57

Strat-Talker
May 5, 2009
287
Ontario, Canada
I just wanted to see where my fellow "young people" are that love the Fender Stratocaster as well as playing the blues and classic rock

Well, I don't do much blues or classic rock, but the strat is my number 1 guitar. My current strats:

Black Squier Lefty Standard body with an affinity neck on it.

Heavily modded yellow double fat Squier Bullet Strat.

Pink Squier Bullet Strat.
 

Shaggy

Strat-O-Master
Feb 11, 2010
720
England
18 (going on 19) and i have a BEAUTIFULL E series MIJ which now has a red blue and silver fender lace sensor set in. really would love another but its a weighty argument... eat for the next three years or get some AMAZING guitars.... what would you guys do?
 

DMR90Guitar

Strat-Talker
Aug 18, 2010
417
Georgia
25 now but i got my first strat when i was 18. 1996 american std daphne blue. i now have 4 of them.

an american standard daphne blue?!?

i'd freakin love one of those. just for the color. haha.

i could get a CP50's but i just really don't like the way those guitars are set up and built - small frets, 7.25 radius..
 

anfontan

Strat-O-Master
Oct 13, 2008
572
Southern Illinois
I got my first Strat-a used 1974 Fender Sunburst MIA that had been set up as a lefty-when I was 20-traded a Gibson SG with neck issues. No relicing-it's a 36 year old Strat that has been well played and enjoyed.

I just laid down some tracks with it in my home studio-still sounds sweet as when I first played her!!

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