What's your favorite non Strat guitar?

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  1. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    Well, considering my #1 is a nocaster type, I guess that answers that.............................:D


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  2. RhinestoneStrat

    RhinestoneStrat Senior Stratmaster

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    A 1990's Gibson SG Special that's equipped for battle!:eek:

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  3. Philo426

    Philo426 Senior Stratmaster

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    I like my Harley Benton Gretsch type homebody..Looks and plays great for 220 20210113_131201.jpg bucks!
     
  4. Anacharsis

    Anacharsis Strat-O-Master Platinum Supporting Member

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    I like more guitars than I don't, so I could list a lot of guitars I like and have and play. Noteworthy models that don't do it for me are Les Pauls, Teles other than Thinlines, and Rickenbackers. For purposes of this discussion, I think the Gretsch Jet is a heck of a guitar. Kind of under the radar for a lot of players.
     
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  5. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Senior Stratmaster

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    Another PRS lover here. Got my first (and favorite) nearly 34 years ago.
    It blew my mind at the time; still puts a grin on my face today.

    Here's a post I wrote coupla years ago on the PRS forum.
    When did you first hear about PRS and what made you want to own one?

    Midnight Angel. Not fancy to look at but man, does she sing.
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    Several things I love about PRS core models, beyond great sound that is:
    Great wood - most feel very lively in your hands; at volume they come they alive quite early.
    24" scale length - more elastic than Fenders, a little crisper & punchier than Gibsons.
    Neck carves - I have several different PRS profiles; for my hand every one of them feels perfect.
    Neck joints - they're all long tenon necks, even the bolt-ons. Only learned about that recently.
    PRS necks hardly ever require attention- my '87 hasn't needed any adjustments in decades.
    Good quality hardware throughout, never have to upgrade tuners, bridges, strap buttons, etc.
    Perfect knife edge trem - super smooth & precise, no tuning issues, no PITA locking hardware.

    I've acquired a number of PRSs over the years.
    '97 CE22. This one's named Aquamarine Spitfire, after its personality and color.
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    20th Anniversary Custom 22. Pretty orange top and swirly Anni inlays. I call her Oriole.
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    '06 McCarty with 57/08 pickups. Named her Lilith - she's seductive and addictive
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    '07 McCarty Korina/Brazilian. One of a few made using 50-year-old rosewood Paul got from CF Martin. These were held back for years, finally sold as NOS in 2015, marked For US Only.
    Miss Scarlet:
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    '09 Starla. "Kinghawk" - a great blues guitar with thick neck and a bit of Gretsch in its voice.
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    '011 DGT. Cool & unique neck, custom pickups, 10-top. Named TigerEye for obvious reasons.
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  6. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Strat-O-Master

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    Cool collection of PRS guitars.
     
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  7. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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  8. CigBurn

    CigBurn Total Hack

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    The one that's currently suffering under my hands.

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  9. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    This one... A6EA5E16-DEA8-4711-AE81-1595B1D0F42C.jpeg

    And then, this one 5E0AA3C3-C50A-45B7-9C9C-EF2371E3112C.jpeg
     
  10. Philo426

    Philo426 Senior Stratmaster

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    I see that big tablet you used to take the pic!What brand of guitar is that?
     
  11. stratocarlster

    stratocarlster Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm still trying to figure out the answer to that question.
     
  12. dbolt

    dbolt Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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  13. Jasco

    Jasco Strat-Talker

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    Tough to say which is my favorite non-strat, but I've been liking my 71' Hirade a lot lately.

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  14. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    That is a beautiful Tele! What year is it?
     
  15. BigNorm

    BigNorm Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks. It's a 2012. I bought that one because they had a belly cut in that specific year. It's very confortable to play.
     
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    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    I know, I tried to find a used one but could not (wanted a rosewood neck, and a solid color... Stupid...), the prices were out of this world when I was shopping last summer. Bought a new Telecaster Professional, beautiful guitar, sounds wonderful, but very uncomfortable to play after 13 years on a Strat. I like the belly cut but of course the Pros don't have it. Just not bonding with it...
     
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  17. Rocknrollrino

    Rocknrollrino New Member!

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    I purchased a G&L Tribute about a year ago and it plays as good as if not better than my new Fender Telecaster at 4 times the price. Also own MIM Fender Strat that plays great , as well as, my original Gibson Firebird from 1963
     
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  18. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Probably Gretsch guitars...followed by Telecasters.
     
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  19. Strathansen

    Strathansen Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi Dude, I have both strat and tele (with gold hardware) I like the tele because the sound from the gold hardware really resonates around the room. As for a different guitar, I have on order; Shecter Blackjack Solo 2 in gloss black and all stainless gear. I'll post s pic ofit when it arrives in March.
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  20. kjatexas

    kjatexas Strat-Talk Member

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    My favorite non Strat is this Gibson ES339.
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