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Which do you prefer? Strats

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by 3bolt79, Aug 18, 2019.

Which decade do you prefer for strats?

Poll closed Sep 1, 2019.
  1. 50’s

    25.4%
  2. 60’s

    59.2%
  3. 70’s

    15.5%
  1. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Strat-Talker

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    Err ....

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    Does that answer you're question?
     
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  2. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Strat-Talker

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    Is the one with black pickups a Blackmore strat ?
     
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  3. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    NICE! thems the stuff of dreams. All three bolts?
     
  4. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Strat-Talker

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    No but it is the start point he had... nearly.

    CIJ FSR '72 Reissue with Alder body and cloth wired Tex pups. Only structural difference is this is a slab board. Has Fender Japan tuners that look like the Schallers Ritchie modded his with and I added the '62 guard to complete the look of his favourite '74 after he modded it extensively with new look and pups etc (Schecter F500Ts) in '79.

    Doesn't have the scalloped board (though it could of course) nor SD Qtr Pounders (but it will).

    Only the CIJ and Natural Ash MIM are three bolt (it's a 70's Classic Series ...grabbed a nice one before the last of the line prevented choice).

    The 4 bolt Affinity looks like a '66 (vintage tuners, bent stamped saddles, truss notch in guard etc) and the VM70 is a mutt with RW board , skunk and 4 bolts.
     
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  5. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I don’t care...
     
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  6. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Strat-Talker

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    Seems other folks do. That's why I thought I'd politely answer their questions.

    Do you disapprove?


    Edit. HA!

    Just got all defensive (I'm a bit in love with both the 3 bolts so was really into writing my previous response) then KERRANG!, realised you were answering the OPs question! D'oh!

    I think it's time to leave the keyboard and get out for a walk. Sorry 'bout that.
     
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  7. Red Bread

    Red Bread Strat-Talker

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    I like 50’s headstocks
    60’s neck profiles
    And 21st century elections
     
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  8. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

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    It's tricky to pinpoint an era for me, I like rosewood boards on 'V' shaped necks. See, my best chances are with Tokai rather than with a specific decade (Fender) Strat type, so I vote "60's+V"! :whistling:;)
     
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  9. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Strat-Talker

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    @SpeedKing no I think you were more than justified and thanks for the info , had a scalloped strat years ago great fun once you get used to not putting every note out of tune to start with lol
     
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  10. rafasounds

    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    I like 50's and 60's, but wouldn't mind a late 60's maple cap big headstock non-bullet.
     
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  11. Silverman

    Silverman Strat-Talker

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    You should include the remining eras like the 80s up until the Fender handover, Late 90s to mid Oughts, mid Oughts to 2016, and present.
     
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  12. ryunker

    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    To me, if it had to be that old, it would be 60's I guess. Three tone burst color and rosewood.

    In reality 2008, up until 2015? Before the CITES thing. Build quality and variety are awesome.
     
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  13. circles

    circles humaniod life form Strat-Talk Supporter

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    this years.
     
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  14. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

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    Nah.. they look funking awful and I Hate them.. :sneaky::D
     
  15. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Basking 'neath the almighty yellow yolk Strat-Talk Supporter

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  16. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah... the best era was the late 80's early 90's Strat Plus series. That's my vote. Blows those crappy 70's out of the water.
     
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  17. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir WBLV Strat-Talk Supporter

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    For vintage stuff, '59-62 era rosewood slab board models.
    For non-vintage, the Fullertons and higher end 60s style MIJ Fenders
    from the 80s and 90s will do quite nicely. The same goes for Fernandes/Tokai.
    No target/clownburst for me, though... i only like the ones where the red is subdued
    &/or almost faded away entirely.
     
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  18. 79olympicwhite

    79olympicwhite Strat-Talker

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    Anything with a 7 1/4 radius and vintage frets ... but as said previously a good strat is a good strat.... l could never differentiate by years, just my experience
     
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  19. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    I prefer my 2008 Fender American Standard. Good enough for me.
     
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  20. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

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    I voted 60s because I tend to prefer my strats with a rosewood board, but I’m really on the verge between 50s (white blonde… ah!) and 60s. For teles, it’s exactly the inverse.
     
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