2021 American Performer w stock Yosemite pickups.
OK, some background:
I started playing guitar on an excruciating POS called a Kay “Sizzler,” whose pickup intriguingly removed any musical output: leaving only the hum!
Like a reverse Dolby!
Duane Eddy, and “Surf music” were all the rage then (shortly after the earth cooled and dinosaurs all cacked).
Then until now, I added different “styles” of guitar playing to my quiver (up until disco hit: I quit adding styles at that point, except old Country).
Naturally I blew through a TON of gear, always looking for The “Do It All” ax. You name it: I’ve probably tried it.
What worked for Larry Carlton in his “Mr 335” days did NOT work for me!
Mostly played various Telecaster iterations in a variety of wide ranging venues (bar&grills to orchestra pits).
I generally only had one guitar, which got traded for the next plan: Pretty Lame Ass Notion.
Finally retired from my day job to do only music, and blew through another ton of gear (good pension).
Left my last band (a five piece funk & soul outfit) before the plague, and moved away from the town where I had spent 46 years establishing myself as mostly a “Pop” player who could read a little and showed up on time.
The new guitars and amps are vastly more versatile than my old BF tube rigs (which probably needed a bias job).
And now I find I can play any style I want to on my Strat Am Performer, through my Quilter Aviator Cub.
Anybody find anything more versatile than a Strat?