if you had say OVER a thousand dollars what strat would you buy.

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by gary mitchell, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

    Aug 23, 2019
    myself i would buy a used zion, i had one in the early 90s , it was loaded with megs sa/sa/81 pickups ,i loved that guitar saved up a long time for it. the picture below is one like it. but a drummers cymbal got knock over striking my zion breaking the neck, had it fixed the few months later playing an outside gig, some one trip over some wires and broke the neck again . had it fixed again then sold, didn't get near the price i paid for it, i loved that guitar a lot, it was my dream guitar it had a floyd rose loved it, but i couldn't afford another one. ended up with a use gibson les paul. images.jpeg
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Here's what I would get with $1000:

    - used Katana 100 head ~ $220
    - used FGN NCLC100 Les Paul Custom ~ $800

    That means I would have to shell out $20 from my own pocket. ha ha
  3. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    So no one thus far would buy a Strat? I'd buy one of the candy green Claptons.
  4. Stillhouse

    Stillhouse Squier Talker

    Dec 15, 2013
    Deep In The South Of Texas
    Probably a Jimmie Vaughan Tex Mex.
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  5. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Feb 14, 2019
    I’d buy up all the used Standard Strats & Teles I could find. The Standards just seem to be the most bang for your buck that Squier offers.
  6. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I like the new HM, but they're more than a grand.
  7. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    A New Purple Lead III isn't technically a Strat, but that's where I'd put my money if I had an extra grand.
  8. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    I’ve gone through so many Strats to get where I’m at (and completely happy with).
    Used & Modded MIM GC FSR, was SSH originally, now has a set of American Standard A5’s, and Fender/Ping locking tuners.
    I might have preferred a burst, but this is a very solid/reliable/comfortable player (except for the knuckle busting volume control).
    $200 for the Strat, $75 for the loaded guard (included a tone shaper), and $50 for the tuners.
    I don’t need any more strat than this.
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  9. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    For a thousand I'd get a custom body and neck made and finished to my specs, and all the hardware of my choice that I'd need to put it together.
  10. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
  11. ToneChaser77

    ToneChaser77 Squier-Nut

    Sep 29, 2019
    Milledgeville, Ga
    Well it does say OVER a thousand dollars and asks what STRAT would you buy.
    But realistically I would never drop that kind of cash on an axe so this would probably be it. Funny thing is I had a Squier standard that was very close and I sold it. Similar looking finish, maple neck, 9.5 Radius. Different bridge and pickups. Still This one checks all the boxes for me.
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  12. drneilmb

    drneilmb Squier-Meister

    Jun 8, 2019
    Iowa, USA
    If I had $1000, I'd get a used CV or MIM for $300, spend $200 for badass pickups and a pro set up and pocket the other $500 for something where the expense really counts. Nothing in my guitar playing merits a guitar that costs a grand.

    I must be reading too much TDPRI, I'm starting to get testy about guitar snobs. :) But if you just want to know what guitar I'm dreaming about in that price range, it'd be a PRS S2 Custom 24.

    Or maybe I'd just spend the $1000 on components for building a couple nice tube amps.

  13. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

    Dec 20, 2009
    McGill, Nevada
    I'd put a down payment on a 1959 Tweed Vibrolux.

    ...or, maybe a set of nut files from Stew-Mac
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  14. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

    Aug 23, 2019
    The Zion I like I don't think you could even get a mint used one for a grand, first one I seen Phil Keaggey and he still uses it with Duncan pickups , his secondary guitars were a 1959 Gretsch Anniversary and two other flatline guitars,I went to a concert in Wichita Kansas took my zion to have him to sign it and he did. i really really loved that guitar. you can watch him play it on youtube.
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  15. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-holic

    Well, I have a grand to spend and I haven't bought any strat. I guess that's the answer.
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  16. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Nut

    Apr 28, 2019
    maybe some thing like this.....:D

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  17. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    OVER a thousand??

    right on - I'll take one of these :D



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  18. jbrowning

    jbrowning Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2019
    colorado springs
    If it was me, I'd look to see how many I could get for $1000.00 . I don't need/want a brand new one. I would take a few from the '90's MIM. One red, one white and one blue.
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