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. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-holic

    Don't hold back Doug. Tell us how you really feel.

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    All I'm missing from my Strat collection is the MIJ 12 string. And they run a little over a grand, including shipping, on Ebay
  3. ScoobySnacker

    ScoobySnacker Squier-Nut

    Dec 4, 2018
    Never-reach, NY
    OVER $1000? Hmmmmm.

    How 'bout buying a dozen Bullets or Affinity's (OP didn't say how much over a grand) and making them available, for FREE, to youngsters in need who will benefit from such an opportunity?
  4. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-Nut

    Jan 12, 2020
    Rockwall, Tx.
    That Se of mine about to make that choice for me. TOOK another shot today.. No tango..lol..
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  5. Rodiebobw

    Rodiebobw Squier-Nut

    Jan 12, 2020
    Rockwall, Tx.
  6. beagle

    beagle Squier-Nut

    Nov 19, 2017
    To sell to people that didn't like the shape of a Telecaster and to maximise profits.
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  7. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-Nut

    Aug 23, 2019
    I like Fenders about all my basses are fender except my Lakland, and I have a Fender AMS telecaster, but i am not a big fan of fenders tremolos. I guess cause i am use to using Floyd Rose tremolos, I could do more with a floyd. my ibanez ex140 has a fender type tremolo i don't care about it i just soon have a bigsby and i was thinking about putting one on my tele, skwhmvg6b6wutkvjn2nf.jpg
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  8. Nor did anyone else :D Cheers, Barrie.
  9. jbrowning

    jbrowning Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2019
    colorado springs
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  10. Forum Guest

    Forum Guest Squier-Meister

    Jan 22, 2019
    United States
    I'd also go with a Clapton Strat, but in pewter.
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  11. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Good choice, Clapton strats are great! So versatile!

    I would possibly go with something totally different though, such as the Ed O'Brien strat with a sustainer pickup in the bridge for ethereal sounds (besides, I love Radiohead's music).
  12. Squierman65

    Squierman65 New Member

    Jul 31, 2018
    Rayleigh, Essex, UK
    Honestly? I'd be looking for a JV series Squier Stratocaster. The '57 model, like Buddy Holly played. From top price to bottom of the barrel, mine was the BEST Strat I have EVER played.
    I was forced to sell mine years ago, then managed to buy it back, and then my ex-wife sold it again while I was away on tour and wouldn't tell me who she sold it to. Hence, "EX-wife".
    My Strat of choice these days is the Squier "Classic Vibe" version of the same model vintage Strat. I honestly think the Squiers beat the Fenders, because those original Fenders were NEVER broken, yet Fender has been trying to fix them ever since with all manner of modifications. Squiers are the closest I've found to the original glory that was Fender in the 50's.
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  13. alan01346

    alan01346 Squier Talker

    Dec 20, 2017
    Heath, MA USA
    I'd spend it on Bitcoin, about Christmas, and it would triple by summer. Set the original aside for next year, spend the $2000. Probably something hardtail because it stays tuned better.
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    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

    Dec 7, 2018
  15. david.dowty

    david.dowty New Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    I would build my own and build to my liking...
    As first thought it would be:
    Hardtail strat body hot rod red
    HSH duncan Jb/59 and fat 50's in the middle
    Roasted maple neck and fingerboard
    No face dots only side dots
    10" to 16" radius
    Stainless narrow tall frets
    Locking staggered tuners
    Babicz bridge
    Sealed cts pots
    Pure tone jack
    Zero glide nut
    Preferably with an electrosocket jack instead of strat jack plate.

    That's my dream one. I've built it over and over in my head.
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  16. sunnysal

    sunnysal Squier Talker

    Mar 2, 2016
    San Salvador
    I like the Eric Johnson Strats, they feel and sound great! I am very happy with with CV 60s but if I had the itch to blow >$1,000 that would be what I would buy
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  17. One String Sam

    One String Sam Squier-Meister

    Jan 10, 2015
    The Moon
    Change the $ to £ and I'd buy an American Performer Strat as I've never owned a US Fender and that's the only US model which comes in at bang on £1000, nothing under that, I think. Either that or I would buy a second hand US model which just felt right when I picked it up. Had that a couple of weeks ago in my local independent music store when I played a strat which was a partscaster put together by one of the customers who had died (Japanese Fender neck on an unknown strat body, 50's style pickups, played like a dream, £300), would have bought it but I really need to downscale rather than upscale but that's a thread within itself.
  18. pblanton

    pblanton Squier Talker

    Jan 27, 2020
    Black Forest, Colorado
    I have that exact same strat, but it is still in its original configuration. I bought it new from GC about six years ago, and it was ~$450, so you got a good deal. If you have the original humbucker, or even the loaded pickguard from it, I'd be interested in perhaps acquiring it from you.

    Regarding the ill-placed volume control, on an old Squier strat that I have, one of the tone knobs didn't work, I decided that I only need one tone knob, so I eliminated the bottom one, rewired the middle tone knob to be a master tone, and moved the tone and volume down to the bottom two holes. Then I put a low-profile kill-switch into the top hole. I never hit it with my pinkie anymore, and I HAVE A KILLSWITCH!!!

    The volume placement always bugged me too. The single-tone is fine because I don't have to do quick tone blends between the pickups. Maybe losing one of the tone knobs would bother someone, but not me. The killswitch in the top hole is almost flat, and just fun as hell.

    Regarding a killswitch, you can use one that opens to interrupt the audio circuit when pressed, or you can use one that closes when pressed, shunting the audio circuit to ground. Don't worry about whether it's an NO or NC switch. Get one that looks good and then determine how to wire it later.
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  19. Christegs

    Christegs New Member

    Feb 4, 2020
    My first guitar was a sunburst squire in the early 90's. Then I think I got a good report card or something that was very unusual and I got the guitar that would stay with me until 2015 when half my collection was stolen. It was a Yellowish Fender Strat Deluxe Plus and I think it was $1400 back in 1994. I look from time to time to see if anyone is selling one exactly like that on ebay and I sometimes see one for around $1,000 to $1,300.

    We are talking about Brushed Locking Tuners, Floyd Rose Graphite Floating Bridge that lets you change the same string when you break one. Leo Lace Sensor Pickups Red, Silver, Blue). Graphite ball bearing nut, rose wood fretboard - She looked like the one below, but it was better, fretboard was rosewood, but I kind of like maple more now on a strat. I cant find one like the one I had, case was different, the tuners were brushed locking, This is the closest I have found and its just one year older. I have strats that cost more, but I want that strat from my childhood with all the dings in it. If I ever find the person who took it I am going to ... I.. I will find it..

    Or maybe I'll just go on AliExpress and buy a Chrat with a squared off neck that looks like crap, put all of the parts mentioned above on it, and call it a day

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