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Offline Shereen

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Best strat copy guitar?
« on: September 30, 2009, 11:41:37 pm »
Hey everyone,

Whats the best strat copy guitar/strat style guitar in your opinion and why?
I know theres some cheap copies (like sx) which are much better than Squiers, but what else are there?

Are there any strat style guitars from other guitar brands that you prefer to Fender?

Let me know!

Shereen  :)

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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 12:38:44 pm »
     If you were to include super strat guitars, I would have to say ESP is a fair ways up there, other than their design seems to have issues with their Floyd Rose tremolo's, My friend has one with a Rose, and its ALWAYS out of tune.

     I actually am not always a fan of stock Stratocasters (with the exception of Eric Clapton's model). I prefer the do-it-yourself Frankenstrat way.

     Aria Strat copies are quite nice, especially if you just want to modify one like crazy or practice something you wanna do to a more expensive guitar. As for a favorite, its really hard to say. There are hundreds of copy brands out there (you know you've hit something big when?) and as the stick flies I haven't played that many brands.

     For now though, I'm going to go with Austin, Because I like the feel of their rosewood necks. NOT Strat quality but not too bad for what they are
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 01:41:06 pm »
To me, nothing beats the feel of a real Fender in my hands.

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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 10:16:46 pm »
The old fernandez strats were supposed to be superior to the fender strat, but personally I prefer the real deal,
oh and the G&L legacy is pretty sweet.
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 11:19:36 pm »
The old fernandez strats were supposed to be superior to the fender strat, but personally I prefer the real deal,
oh and the G&L legacy is pretty sweet.
Never played a Fernandez Strat but I know their basses have incredible sustain (my friend has one and will out ring his Schecter bass by about a minute) I don't doubt that they were higher than Stratocaster quality. I love my Harley Frankenstrat though
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 01:42:49 pm »
Yeah, those Fernandes strat copies are pretty good...

I also like Anderson's stuff.

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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 09:42:41 am »
     If you were to include super strat guitars, I would have to say ESP is a fair ways up there, other than their design seems to have issues with their Floyd Rose tremolo's, My friend has one with a Rose, and its ALWAYS out of tune.

     I actually am not always a fan of stock Stratocasters (with the exception of Eric Clapton's model). I prefer the do-it-yourself Frankenstrat way.

     Aria Strat copies are quite nice, especially if you just want to modify one like crazy or practice something you wanna do to a more expensive guitar. As for a favorite, its really hard to say. There are hundreds of copy brands out there (you know you've hit something big when?) and as the stick flies I haven't played that many brands.

     For now though, I'm going to go with Austin, Because I like the feel of their rosewood necks. NOT Strat quality but not too bad for what they are

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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 11:55:47 am »
I second the ESP Vintage Plus S model. I have one of the older models where it came with the floyd and it's totally awesome. They now do them with standard strat trems now and are still a lot better than a lot of vintage strats that I've come across.

Got it for cheap because it was badly dinged up but it doesn't bother me! Another good one to look for is the stuff from Edwards in Japan. They're ESP's mid level brand and are on par with the Fernandes and Aria Pro stuff.
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 12:45:55 am »
ESP makes great stuff, but for the price I'd rather go Fender.

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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 01:25:51 am »
Godda admit, theres nothing quite like a Fender  :madness:
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009, 10:08:14 pm »
Godda admit, theres nothing quite like a Fender  :madness:
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   YEAH, got to have at least one in your collection. 
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2009, 01:15:02 am »
Thats funny, cause I only have one  :P , Its all I need right now
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2009, 07:27:49 am »
Thats funny, cause I only have one  :P , Its all I need right now
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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2009, 11:58:19 am »
Squire classic vibe.

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Re: Best strat copy guitar?
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009, 02:05:56 pm »
I play ONE guitar (atm tehehe), and that's my Fender MIJ Strat.