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Vance23



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:44 pm    Post subject: Best Vintage Guitar Reply with quote

Vote for the vintage guitar that looks, feels, and plays the best:
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta be the Strat. Leo hit it outta the park when he designed it. 50 years after the fact, it's still ahead of it's time, and the most popular electric guitar design ever.

To Leo Fender! Long may your designs be played by all of us!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, its tough to decide. Truth be told I think an LP and Strat are neck and neck. I love the sounds from both and both have their applications in music. I think both are home runs.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Les Paul and Strat are neck and neck to me.

However if I only had one guitar, it could be a strat due to the versatility. It could never be a Les Paul.

To me, you can see where the Les Paul is a reverse-engineered Spanish Florentine designed for high volumes through an amplifier and reduction of feedback. Heck, the tune-omatic looks like a re-engineered archtop bridge. Fine tuners were added on a metal plate, because electic guitars require more precise intonation. It's even slanted like an acoustic bridge. The neck joint is modified from an acoustic set neck. Although this works well and has a sound of its own - you would think if an electric guitar is designed from the ground up, a bolt-on makes more economic sense or even a neck-through since the body is solid.

If compared to architecture, the Les Paul is like Greek Revival. The Stratocaster is Frank Lloyd Wright.

The fact that you could even argue between the two which is better, when a strat probably costs 1/3 - 1/2 of a Les Paul cost to manufacture, is a testament to the economic genius of Leo Fender.

What's funny is that LPs although being closer in design to an acoustic really bloom under high gain. Strats have better clean tones.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have to go with the Strat on this one, even though I own a Tele. Confused
I do have a couple BC Rich's with the strat style body, and I never have cared for the Les Paul...... Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just don't get much better ...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strats are just bratty little brothers...

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Its also related to why pickup makers generally don't take other makers who offer things like II/V P90s seriously... it's basically just marketing BS.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to be the tele. What else can take singles, hbs, minis, p90s, be hollow/chambered/solid...?

And look so purdy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If compared to architecture, the Les Paul is like Greek Revival. The Stratocaster is Frank Lloyd Wright.




Hands down, the COOLEST comparison I've EVER read. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you and THANK YOU for that finishing recipe!! I am going to look for imperial hand glaze and the other stuff this weekend or next or next. Pretty soon I'll be done with clear coats and the wait can begin.

Guess I have to do a bunch of bodies from now on!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant to stagger them so I don't have to look at it hanging for four weeks. Goodness!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever though I prefer teles when I think vintage my mind usually will go to the strat. I know the tele came out first but ------

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Strats are just bratty little brothers...


The bratty little brothers always get the attention. Laughing
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