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Choosing between two new guitars. Help me pick one, or suggest something else!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by duddlee, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. duddlee

    duddlee NEW MEMBER!

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    Hello! I'm in the budget of $700 this christmas for a new guitar. I'm torn between a new Player Stratocaster, or a Player Mustang with P90s. Any ideas on which would be better? How does the Player Strat compare to other strats in Fender's catalog?

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  2. Jimclarke100

    Jimclarke100 Tele-Afflicted

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    Mustang for me.
    Love P90s don’t like Strats... Easy choice.
     
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    68tele Friend of Leo's

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    I like the bottom one. Orange you glad?
     
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    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    play a mustang, play a strat. They are nothing like each other so, decide which you prefer. I know which one I would want, but I'm not you.
     
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    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    What guitars do you already have?
     
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    Festofish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    You can always find a Strat. Buy the oddball if you have any. Seriously take a chance on something different then grab a strat later. Win-win!
     
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    I would choose the Strat because first of all I just don’t like the 24” scale on the Mustang . The neck pickup on a Strat is beautiful already ,add in the other positions you have great versatility.
    No contest-Strat
     
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    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    If you already have 25.5" scale guitars, you may like the 24" scale Mustang for something *different* — mine feels different than any of my other guitars. And, I love it!
    I agree with fenderchamp here...

     
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    The new MIM strats are supposed to be great. They changed from the ceramic pickups to alnico ones that reportedly have that vintage strat tone.

    P90s are cool, but the Mustang looks funky to me. I'd get an SG with P90s instead.
     
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    I've not bonded with the Mustang in the past. Just seems wimpy for some reason.
     
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    I don’t know if the Strat would be better, but the Mustang would certainly be worse.
     
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    The Orange Strat!
     
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    I'm torn because Capri Orange is obviously the superior color, but I would personally rather play a Mustang because of the shorter scale. Not having a tremolo is also a bonus to me because it's one less thing that can go wrong.
     
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    A Player Strat will be a well-built, decent guitar that you can hold onto forever if you want. For me the big unknown are the Fender P90s in the Mustang. I've never heard how they sound. I mean I love P90s, but the ones I had were in Gibson and Gibson-type guitars.
     
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    A Strat and a Tele are basic. Others are just gravy.
    IMHO. YMMV. OMGWTFBBQ, etc.
     
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    If you don't have a Strat then... those are timeless. Now if you don't have a Tele' I would go in that direction.
     
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    Creamsicle Stratocaster. Yummy. Orange and white. I have two Stratocasters and love both of them. I think Stratocaster is quite possibly the most versatile guitar there is. And one thing you get with a Strat is a 10 minute loaded pickguard change. Just one man’s opinion.
     
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