Telecaster ≠ Hard-tail Strat
^^^I have a hardtail Carvin S type and it doesn't sound like a Tele. I have to agree with the posters that say a hardtail sounds different than a Strat with trem. This hardtail does have the quack and chime of Strats with trems but somehow it's different sounding. Might be sustain, it's hard for me to discern.have a Tele and a hard-tail Strat. Both are great, but very different.
Additionally, the hard-tail sounds different than a regular Strat. More bottom end and a fuller sound overall. More sustain IME.
I like that pickup and style .Talking of Hardtail Strats : I have a trem with a wooden block in my partscaster Strat.When I would buy another Strat I would always look for a hardtail.
A slightly tangential post here but....I owned an American Standard Hardtail Stratocaster and wish that I never sold it.
I also never even installed a whammy bar on my Strats and all of mine are decked.
My American Standard Stratocaster was a great guitar that still sounds like a Stratocaster.
I’d definitely buy another hardtail Stratocaster and they seem to be priced a little cheaper than a traditional Stratocaster.
I really like those natural finished strats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I think I'm up to five string-through hardtails now.
Aria Pro II, before clean up and setup.
A weird no-name
Another Aria, before clean up
An early 80s lefty Korean copy with a one piece "ash" body
And another early 80s Korean copy
Also had one of the Squier Affinity Hello Kitty models, which I was surprised to find are string-though
That one went to a new home after it was sold for three times what I paid!
Well, at least two, I assure you.Last of the Fullertons, my E3xx , 2 knob hard tail ....a very nice sounding/playing guitar,,,
I wonder how many of these were made?...
That looks ALL kinds of wrong.Here is my Warmoth hardtail build.
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Black Korina left-hand body modified for a right-hand player. Warmoth roasted Maple neck with Bloodwood fretboard and stainless steel frets, Seymour Duncan Phat Cat and JB trembucker pickups and Schaller roller bridge. Notice the where the volume control is, the mini toggle is a 3 way switch with two levels of treble roll off and the middle position is straight to the output jack.
At least three...I have one. Best Fender neck ever?Well, at least two, I assure you.
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I like the weird Fender logo on mine. I've seen it a couple other times. Mine's neck dated to mid-April 1983.
These Strat's from this era get a real bad rap, mostly because of the tremolo. No worries here!!