I'm sure you know, but for anyone that is to polite to ask. The Fender Stratocaster body has the most ergonomic beautiful sexy curves that you will find hard to find on any other guitar, it has a belly cut curve, in the back, and a very nice arm relief in the front of the body. In contrast the body of the Fender Telecaster that is basically a plank of wood.
Derick, I'm confused, you built up the strat so much that even I'm thinking I should get one, and I'm not a fender guy. Then you said that the tele is basically a plank of wood (agreed), but that's the one you want. Huh?
Derick , I'm confused, you built up the strat so much that even I'm thinking I should get one, and I'm not a fender guy. Then you said that the tele is basically a plank of wood (agreed), but that's the one you want. Huh?
Yes I can see where you are coming from. Just to take the confusion away, yes definitely get a Fender Stratocaster, it's pure beauty and so comfortable that you may find it hard to put down, I have a Fender Stratocaster MIM, in tobacco burst, with a flame Maple front, so beautiful to look at, and a real pleasure to hold. Now in contrast the Fender Telecaster body is, there is no other way of saying it, a plank of wood, so now you may be asking yourself why would I want a Telecaster, the answer is the sound, if you like the Blues, Country and Chicken Picking guitar sound it just has to be the Telecaster. So the real recommendation is get a Stratocaster and a Telecaster, then you may have to play both for many years before you can pick your favourite.
No need to get disappointed there is another way. Yes you are right if you get the top of the range American made Telecaster and Stratocaster you may well need a lottery win, but for about £160 you could get a Squire Affinity Fender Stratocaster and for a further £160 you could get a Squire Affinity by Fender Telecaster. A lot of electric guitar players prefer the Squire Affinity models to the Real Fender models.
That's the date I did something very silly and I regret doing it. I had a Fender MIM Telecaster in Candy Apple Red, I don't know why but I traded it in for another guitar, I miss that Telecaster keep thinking about buying another Telecaster, probably the best guitar in the universe.
Should I buy another Telecaster. It was my fault that I traded it in, should I just live with it.
Has anyone else ever bought the same guitar twice.
I not only bought the same guitar twice. I didn't even bother to sell the first guitar! I have two Eastman E40D guitars (2016, 2017). I got a good price on the second one, so my plan was to play both and keep the one I liked best. But each one is quite unique, and I like them both, so I haven't been able to part with either one, yet. Adi takes so long to develop, so it may be years before I decide (if I decide!).
So, although my situation is different than yours, technically, the answer is the same.
Otherwise known as a "belly cut" (https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/belly-cut/) -- for those of us who have kegs rather than six-pack abdomens.
Ok. Didn't know that. Must be why I prefer acoustics to electrics; I don't have any "tummy" to speak of and it's hard to "hug" an electric or even very small and thin acoustic. I've gotten so used to the feeling of hugging my dreadnaught when I play it that if there's nothing to hug, I find it difficult -- almost impossible -- to get a comfortable position with the guitar.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!
TonyKgull , good point. Although it wasn't a guitar review, but rather a PR interview introducing her guitar line. St. Vincent is the stage name for Annie Clark, who is a Grammy winning solo artist, who's known for her music as well as her amazing live performances. A few years ago, she made an album with David Byrne (former Talking Heads). She is an extremely accomplished guitarist (albeit quirky and artistic, so people tend to love her or not), and visually, she re-creates image with each album and tour (think female, American David Bowie).
I've seen her live four times, and each show had a completely different vibe. And it's been really cool to watch her evolve from a shy performer into this huge stage persona. She's one of my favorite artists from the last 20 years.
Here are a couple of clips to get to know her better.
Annie w/ Nirvana at R&R HoF induction:
Love her riff underneath the vocals:
Something a little more funky, experimental from her last tour:
She looks like 3 different people in the videos. I like the Austin City Limits one best, she's obviously talented, and it impresses me that what she's singing has not relation to what she's playing (very hard to do IMHO.) Thanks for bringing her to our attention!