"I used a Mexican Red Fender Strat with a maple neck that has a boost built in, called a Powerhouse Stratocaster, I found this guitar in Colorado on tour with Grand Funk. Played it through a Fender Vibro-king amp that was at George's Shut Up And Play studio. No pedals, just the bass pickup of the red stratocaster and a lot of finger plucking! We were very happy with the results and the song is finally hitting the high mark that I am striving for."more
She's beautiful, she's perfect... I didn't say a name but she just popped into your head, didn't she? She being the Fender Mexican Stratocaster. This is my go to guitar. It's pretty sounding, pretty looking, and pretty feeling. And they're typically fairly cheap. The bridge is one of the "weaker" points, but swap that out and you're playing a great guitar for a medium level budget.
They don't make em like these any more. The finish is amazing, the tuners actually tune, and it plays like a dream. Only downside is "maybe" the 500k pots, that make it screech a little bit more. To bad these are almost impossible to find for a normal price here in the Netherlands. Used to find these everywhere for about 250€.
great great great guitar. once I locked my bridge I could almost do anything with it. if you want an allround guitar this is what you need. you can play blues jazz and a lot more with this. using 1 pickup gives you a thing sound which is great for soloing. using 2 pickups gives you a sort of humbucking effect with a thicker sound
This is the one we use live. It has a great ballance and a great sound. The Body is just too comfortable. You could sleep on the guitar, and you'd dream with cotton candy; but still is a tought guitar, and you can get really punk with it (even smash it a little bit).
This is an Old Mex, built in between 95-2000, one of the better quality ones. had a new refret and action is sweet, and fitted with custom shop 69's along with a roller nut, modern bridge, and schallar locking tuners.
Single coil heaven, everytime i play this, makes me wonder why i bought other guitars
This guitar works like a beaut. If you can't afford to go all out with an American Strat, this is the next best thing. This really gives you your money's worth. Great guitar, great sound. Overall just a beautiful instrument.