Fender stratocaster classic players 50`s vs 60`s vs 70`s

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  1. lejano

    lejano Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    Can anyone tell me what is the best amongs these most suited for blues? I have personally tried 50`s Classic Players and sounded and felt really nice to me.

    Any other opinions on 50 vs 60 vs 70 Classic players?

    Best.
     
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    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    which kind of blues? for SRV, i'd get a 60s. the pickups are slightly hotter than the 50s model, and the 60s has a rosewood neck. the 70s is a much-maligned model, but they're not bad.
     
  3. lejano

    lejano Senior Member

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    Basicly Eric Clapton, Albert Cummings, Buddy Guy. SRV Im not into. I like the maple neck a lot. So was looking also Roadhouse™ Stratocaster® o Highway series.

    But as far as I know people are not very happy with Highway series.

    Any suggestions?
     
  4. Cookie-boy

    Cookie-boy Senior Member

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    Just go and play a heap of guitars. Labels won't buy you anything. You may find some cheap old knocked about Squire plays and sounds exactly as you wished and hoped for.
     
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    snaredrum V.I.P. Member

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    personally, i didn't get on with my Fender Classic Player 60s. it just didn't feel expensive enough to justify the Fender price. So i went back to Squiers for a while.
     
  6. lejano

    lejano Senior Member

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    Hi,

    At last I went to the store to try 4 guitars:

    1- Fender 50`s Classic
    2- Fender 50`s Classic Players
    3- Fender Highway I
    4- Fender 50`s Classic Players Roadworn

    None of which I bought. While trying out the guitars the guys brought me a Fender Classic 70`s Olimpic white with maple neck.. Now that was the tone I was looking for.. Every aspect of the guitar from 7.25 radius (Which I was very suspicious about having one) to the neck and the tone is giving me the tone I want. So let me make a little summary of the experience with all the other guitars:

    1- Fender 50`s Classic

    Very normal, heavy Fender. I didn`t find anything special in this one

    2- Fender 50`s Classic Players

    Although for about 5 months now I have been with memories of this guitar and loved it a lot, jamming today saw that the sound is very thin. I didn`t like the harmony at all.

    3- Fender Highway I

    Worse than 50 Classic Player`s to me.. Nothing special, weak sounding.

    4- Fender 50`s Classic Roadworn

    Although the guitar seems very nice, I didn`t like the "dry" feeling the body gave me. If you have ever tried roadworn series you`ll probably know what I am talking about. The sound was really good on this one, yet for me 70`s Classic is sounding much more brighter and livelier than this one.

    With Fender Classic 70`s switching the pickup position I was able to get all the sounds I want. Unlike Roadworn I was able to get a very good sound on 1st, 2nd 4th and 5th positions.

    Yet again this is how I felt and which sounded to me the best. The best thing to do is to get the guitars in a row and try them in the same time without touching nothing on the amp. You`ll "hear" the difference very easily.

    Best!

    Ozzy
     
  7. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    There is no 70s Classic Player model, but the Classic 70s model is cool. I like both the 50s and 60s Classic Player strats, and have a 60, I would recommend one of them because of the CS69 pickups, which I love. If you want the maple neck, the 50s is a good guitar too, but it isnt the fretboard that makes Clapton sound like Clapton, or SRV sound like SRV :cool:
     
  8. lejano

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    Right on!
     

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