- Nov 28, 2010
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lol, like a Tele ain't heavy enough already ... let's put a Bigsby on it!
My dilemma, as stated above.What kind of music do you like?
If you enjoy music mostly played on one of the two then there's your answer. They are quite different so it's impossible to state the correct choice for you.
+1Both. Don't buy, build. Parts can be had cheap enough that you can slap together a great guitar for less than you can buy one off the rack.
I gigged for years with a parts Strat I built for about $300. At a benefit show about 12 years ago a guy broke a string on the only guitar he brought, a Fender 60s something or other Strat. I grabbed my cheapo and handed it to him so he could finish his set. Toward the end my bass player leaned over to me and said mine sounded 10 times better than his. I still have that guitar, and it's not going anywhere.
A Tele can be built even cheaper than a Strat, if you shop wisely.