I have 2 fender's, I like them a lot, but my favourite guitars are PRS (Paul Reed Smith). They do have a "splendid" serie, s= single coil and h= humbucker.
They made those guitars, except for one, only erom 1990 till 1992.
I have all cominations of the coils.
s-s-s a real attack on fenders, and everybody who hear this huitar in action, tells me that this PRS is sounding a lot better than a fender strat. I also have s-s-h and an h-s-h configuration. These guitars are amazing, the sound, the way you can play on it, fast...
But since PRS started only in 1985, they were put on the market too early. Concerning FENDER Stratocaster: In the end of the sixties and beginning of the seventies, you had two kind of fenders: stratocaster and telecaster, I don't mention jaguar and a few other models. The only thing you could change was the color. Now it is IMPOSSIBLE to cghoose a fender stratocaster, you have:
- squier from korea, I think, and real cheap.
- mexican strats (don't know if they are better)
- US strats, highway for instance is good and cheap, but a lot of strats are better but more expensive.It is in my opinion impossible to find a strat, because there are to many strats: reissues, custom shops, relics. I am glad that I have a 1964 original strat, I can sell this one for around 20.000$, but more my PRS single coil sounds better. I am sure that there are still a few "super fenders" but THE problem is there are too much strats. It is and I mean it a very good guitar, but it is easier to choose a gibson: a lot less models
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