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ruben_mcn
Sep 9 2010, 04:21 PM
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Hey Guys..
I´m going to buy a guitar that have been wanting for a long long time .. The Mithy Stratocaster !!!! biggrin.gif
It's gona be a mexican classic series or a classic player ..
I think the classic player is a better choice and that is that one that i prabably will go for (the sonic blue one ) but i really like candy aplle red and there is a CAR in the classic series (oh and the headstock looks a lot cooler in theese ones) ..
SO my question is are the classic players really better than the classic series cause if they are not i would much rather have the Candy aplle red wich looks stunning ? and also i heard that the '69 pickups in the classic player were just copys of the original 69's is this true ??

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Candy aplle red man... now that's a cool color.

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ruben_mcn
Sep 9 2010, 05:56 PM
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I know man smile.gif that strat looks so sweet .. but i heard the hardwere on it is not so good .. and the other ones on the other hand have parts from custom shop models..

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ruben_mcn
Sep 9 2010, 08:02 PM
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Came on smile.gif I don´t bealive there isn't anybody here that is something like the Einestien of the Stratocasters to help me out xD

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Bogdan Radovic
Sep 9 2010, 09:59 PM
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Candy red is definitely beautiful. Though I don't know the difference between those strats - maybe you should try them in store to see which one feels like "the one" to you.

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ruben_mcn
Sep 9 2010, 10:37 PM
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Been there done that tongue.gif they both seem nice .. but right on the store i can't take in count the tuning stablity and the quality of the hardwere just by playng them.. that is why i asked .. But they both felt right in my hands smile.gif

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Sep 9 2010, 10:44 PM
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I would of said Candy Apple first but...

Quality over Looks all the way!

In the end it's really up to you, the user, if you take someone else suggestions, make sure your happy with them. Never be looking back and thinking 'what if'. Your pride and joy is that of your own!

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Sep 9 2010, 10:51 PM
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Thanks Man that actually preatty good advice smile.gif

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Sep 9 2010, 11:23 PM
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Here you can admire the candy aplle red smile.gif from 0.20 forward..

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Candy red is beautiful. I don't really know the difference between those two models, but as long as the bridge stays in tune and the guitar feels right in your hands I say go for it smile.gif

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Sep 9 2010, 11:52 PM
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that is the problem .. even tho they both seem to be good for the price, the red one seems to have some tunning stability issues ( this is what i hear from reviews ) and the pickups are not so good as the ones on the classic players ( or i atleast i think they are .. pls correct me if they are not )

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Sep 10 2010, 02:05 AM
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BTW: here are the features of both guitars:

Classic Series ( The Red One )


•Superb Strat with '60s Strat features, sound and playability
•Alder Body
•Maple, “C” Shape neck, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
•Rosewood, 7.25 inch Radius (184mm) Fingerboard
•21 Vintage Style Frets
•3 Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat Pickups with Staggered Pole Pieces, Alnico Magnets, Aged Covers
•Controls - Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
•5-Position Blade Pickup Switching: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
•Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo Bridge
•Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines - Machine Heads
•Chrome Hardware
•3-Ply Mint Green Pickguard
•25.5 inch (648 mm) Scale Length
•1.650 inch (42 mm) Width at Nut
•Unique ’60s Stratocaster features include Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Styling

Classic Player ( the white/ light blue one )

•Superb Strat with '60s features, sound and playability, professionally customized to a high standard
•Alder Body
•Maple, “C” Shape Neck, (Gloss Polyurethane Finish)
•Rosewood, 12 inch Radius (305 mm) Fingerboard
•21 Medium Jumbo Frets
•3 Custom ‘69 Single-Coil Strat Pickups with Grey Bobbins
•Controls - Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
•5-Position Blade Pickup Switching: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
•Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stamped Solid Steel Saddles and Milled Solid Steel Block
•Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines
•Chrome Hardware
•3-Ply Mint Green Pickguard
•25.5 inch (648 mm) Scale Length
•1.650 inch (42 mm) Width at Nut
•Unique Classic Player ‘60s Stratocaster features include - Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Style Tuning Machines, Custom ‘69 Single-Coil Strat Pickups, 21 Medium Jumbo Frets, “Custom Shop Designed” Neck Plate, Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo, 12 inch Radius Fingerboard

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Ruben - Flip a coin... until it lands on the side you want! Best out of 1500+

Do you want high quality or good quality? Classic Player '60s is from the custom shop.
Do you want a larger or smaller fretboard? 12" radius, flatter and real sized frets would make the biggest difference in playability.
Do you want a better strat sound or village? Classic Player '60s has CS69 pickups (what a Strat should sound like).

If you want a direct answer, get the Classic Player '60s!
Out of those two, it's the better quality, and sounds betters. Probably would feel a lot better to solo out on and dig into.
It is the Classic Series, but professionally customized to a high standard, hint, hint.

The only thing holding you back from that is the colour, which ain't that bad...
The Sonic Blue colour, probably would look a lot different in person.

The best colour is however, Sunburst, if you could pick. I love the burnt look. That looked mint on my old 50s and lasts.

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Tone wise & quality wise, I would go for the Classic Player.

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Pickups are only as good as you, the individual, perceives them to be. Once you get past cheap stock pickups, anything after that is pretty much a matter of taste.

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go try the vintages , dude ..
you wouldn't be dissapointed.. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif..

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I actually did and I´m disapointed w/ them :S tougth they would be a lot better ..

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The classic series is basically Fender mexico's take on a vintage instrument so it has the six screw vintage style trem, 7.25 inch radius finger board and vintage (Read small) frets, the classic player has more modern appointments that set it firmly in the present, bigger frets, flatter fretboard radius and 2 point trem.
Other than the above the base model is basically the same so you will be getting the same quality of wood throughout, my own personal feeling is that a vintage type of strat is a lot less user friendly than a modern one, the more pronounced radius on the fingerboard makes for comfortable chording but you will need get your action right if want to push those bends, a low action will choke out on a vintage radius.
If you are used to more modern feeling guitars then the player will suit you more, the bigger frets, flatter radius make for easy single note stuff and bending and the two point trems are a bit more stable (Though strat trems arent really built for monster dives!).

Whichever one of these you choose then bear in mind they are at the cheaper end of the scale when it comes to hardware, the first thing I would do with any is to replace the pickups, I would always recommend Texas Specials for any strat as they sound amazing and can handle distortion really well, I owned a mexi strat for a few years and its was a good workhorse guitar but my ultimate advice would be to hold out for an american standard, the currst models are superb in terms of quality, tone and features and arent really much more than the ones you are looking at.

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Thanks Sted that was really helpfull smile.gif

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