Essential Features



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Essential Features

Postby chuckjaywalk » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:55 am

After getting my 2006 American Series Strat back from the shop and comparing it to my 2021 Pro II Strat, I realized a few features that I absolutely have to have on a guitar now: Strat pickups, a 2-point tremolo with push-in arm, and a modern oval or soft-c neck.

What features do guitars have to have for you to bond with them?
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Re: Essential Features

Postby Chankgeez » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:57 am

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Re: Essential Features

Postby qersty » Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:34 pm

I just prefer not to have too small necks. Bolt-on neck i feel is one thing that can make or break a guitar but i am not entirely married to it
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Re: Essential Features

Postby ognoy » Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:45 pm

It have to look cool. Everything else I can work around.
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Re: Essential Features

Postby JTurbide » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:13 pm

Guitar-wise I really prefer 25.5" scale over 24¾, not only does 24¾ feel too cramped, the strings tension is too low for me, I always push the low E over the fretboard.

Also, I can't stand glossy necks. Bass or guitar. Every new instrument I get I immediately get a piece of scotch-brite and remove the gloss finish off the neck. It makes the neck feel so smooth, I really can't imagine owning a guitar and not doing it
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Re: Essential Features

Postby MechaGodzilla » Thu Jan 27, 2022 8:28 am

the only thing i can't fw is standard-to-big necks/nut widths and heavy guits. i like small necks and lightweight. makes it hard to find anything modern non-bespoke to be excited about (those st vincent sigs are cool tho)
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Re: Essential Features

Postby backwardsvoyager » Thu Jan 27, 2022 9:37 am

neck dive is the only thing I 100% consider a dealbreaker.
proper balance is about the most important thing with guitars IMO (after strings).

also stainless steel frets are great.
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Re: Essential Features

Postby chuckjaywalk » Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:51 am

Ironically, one of my favorite guitars in the collection breaks all the rules: the Brad Paisley Tele. It has a deep U shaped neck and no tremolo, though it has a neck Strat pickup. Helps that it is gorgeous and weighs 5 lbs.
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Re: Essential Features

Postby qersty » Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:29 pm

paisley finish is an essential feature every gitar should have
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Re: Essential Features

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:05 pm

I gotta enjoy playing it
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Re: Essential Features

Postby qersty » Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:59 pm

coldbrightsunlight wrote:I gotta enjoy playing it

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