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Old 01-01-2021, 09:09 PM
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I have both and I prefer the Strat. Nothing wrong with the Tele, but the Strat has a wider range of tonal options that all sound great plus it has the tremolo bridge.
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I have 1 of each, a mid 90’s Standard Strat and a Hot Rod 52 reissue Tele. If I had to keep one it would be the Tele. I love the twang the Tele has and the mini humbucker at the neck allows me to dial up some great classic rock tones. I’m not much of a blues or surf rock player so the Strat is under utilized.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:11 PM
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Stratocaster.

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Old 01-01-2021, 09:14 PM
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Stratocaster. Guitar of choice for over thirty years; everything else came and went.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:27 PM
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No offense, but doesn’t this belong in the electric section of the forum?
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:30 PM
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3 pick up Tele. Works for me anyway.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:32 PM
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Both, of course.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:47 PM
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The Tele works better for me ergonomically.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:52 PM
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Have had both.

I solved the either/or question by adding a Strat middle pickup to my Tele.
So effectively, I had a tonal hybrid tween the two.

I added a five position switch, so had lotsa tonal options.
Positions 1 and 5 were pure Telecaster.
Positions 2 and 4 (plus 3 of course) had the Strat quack.
It was a fun guitar!

But to the Original Post, if only one, I’d take a Tele over a Strat.

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Old 01-01-2021, 10:17 PM
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Tele all day long. Now if you want to kick it up a notch, LP Juniors and Specials rule them all.
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Old 01-01-2021, 10:34 PM
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I prefer strat. Mine is wired to play the neck and bridge pickups at the same time.
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Old 01-02-2021, 02:50 AM
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I have a modern Strat now, it’s a nice guitar. But I wish I still had the ‘64 Tele I had back in the ‘60s/‘70s - man, that was a guitar!

So, for me, the answer to the original question is ‘Telecaster’.
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Telecaster for me. IMO the best workhorse guitar in the "electric world"!
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Old 01-02-2021, 03:36 AM
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Quote:
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Have had both.

I solved the either/or question by adding a Strat middle pickup to my Tele.
So effectively, I had a tonal hybrid tween the two.

I added a five position switch, so had lotsa tonal options.
Positions 1 and 5 were pure Telecaster.
Positions 2 and 4 (plus 3 of course) had the Strat quack.
It was a fun guitar!

But to the Original Post, if only one, I’d take a Tele over a Strat.
Sounds like a Fender Deluxe Nashville if I'm reading you right. It's the only electric on my wish list right now.

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electr...147502301.html
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Old 01-02-2021, 04:18 AM
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Strat for me, easily.

Telecasters have always seemed like a prototype that needed one more solid iteration to me...
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