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Top 10 Classic Style Stratocaster Guitars

Stratocasters are one of the most popular style guitars used today. Even better than a Strat -- a Classic Strat. We have compiled a list of Strats that we consider to be the Top 10 Classic Style Stratocasters. And as an added bonus, we have nearly all of them available for sale at Eddie's Guitars. Do you agree with our selection? Let us know in the comments below!

Suhr Classic Antique - Black10. Suhr Classic Antique - Black

Suhr has been one of our overall favorites lately. Coupling modern refinement with old school finish techniques, the Classic Antique is right at home in the most meticulous hands.

 

 

Grosh NOS Retro9. Don Grosh NOS Retro - Sherwood Green

The Grosh NOS Retro is a guitar we are rarely able to keep in stock. For traditionalists looking for a new, but familiar flavor the NOS Retro is a breath of fresh air. From Grosh's famous rolled finger board edges to their creamy sounding pickups this is a Strat that is sure to please!

 

G&L Legacy8. G&L Legacy - Cherry Burst

We at Eddie's thought this Legacy from G&L played very well and sounded great! This is one of the more affordable instruments we carry, but is a huge bang for your buck. Great finish work, hardware design and pickup voicing.

 

 

Melancon Pro Artist

7. Melancon Pro Artist - Olympic White

The Pro Artist from Melancon is a clean machine! Sugar Pine body with roasted maple neck and finger board deliver exceptionally sweet nuance and articulation. Very lightweight, would be a gigging musician's best friend!

 

 

Suhr Classic Antique - Shell Pink6. Suhr Classic Antique - Shell Pink

This Shell Pink Classic Antique has our tops spinning! Another outstanding creation from Suhr with tons of great vibes. Suhr ML single coil pickups are some of the most versatile in the business. Roasted maple neck is super stiff and resonant. Excellent!

 

Fender Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster5. Fender Custom Shop 1961 Strat Closet Classic - Burgundy Mist

The 1961 Strat had one of the coolest neck shapes ever on a Strat. Fender's Custom Shop has perfectly executed this recreation of an old, gently loved friend. Acoustically a very lively guitar… Plugged in a wildly dynamic monster!

 

LSL Saticoy - Lacy4. LSL Saticoy Lacy - 3 Tone Sunburst

Few builders today go to the level of detail in aging an instrument as Lance Lerman. Lacy, a beautifully worn Saticoy, may just fool your hands into thinking she's really from the 60's! Very snappy sounding and feeling guitar.

 

 

Fender American Vintage 563. Fender American Vintage 1956 Strat - White Blonde

There is no guitar that better exemplifies the "wall of sound" effect. Many builders attempt to recreate some of the magic found in those old pre war Gibson guitars, few do it this well. This is a thumping rhythm machine!

 

Fender American Vintage 652. Fender American Vintage 1965 Strat - 3 Color Sunburst

The first year for Fender CBS, and the last year for really high quality Fender instruments for a number of years. The American Vintage 1965 Strat is a great representation of a warmer, mellower Strat. Easy and fun to play rosewood board and alder body produce wonderful traditional tones.

 

Fender Custom Shop 571. Fender Custom Shop 1957 Strat Heavy Relic - Lake Placid Blue

"Rode hard and put away wet" accurately describes the look of the Custom Shop 1957 Strat Heavy Reilc. Smooth playing soft V neck is loaded with 6105 frets and a 9.5" fingerboard radius for lightning fast licks. Custom Shop Fat 50's pickups offer just enough bite.

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