Strat vs. Tele
A Telecaster through a Triple Recto for instance, or a MkIV; yah, that might be something you could get a tone out of :D
The only guitar in this song was a '69 Tele Thinline (the single coil semi-hollowbody Tele, like in my avatar), if I remember correctly. He opens and ends with it played pretty clean, then gets some nice overdrive with it at regular intervals starting around 1/4 into the song and especially around 2/3 through, before ending clean.
This might give you some idea of the range of a Tele and it's ability to get a hard rock sound. I know it ain't thrash metal, but it's a pretty nice growl.
I personally like the strat a little bit more. If i were to go out and buy a guitar it would be a strat. Teles are great though. Whatever kinda stuff youre lookin to play and whichever has the best playability.
i've always loved teles... purely because they seemed to have practical anonymity compared to the strat.
But having recently compared a 54 tele to a 95 strat...
the strat won on tone, hands down.
but it guess its what your in for...
one mans strat is anothers gibson...
play them! :D
all you need is to be human to be able to rock.
just dont be sad if some of us are more human than others.
I've never played a tele, but I probably should. I've always been a fan of the fat strat style guitars (2 single coils and a humbucker in the bridge) mainly because of it's versatility.
I own both, and I love music frmo clapton, SRV, Hendrix even though primarilly I stick to acoustics.
I love my fender strat, its clean powerful and looks real nice.
If for some odd reason you arent going to play a guitar before you buy it...which is absurd....theres no reason a nice American made Stratocaster would you wrong.
But please play them both first.
You might be able to pull off buying a kazoo without a demo...a guitar...not so much.