I was pretty close to pulling the trigger on a local hardtail strat in a buddy of mine's shop, but then my wife's car needed the same cost in repairs. (No, wait, ) So, I think I'll instead take some time to sell off some things so that I can just order what I think I really want; that classic strat tone in a tele form-factor. Is this achievable? Can I spec everything to a strat, except for the body shape, and still get those tones?
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Can I get that same snappy tone from a conversion (24.75") neck, too?
It should be close enough - the little bit of wood on the top horn won't make that much difference.
It won't *really* sound like a Strat without a trem, though.