I’ve been mostly a dual humbucker/high gain player but lately have been wanting to get more into funk, blues, and soul using less gain.
I knew I wanted single coils but have never liked the feel of strats. Just something about them doesn’t gel with me. But I wanted to give them a fair shot so I decided to try 3 different models along with a Cutlass. I tried the Roadhouse, new American Professional and the new American Elite. Again, none of them really did anything for me.
After trying the Fenders I asked to see the Cutlass. After just a few minutes I knew I had to have it. I love the shape and feel of the neck. I also like the position of the volume knob and rounded neck heel. Two things that bug me about strats.
I bought it new from CG. It does have a bit of fret sprout but the humidity is slowly taking care of that. I”m still getting used to the sound of singles and less gain but this has given me something new to work on and hopefully get me out of my rut.