It is a good one if you can not afford a gibson and love blues tones
Where Obtained: petter cook's guitar shop
Made in usa,22 frets,3 controls,one volomn and two tones.
Low action,and smooth neck and finger board. due to the american trem system when you bend one sting the other stings will slightly change pitch. very cool tube sound.
It has a very warm sound compare with other strat and it has a lound acoustic sound comparing with the ibanez rg270 guitar i have and lound and thick that squir affinity strat. it is suit for blues and funky and even rock, cause the pearly gates provide a hogh output.
I wanted one guitar to play everything,was sick of changing guitars to get the right tone for each song
tried a big apple strat but didnt like the single coil sounds. this guitar was light enough,comfert to play,sounded great and affordable[wife an two kids, 2500. prs hummm?] the only thing i coud think would be better would be a hard tail. greatest asset,the hummbucker at the brige. nobody better steal it and you cant lose something that never leaves your sight!!!
Model Year: 1999
Price: $800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: parkway music clifton park ny
Maple neck,teal green has two texas specials and one seymour duncun pearly gates at bridge,new style trem system, made in usa
When i first got the guitar it played fair. to be fair ive never bought a guiter set up to my taste. put 10 guage strings on it,readjusted the neck and action and intonation. then trem and pick ups. [i dont use the trem anymore to much of that in the eighties] so its mounted flush.
this guitar plays like a dream!!!!!
Iplayed this through a crate vc5212 and it sounded very good. a bit brite,but most of that is the amp[wich i just traded yeasterday for a hot rod deluxe]. i play a wide variety of blus/rock/southern rock and thre isint a tone i cant cover. bridge zz top,2 position sweet home alabama, mid any clapton,srv whatever same with other settings nice strat tones[dont set pick ups to high or it sounds muddy] neck, good allman bros. the only effects i use is a daddy o overdrive ,works well with it. only noisey if you get to close to electrical appliances. more on the sound of the deluxe sound after iplay it a few days
I play everyday,rehearse with band twice a week and play out a few times month have not had a problem. hot huimid
days cool nights. allways in tune ,always plays great
My Lonestar has been all over the world and knocked
about, and dropped off stage and even smacked around a
bit at a free-jazz gig.
I never wanted a Strat, since I always though they were
too polite, but this one has changed all that. It
constantly inspires and challenges me. It's been reliable
enough that I only have to carry one guitar on the road.
I constantly worry about losing this guitar, because it
has the sound I hear in my head. You absolutely HAVE to
run this thing through a an overdriven tube amp, and play
blues - oh man...
I could go on and on etc. but in conclusion, I can't see
anybody getting rid of this guitar if they've bought it.
I don't think you'll see it in second-hand store anyti
Model Year: 1997
Price: $850.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ronnie's Music [South Africa]
2. Maple Neck & Fretboard, Alder body
3. 22 Medium Jumbo - six strings [duh!]
4. Volume, 2 tone controls
6. passive electronics
7. 2xTexas Specials; 1 Semour Duncan Pearly Gates
I like how the guitar is basically kitted out, but I have
installed graph-tech saddles and string trees. Result: 1
broken string in 3yrs hard touring. The only thing I
don't like are the tuners. I would have preffered
traditional shaped tuners, although these work well
I love the sound of the Texas Specials. Like a standard
strat tone with more balls. I've played this guitar
through loads of amps/effects, and it's pretty much
comfortable with everything.
Non-inbetween sounds are a bit noisy in the studio, but
engineers put up with it 'cause of the tone. The neck
pickup is so round and fruity it's ridiculous.
Neck/Middle is really sweet.
Generally, I leave the volume at about "8" for
clean/rythm stuff, and then turn it up to cut through.
Although there is no actual mid-boost, it definitely
beefs-up from 8 to 10. At eight, the sounds are pretty
much polite and traditional.
I'm probably going to replace the bridge pickup with a
Duncan JB. The bridge Pearly Gates is pretty cool, but I
want something to better compliment the Texas Specials.
I have used this guitar for a bunch of styles, and the
only thing I won't really use it for is eighties rock.
It's not the best metal guitar I've heard, but hey, I
don't often play meta
1. 3yrs on the road - solid as a rock, and it takes a lot
2. I take it for an annual check-up in between tours.
Never needed anything other than minor adjustments.
3. No breakdowns yet.
4. From Chicago in winter, to Miami in summer - mostly
I would highly recomend this guitar. The delux fat strat might be abit better, but it is also about $400 dollars more. At the time I purchased this guitar, I was playing ibanez and was unhappy with the neck, tunning problems, ect. Like alot of players, I found the strat to be a great guitar. And if your in the market for a strat, give the lonestar a test run.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $720.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar World
Its a strat, so it has all the features you would expect from a strat. Also, it has a bridge semour duncan humbucker (which sets it apart from the standard american strat) and two texas special single coils. If your looking for a floyde rose or other fancy gadgets, look elsewhere. If you want a hot-rodded strat, this is a great guitar.
I never liked the thin, wide necks that you find on alot of guitars, but i didn't like the "baseball bat" necks of gibsons. I find the neck on the lonestar to be a happy intermediate, but that has alot to do with hand size and personal choice. The action was set how I liked it right from the store (nice and low).
The sound quality of this guitar is very good. I find that the SSH pick-up configuration makes it very versitile, able to obtain decent clean blues sounds as well as heavier sounds. The humbucker allows you to pinch nice sounding sqweels and get good natural harmonics. This guitar is perfect for the heavier blues, rock player.
Very durable. Once tuned up properly, stays in tune well. have not needed to adjust anything since I bought the guitar.
This is a really, really excellent guitar. Right now, if I had to pick one guitar to stick with, this would be it. I've played Les Pauls that cost $3,500.00, and they don't sound as good as the Lone Star Strat. If you are going to stick with guitar, this is a good investment.
Price: $800.00 (new)
Where Obtained: McFadden Music
This is really a versitile guitar. You can go from clean jazz and blues sounds, to crazy metal distortion, or a classic rock sound due to the great Seamour Duncan picup combinations. The added humbucker makes all the difference. This model has a maple fretboard.
There is not fret buzz whatsoever, and the action is low. This is a very easy playing guitar.
Great sound. I havent really been able to find a guitar that sounds as good as this one or find one that is this versitile.
Very durable. I've accidently hit it against stuff, and it won't chip, marr or scratch.