If you are a guitarist you will never pass a ‘Fender Stratocaster for sale’ sign without looking in. Because it is the best in guitars. You can buy a Fender Strato from any shop, but it is advisable not be fooled by the shops without brand names. Do check different shops and pieces of guitars before finalizing your purchase. You can search online too for a fender Stratocaster.
You can find used Fender Stratocaster too online or in Music Instrument shops. Auctions also provide information. Before buying do check the functioning of the instrument properly. If possible, get a second opinion from another person in the music field. eBay is the best place for second-hand items. You must make your requirement clearly so that they can show the piece that will satisfy you.
Gibson ES 135, a semi-acoustic and semi-hollow guitar, is the one that can compete with the Fender Stratocaster. This guitar was initially launched in 1956, but the production was discontinued in 1958. It made some noises – almost like barking – that were not preferred by some musicians. Later in 1991 it came back with slight changes.
Gibson ES 135 is good for the first timers, because it will not cost much. Gibson is easy to find online or in music shops. In auctions too you can get one, may be cheaper than from shops. A Gibson ES 137 which is almost similar to ES 135 is also available. The ES 135 has a unique trapeze style tail piece, and a single cutaway called the Florentine Cutaway.