Although the telecaster is my favorite Fender line, the Stratocaster holds a special place in my heart because it is the reason that Pink Floyd albums sound amazing. Could David Gilmour have used other guitars for his heart melting solos? Probably, but we’ll never know because he mostly used Stratocasters. I also learned how to play guitar on a Stratocaster. Brilliant guitars. If you have the money, buy an American Stratocaster.