In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.
This can easily be adjusted later on, so don’t dismiss a perfectly good guitar just because the setup isn’t how you normally prefer it.
Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.
There’s little doubt that US Fenders are better than Mexicans.
That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).
However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.