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Fender Select Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
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      Fender Select Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard (H78840)
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Masterful tone and first-rate features.

The Fender Select Stratocaster is the sonic embodiment of tone-machine elegance, featuring a stunning Dark Cherry Burst gloss-lacquer finish on a sleek flame maple-top body. Its modern “C” shaped flame maple neck has a comfortable contoured heel, Bi-Flex™ truss rod system for rock-solid stability, a satin lacquer back finish and rear-headstock “Fender Select” medallion. The smooth-playing compound radius flame maple fretboard (9.5”-14”) has 22 medium jumbo frets, stylish black pearloid position inlays and gloss lacquer finish. Pure and singing signature sound comes from new Fender Select Stratocaster single-coil neck, middle and bridge pickups with five-way switching and a no-load tone control that delivers the natural uncolored sound of the bridge pickup when dimed.

Other premium features include a three-ply pickguard (parchment-black-parchment), two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style bent steel saddles, deluxe staggered cast/sealed locking tuners and nickel-chrome hardware. Custom G&G Fender Select case, strap, cable and polishing cloth included.

Fender Select Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard Features:

  • Series: Fender® Select
    Body: Alder with Flame Maple Top, Gloss Lacquer Finish
    Neck: Birdseye Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin Lacquer on Back, Gloss Lacquer on Headstock Front
    with Buffed Fingerboard
    Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
    Fretboard: Maple
    Fretboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (24.1 cm-35.56 cm)
    Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays: Black Pearloid Dot Position Inlays
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
    Truss Rod: Bi-Flex™ Truss Rod System
    Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
    Pickups: Fender® Select Single Coil Pickup (Bridge)
    Fender® Select Single Coil Pickup (Middle)
    Fender® Select Single Coil Pickup (Neck)
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
    Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control
    Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines
    Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage Style Bent Steel
    Saddles
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment/Black/Parchment
    Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
    Incl. Accessories: Cloth, Strap, Custom Shop Cable
    Unique Features: Natural Binding, Contoured Heel Fender, Select Medallion




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  • Not Just Another Amazing Guitar

    As reviewed by RANDY JONES on 12/31/2012

    I've been through numerous Stratocaster stages and tested them all. I currently own an American Strat, a 2011 Deluxe with N3 pups, and now this beauty. There is a very recognizable difference between these three Strat variations. All remain well within the tone and timbre requirements of the famous Stat sound, but each has it's own personality. The new Select Strat is more than just an upgrade in quality "select" woods and finishing, the sound is noticeably deeper with more gain. The pickups provide more desirable harmonic expression when over-driven, which immediately gives it it's own personality. The C-shaped neck is fast and easy to play. Could not be happier. This guitar is a dream to play. You'll love it every time you take it out of its custom case.

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  • Beautiful, Buttery, and RARE!

    As reviewed by Brendan OLeary on 9/7/2012

    I love this guitar. Flat and simple. It's warm and clean (like any Strat should be) but its Select pickups, flamed maple top, and bird's eye maple neck/headstock really set this guitar apart. Add the allure of rumored "first 50" and you have yourself an instant classic. I was lucky enough to find "#4" at a Guitar Center in Sugar Land, TX. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, do your research! The Fender Select series is the tippity top of Fender quality and ingenuity!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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