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A USA-made Stratocaster with popular features at an import price.

The Fender American Special Stratocaster is outfitted with some of Fender's most player-friendly features. Thes include a a gloss urethane-finished alder body, a 9.5" radius maple neck with a modern C profile, and a maple fingerboard fitted with 22 jumbo frets.

You'll get lots of gain and tones galore from the American Special series guitar's 3 Texas Special single-coil pickups. The Greasebucket tone circuit rolls off the highs without adding bass. Other details include a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, chrome hardware, and a large '70s-style headstock and Fender decal. Fender accompanies your American Special Stratocaster guitar with a polishing cloth and a gig bag.

Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Contoured alder body in a gloss urethane finish
    Modern C-shaped maple neck with 22 jumbo frets
    Texas Special Strat pickups produce midrange chirp, crystal highs and tight bass
    Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
    Includes gig bag


Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Model name: American Special Stratocaster
    Series: American Special
    Finish: Gloss urethane
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple, modern C-shaped
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    No. of frets: 22 jumbo frets
    Bridge: Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
    Machine heads: Fender standard cast/sealed tuning machines
    Hardware: Chrome
    Pickguard: 3-ply parchment/black/parchment
    Scale length: 25-1/2" (648 mm)
    Width at nut: 1.6875" (43 mm)
    Pickups: 3 Texas Special Strat pickups
    Controls: Master volume, tone 1. (neck pickup), tone 2. (bridge pickup),
    Strings: Fender USA, nickel plated steel (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
    Accessories: Polishing cloth
    Case: Deluxe gig bag
    Unique features:
    Large '70s-style headstock
    Large '70s-style decal
    Black dot position inlays

    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


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  • Believe the hype

    As reviewed by Carl R on 1/14/2011

    I'm sitting here playing this guitar that i purchased back in August 2010 and i can say that I love this guitar, to the point that I had to put her down and write a review. If you are looking for a great sounding guitar, that plays as well as it looks then you are in for a treat. This thing is classic American Fender, solid quality construction, super comfortable, and the neck seems to almost play itself couple that with Texas special pups and jumbo frets and your ears will be in heaven. I'd suggest as with any guitar that you play a few of these before deciding. I played them in GC (as well as the Am. std.) with the same rig I have at home. All of the guitars were great sounding but anyone who has spent any reasonable amount of time in GC knows no two guitars sound the same. For the money it cannot be beaten, you want rock it does it, you want jazz no problem, Blues it seems Fender built this guitar expressly for Blues players which is the style I play most. As a huge SRV fan I suggest than anyone who is influenced by that master Bluesman to take a real good look at this guitar. If I had to complain about one thing is that it comes in only two color options, don't get me wrong the red and sunburst are both gorgeous but I cannot see why they would limit this amazing instrument to just two choices. I've had this beauty 3 and a half months and she's already my number one. The only mods I've made to her are heavier strings (Ernie ball not even slinky tuned down Eflat) two more trem springs an "F" stamped neck plate and a black pickguard. Sure the highway one crowd are fanatics (the neck is a highway one neck btw) and some bag on this guitar, don't be swayed the highway one is a great axe but this baby is the real deal play a few and you'll agree. Believe the hype. Awesome job Fender!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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  • AT LAST

    As reviewed by David on 2/9/2011

    I have been picking all kinds of guitars for years. I Have not found the one that just felt or sounded "right". At last this is the one. I love blues and crunchy metal. I tryed all the top name guitars under a grand$$$. All played great but when I picked up the this baby it was like butter in my hands. This guitar with the Texas pick-ups are awesome. With enough over-drive I can get a good blues/metal type of sound. Just a little weak in the middle for chops. Enough said about metal. This is a blues man's dream. It is so easy to play the fingers glide across the jumbo fret board. I have blisters on the fingers from playing so much.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Classic Pure Fender Sound

    As reviewed by CYRUS SIDHWA on 2/21/2012

    Was exactly what I expected. Good old early American rock and roll sound. Was playing Little Wing on a fender amp and the tone was just like Hendrix's! Fret board feels good and plays well. The body is amazing and looks great. All around great guitar. If your looking to get back to the sound where it all started from, this is the guitar for you! -3 Singles, American Special Strat, Sunburst.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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