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Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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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:

  • Body
    Body shape: Double cutaway
    Body type: Solid body
    Body material: Solid wood
    Top wood: Not applicable
    Body wood: Alder
    Body finish: Gloss Urethane
    Orientation: Right handed
    Neck
    Neck shape: C modern
    Neck wood: Maple
    Joint: Bolt-on
    Scale length: 25.5"
    Truss rod: Standard
    Neck finish: Satin Urethane
    Fretboard
    Material: Maple
    Radius: 9.5"
    Fret size: Jumbo
    Number of frets: 22
    Inlays: Dot
    Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
    Pickups
    Configuration: SSS
    Neck: Texas Special single-coil
    Middle: Texas Special single-coil
    Bridge: Texas Special single-coil
    Brand: Fender
    Active or passive: Passive
    Series or parallel: Series
    Piezo: No
    Active EQ: No
    Special electronics: Greasebucket tone circuit
    Controls
    Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
    Pickup switch: 5-way
    Coil tap or split: No
    Kill switch: No
    Hardware
    Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
    Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
    Tailpiece: Not applicable
    Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
    Color: Chrome
    Other
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: Pickups
    Case: Gig bag
    Accessories: None
    Country of origin: United States




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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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