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Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Sonic Blue Rosewood Fingerboard

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The American Special Stratocaster puts U.S.-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, th... Read More

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Overview

The American Special Stratocaster puts U.S.-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Strat design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including Texas Special pickups and special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States. Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.675" (42.5mm)
  • 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: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Satin Urethane Finish, Texas Special Pickups, Large '70s Style
  • Headstock, Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • School bands (3)
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5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Burton

from Seattle, WA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy Fretting
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    I've had a number of Fenders and Gibsons, and this is by far the easiest to play. The jumbo frets an 9.5" fretboard, along with reasonably light weight make this a breeze. The Texas Specials also provide a broad range of sounds over the three pickups -- probably better for those who like little grit to a lot, rather than super clean playing (like me).

    I LOVE THIS GUITAR.

     
    5.0

    Sounds amazing the best electric guitar.

    By Ax man

    from Sacramento

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      Awesome sound, just feels good holding it. Great craftsmanship beautiful color. No cheap parts on this guitar. Awesome gig bag extra set of strings would have been nice

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT GUITAR! WORTH IT!!

      By Eric Coombs

      from Oakland, OR

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I Love mine! I did however modify mine. I changed the pick guard and put a duncan invader in the bridge.

       
      4.0

      Great Axe to Have

      By Charlie

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        All in all, a great guitar. I would strongly suggest for someone who is an advancing player who's looking to step up into something nicer. I'll have this guitar for a long time.

        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great guitar

        By David in Salida

        from Salida, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Broken Pickup Cover
        • Needed Setup

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          When the guitar arrived, the middle pickup plastic cover was cracked. Guitar Center offered to take the guitar back, but having to ship it back and wait for a new guitar over a broken pickup cover didn't appeal to me. My luthier had some OEM covers so I used those, The guitar also needed to be set up, which is to be expected I guess. I would also like to see a real hard case for the price. I traded the gig back and got a nice hard case, which I would recommend if you want to protect the guitar and be able to humidify it.

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