The Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar gives you a lot of guitar for the money. Custom Shop pickups special wound to Cray's specs crank out hard-edged solos and gritty rhyth... Read More
The Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar gives you a lot of guitar for the money. Custom Shop pickups special wound to Cray's specs crank out hard-edged solos and gritty rhythm while a hardtail bridge allows bold multistring bends with solid intonation. Light polyurethane finish on the alder body ages gracefully, lets the wood "breathe," and helps get the price so low that now you don't have to suffer if you want to play the blues. C-shaped maple neck with 9-1/2"-radius rosewood fretboard and Cray's signature on the headstock. Fender includes a deluxe Fender gig bag with your Robert Cray Stratocaster.
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I purchased mine used. Used "high end" MIM Fender guitars are often a great value. At 599.99, this is one of the best Stratocasters I've ever experienced. The guitar has an early 1960s feel. The glossy neck isn't too thick or too thin. The vintage style bridge intonates well; it also works well for palm muting. After being strung with medium gauge strings(.11 - .49) this guitar sings through my Blues Junior III. The pickups are great. I will put them against boutique vintage-style Stratocaster pups. I am a proponent of hard-tail Stratocasters. Not having a wang-bar reduces weight; it also improves sustain and tuning stability. I would like to see Fender continue this model. I would also like to see more hard-tail Strats, like the Big Apple Stratocaster from the mid 1990s. Not everybody enjoys the vibrato arm.
this robert cray strat is amazing its truely a piece of art its now one of my favorite guitars. its the ultimate blues strat. ive played two of them both where great. they have like a vintage tint on the neck witch is great. the pickups are my favorite strat pickups now (it was texas specials) the hardtail bridge lets you bend your heart out. this strat is vintage all the way besides they hum canceling 5 way switch. this guitar is great for any type of music but shines best in the blues this is the best bang for your buck from fender. this guitars pickups are versitle to this guitar is a ten star guitar for me and ive only heard good things about them so go out and buy one and get your blues on.
Let's start with the finish. I have the violet and it is beautiful, and the finish is flawless. The neck is a c-shape and chunkier than a modern strat. neck. Rosewood fretboard and frets are very nice. Alder body resonates to the point that I get as much sustain out of this axe as my Gibson Les Paul. I hit an open low E and can feel it vibe. through the whole guitar, even the headstock! The pick-ups are awesome. S.R.V., Cray, Hendrix, Albert Collins all attainable with this axe through my Vibrolux. Needless to say, my next Strat. is going to be the sunburst Robert Cray Strat. Try one you'll be amazed!
I have the Sunburst model and have owned it for about 6 months. Quality is excellent and the tone is out of this world. There is a lot of debate over at the FDP as to what pickups are in these guitars but whatever they are, they sound fantastic; fiber bobbins, cloth leads and rwrp middle pu. The character of this guitar is pure vintage; beautiful tint on the neck, gorgeous sunburst finish, mint guard and cream colored pu covers and knobs. Overall, the best bang for the buck from Fender.
this guitar is awesome, it has all the great specs that are on the USA made one, but at a very decent price. You're definitely getting a lot for what you're paying for. It is perhaps the best MIM you can buy. Hardtail is nice also, its almost like a telecaster
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