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Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard Olympic White Maple 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, this guitar delivers traditional Strat design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including Texas Special pickups and special circ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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: Maple
  • 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 Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fine guitar for the Price

By Joe Cal

from Scottsville, Virginia

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beats the signature Strats by a mile!
  • 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 Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

    I am a professional lead guitarist and play Blues, Country, Hard Rock,easy listening and more. This guitar does it all at a price that is awesome! I have owned Clapton Strats and other high end Strats, and nothing compares to this. Fast action, no fret buzz, great tone, and just an overall great guitar!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW

    By Carl

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

    Just love this guitar. Great Sound and Plays Well. I have other American strat's, This is my favorite.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gilmoe

    By Evans

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

    Excellent Guitar. Also: I came ready to play. I usually set up the guitar myself. It was totally ready to play. It is exactly what I wanted and the guitar sounds excellent. I recommend this guitar to all my friends and everyone else also. Thanks guitar center for giving such a good deal on this guitar. Any, it's American Made. Gilmore.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great American made Strat

    By DOUG

    from undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • 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 Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

      I'm 57 have picked up a guitar again after years away from being in bands and easing kids. While I love SRV, I never appreciated playing single coil guitars - they always sounded thin to me, I as a Sounds good!/Les Paul lover - Enter maturity and appreciation of good tone. I still love a humbucker into a Marshall, but a Strat in the 5 (or 2) position into a cranked Fender amp is heaven!!!
      Long story short - I wanted a Strat...I began with a Classic Vibe, but had to have an American Strat, but I needed jumbo frets.....The American Special is a fantastic guitar - after playing many I took a gamble by ordering one - figured I send them back till I got a "good one". Well the first one arrived and it never went back, simply fantastic!!! Feels/sounds so good - and I got it on sale ($849 - 0%) too good to pass up!!!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fender has a new customer!

      By B Tolbert

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

        Craftsmanship is amazing! I did change out the bridge, nut, and string trees for graph tech products, so as not to have to deal with string breakage. This is one of the best guitars I have ever owned and I have owned quite a few guitars. I have always been a Gibson Les Paul guy... but... I love this guitar!!!! GREAT JOB FENDER.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Strat

        By Dosamatic

        from Birmingham

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

          This is an amazing Stratocaster! I've been playing Strats since the 60's and this one is my new favorite. Two thumbs up!!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          No regrets.

          By mike

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

          Grat ax. Solid smooth neck and controls, along with great sound.

          (1 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          CBS Headstock

          By Gimpy

          from Dallas Tx

          Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

          I would buy this guitar if it didn't have that ugly CBS headstock.

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