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Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar Inca Silver

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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 w...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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.

Features

  • Alder body
  • Maple C-shaped neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 3 vintage Strat single-coil pickups
  • Hardtail bridge
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FenderArtist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Blues Machine!

By Mike D

from Lansing, MI

Comments about Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

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.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By Strat Strat Strat

from San Diego

Comments about Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

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

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Robert Cray Strat!!!

By E.Z.

from Texas, where else?

Comments about Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

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!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All Hail this Mighty HardTail!

By Fred Calabrese

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

blues giant

By dierks manly

from oklahoma

Comments about Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Don't buy without trying it out

By RayZ3822

from Champaign, IL

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I read so many great reviews of this guitar and I'm a big fan of Robert Cray, so I decided to go for it and buy this as a special order item from Guitar Center. Waited 6 weeks for delivery and in the process Guitar Center kept me updated, so kudos for that. I'd read that some don't care for the feel of the neck - a little deeper C-shape than more modern Strats. Not a problem for me at all. I have larger palms and not terribly long fingers, so that may be the difference between the reviews and my feelings about the neck. Finish on the guitar was great, although the fret ends were a little ragged compared to an American Strat they were better than most MIM's I've played, and the sound was absolutely great as expected.

    I noticed when I tuned the guitar that the low E string tended to buzz a little and the intonation was a little off and thought a minor adjustment to the bridge was probably needed. However, when I put the guitar down I could see that the neck was not set straight into the body of the guitar. Looking "birds-eye" at the fretboard, the strings were centered at the nut but shifted to the edge of the fretboard at the 12th fret. I know for YouTube videos this can be corrected - but this is not something that should happen on a brand new guitar. This one should never have passed QC and left the factory.

    Bottom line for me: guitars are individually produced, assembled and QC'd. Be very careful with special order items - some are probably great but there may be problems with others. Although I love the sound of the Cray Strat and the hard tail bridge, I opted for the more sure thing and bought an American made Strat.

     
    5.0

    Favorite Strat I've owned

    By Ray

    from Philly / Wilmington area

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Robert Cray Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I've generally had a strat in the house since shortly after I started playing in 1977 or so, as an 18 year old. It's my "home" instrument - I can vacation with and enjoy other guitars, but I always come home to a strat. But I'm not and never have been a tremolo guy - I've always either decked or blocked the trems in my Strats. So the idea of a hardtail always appealed to me. This is my first actual hardtail and it's my favorite strat, probably not because of that, but it doesn't hurt!

      This is the best sounding strat I've ever owned - the pickups are great and whatever else contributes to the tone gets it right too. The feel is almost as good as the sound. I've had some really sublime feeling strats over the years - I wouldn't say this is better than all of those, but it's right up there. I tend to prefer maple fretboards to rosewood, but this rosewood plays great and the neck shape fits me really well.

      Bottom line - I'm a lifetime strait guy and I've owned a few and played a lot of them, and this is my favorite strat I've ever picked up. It's largely a matter of personal preference, but this one is a perfect fit for me. And the Inca Silver looks just wonderful too, particularly with a rosewood board and mint pick guard.

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