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Fender Limited Edition American Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Fiesta Red

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Timeless U.S. Style - 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 pic...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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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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Price: $999.99
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Overview

Timeless U.S. Style - 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.

• Maple neck with "C" profile and "large" headstock
• 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
• 2 Texas Special™ single-coil Stratocaster pickups
• Atomic™ humbucking bridge pickup for full tonal versatility
• Five-way pickup switch
• Greasebucket™ tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
• Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge

Features

  • Solid Alder body
  • Maple neck with "C" profile and "large" headstock, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard, 22 jumbo frets
  • 2 Texas Special single-coil pickups, Atomic humbucking bridge pickup, 5-way switch, Greasebucket tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, Die-cast sealed tuners
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern 
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod:
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Texas Special single-coil
  • Middle: Texas Special single-coil
  • Bridge: Atomic Humbucker
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Greasebucket tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone, tone  
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split:
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece:
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderLimited Edition American Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
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3.0

There Are Alternatives

By Nick

from Ypsilanti MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Pick Up
  • Unique color, tone circuit

Cons

  • Tremolo, jumbo frets, no tone middle PU

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

World's worst tremolo. No advantage to jumbo frets. No tone control on the middle pickup. For DIYers, consider a MIM Strat, add Texas Specials ($200), throw out the bridge pu, use a Little '59 in bridge ($85), add a Super Vee tremolo ($180). You're losing the greasebucket tone circuit, the 22nd fret, and the unique color. Try Candy Apple Red instead. For about $55 to $65 more, depending on pickups, you'll have a similar-sounding guitar with the frets you're used to and a tremolo that actually works. And IMHO, the right headstock for a Strat. If you get it on sale, you'd break even. Just sayin.

 
5.0

This guitar is truly amazing...what a unique sound !

By Crazy-square

from Columbus Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Phenomenal performance, could not be happier

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