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

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A full-featured Strat at budget-friendly price.

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
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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4.0

Possibly

By Poco

from Pueblo, CO

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    The guitar had great sound and felt good. I was surprised to find the tone control was a four position dial knob which I might have to change to a regular dial tone control. I would not recommend the guitar without telling them about the tone control.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FANTASTIC GUITAR!!!

    By Funky T

    from TN

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I've owned several USA Strats over the years and kept getting rid of them as there was always something lacking. Recently I've tried a couple of Mexican made ones and they fell short as well (although all were fine guitars, just not for me).
      I play old school blues, R&B, etc. and this Strat (two color sunburst) is as perfect a guitar as I could hope for.
      Fit and finish were perfect out of the box. I added a tremolo spring and cranked them down so the tailpiece doesn't move and put 11's on it. It stays in tune almost perfectly. I love the big headstock, the frets are also very big and you can bend away without fretting out (2 steps even). The Texas Specials add some umph without losing the "stratiness" of the guitar. AND, praise Jesus, they finally got the tone controls correct. The one closest to the output jack controls the bridge pickup, the other controls the neck pickup and the middle pickup is unaffected by either tone control. I can get a plethora of killer tones out of this guitar without the past harshness of that bridge pickup and although I'm more of a dial in a tone and leave guy, I find myself working the tone and selector switch a lot while playing as it really can bring out some amazing tones depending on where you are on the neck. I even play some slide on it in standard tuning and it's very warm sounding for this, especially on the front pickup This is a really expressive guitar for me. I plan on getting a couple more and there really is something about a USA made Strat. The gigbag is nice as well, but I bought a Fender case, because I want to protect this great guitar. I think you will really enjoy this guitar!

       
      5.0

      Fantastic American made Strat at a great price!

      By Dusty

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        I got very lucky and this ended up being an awesome guitar purchase! At this price point, you're taking a risk by purchasing without seeing and playing it. Mine was even riskier because I went with an "open box - blemished" model. I'm so glad I did because the blemish was the tiniest paint chip I've ever seen.

        The guitar feels great and sounds fantastic! I recommend trying one of these out. It's getting harder not to pay through the roof for guitars these days, especially American made Strat models, so this one is a steal!

        (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        My new guitar was not as avertised

        By L.A. Steve

        from las vegas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          The guitar I ordered was not the guitar that was delivered The guitar that was advertised had 3 texas special p/us The guitar that was delivered had 2 texas special p/us and 1 atomic humbucker. I was at first disappointed but it had a good sound and played great so I decided to keep it. I would have rated this transaction higher if not for the error.

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