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Fender Limited Edition American Series Ash Stratocaster
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The beauty of the American Stratocaster guitar is in its details. This Fender Special Run model features an ash body, the tonewood favored in the Tel...Read More
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An Ash American Made Strat Using Fender's Vintage Noiseless Pickups”the same ones used in the Jeff Beck Signature Model Guitar.
The beauty of the American Stratocaster guitar is in its details. This Fender Special Run model features an ash body, the tonewood favored in the Telecaster for it's combination of bright tone response and warm, sustaining bass. It's also wired with Fender Special Design Hot Vintage Noiseless pickups and straight ahead five-way switching. These are the same pickups featured on the Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster for their great tone and, as you'd expect, quiet operation.
The Limited Edition Strat still has the simple player-friendly refinements Fender has carefully added into the timeless design of the Strat guitar: hand-rolled fingerboard edges, five-way switching and two-point synchronized tremolo.
- Series: American Series
- Body: Ash
- Neck: Maple, Modern C Shape,
- (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple 9.5" Radius (241mm)
- No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Pickups: 3 Hot Vintage Noiseless Pickups
- Controls: Master Volume,
- Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
- Tone 2. New Delta Tone
- (Delta Tone system includes high output bridge pickup and special No-Load tone control for Middle and Bridge Pickups)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
- Position 3. Middle Pickup
- Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
- Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Bridge: American 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles
- Machine Heads: Fender/Schaller Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.6875" (43 mm)
- Unique Features: Ash body, 3 Dual-Coil Ceramic Noiseless Pickups, Parchment Knobs and Pickup Covers, Original Headstock Shape, Original Body Shape with Original Contour Body Decal on Headstock
Reviewed by 5 customers
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I bought this one in January. I wasn't very impressed with the case. However, it's the best sounding guitar that I've played. I really like the pickups for clean. I play this through a tweed blues junior. However, I haven't really found the distorted tone I'm looking for yet. It just doesn't push the amp like my humbucking guitar did. The ash body and maple neck really complement each other. This guitar resonates very well. Action and fret dressing is great. Body is a three piece, but done well.
This Sienna Sunburst is a truly gorgeous Strat. It did however require a few tweaks, for me at least. One, I've never had luck with non-locking tuners so a set of Sperzel locks went on. Two, I had a problem with a couple of the action adjustment screws that I had to fix - doesn't Fender check this stuff out before it ships? Three, though these noiseless Jeff Beck pups sound great clean, they are lacking when playing dirty so I've got a black EMG-DG20 setup on a tortoise pickguard that frankly looks amazing on this axe compared to the white IMO. And, I too prefer the vintage tremolo setup over this one but it works. So, in an ideal world, a 5 would be a guitar that's perfect as is. Since this one required a few tweaks, I tweaked down the rating slightly. Doesn't mean I don't love it though and won't spend a lot of time playing it. Been playing a Carvin axe for years and have been longing to add a Strat and a Les Paul to my collection. Two down, one to go.
I love this beautiful guitar. I've had many strats in my day, this is by far the BEST. Its the most fender vintage tone i've herd from a strat, NO LIE ! its what a strat should sound like. when I hear Ronnie Earl play, that tells me what a strat should sound like. I think the combination of ash and maple fretboard and great pickups really make this guitar shine. LOVE IT....
This is a beautiful guitar. I spent two years of my life hoping that Fender would issue a non-HSS strat in Sienna Sunburst and----low and behold! They did.It plays like a dream.....the action on the neck is as smooth as butter. The tone is vintage, but without the noise. Pretty much all around a great instrument.
Ash, Alder, Pinewood Derby, HA!...Man...The American Standard Stratocaster is really not as good of a guitar as it's little brother the Highway 1 Strat! Ain't that sayin it straight!Fender definitely gives you more bang for your buck with the Highway 1...Read up on the specs. on these guitars, study and do the footwork and you'll see it's usually cosmetic issues that raise the cost of any guitar... The main drawback to this American Standard (which is precisely what this guitar is) is the same as any American STD. "THE TREMOLO BRIDGE ASSEMBLY" with it's NARROW STRING SPACING! The 62 Fender 6 hole Vintage Tremolo Assembly has wider string spacing and better tonal transfer qualities and it's the bridge used on the BEST Fender guitars! Noiseless pickups are noiseless alright and ALSO TONE-LESS!!! Do yourself a favor and buy a LESS EXPENSIVE Highway 1 Series Stratocaster and get a fantastic Strat! Doc