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Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar   

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To honor the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster in 2014, Fender introduces brilliant new limited-edition looks for the venerable American Standard ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Limited Edition model with a gorgeous finish and Custom Shop pickups.

To honor the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster in 2014, Fender introduces brilliant new limited-edition looks for the venerable American Standard Stratocaster”Vintage White with a tortoiseshell pickguard and rosewood fingerboard. All the acclaimed features, sound and style of the archetypal American Standard Stratocaster, now in an even more beautiful finish.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Fat '50s
  • Middle: Fat '50s
  • Bridge: Fat '50s
  • Brand: Fender Custom shop
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Master no-load tone control
  • 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: Synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited edition
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderLimited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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    • Experienced (9)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buttery goodness

By orson

from north of NY

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Pros

  • Excellent Pickups
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Set Up

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    First of all I am glad that Fender is offering more and different colors rather than the usual tired bunch for the Am standard line -even if they are using the "60th anniversary" as an excuse. The vintage white is "buttery" great...yes it is the color of butter...but a very intense butter. Well, I like it. The overall quality of the guitar is top notch, no flaws anywhere- a real quality build. AND once I got the guitar set up -which I have to tell you was a little "suspect" coming right from its factory fresh unopened box, it plays like...well, butter. Nice slim neck and good overall comfortable feel. I am very happy with the sound of the custom shop pickups too -real easy to dial in a good sound. Crisp, snappy, quacky, bright, punchy...as any good Strat pickups should sound. Very often in reviews I've seen people rave about the guitar they just bought, give it 5 stars or what ever, then rattle off a list of cosmetic, hardware and electronic changes they would do to their guitar. Suit yourselves, but I would do no changes to this one -this one is a keeper as is.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nicest new Strat I've played in a while.

    By Epi Owner

    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        I have 2 other Stratocasters: a 1982 AVR! '57 and a 1983 AVRI '62 which are both lifetime keepers. I'd been shopping for a new Stratocaster. I played an American Standard as well as a Standard (MIM) at a local music store and wasn't impressed with the feel very much. There was just something about them that I didn't bound with. As soon as I held the Limited Edition, I knew I had a good one. I plugged it in and played for a bit and was very impressed with the pickups. This one cam with the "red handled" case which I was hoping NOT to get, but am now glad I did get this one instead of one of the Fender Pro cases. I brought the guitar to my luthier for a good setup. The action with was too high and I prefer .010's to the .009's that it came with. All in all, with the deal I got, I am very pleased with this new Stratocaster.

        P.S. - Never saw any "vintage white" Stratocasters this color! Looks more like Butter Yellow. Very pretty guitar!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Golden Era Is Now"

        By David P. Makowski

        from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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        Pros

        • Excellent Build Quality
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        I have been playing guitar since 1979. Since then I have owned many Fender Stratocasters. Two 1979 Strats. One Black and one White with Maple Necks. Several AVRI '62 Stratocasters and a few American Standards. Build quality was always and issue for me. I always seemed to have problems with keeping my Strats in tune, getting a good tone, and controlling feedback through my Marshall Amplifiers. I currently owned (3) Fender American Standard Standards post 2012 with the "stellar upgrades". I sold one to a good friend. I primarily play this FAS with rosewood fretboard and felt compelled to write this review as the new tremelo block and bent steel saddles with the "no-load" tone control and the "Fat 50's" single coils facilitate the best of old an new. Fender has married the best of the originals with the best modern components and design possible. The tone is outstanding. The fit, finish, and playability are fantastic. This is the best Fender Stratocaster I have ever played and owned. I wanted to mention that making sure the pickup height is properly adjusted is paramount. Keeping the bass side lower than the treble side looks awkward at first, but that is the way the pickups sound best to me and is the recommended setting according to Fender. The key to this modern Stratocaster is making sure it is properly set up to Fender factory specifications. Positions #2 and #4 are practically noiseless due to the middle pickup being reverse wound. The evolution of the Stratocaster has hit an all time high. I strongly recommend anyone interested in a really good/solid Stratocaster to check one of these out.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Guitar!

        By MP

        from ny

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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 Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is amazing. It plays beautifully. Factory set up was great but the action was a little high for my liking, so I lowered it (slightly) and the intonation is still perfect. It's just a preference thing. I'm having so much fun playing it. There's just no way to go wrong with an American Standard, and this one is a 5 star guitar.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT !!!!

          By MrMojo

          from Maryland

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fantastic looking and playing guitar. Very Happy
          • 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 Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            EXCELLENT !!!!!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Finish Blemish but, does not hurt overall guiar quality

            By Larry Robbins

            from Upstate NY or anywhere in the world

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics
            • spoke to me! lol must own

            Cons

            • Finish Blem

            Best Uses

            • overall playing

            Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            all in all a fine guitar. A few finish blems. wondered how they got past quality control...then again after 50 yrs of playing, I know enough that I own my guitars . They don't own me! lol This guitar was set up nicely from the factory and only had to tweak a little to make it perfect for me. The slight finish problems did not deter me from keeping it. It feels great in my hands and is very responsive. A keeper.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Plays Like Buttah

            By Paperback Rocker

            from Victoria TX

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              This is the finest instrument I've had the pleasure of playing in my 28 years of guitar. The Fat 50s sound so good, and it plays so easy. It is exquisite.

              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Bad Truss Rod

              By Rich

              from Springfield

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                Bad Truss Rod

                 
                4.0

                "Excellent Build Quality"

                By David P. Makowski

                from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  I have been stratless for a few months and really missed not having a Strat in my collection to use for those elusive Mark Knofler, David Gilmour, and Eric Clapton sounds. This American ,made Stratocaster looks much different in person than in the pictures. It's more "Vintage White" with no hints of pink that seem to show up in pictures. The Fat 50's pickups are exactly what i was looking for. They sound great as does the guitar in general. It's a pretty good Strat.

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT STANDARD STRAT

                  By Lunk

                  from Colorado Springs, CO

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL AX, FANTASTIC FINISH AND ROSEWOOD FINGER BOARD COLORING IS CRAZY SWEET, BUTTERY FEEL, ACTION A LITTLE HIGH BUT I BOUGHT IT LEVEL2 AND IT WAS LIKE NEW NOT 2. WONDERFUL PUPS - THIS AX MAKES GREAT VARIETY OF TONES SO RICH IT SEEMS LIKE A CUSTOM AX. WINNER BUT NOT WHITE - THIS ONE IS LIKE FRESH BUTTER AND YUMMY TONALITY. ONE OF MY FAVORITE STRATS ALREADY AND I HAVE LIKE 18 AND AM-DELUXES TOO.

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