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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world, and the Satin Strat delivers the perfect blend of ingredients to help you take your music to the top. Features a select alder body, a gorgeous satin finish, 21-fret maple neck with your choice of a rosewood or maple fretboard, 3 single-coil pickups, a vintage tremolo, and die-cast tuning keys. At this low price, why play anything but the real thing?
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I'm a Gibson fanatic, but I finally decided I wanted to buy a Strat just to get familiar with the differences. I decided to buy an economy model Fender (as opposed to a...Read complete review
I'm a Gibson fanatic, but I finally decided I wanted to buy a Strat just to get familiar with the differences. I decided to buy an economy model Fender (as opposed to a Squire). So I bought this Mexican-made Strat (and don't think you are going to fool anyone that it is anything else -- it says "Made In Mexico" right on the headstock"!) It has a bolt-on neck, which shouldn't surprise anyone given the price. Mine came without a tremelo, though some of the pictures online and in the catalogues show otherwise. The satin finish is nice-looking, but you shouldn't let that let you believe it compares to a good nitrocellulose finish. This is an economy Fender.Still, I was surprised at the sound and playability. The frets on mine were comfortably high above the rosewood fretboard and the action was pleasantly low (I've had far more expensive guitars come out of the box less well set up). The sound was brighter than I had expected, even from a Fender with three single-coils! Reminded me of my Gibson SG with P-90 single coils! And zero hum out of my Line 6 Spider II amp! Although I wouldn't put this guitar up with my Gibsons, I think it is a better guitar than I expected at this price. Oh, yeah! This guitar is supposed to come with a Fender gig bag. Mine didn't. I called this site and they fixed that without a single question. Really like this guitar, for the money. REALLY like this company!
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I owned this guitar for two years. Just an average single cioled guitar. Nothing special about it, just the name. for the same price I can bought Ibanez that plays a lot...Read complete review
I owned this guitar for two years. Just an average single cioled guitar. Nothing special about it, just the name. for the same price I can bought Ibanez that plays a lot better. Soud more bright and tone tuners work better.
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I purchased this Strat in Dec. 2006 it has great sound. I have also purchased the Fender Squier and a Jackson, But this Guitar can cover the sound from Rock to Jazz to Country with ease. I play the strat on a Roland Cub amp it has a good clean no hum sound. For the money this is a fine Guitar. Has great action, up and down the neck with no fret rattle, Hammer On and pull offs sound great.It's a little hard to pull harmonics, but it sounds great.
I've had this guitar since it first came out and I still love it. There is a buzz on the 5th fret on the low E string but that's ok. I plug it in through a Crate GLX212 and that makes all the difference to it. I have it in Candy Apple Red with a maple fretboard.
I started out on this guitar, and I'm glad I did. The pickups sing like classic singlecoils should and the neck is easy to get used to. The finish is pretty unique for a fender and is very durable, and i'm rather hard on my instruments. A physically and sonically pretty guitar.
This is the best looking guitar I've ever seen. I got it back in the Spring of '06 and it looks brand new still. Plays great, like any strat. I've dropped it a few times and it doesn't have a mark on it. Best part might be that you don't have to worry about fingerprints. Gun-metal blue w/ maple neck is my color choice and I reccomend it to anybody, especially now that the price is $100 off. what a DEAL!
This is my first electric guitar, so I may not be an expert with this, but I love this guitar either way. I use it with my Fender Frontman 15G and it produces a clean, smooth tone. It is just as you would expect from a Stratocaster, just a lot cheaper. The satin finish has a great look and it is not glossy so you can't get a fingerprint on it. I would recommend it to anybody. Definetly the cheapest mid-range quality guitar out there.
I have a big problem with people complaining about guitars when the biggest problem is this: people want the wrong guitar for the music they play. This Fender has great quality. I crashed my car with it in the trunk and it didn't phase it one bit. It's fast, it's light, it's pretty purple and it's great for the kind of music it's meant for. You're not going to get hot screaming metal tones from this guitar. It's great for blues, jazz, country, fusion, anything that doesn't require you to distort your tone beyond recognition. I say this as a metalhead, mind you. This is the best Fender guitar I've played. It's made in Mexico, so I would highly recommend that over any other "economy" Fender manufacturer. Keep in mind that this IS an economy guitar, not a handmade glory that you're going to become a virtuoso on. Great for the price.
I bought this guitar about 4 months ago....its the best guitar I have ever played in my life....from its smooth maple neck....to its warm satin tone it is the best guitar in this price range. But if you ask me I would choose this over any Gibson, Epiphone, or ESP I have a thing for Fenders in general but I feel that you're getting the most "bang for your buck" with this one.
I bought this guitar to get rid of my squier strat and it sounds amazing. I've played many gibsons and other strats and still like this one the best. Also, the colors are interesting. I own the gun metal blue and it is close to imposible to get a finger print on this finish. I looked at the midnight blue but it looked more purple than blue.
This is a really good guitar, for its value, anyway. Out of the box, all you need to do is tune it and you're ready to play, which is really nice. The thing that I least liked about it was that the plastic film over the pickguard was less than cooperative. Other than that, though, a really awesome guitar. It doesn't really hum at all on my Roland amp.
I bought this guitar yesterday as my first guitar. It looks awesome. The maple fretboard is so smooth. I'm very pleased with it so far.
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