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A killer Strat with humbucker punch and Floyd Rose trem!
The Fender Standard Floyd Rose Stratocaster (sometimes called a Fat Strat) features everything electric guitar players love about the Stratocaster--alder body, maple C-shaped neck, single-coil pickups--plus Floyd Rose tremolo and the added versatility of a Fat Strat-style humbucker in the bridge pickup position. This Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil pickup configuration, in combination with the 5-position switch, provides you with a huge array of tonal possibilities. Standard Strats now feature a thicker bridge block for increased sustain and a more stable point of contact with the strings.
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Most Liked Positive Review
not your average MIM strat
I got one of these 60th anniversary floyd rose strats, and it's pretty unbelievable. I thought that with the addition of the floyd rose, the tone would become even more dry and dull...Read complete review
I got one of these 60th anniversary floyd rose strats, and it's pretty unbelievable. I thought that with the addition of the floyd rose, the tone would become even more dry and dull when compared with my standard strat. But I was surprised. Right out of the box, it was set up and ready to go. I plugged it in my tube amp and it was really warm and and a lot crunchier than my standard mexi strat. All of the pickups are well balanced and sound great. It's sort of in between my standard and my les paul. it's not a "metal" guitar in my opinion. If you want something with a fast neck, you should try a jackson or ibanez. But this thing is great for more classic rock sounds. Great blend of crunch and bite.But the great thing about this guitar, aside from it's distinct tone, is the double locking original floyd rose. One allen key is all you need. You lock the string into the bridge, tune it up at the head stock, lock it up, and fine tune it a little bit more (make sure you stretch your strings a bit so they don't unwind too much if they're new). It stays in tune really well. I play in a dropped C tunning and I was surprised at just how well it didn't go out of tune. hardly any.Why I didn't give this guitar that many stars only because that the body isn't routed for pulling the floyd rose into the body. You can only pull back until it touches the body. I'm told that this is to keep it in tune better. Van halen is also well known for using this type of setup on his strats. I just loosened the spring claw and set it up so the tremolo was floating more at the back. It's even got a micro tilt factory installed so can change the neck angle in seconds. Now I can rock it back and forth without really worrying about hitting the body of the guitar. I just can't divebomb it all the way as it comes stock. But any way you set it up, i'm sure you'll find one that suits you. very versatile strat. I easily favor it over my standard strat just because the tone alone. Plus the double locking bridge. Somehow, it gets an even better sound, in my opinion.
Most Liked Negative Review
I brogth this guitar and as soon as I open it and start playing it I return it.You can't pull the floyd rose. Thats bad. The body was very light; if you hit...Read complete review
I brogth this guitar and as soon as I open it and start playing it I return it.You can't pull the floyd rose. Thats bad. The body was very light; if you hit it it sound like a hollow guitar. Those pickups are the worst I have heard. Bad quality.
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This is a very playable guitar with a super-stable Floyd Rose tremolo - but the factory setup is poor. I'm an ok guitar tech, so after proper adjustment - and an evening's work - this Strat became one of my favorites. Here are the setup corrections I had to make: 1) As shipped, and also after adjusting intonation, two of the saddles were far enough forward to be resting (!) on the pick guard. I had to trim the pick guard. 2) The Strat body isn't cut to accept the Floyd Rose's full range of motion. You can only dive, otherwise the trem plate bottoms against the guitar's surface. I had to resize the tremolo recess. 3) With light-guage strings as shipped, there were too few (3) springs on the trem, causing the back of the trem plate to raise up 1/2" from the body. I installed two additional springs. If you are a bit of a tech, you don't have to resort to "blocking" the standard Strat trem to get tuning stability. Buy this Floyd Rose, straighten out its flaws, and have yourself one of the most stable and playable Strats ever made.
Very good guitar, I am so impressed of the quality and workmanship. Cost is very affordable. I was thinking about an american made but too expensive for me. But with a floyd rose and humbucking pickup this mexican strat is equal in quality of an american strat. By the way made in USA are mostly made by mexicans anyway, so not of a difference.
I love playing this Strat. The Floyd is a bundle of fun, the HSS pickup configuration is wonderful, the weight is perfect, it has a great tone. Personsally, I wish that Fender would only put floyds on their Strats along with Humbuckers, and they put put all other compaanies out of business.
Man this guitar is awsome. It's not the heaviest guitar in the world, but you still can get a great tone out of the bridge humbucker. I have a Peavy amp (a Bandit, to be exact) and a Digitech RP 350 to go with it, and it's all I need for live performances. The only thing that could be improved on this guitar is the sustain. It's a little shorter than average, but still is awesome. The Floyd Rose keeps it in tune for months. It overall is an awesome guitar, for beginners and vets alike.
Wow...that is all I have to say. The floyd Rose bridge, with the humbucker and two single coil pickups with the locking strings thingy at the top that keeps the guitar in tune for centurys!! This is the most beautiful strat ever!!
You know, Alex Lifeson and Eddie Van Halen had their strats decked out with Floyd Rose's way back in the late 70's and early 80's...its about time Fender caught up! I like it. This is no metal machine, but it does expand the expressionableness of the already versatile strat. Swap out the humbucker for a Gibson Burstbucker Pro....well YOU try it out. All in all, a GREAT deal for its price.
An amazing, amazing combonation of the two!We have seen many Strat-like guitars with the Floyd Rose, but when we see a REAL strat with a Floyd, we just know...it's going to work! The quality of the instrument is obviously going to be amazing, I mean, Fender! Man that sums it all up for quality...Fender and Floyd...match made in heaven!
i got this guitar a few months and Its AWSOME!!!!! The sound qualitty is great unlike some cheap squire. The price is really good compared to other fenders. It has a cool design and its my fav guitar that i ever had so far.
This is one of the Best Guitars I have ever owned. And I have owned quite a few U.S.A's and customs... and would put this one up against a USA strat anyday. My floyd is dropped to the body. Very rarely goes outta tune. Intonation is spot on... every time. It is kinda heavy... The bridge pickup SCREAMS !!! The Middle and neck go from chirpy to just fat smoothe and buttery...Enough said... I bought to record a specific project and it did the job better than even I thought it would... well well pleased....
This is the most versatile guitar that I own. Since the Floyd is bomb-only it never goes out of tune, even when breaking a string. I play in various blues and rock/metal bands and this is the only guitar that does it all well. This guitar works great for metal.My only complaint is that the pickups are kinda plain, the neck and middle don't have quite the character of a vintage strat and the bridge could be nastier. Of course, trying different pickups is half the fun if you ask me.