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Fender Strat-O-Sonic DV II Electric Guitar   

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The sweetest new Strat idea in ages. The Strat-O-Sonic Guitar has a hardtail Fender Techtonic locking bridge/tailpiece that is fully adjustable with ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Unique, simple, retro, and totally cool!

The sweetest new Strat idea in ages. The Strat-O-Sonic Guitar has a hardtail Fender Techtonic locking bridge/tailpiece that is fully adjustable with 6 saddles and interacts amazingly with the lightweight, 5-chambered mahogany body to produce a full, rich resonance for superior sustain. Equipped with a smokin' pair of DE-9000 Black Dove single-coil pickups and a modern C-shaped maple neck with 9-1/2"-radius rosewood fretboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets. Includes deluxe hardshell guitar case.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany chambered body
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with 9-1/2" radius
  • 2 DE-9000 Black Dove single-coil pickups
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4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

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Classic Rock Guitar

AMAZING PURCHASE! The action is incredible, very smooth play. Worth much more than what I payed for it. This guitar has a GREAT sound, but there is one major problem I encountered...Read complete review

AMAZING PURCHASE! The action is incredible, very smooth play. Worth much more than what I payed for it. This guitar has a GREAT sound, but there is one major problem I encountered with my guitar. In the middle position, the Black Dove pick-ups are great, but if you go to the bridge or neck position, there is SO much buzz or feedback that you can't possibly play with it at that setting. There is a tone knob that gives you some flexibility of sound, but I can't really take it away from the middle pickup position. I haven't ever talked to anyone about fixing it, and I wouldn't know what to do, but it's not TOO big of a deal because the sound is great at the middle position anyways. Sounds too muddy for playing metal in the middle position, in my opinion, so I don't use it for metal unless I'm stuck. If it wasn't for this, I would call it the perfect versatile guitar.

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Not a great guitar

I bought one of these in August of 2004 ...at the same time , I bought an Epiphone Elite Les Paul. At the time, the Stratosonic was $50 more than the Epiphone....Read complete review

I bought one of these in August of 2004 ...at the same time , I bought an Epiphone Elite Les Paul. At the time, the Stratosonic was $50 more than the Epiphone. Side by side, the LP seemed like 3 times the value for the $$$$,,beautiful binding, nice sound, balanced weight. beautiful playing neck. My friends figured the LP was at least twice as much as the Fender..it was not. The Stratosonic had a nice screaming lead tone when the neck pickup was used, but what did it in for me was that through my Jimi-wah pedal, it had NOTHING... it tucked its tailpiece and ran...very lame...also, the high E string was too close to the edge of the fretboard and fell off a lot..now don't jump to conclusions, I love strats..I own several.. this is one design Fender should discontue..very one dimensional...a very weak concept all the way around imo...lucky for me the place I bought it gave me a full credit, which I applied to a Gibson LP standard..a Gold Top!!! Like Fenders? get a strat.. want really fat tone? get a Les Paul..the song remains the same folks...

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5.0

Great feeling and sounding axe!!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I am a Gibson guy at heart and I have Les Pauls, SG's, V's, RD's, etc. I went for a little change and this was an unbelievable buy for the money. This thing gets Fender and Gibson tones out of it, very cool. If your interested in this get the two pickup one you won't be disappointed!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Fender

By Zap

from Woodbridge, NJ USA

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The neck of a particular guitar feels different to each player. I happen to feel comfortable with Fender Product. I have a 1966 Jazz Master, 1967 Coronado, 1981 -83 Strat and Tele Gold Elites, and a couple of American H2 short scale Bullets. The Stratosonic is right in the mix with great action and I like it alot. I use a Line 6 to dial in a great variety of sounds. Most of my guitars are kept in my studio but I keep the Stratosonic up in my Office so I can pull it out for some stress relief type playing when I feel like it. It has great snap to it and I can enjoy it unamplified when I'm just fiddling around.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Player

By bman

from Dracut, MA

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Great quality,big sound, feels like a Strat. I own Gibsons but dislike all the knobs and weight. This has the sound and is real comfortable to play.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cool vibes

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Tone chambers with P-90s with the comfort of a 24.75 scale and the ergonomy of the stratocaster body. This guitar is sweet and hot.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smokin' guitar

By SLider Man

from Frederick, MD

I picked up this guitar to be my main axe. It's very versatile, you can play just about any style with it. I play alot of slide guitar too and the P90's are what you need to get that low down growling sound. If you got some money and want a guitar that is a lot of fun and solid, then get this one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Close to perfect.

By valentsgrif

from LI, NY

Features: Straplocks, Custom shop level fret quality. Frets and board- rolled and smoothed. Poly finish, maple neck- Medium "C"- fast & comfortable.Sound: Versitile, quiet. Stat tones and thick LP like snarl at your fingertips. No tele tones though. Resonates like all hell, plugged or unplugged.Action, fit & finish is first rate: American Deluxe quality. Stays in tune.Support: Never needed it.Reliablity: Been flawless.Overall: This is an easy playing, sweet sounding guitar that does classic rock (Zep!)and jazz equally. No longer have a need for an LP.

 
4.0

Excellent P-90 type sound

By Steam Furnace

from Hamilton, OH

Great p-90 sound, better neck and quality than a Gibson SG with p-90's.

 
5.0

going back in time

By Shadowgrass3

from Louisiana

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The workmanship on this guitar is impeccable, true Fender American Deluxe quality all the way. My favorite thing about it is that I can get that old Les Paul tone without touching a gibson and getting my hands dirty!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Rock Guitar

By Henry-utwn5

from Dundas, ON

AMAZING PURCHASE! The action is incredible, very smooth play. Worth much more than what I payed for it. This guitar has a GREAT sound, but there is one major problem I encountered with my guitar. In the middle position, the Black Dove pick-ups are great, but if you go to the bridge or neck position, there is SO much buzz or feedback that you can't possibly play with it at that setting. There is a tone knob that gives you some flexibility of sound, but I can't really take it away from the middle pickup position. I haven't ever talked to anyone about fixing it, and I wouldn't know what to do, but it's not TOO big of a deal because the sound is great at the middle position anyways. Sounds too muddy for playing metal in the middle position, in my opinion, so I don't use it for metal unless I'm stuck. If it wasn't for this, I would call it the perfect versatile guitar.

 
5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Great guitar! Its sound surprised me, I was looking for a Gibson with p90's and luckily I found the strat-o-sonic. Play it through a good tube amp like a Fender Hot Rod 410 and you won't be disappointed.

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