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Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar Honeyburst Maple Fingerboard

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Overview
  • Hand-rubbed Honeyburst stain with satin lacquer top coat
  • Contoured alder body
  • Maple neck with modern "C" shape and 22 jumbo frets
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,049.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $250.00
  • Your Price:
    $79999

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USA-made Stratocaster with high-end features and an exclusive finish.

The Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar puts everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made instrument within your reach. Features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5”-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, American Standard pickups, vintage-style synchronized tremolo and a dealer-exclusive hand-stained honeyburst finish. The American Special Series is a guitar for the times.

You'll get lots of gain and tones galore from the USA Nitro Satin Series guitar's 3 American Standard pickups with the no-load tone pots. Other details include chrome hardware and a large '70s-style headstock and Fender decal. Fender accompanies your USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster guitar with a polishing cloth and a gig bag.

Features
  • Hand-rubbed Honeyburst stain with satin lacquer top coat
  • Contoured alder body
  • Maple neck with modern "C" shape and 22 jumbo frets
  • '70s-style headstock and Fender decal
  • American Standard pickups with the no-load tone pots
  • Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Includes gig bag

Order an affordable U.S.-made Stratocaster today.

 

USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo Frets
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1cm)
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Lacquer
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
  • Headstock: Large '70s Style
  • Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
  • Pickups: American Standard pickups with the no-load tone pots
  • 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
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1, Tone 2
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Switch Tip: White Switch Tip
  • Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tools
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Accessories
  • Included Accessories: Polishing Cloth
  • Straplocks: Vintage Style Strap Buttons
  • Control Knobs: White Plastic Knobs
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FenderUSA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Solid electronics (13)
  • Good pick up (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Jamming (10)
    • Small venues (10)
    • Recording (9)
    • Rock concerts (6)
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    5.0

    Beautiful Amer Strat at a great price

    By Joey

    from Arkansas

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        Love the guitar - beautiful to look at and the tone selection is pure vintage Stratocaster. It seems to go out of tune at times so I plan to install locking tuners and block the tremolo (which I don't use) - then I think it will be perfect.

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        5.0

        The tone reinvigorated my desire to play

        By idahojam

        from north Idaho

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good intonation
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great Action
        • Solid Electronics
        • Stays in tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          Tone is fantastic! love the no load tone pot. and the neck. I actually love the satin finish, easy to play and has no problems when sweaty. Muscians Friend treated me great and the price for an American made Strat was extraordinary! I have been playing neckthru active pickup guitars with my band and grew tired of the muddy sound. When i played this the first night at practive, my band mates said this was the best sounding guitar i own( i own 7) I love it! get your self one today before they are gone.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          had to return first one

          By chango

          from dunn,nc

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I had problems with the first one i recieved and had to return it. When i went to adjust the bridge screw for the 5th string it just stripped out on me . then the 6th string did the same thing. looked like the screw was ok but the hole was machined too big or something. any way i went to adjust the truss rod and set the string height but never could get it correct with the specs in the manual. just a lot of fret buzz.very dissapointed. also noticed the body made from 3 pieces of wood. not impressed for a usa made guitar.expected more for the price. the strings were the worst i've ever played. lucky for me the people at musician's friend sent out another one which i found to be much better. got the guitar neck,string height,and intonation set up very quickly, and this has very little fret buzz,plays great, great action, great sound although there is some hum in the electronics. also noticed that this one is made from only 2 pieces of wood. so far this guitar has been great.It plays easily and the clean sound is awesome! thanks musicians friend

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          USA MADE RULES

          By Richard Ell

          from Colorado Springs CO

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not One

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I took the Plunge. Received mine last night. It is everything I had hoped it would be. USA-made Stratocaster, sweet sound from the 3 Standard Single Coil pickups. No Hum that I can detect, and I even TRIED to cause it. The 9.5 radius neck really helps with the Barre Cords. With this guitar, I can EASILY do Barres that were very difficult for me on my other guitars. I have to get used to the "10s" strings (I was using 9s for a long time), but it handles real well. I did a lot of Bending, from the Nut to the 12th fret, and NO fretting out or buzzing. This guitar behaves like a favorite old dog.

          LOVE the RANGE you get, with the 5-way PU Selector. I use an El Cheapo clip-on Tuner...once it's tuned, it STAYS in tune.

          Guitar came perfectly set-up, Intonation and all is perfect, or at least as perfect as I can tell. Needs NO setup work. Take it out of the box, tune it up a half-step or so, and away you go. Packing was excellent - very well protected.

          The finish is BEAUTIFUL. NO flaws in the wood or the finish. The natural wood, through the Satin stain, is clean and clear. No knots, spots or cracks.

          No Whammy bar, but I didn't want one anyway. Rigid bridge, but I expect that will help it stay in tune. Love the headstock and Logo. Clear-stained Maple neck & fretboard, Jumbo frets...everything I always wanted in a Stratocaster.

          AT THIS PRICE, I'd say: GRAB IT. Don't even consider a MIM - not to knock them, but - get THIS one instead. You'll be very happy you did. My two other guitars are going to get very Jealous, very soon. I am very happy I bought this. I recommend it, with no reservations.

          P.S.: Comes with a decent padded Gig bag, which is nice, but - spring for a Fender Hardshell case. I did.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this guitar

          By bluesman to be

          from NH

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            I am learning to play the blues and this ax is making it very easy

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            an old friend

            By rockstar67

            from Pa

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Weight
            • Relatively Quiet Pick Ups
            • Solid Structurally
            • Unique Finish

            Cons

            • Not Kissed By Blackmore

            Best Uses

            • Baking Bread And Rock

            Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            First strat I've owned in a while, my Tele's jealous...but beautiful, and well-priced as an American made Fender...

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I am now a believer

            By shrubble

            from Catonsville, MD

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any

              Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              You know, it's funny. I'm a child of the 80's. I guess I always liked Fenders and Gibsons, but I was caught up in that whole metal thing. I had played a ton of strats/strat copies/strat clones, etc... and they were "ok", but to me, happiness was a Charvel/Jackson or Ibanez.

              It's a genre thing I guess, whatever.

              As I've gotten older though, and the metal thing has piped down, I find myself revisiting a lot of the classics. I love Gibsons, Gretsch, Ricks, etc... and recently I found myself wanting to own a strat, something I could play good old rock-n-roll with.

              Fender has always irked with the way they have to offer a guitar at every price point, for every style, all the time. It makes it very difficult to navigate through the muck to find something that will actually suit you, that doesn't cost a fortune.

              I knew exactly what I wanted, and was shocked when I saw this strat being offered on sale for FAR less than I thought I would have to spend for this type of strat. I ordered it,even though it was backordered, and waited like a kid at Christmas until it showed up a month or so later.

              All I can say is this; I owe you strat-heads out there an apology. I flippin' LOVE this guitar. The other reviews have done a great job and covering the fit and finish and the tone. I could see getting better tuners and MAYBE some different pups (probably not though), but besides that I wouldn't change a single thing. Not one thing.

              The setup was awesome right out of the box, the gig bag is nicer than most, and I just have to say that I have never... N-E-V-E-R had a guitar feel so natural in my hands so quickly. It took literally an hour for the guitar to feel like I've been playing it for years. I am impressed.

              So, if you can't tell, I'm a big fan of this axe!

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I bought a PERFECT Level 2 Honeyburst!

              By Lunk

              from Colorado Springs, CO

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Great Fret Job
              • Great Rubbed Finish
              • Great sustain
              • Perfect Setup
              • Smooth Fast Neck
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Clean Rhythm
              • Great Disco Guitar
              • Great With Pedals
              • Great With Ss Amps
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              This was a total bargain, pretty much am American Standard. I still can't believe what I got it before. Not only was it better than a Level 2, it was better than a Level 1 Mint! If you want a working Stratocaster, BUY THIS NOW! You would be a fool to let this deal go! Incredible and smooth, great fingerboard and fretwork. The tome with this finish is magically delicious! I may change to hotter pups, MAYBE, but I already ordered Fender locking tuners for it, also at a discount! Buy this ax or lose a huge opportunity! BUY IT USED IF UOU HAVE TOO!

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This ax is Doo-ing it right!!!

              By Dudley Doo-Right

              from Lincoln, California

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                Ol' St. Nick brought this for me (wink! wink!) and so far, she is a beauty! Can't wait to put her on a stage and show her off!!!

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I Love this guitar

                By Yonko17

                from Northeast Pennsylvania

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Perfect Size

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender USA Nitro Satin Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  I've been a "Gibson Man" most of my life, but I always wanted a Strat. After buying this guitar, I don't pick up my Gibsons so much anymore. I absolutely love the feel of this instrument. Lovely neck, great action, and it's the perfect size for me. It is now my go to guitar. I was reluctant to buy a guitar online without taking it for a test spin first. But when I did get my hands on it I was very pleasantly surprised. I really like the oversized headstock too. All in all I am very pleased with both the quality and price of this model.

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