The Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster is features an alder body with gloss urethane finish, a 9.5" radius maple neck with a modern C profile, and a rosewood fingerboard fitted with 22 jumbo frets. You'll get lots of gain and tones galore from Texas Special middle and neck pickups, and an Atomic humbucking bridge pickup while the Greasebucket tone circuit rolls off the highs without adding bass. Other details on this electric guitar include a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, black pickup covers and pickguard, chrome hardware, and a large '70s-style headstock and decal. A polishing cloth and gig bag come with your Fender American Special Strat.
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Comments about Fender American Special HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitar:
This was the first guitar I purchased after not playing since about 1973. I like to play old rock and roll style music. The fit and finish is excellent, considerably better than the Epiphone LP. It is easy to play, the neck is comfortable. I like the pickups, quite a variety of sound from them. The bridge Atomic humbucking pickup is my favorite setting. I like the Machine heads; they change the tone when tuning at a fast enough rate to satisfy me. I have a Bonamassa Les Paul with 14 to one tuners which I really do not like. (I like the Les Paul a lot though). The weight of the Stratocaster is very light and comfortable to play compared to the LP. The LP strains my neck with a 3 inch strap. I did not like the 009 strings that it came with the Strat. When playing chords in the middle of the neck, they were too easy to move (bend). I changed them to 010s. I thought the bag it came with was useless for my purpose; I bought a Road Runner case which I like much better. I like the string spacing, again easy and comfortable to play. I am a pure hobbyist; I play only for my own enjoyment usually to a Walkman plugged into my HotRod Deluxe. One last comment, I bought mine gently used, it was and still is in excellent condition. I worried about buying it that way. I called before buying and asked about it. I was told it could be returned if I was not happy. Call me very happy. Thanks for listening and I hope I helped your decision process.