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Fender American Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Sunburst

Stock code: 68410

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Features

  • Alder body finish in stunning two-colour sunburst
  • Maple neck with modern C-profile
  • Texas Special Strat single-coils in neck, middle, and bridge positions
  • Tone controls with Greasebucket tone circtuirty
  • Unique Jumbo 70's-style headstock
  • Includes gigbag and polishing cloth

The Fender American Special Stratocaster electric guitar delivers genuine U.S.-made Fender build quality at a price that more guitarists can take advantage of.

Body

The American special features the same classic Strat curves that have made it one of the most popular models in the history of the guitar. The ergonomically designed body profile allows the Strat to rest snugly against the body during performances, whilst the thin shape makes it very comfortable to wield. As you'd expect, the body has been crafted using alder, a tonewood that has been favoured by Fender since the 1950s due to its exquisite timbre and balanced tonal output. The body has been treated to a vintage-style two-colour sunburst finish, giving it a delightfully classic aesthetic.

Neck

Fitted to the body is a superb single-piece maple neck, which has been shaped to the ever so comfortable modern "C" shape neck profile. Running your hand along this neck is an absolute joy. Married to the neck is a maple fingerboard, complete with 22 frets that are easily navigated thanks to the dot position inlays. Thanks to the classic double-cutaway Strat body profile, each and every fret is within easy reach. The maple/maple neck and fingerboard combination offers an articulate reply to the highly resonant body, so that whether you're playing at low or high volume levels, each and every note rings out with the utmost clarity.

Electronics

The American Special Strat is fitted with a traditional pickup arrangement that includes three single-coils: one in the neck, one in the middle, and one in the bridge. The pickups are Texas Special Strat single-coils, which deliver a solid midrange punch, crystal-clear highs, and a tight bass response. Access to each pickup comes in the form of the 5-way pickup selector switch, and between these three you have access to an entire universe of tonal options. The neck and bridge pickups each have individual tone pots with Greasebucket Tone Circuitry, which means that when you roll back the dial you can level off the high frequencies without reinforcing or adding low-end tone. This results in a much tighter output.

Hardware

The body carries the 6-saddle vintage-style tremolo bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body for maximum playing stability, offers greater intonation, and allows you to add subtle vibrato whenever you wish. The large '70s-style headstock carries Fender standard cast/sealed tuning machines that keep each string held steadfast throughout the most energetic of performances. The body top is protected around the pickups and control pots by a stylish 3-ply parchment pickguard.

The Fender American Special Stratocaster electric guitar offers astonishingly good value for money. Take care of this beauty and you'll have a partner for life. Included with this model is a deluxe gig bag, as well as a polishing cloth to help keep it in pristine condition.

ManufacturerFender
Model NameAmerican Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar
Body MaterialAlder
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialMaple
Pickup ConfigurationSSS
BridgeTremolo
Product RangeStratocaster, American
Neck ProfileModern C Shape
No. of Frets22
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Pickguard3-Ply Parchment
Bridge/TailpieceVintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Active/PassivePassive
TunersStandard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Controls Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass),
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
Pickup Switching Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck
Position 5. Neck Pickup
FinishSunburst
Included Accessories Deluxe Gig Bag
Polishing Cloth
Unique Features Large '70s Style Headstock
Greasebucket Tone Circuit
Atomic Humbucking Bridge Pickup
Texas Special Neck/Mid Pickups
Large '70s Style Decal
Black Pickup Covers and Plastic Parts

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