The Fender American Special Stratocaster electric guitar is a U.S.-built dream that has the classic double-cutaway design with curves in all the right places. The instantly-recognisable body is equipped with modern appointments that make the American Special a truly exceptional model.
Cool Strat Style
The American Special Strat features the sleek curves and bevelled edges that have won over guitarists for decades, making it one of the most comfortable models to perform with. Crafted using alder, a lightweight and tonally balanced wood, Fender has guaranteed that this model is as versatile as it is beautiful.
The double-cutaway body profile makes it very easy to reach every fret in its entirety, giving your fingers total freedom to roam. The finish has a protective layer of gloss urethane that ensures the paintwork is preserved for as long as possible.
Fast-Playing Maple Neck
Fitted to the body is a single-piece maple neck, which is shaped to the modern "C" profile to facilitate a lightning fast playing feel. Married to the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, complete with 22 jumbo frets that are adorned with dot position inlays to guide your way. The maple/rosewood combination guarantees that your tones are infused with the utmost articulation. The 9.5-inch fingerboard radius is perfect for executing smooth string bends, speedy scale runs, and seamless sweeps.
Texas Special Pickups with Greasebucket Circuitry
The American Special Strat is powered by a triple-threat of Texas Special Strat single-coil pickups. Designed to deliver tones with power and precision, anything and everything you can imagine is catered to from country to hard rock.
Control over the pickups comes in the form of a 5-way pickup selector switch, enabling you to select each pickup independently, or combinations of each. If you want fat, swelling mids, rumbling lows or searing highs, between the three pickups you have access to a universe of tones to explore.
The neck and bridge pickups each have individual tone pots with Greasebucket Tone Circuitry - this means that when you roll back the dial, you can level off the high frequencies without reinforcing or adding low-end tone, resulting in a much tighter sounding output.
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.
Manufacturer Fender Model American Special Stratocaster Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration SSS Bridge Tremolo Neck Profile Modern C Shape No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Tuners Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat Middle: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat Bridge: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup) with Greasebucket Tone Circuit: Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) with Greasebucket Tone Circuit 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 Included Accessories Polishing Cloth
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