Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS [2010-current]
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Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS [2010-current]

American Special Stratocaster HSS [2010-current], Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from Fender belonging to the American Special Stratocaster HSS model.

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iamqman 22/07/2011

Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS [2010-current] : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

"Classic silky black Strat"
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Fender is a great American classic guitar. They have been building guitars for over 50+ years now. They are just as an American icon as John Wayne or Elvis Presley. These guitars have been played y almost every musician in the world at one time or another. Fender has a reputation of soul and quality when it comes to there equipment. They have a great deal of respect by the brightest and the best in the business.

Details
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay White Dot
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1.685"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tremolo
Tuners Sealed

UTILIZATION


Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

* Body: Alder
* Finish: Black, Gloss Urethane
* Neck:Maple, Modern "C" Shape
* Fingerboard: Rosewood
* Frets: 22, Jumbo Frets
* Scale Length:25.50"
* Nut Width:1.69"
* Hardware:Chrome
* Tuning Keys:Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
* Bridge:Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
* Pickguard:3-Ply Black/White/Black
* Pickups:1 Atomic Humbucking Pickup (Bridge), 2 Texas Special Strat Pickups (Neck/Middle) Pickups
* 5-Position Blade
* 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)
* Case: Deluxe Gig Bag included

SOUNDS

This guitar is one fine classic instrument. My two favorite wood combos are the Alder with Maple and the Alder with Maple and Ebony fret board. This fortunately has the first which is the best wood combination out there. I understand the need and desire for exotic woods and the allure for how beautiful they are, but when it just to straight players guitars needing to rock then there really isn't anything more simple and better than an Alder body and a Maple neck....perhaps a one piece alder body.

The tone from this guitar is very good. It can get beefy with the humbuckers and lighten it up for some single coil action. This is an extremely versatile guitar with the 5 way selector and humbucking and single coil operation. You will still need to replace all of these pickups in this guitar as they are garbage. I suggest using Seymour Duncans as I have found good use of those pickups in all my guitars. They aren't boutique but they sound just as good in my opinion.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these guitars come in right at around $849, which is even less than the three single hums. This is a great price for an American made Fender Stratocatser HSS guitar. You get a wealth of versatility with this pickup setup.