Here’s an archetypal American music machine with some modern updates finished in classic three colour sunburst in very good condition.
All the care that Fender takes in selecting the various components seems to have paid off in the form of big acoustic ring and sustain. First position chords sound big and middle of the neck riffs come off loud and punchy.
The amplified tones have everything you want in a Stratocaster. The American Standard pickups sound big but still have the ability to cut and jangle with the neck pickup being particularly nice.
NUT WIDTH 1.685”
FRETBOARD Rosewood 25 1/2” scale 9.5″ radius
FRETS 22 Medium jumbo nickel silver
TUNERS Deluxe cast/sealed Fender tuners
BRIDGE 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with bent steel saddles, elongated string slots and copper-infused high-mass 100 percent metal bridge block
PICKUPS Three American Standard single-coils with Delta-Tone No- Load circuit
WEIGHT 7.8 lbs
This is a well known classic guitar design, so there aren’t too many surprises here. The vibrato arm is smooth, has plenty of range and is easy to keep in tune. The medium jumbo frets are clean and have plenty of life left.
There’s some expected swirling on the pickguard and a few small marks here and there, but nothing offensive. There have been no changes, no modifications, and no issues. It has been well set up and has everything you could want in a modern Fender at way less than new street price for an American Strat.
And a bonus here is the original Fender hard shell case in which it comes. These form fitting foam lined hard poly cases are some of the best ever supplied by Fender. Almost airline proof ……. almost.