Robert Cray Stratocaster®


Model #: 0139100300

Robert Cray Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

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Robert Cray Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Inca Silver

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Robert Cray Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Violet

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Robert Cray Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

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Die Robert Cray Standard Stratocaster verkörpert mit ihrem geschmackvollen und verführerischen Design Crays unverkennbaren Ton und Stil. Die Gitarre verfügt über einen Vintage Hardtail Steg und Fender Custom Shop Pickups, die das ganze Spektrum zwischen bissigen und swingenden Sounds erzeugen. Mit einem Vibro-King™ oder Super Reverb® Amp lässt sich Crays typischer Sound optimal reproduzieren!

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All Hail this Mighty HardTail

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AZBluesman on February 18, 2014
Amateur Blues R&B Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Country Reggae / Ska Punk

This is one of the best Stratocasters I've ever experienced.

The guitar has an early 1960s feel. The glossy neck isn't too thick or too thin. The vintage style bridge intonates well; it also works well for palm muting.

After being strung with medium gauge strings(.11 - .49) this guitar sings through my Blues Junior III. The pickups are great. I will put them against boutique vintage-style Stratocaster pups.

I am a proponent of hard-tail Stratocasters. Not having a wang-bar reduces weight; it also improves sustain and tuning stability.

I would like to see Fender continue this model. I would also like to see more hard-tail Strats, like the Big Apple Stratocaster from the mid 1990s. Not everybody enjoys the vibrato arm.

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Fantastic value

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BlueCajun on August 22, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Folk

This is the second "high-end" MIM Fender I own (the other being a Classic Player 50s Strat). I also own an American Standard Strat. I think this guitar is every bit as good as the others. I love the fat neck. The 9.5" radius and medium-jumbo frets make it very easy to play without fretting out. For whatever reason, the design of this guitar makes it feel like you are playing strings one gauge lower. I have 10's on mine but they feel like 9's.

Many people will be scared away by the hard-tail. But if, like me, you don't use the trem, this is so much better. The guitar stays in tune better. If you break a string, the tuning of the others won't go out of whack. And it actually reduces the weight. My Cray Strat is fairly light-weight (between 7 and 7.5 lbs).

The pickups sound great, especially the in-between settings. Lots of quack. I don't plan to ever change them. And this is coming from someone who almost always changes stock pickups.

Finally, the finish (Inca Silver) is absolutely beautiful. It has a bit of sparkle to it. Pictures really don't do it justice. And it looks great with the mint pickguard.

Overall, this is a really solid Strat. And I'm really just having a blast playing it.

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Model Name: Robert Cray Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0139100300
Series: Artist
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Ahorn
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: 60er "C" Form
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo medium
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: weiße Punkt-Positionseinlagen
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4-Punkt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Steg-Pickup
Middle Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Mittel-Pickup
Neck Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Hals-Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Hals-Pickup), Tone 2. (Mittel-Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Weg Klingenschalter: Position 1. Steg-Pickup, Position 2. Steg- und Mittel-Pickups, Position 3. Mittel-Pickup, Position 4. Mittel- und Hals-Pickups, Position 5. Hals-Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: American Vintage Hard-Tail Steg
Hardware Finish: Chrom
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: weiße Plastikregler
Switch Tips: weiße Schalterkappe

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Robert Cray Signature on Headstock, Hard-Tail Bridge, White Plastic Parts, '61 "C" Shape Neck, 9.5" Fingerboard Radius, White Dot Position Inlays
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
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