Robert Cray Stratocaster®


Model #: 0139100326

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

0139100326
Robert Cray Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Violet

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A sonically "strong persuader," the Robert Cray Stratocaster® guitar captures Cray's trademark tone and vibe. Features include an alder body, Fender Custom Shop vintage Strat pickups and vintage-style hard-tail bridge.

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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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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, Violet
Model Number: 0139100326
Series: Artist
Color: Violet

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane
Neck Shape: '60s "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dot
Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Switch Tips: White

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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