|Model Name:||Robert Cray Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Neck Shape:||'60s "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|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|
|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|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail|
|Pickguard:||3-Ply Mint Green|
|Control Knobs:||White Plastic|
|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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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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