FSR American Stratocaster® Rustic Ash


Model #: 0170410705

FSR American Stratocaster® Rustic Ash, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

0170410705

FSR American Stratocaster® Rustic Ash, Maple Fingerboard, Surf Green

0170412757
FSR American Stratocaster® Rustic Ash, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

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The FSR American Stratocaster® Rustic Ash introduces a visually striking new Strat® style. It features a never-before-seen brown anodized aluminum pickguard, which accentuates the attractive wood grain visible through the ash body's elegantly faded satin lacquer finish. Together, these create a complete aesthetic entirely new in nearly six decades of Stratocaster design.

Other premium features include a tinted maple neck with satin urethane back finish, 9.5"-radius maple (Surf Green model) or rosewood (Olympic White model) fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, three Texas Special™ single-coil Strat pickups with five-way switching, aged white control knobs (master volume and "no load" tone control), and two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style bent steel saddles and high-mass block.

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Love it!!

(5.0)
jtrimble62 on June 1, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk

Just got my maple neck, surf green rustic strat yesterday, and man, do I love it! I'ver been playing strats fro 35 years and this is one of the nicest I've owned. I might end up selling my American Standard!

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Great guitar

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bettymatt on January 3, 2014 (updated January 6, 2014)
Amateur Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Reggae / Ska

Right out of box this guitar was perfectly set up to play. Attached tremolo, tuned it and after a short break in of the strings this guitar stays in tune with no issues at all. The ash body gives an incredible resonance and the complete design is impeccable.

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Been waiting for Years thanks Fender!

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fsrstrat on December 21, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country Bluegrass

I have been collecting and playing Fenders for many years. My favorite guitar is a 1957 Fender Duo Sonic due to its fantastic pickups, (reverse polarity which act as hum bucking single coils) and its aluminum pick guard. It is such a quiet guitar that all the subtleties of the instrument come thru in spades. It's pure genius from Leo himself! I've been waiting for Fender to produce a Strat with these features for YEARS and Fender has finally delivered. This is an incredible guitar - awesome craftsmanship, ease of playing and quiet as they come. No 60 cycle hum due to the reverse polarity in position 2 or 4 on the five way switch (the mid pickup is reverse wound) and NO radio interference due to the blocking of the aluminum pick guard. Thank you Fender!

My only criticism of the guitar is the flat finish of the body and the back of the neck. I put some high end carnuba wax on it, let it dry, then hand polished it and the guitar came to life. Stunning. I bought the surf green ash model and the ash is gorgeous - as good as the ash on the 56 custom shop strat. The texas specials are full of life and harmonics and fit the ash body perfectly. If hesitating - don't. This is a fantastic guitar.

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Drummer gets a strat

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Manfred508 on December 6, 2013 (updated December 10, 2013)
Professional Blues R&B Gospel Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country Bluegrass Rap Reggae / Ska

beautiful guitar. looked all over the net and found the coolest one and bought it. no regrets

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Great ash strat

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LedZep125 on November 4, 2013
Amateur Blues Classic Rock

This strat is a blast to play and the Texas specials are a great pick up which fit the guitar perfectly. Comes with a great case that is better than the SKB ones in many ways. It has 2 covered storage spots. Very impressed with the quality build of the strat, and the grain looks awesome.

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Best of a classic

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dell_1971 on October 7, 2013 (updated October 7, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

While this is not the priciest Strat in the market, I am totally and happily surprised for the craftmanship Fender puts into this model. The aluminum is apparently unique so this can become a collector's item the moment you take the case, and the guitar home.

Combine this with a boss effects generator, a Fender bulb amp and you can perform like a pro, no doubt.

The case included is very elegant (black & black), and the sound...what can I tell you, American Strats are unparalleled.

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Model Name: FSR American Stratocaster® Rustic Ash, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White
Model Number: 0170410705
Series: Special Edition
Color: Olympic White

Body

Body
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Satin Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Black or White Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
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
Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 1-Ply Brown Anodized Aluminum
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Included Accessories: 102
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