Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster® - Mystic Aztec Gold

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Model #: 0170218750
Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Aztec Gold

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To honor the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster in 2014, Fender introduces two brilliant new limited edition looks for the venerable American Standard Stratocaster—Vintage White with a tortoiseshell pickguard and rosewood fingerboard, and Aztec Gold with a parchment pickguard and maple fingerboard. All the acclaimed features, sound and style of the archetypal American Standard Stratocaster, now in even more beautiful finish options.

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sub006 on September 5, 2014
Blues Classic Rock

For me, the GOOD is the maple board, looks great next to the handsome gold body.

While I understand it's supposed to be a riff on the original 1954 Strat, I'd appreciate a single coil, a humbucker and maybe a P90 to approach the versatility of my Modern Player Telecaster

The BAD is it seems largely a copy of the 60th Anniversary SQUIER Strat which had "sparklier" gold glitter paint and GOLD hardware. Better- and more expensive-looking IMHO.

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Needs more gold

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stephko on September 4, 2014 (updated September 10, 2014)

I don't own this particular Strat. I do own a 1969 Strat. I would love another Fender Strat. This almost meets the bill but it needs gold hardware and an aged orange-y lacquered neck. The maple looks naked. Maybe some gold knobs and pickup covers too..

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Fenders version of a Goldtop?

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Beatlemaniac on September 4, 2014
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I am a Fender addict... What to say? This must be awesome!

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Why, oh why?

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jbkormos on September 4, 2014 (updated September 10, 2014)
Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

For some reason, Fender has decided to introduce most of their new instruments with the 'Modern C' profile. For anyone with normal-sized hands, this is virtually unplayable. Obviously, someone must be buying these--otherwise, they wouldn't keep trotting more out. But, for those of us who aren't children, would it be considered that instruments with deeper profiles ('U' and 'V' profiles) might also sell....?

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General
Model Name: Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Mystic Aztec Gold
Model Number: 0170218750
Series: Special Edition
Advertised Price: $1299.99
Color: Mystic Aztec Gold

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
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 Dot
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex™
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s 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. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
Switch Tips: Parchment

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots, Copper Infused High Mass 100% Metal Bridge Block, Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance, Single "T" Roller String Tree