FSR American Special Stratocaster® Ash

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$974.99

Model #: 0170162707
FSR American Special Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Vintage Blonde

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Fender's American Special Series Stratocaster guitar puts everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made instrument within your reach, now in a special ash-body model with a three-ply black-white-black pickguard and aged parts. Other features include a maple neck with 9.5"-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, Texas Special™ pickups, vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and satin urethane finish.

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Impressive value

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Unknown on May 10, 2014

After trying a lot of different models and even different brands I found this beauty.
It was exactly what I was looking for. Great playability, good tone and the best... the price.
I'm so happy and I wouldn't change anything. Great job, Fender!

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Ash/Blonde bombshell

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LoneDeranger on May 10, 2014
Blues Rock Classic Rock

Out of the box I knew this was special.....
The action needed adjusting slightly for my comfort, but the sound was/is extraordinary and is constantly improving as I play. Even brand new this guitar was stable and spoke both to me and the audience. The only change apart from setting the action - which I regard as normal playing in - was to get myself a shorter whammy bar (the long ones get in my way when I flail about ;) ) To say I'm pleased with this guitar would be an understatement. If I had any criticism at all it would be that the middle pickup alone is very slightly noisy.

Keep making guitars like this Fender!!!

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Stratocaster blonde Texas Special

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racketscience on July 8, 2013 (updated July 9, 2013)
Amateur Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Punk

Mine's a blonde Fender texas special strat. Nearly a year old. Apart from a few issues the Fender Strat texas is a beautiful guitar and brilliant value. The setup out of the case is so good you can go straight to a gig or practice and won't be disappointed. Sounds from Fender's texas single coils are sweet, full of character and oh-so versatile, however, the singe-coils' output is quite weak compared to humbuckers. The playability of the strat is good - but nowhere near the easy-sweet Gibson 12 inch radius neck action. The fender holds tune brilliantly and has a wonderful diverse range of sounds, so generally a very cool guitar - people love the Fender sound. Re-stringing the guitar causes problems if you opt for heavy strings – stay with original lighter strings – sounds better, and no bridge shenanigans. I love my Fender texas special strat, no regrets at all.

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Beautiful Blonde

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sjruvolo on April 14, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country

Have this Strat for about six months. Came perfectly set up. The TS pups are hot. The neck is perfect. The vintage ash blonde finish is beautiful. The only mod I made to this guitar was a set of Fender deluxe locking tuners. They help to keep the gutar in tune longer when using the trem and make string changes super easy. Also bought a Fender/G&G case to protect it. This guitar is awesome no matter what style of music you are into.

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General

General
Model Name: FSR American Special Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Vintage Blonde
Model Number: 0170162707
Series: Special Edition
Advertised Price: $974.99
Color: Vintage Blonde

Body

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

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
Headstock: Large '70s Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

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) Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit
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: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs Without Adding Bass)

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tips: Aged White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Ash body, Aged Parts, Texas Special Pickups, Large '70s Style Headstock, Greasebucket Tone Circuit

Accessories

Accessories
Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included