Fender Lacks Respect for Guitar Synthersizer Players.
I have been a synth guitar player since the very first years of this tool. But I've always used Epiphones or Squires in which to fix GK pickups into just in case I made a slip with a sharp tool when installing them. I've repeatedly asked Fender to offer an American made Roland Ready Strat but to no avail. They always make a point in advertising American made guitars as something special for the pro player. I genuinely feel that Fender does not respect guitar synthesizer players enough to offer an American made Roland ready Stratocastor. They won't even put out a run of another lower priced issue of another guitar product (just in case the run did not pay for itself). I believe that they look down on synth guitar players as not being "real" guitarist. T. Rodgers, Charleston, SC. (A player of 40 years who's first studied synthesizer in a major college music department where we utilized the then state-of-the-art ARP 2600's and made "real" tape loops.) Enough Said!