Fender American Select Stratocaster (Dark Cherry Sunburst) (No Longer Available)
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Flame Maple Top, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - Dark Cherry Burst
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This Strat Is as Beautiful as It Is PlayableYou've never seen a Stratocaster® quite like the FENDER® American Select Stratocaster®. This solidbody electric guitar is what Strat® aficionados have been hoping for. You get premium tonewoods, high-end appointments, and custom electronics, all wrapped up into a highly-collectible - and playable - Stratocaster design. It's the Strat that helped form the sound of modern music, now built as much for looks as it is for tone and feel. From the rich sound to the smooth playability, the Fender American Select Stratocaster is in a class all its own.
Fender American Select Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Premium choice of woods
Fender held nothing back when designing the American Select Stratocaster. In fact, we've never seen a Strat like this at Sweetwater before. It's got a flame maple top, highlighted by a hand-stained finish. It's got a flame maple neck too, quartersawn for extreme strength. Even the flame maple fretboard has an extra dose of class you won't find on many guitars. And while these details look amazing, they all add to the incredibly rich tone of the American Select Stratocaster.
The Fender American Select Strat's three single-coil pickups were wound and voiced specifically for the Select series. You won't find these pickups anywhere else. They're slightly overwound, for a lively output that's rich and vibrant - they're a perfect match for getting classic Strat tones from virtually any amplifier.
The Select neck
The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why the Fender American Select Stratocaster features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks, and less likely to warp, twist or shrink. You'll also love the playability and feel of the American Select Strat's contoured heel when you're playing higher up the fretboard. Down low, your fretting hand will appreciate the 9.5" radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed arpeggio work.
Fender American Select Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Whether you buy for looks, feel, or tone, the Fender American Select Stratocaster will exceed your expectations!
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by David from United StatesFor years I've always wondered why people thought there were huge differences coming from guitars. Other than Action, intonation and beauty they were fairly close.. This guitar came to me above all th... read more [+]ose levels I've purchased before....I can hardly put this thing down when I start playing it. The tone coming from it is fantastic..... not just one but each string produces that tone with a frequency so well done .. One Beautiful guitar for sure. close [-]
January 18, 2013
Nothing short of amazing
by Eric O from TX, USAI have been playing guitar faithfully for over 37 years now. With that said I have owned tons of guitars over the years. I have to say that this is one the best playing guitars I have owned to date an... read more [+]d the most beautiful as well. The neck is like jacked up synthetic grade WD40 butter. It's fast, it's furious, and smooth as silk. The cherry burst is well done and I could literally stare at this thing for hours. The flame maple neck looks amazing too.
November 11, 2012
Music Background: 37 year seasoned player.
Hands down the best strat I have ever played or owned. Thank you Fender for bringing such joy to an old six stringer. close [-]
Rings like a bell
by Ron Tautic from ConnecticutWhen this guitar was delivered I looked at it for days before I played it.
October 29, 2012
Music Background: Playing guitar since the 60's
The flame maple top, and birdseye neck was obviously put together by some of the best craft people in the business.
... read more [+]/>The tone and sustain from this guitar, even before plugging into the Fender Blues Jr III would "ring like a bell".
If you like playing a strat that looks like you dragged it behind a truck then this one is definitely not for you.
I've been playing guitar since the 60's starting off with a single lip stick pickup on a Silvertone guitar. I moved up to a Les Paul custom legend in the mid 80's and recently this year bought a Gibson SG Standard(from Sweetwater).
This guitar is quickly becoming my favorite.
Treat yourself to a Fender Select Stratocaster...you desire it! close [-]
Robert, Chester, VA
Fender American Select Stratocaster (Dark Cherry Sunburst)
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