Fender American Special Stratocaster - 2-tone Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - 2-Tone Sunburst
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Huge Bang for the Buck

Fender's American Special Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar gives you popular Strat features at a price that's nearly unheard of for a US-made Fender. It all starts with an alder body for classic Strat spank, and it's all wrapped up in a great-looking gloss urethane finish. The Fender trademark maple neck feels great with its Modern C profile, and jumbo frets make for fast and precise fretwork. In the tone department, a trio of Texas Special single-coils dish out the chime while a vintage-style trem deals with the whammy action. You're going to love the Fender American Special Stratocaster.

Fender American Special Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • American-made quality at an unbeatable price
  • Cut through the mix
  • Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without affecting volume
American-made quality at an unbeatable price

Fender's American Special Series exists to do one thing: give you access to genuine US-made Fenders at unbeatable prices. The American Special Stratocaster gives you a great selection of cool Strat features, including a supremely playable maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and jumbo frets, three Texas Special single-coils, Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control, a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and a large '70s-style headstock. All in, it's quite a potent music-delivery system. And it's made right here in the USA in Fender's state-of-the-art Corona, California, factory.

Cut through the mix

You're sure to cut through the mix, thanks to a trio of Fender's Texas Special single-coils. Used in any one of the five possible switch positions, the pickups give you classic Fender tones that have been with us since the dawn of the Strat. But these pickups have a little something extra that sets the American Special Strat apart from previous Strat incarnations - a Greasebucket tone circuit and vintage-style tremolo round out the features on this beauty. If you're looking for an American-made Strat with unbeatable bang for the buck, it's the American Special Stratocaster!

Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without affecting volume

Fender has fitted the American Special Stratocaster with their Greasebucket tone control, which rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume. This is seriously cool, because it gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without your having to compensate for volume loss. It makes the American Special Strat a serious tone machine.

Fender American Special Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • American-made quality at an unbeatable price!
  • Comfort-contoured alder Strat body
  • Supremely playable maple neck/fingerboard and jumbo frets
  • 3 Texas Special single-coil pickups
  • Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without altering volume
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
Fender's American Special Stratocaster HSS: an affordable US-made Strat.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Color 2-Tone Sunburst
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape Modern C
Radius 9.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.69"
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners Standard Sealed
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Texas Special Single-coil
Middle Pickup Texas Special Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Texas Special Single-coil
Controls 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone with Greasebucket circuit, 5-way switch
Strings Fender Super Bullets 3250L, (.009-.042)
Case Included Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0115600303

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Great Guitar

I took the time to compare about 5 modern production guitars at guitar center before buying this one, and concluded that this is the guitar I liked. Guitars I compared to were the EJ strat, Am. Pro, Am. Special, Mim Std, and the Am. Std. This guitar was stood out to me the most, though I liked pickups in the Am Std. Anywho, the Am. Special has a very clean feel to the frets I like, very smooth and silky. Likewise the neck is very comfortable, maybe not quite as thin as the standard but not as big as the SRV strat. I don't care either way about the headstock, I just like how the guitar plays and sounds. The Tx Special pickups are good pickups, I think they shine clean but can sound kind of nasally over-driven, but that's not a big deal as they're still sound good. One thing that I found out is that I like it when guitars are sensitive to picking, and this guitar has that. I had a guitar previously that was stubborn as h*ll when it came to this, and didn't have the same sensitivity as this guitar does when it comes to clean sounds. So those are my thoughts, this is a great guitar for the money, and honestly better than any current production fender strat that I compared it to. Granted, the Am. Std. had better pickups imo, but unfortunately that guitar is discontinued, so I picked this one up as it had the basic requirements for a great sounding guitar.
Music background: Experienced

This is one great Fender Stratocaster !

I ordered this guitar because it had everything I wanted ..Rosewood fret board , Texas Special Pickups , 2-tone sunburst , alder body , jumbo frets etc...And I also had a bone nut installed before it was delivered. This is the first time I bought a guitar online and I will admit , I was a little leary, But Ben and everyone at Sweetwater were just the best and easy to talk to. I will not be leary anymore. But, I will only buy from Sweetwater when it comes to Items like this. The 55-point inspection and 2 year warranty can't be beat by anyone. The guitar arrived in excellent condition ! The sound from this guitar is just freakin' Awsome ! Thanks again Sweetwater You have a customer for life !
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