NGD: Fender American Standard Strat

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by devilrob1979, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. devilrob1979

    devilrob1979 Member

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    Here she is. I don't have a camera so you gotta deal with a crappy cell phone pic but it's pretty well identical to this one. Initial feelings. Plays great, sounds great, is incredibly lightweight. I don't have a scale but my Hamer is 7.85 lbs (gotta love that good wood) and this is lighter. It plinked a little with bar use but a little chap stick cured that problem. It's very resonant and I like the pickups. The bridge can be a bit harsh since it is a strat bridge pickup but it sounds really nice with the tone rolled back just a hair. The neck's very comfortable for me although I'm still getting used to the gloss on the fretboard thing. I was going to go with rosewood but since they're finishing the rosewood boards now I decided to go with maple just because I only have one maple boarded guitar. I only have one rosewood board guitar too but if I'm going rosewood I want it dark and not dyed or finished. All of the rest of my guitars have ebony boards. The charcoal gray metallic finish is really nice as well. It's a little more blue than I had anticipated but I like blue. I have wanted an SSS strat for a long time and I really like this one a lot. The best part is it came with a free stool. Nice case too!
    Sorry for the crappy picture but here it is
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    Aside from grain variations in the neck it's identical to this.
    http://elderly.com/fmic/items/FNASS-CFM-MPL.htm
    I just paid $280 less than Fender wants for 'em now. Had to get in while the getting was good.
     
  2. jimmyohio75

    jimmyohio75 Member

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    She's purdy!!! Love Charcoal Frost Metallic!!
     
  3. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    Awsome!!! great color, play it in good health and don't ever sell it, you would regret it.
     
  4. gadzooka

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    SSS, maple neck, vibrato...I almost don't consider it a Strat without those. Congrats! Wish I still had one. :)
     

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