Sweetwater Fender American Professional Strat

SFW

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Has anyone bought one of the Sweetwater American Professional Strats? Looking at the one with the roasted maple neck and the CS69 pickups. If so, I would love to hear what you though of the guitar. I am seriously considering a rosewood board model.
 

TimH

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So it’s about $180 upcharge for different colors and pickups and a roasted neck? Yup, it’s a good deal if you’re looking to buy new.

Personally I never do that and roasted maple necks are available on other FSR guitars. Pickups are an easy swap.

Your call mate!
 

Machew

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Has anyone bought one of the Sweetwater American Professional Strats? Looking at the one with the roasted maple neck and the CS69 pickups. If so, I would love to hear what you though of the guitar. I am seriously considering a rosewood board model.
Im selling mine on CL right now. Its a fine guitar just dont like 9.5 radius necks.
 

Cali234

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I believe they also come with jumbo frets too so that's something to consider. I had the regular pro strat for a little bit but couldn't get along with the pickups, sounded harsh to me.
 

ndtealmusic

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I believe they also come with jumbo frets too so that's something to consider. I had the regular pro strat for a little bit but couldn't get along with the pickups, sounded harsh to me.
I generally have disliked the Pro pickups too. Vastly preferred the fat '50s from the Standards, in fact I think the only positive change was the neck profile.

But yes, I'd pay the upcharge for a roasted maple neck and '69 pickups. They're likely changes I'd make myself eventually anyway and for a substantially smaller upcharge up front, yeah...
 

dachuckster

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I really like mine with the stock pickups. I wouldnt sell it for the world. I might change the pickup covers and knobs for black ones. I was glad the bridge pup came wired to a tone pot. I have one with Duncan ssl-1's and another with fat 50's. Different flavor.

 

Windup 43

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I really like mine with the stock pickups. I wouldnt sell it for the world. I might change the pickup covers and knobs for black ones. I was glad the bridge pup came wired to a tone pot. I have one with Duncan ssl-1's and another with fat 50's. Different flavor.

I have the same one but with a maple board, but I did swap out the cream colored plastics for a blackout look...otherwise stock, I like the V mod pups just fine too.

 

SFW

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Yes, I am aware of the jumbo frets. Those are actually a preference for me. How do the CS69 pickups compare to the Fat 50s or the 57/62s?
 

jpleines

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I love mine! Roasted maple neck, cs69 pickups, ash. Best sounding strat! It did need a good setup, though, by a local luthier to get the bridge adjusted properly.
 

Mangy71

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Yes, I am aware of the jumbo frets. Those are actually a preference for me. How do the CS69 pickups compare to the Fat 50s or the 57/62s?
I agree about the jumbo frets. I wish the limited edition Strat that I just bought had jumbos.

 




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