Fender American Vintage '70 Stratocaster Reissue - Natural Rosewood user reviews
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- This has to be one of my favorite reissue Fender Stratocaster guitars. It has the classic 70s headstock that is slightly a bit bigger than the normal Fender Stratocaster head stocks. I also like the feel and the comfort of the neck over the 5o's reissues or original Fender Stratocaster guitars. The look and the feel is classic and the pickups are even better than the standard ones in the Fender stratocasters, so overall this is probably the best offering that Fender has put together.
- Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays
Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Fretboard: Rosewood or Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Headstock: Large '70s Style
Neck Plate: 3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™ Neck Adjustment
Truss Rod Nut: "Bullet" Style
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
Middle Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
Neck Pickup: Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickup with Alnico 5 Magnets
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Special Electronics: 5-Way Switch Upgrade (Included in Kit)
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Tuning Machines: Vintage "F" Style Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip: Parchment Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm/Handle: American Vintage Tremolo Arm
- What can you say about the tone of the Fender Stratocaster. It has a unique tone different from pretty much every other guitar that Fender has ever built. Very much different than the fender telecaster which has a good clean tone any unique sustain to it. This guitar features single coil pickups and though they sometimes can get a little buzzy and get the hum kicking, they still are a classic sounding rock 'n roll guitar. The clearcoat and transparent body with no paint is a classic look to this guitar. Rosewood fretboard helps balance out the highs that this guitar naturally has.
I suggest playing this guitar with a fender clean amp or even a Marshall plexi amplifier. You can get a great clean tone with a Fender amp where you can get a good rocking Jimi Hendrix type tone was the Marshall Plexi circuit amp. This guitar also sounds great when you have a digital delay in the mix as well as maybe some chorus or any other affect pedal that you might have or even a rack unit that you might have. These guitars take pedals very well and you can still hear the natural tone and beauty that this guitar has.
- Overall Opinion
- At nnew you can find these guitars right around $1300 online or in most guitar shops. I highly recommend anyone only Fender Stratocaster at some point. This is the kind guitar that can be passed down generation to generation and can stay in the family. It's a solid built American guitar and my absolute favorite guitar from the Fender Stratocaster reissues.
- The Fender American Vintage Series '70s Stratocaster is one of my personal favorites out of the Vintage Series lineup. The guitar features an alder body with a maple neck and rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, a standard synchronized vintage tremolo, SSS configuration, one volume, two tone knobs and a five way switch.
- The guitar felt great. I really enjoyed this neck for whatever reason. The only real gripe I had was the radius, but that's something I have with nearly every Fender out there. I'm much more of a flatter radius kind of guy as it allows me to bend further without fretting out. The fretwork on the guitar was pretty nice. There were no sharp edges, and the frets were crowned fairly nicely. The nut was also cut correctly which was a huge plus considering how Fender's QC can be a bit iffy at times.
- The guitar had that vintage sound going on for it in spades. The neck sounded very woody and vowely. The in between positions had a great quack going on, and the bridge was pretty killer sounding, albeit a bit bright. I never use the middle single alone, so I can't really comment on that. The guitar is fairly versatile overall in terms of its sound in that you can cover all kinds of different genres from jazz to rock. The biggest issue is that the singles are pretty noisy, so you'll have to ride your volume knob if you're playing at higher volumes.
- Overall Opinion
- I'm a big fan of these '70s strats with the bigger headstocks. They look great, generally sound great and they feel pretty awesome. The singles can be a bit bright at times, so you might want to look into swapping them if you're not a fan of bitey sounds. Play a few and choose the best out of the bunch if you can.
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- Made in USA
One piece Maple neck (maple neck)
profile of the handle located between C and U, is best suited to large hands.
there is not no cellulose lacquer on this guitar ..... as polyester !!!!.
- the guitar is pretty heavy
the handle is pleasant, finer than those of the late 70's
the sound is very rock, lots of twang, but the pickups are very powerful and very sensitive to noise .... it's still a strat
- suitable for pop, Funck, picking, blues, rock, hard way but not the 70's metal or jazz
the sound is stiff because the guitar is young, but it sounds good so blackmore hendrix etc.
- Overall Opinion
- the guitar is good but the value is ....... nullissime!!
to be compared with version 70 classic reissue made in mexico I think the difference is not so obvious that one would have us believe.
Certainly, the pickups are a little more typical, the handle is a little softer, the wood and acastillage are perhaps better (AC is not obvious because bcp pieces of Mexicans are manufactured in the U.S. )..... But to justify such a price differential I remain perplexed.
run buy a classic 70 Mexicans, install a set of custom shop '69 pickups and bring in the guitar luthier to polish the frets ...... in the end it will cost you 2 times less for virtually the same guitar.
- Stratocaster, vintage RI70 United States
Model identical to the strata of Blackmoor Deep Purple
Fitted as a selector with three positions as at the time (the 5-position comes with)
- Handle extremely pleasant, the varnish cel accelerated the ease and speed of the game.
Plug and play as they say, an instrument of this range it sounds always very well!
- The levels c hell! I found the grains of rock 70's (Hendrix, Deep purple ....)
C a versatile guitar (pop, blues, rock) but her real area of interest is bound to rock!
I played on a Fender Prosonic with plexitone Carl Martin, the sound is huge! As said above the sound Blackmoore c of the Belle Epoque, or hendrix, c amazing rock grain specific to this guitar. I also have an RI 62, and the sound of the 70 is very different, decidedly more couillu! lol
- Overall Opinion
- I use it for a few months and I am fan of good instruments, and I must say that this stratum was particularly seduced ... Its handle mapple aporte a conford games to none, except perhaps the 62 that remains for me the ultimate skyscraper. Cun bizare cap, between the C qet the U, but the handling is excellent.
The value for money is justified for such an instrument gamlme, the finish is flawless, delivered a magnificent flycase ds red black interior!
Yes I would do without hesitation that choice is an exceptional instrument, ts for aficionados of rock / blues.
- Made in USA
Ash body (ash body) light, very beautiful veining in the varnish!
Rosewood handle, polished back, as U
Fintion copy (especially on the Natural model: even under the pickguard everything is perfect compared to painted models, finally ... it's a detail, it never opens his guitar except for a change ...)
- Handle very nice, the varnish adds a special touch appreciable
access to acute as in all strata ...
The ash body is light, nothing comparable with those of the late 70's that were really heavy.
- I thought I found the sound of a strat U.S. std barely changed, but the grain is really special, it differs from any other new strat U.S., certainly the best stratocaster U.S., I tried AVRI 57, 62 ... (AVRI: American Vintage Re Issue) and the 70's really sound, very distinctive blues-rock I was looking for a well powerful, full but also very sharp way Telecaster, I compare it to 79 and even a strat AVRI if my 70 'has not the years of seniority, she has a sound all its own that I love, try one and you crack if you like the sound of the late 60's and 70's (Hendrix, Clapton, SRV ...), the U.S. std strats are great guitars but lack of grain, it has already Vintage sound, its hard to talk about because it is subjective, but we must try to be sure! Mine is equipped with a kit from ACME Blender that mix the microphones and gives them an incredible range of sounds (also arrive to find the sounds I get on my little Fender Lead II guitar for excellent Moreover I have already praised the site). Vintage sounds great, no need to mofifier anything on this guitar (except the pickups selector 5 position and controls the acme kit that I highly recommend!), The original pickups made specifically for the sounds rreproduire 70's are great!
I read on some U.S. sites thought to be the owners the best strat (guitar new or recent, it means !)... well I also think my turn!
- Overall Opinion
- I own this guitar for several days, and I play and I love this beautiful strat I had a lot of beautiful and good guitar in the hands and I think recognize a good guitar when I hear and When I play, it is incomparable with other series guitars. The value for money is very good (although I always find too expensive guitars in all) for AVRI 70 'we pay the price but it was a real quality guitar which always surprise us out of such sounds!
I urge to try all those who do not know (very few seem to know in France, regardless of the opinion ... that is why I post mine!)
The highlights of this guitar finish, blues rock sound incomparable with other production models of Fender guitar that will age well with natural finish!
Weak point: its price and yet it is largely justified compared to the rest of the high-end production Fender.