I was lookin for a cheap-ish guitar that I could rock with...almost got a new Mexi Strat when I saw this thing at Music-Go-Round for $450. For an American-built Strat, that's a good deal...
Everything is great. The neck, the fretboard (i love maple), the hot Tex-Mex single-coils, the classic-but-not-lame look...oh man. I might put a Duncan Distortion humbucker in there, but everything else is great.
Nothing, really. It doesn't have as fat a tone as I'd like for my heavier songs, but that's something I can change...
Perfect quality. I see no flaws, and this thing's at least five years old.
Great guitar. Anybody who hasn't played a Strat is missing out, I would recommend one to anybody.
Manufacturing States. Perfect finish - even beyond the American Standards. More like Vintage Re-Issues.
Bridge tradional (such as Vintage RI) and three microphones bobbinage simple.
Attaching the handle also like the Vintage RI and not the toy found in American Standard.
Channel fabulous. Perfect grip.
Neck pickup tone perfect for Blues, Rock for pickup. Positions 2 and 4 give the sound 'Knopfler' without the need of Use and FX - just a hint of reverb!
Used with a Vox AC30 and Zoom Muti-FX, or sometimes directly connected with the Zoom to the PA. Not possible to find a bad sound, but the lenses are exceptional. The true sound 'Strato'.
Because of the rigid connection of the handle, the 'sustain' is much more that can be found in American Standard.
This is a Limited Edition of 1997 and has not found but the counterpart is the Vintage Re-Issue sold a few 2000 euros ...... even for the Custom Shop models.
The only negative note - no case! (Because it is designed for professionals with their flys that cost more than the price of an ordinary Strato United States!) Too bad. I also have my fly. Maybe Fender was right.