All user reviews for the Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster
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iamqman's review"Vintage look"
I am a fan of the relic vintage look on guitars. Though this one is not relic-ed it does have a certain swagger that gives it a nice appeal to a lot of people. I think you can overlook the place it was built for the shear appeal of the this guitar's cosmetics.
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: Custom 4 Bolt Neckplate
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Bridge Pickup
Middle Pickup: Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Bridge: Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stamped Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip: Aged White Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
Strings: Fender® USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Style Tuning Machines, Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Pickups, 21 Medium Jumbo Frets, "Custom Shop Designed" Neck Plate, Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo, 12" Fingerboard Radius, Synthetic Bone Nut
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic Knobs
This guitar sound pretty good in most music styles. You won't get this guitar to sound good in any lower than a whole step down. Anyone who plays lower tuner guitars already knows this. I would however replace the pickups in this guitars. These Fender pickups are just garbage and not one of Fender's strong suits. I would probably replace these with some seymour duncan's or Lindy Fralin's.
This guitar sounds great with a solid Fender amp. You get a good combination with the this setup. I know these guitars are tuned to their amps and visa versa so it is natural that hooking up a nice Fender Twin Reverb would sound very pleasant.
At new these guitars come in at around $799, which isn't a bad price for a col looking guitar. If you can get over the feel of a Mexican made guitar than you will get along with this unit.
I would recommend this guitar to anyone who doesn't care where their Fender is made or the feel so much and likes the cosmetics of the guitar. You will need to switch out the pickups to you'll have to tack on about $150+ which brings it up to American made Fender Stratocasters.
vick75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" My precious !!"
Not to be confused with the classic 60's worth on average € 100 less.
One of the highlights of this guitar, the neck. Low action, slides perfectly. It is fine and easy. For access to acute, well it is a strat! If the weight is it seems to me in the standards.
The second strong point, the sound. The pickups are custom shop 69 lovely. I made the stupid shield to avoid disagreeable snoring but that is not surprising in view of the configuration.
I play on two amps, a greta and a blues junior emerald green with a TS9 and a compressor and it's magic. This guitar a very distinctive sound and his name is not usurped. The five positions are all very different and I put a little time to understand that it is impossible to set the tone on the guitar for the pickup! I found it a little too loud but just play it on the setting of the amp or pedals.
I use it for two years this is why I speak today. My first guitar was a "4x4" model, she did many things well, but no personality. This is very typical but this is what I love. I tried Mexico base model, and it surpasses. Knowing that the microphones in the worth € 180, the difference is justified. It sounds good I find not connected.
Last thing, I had the opportunity this year to play on the same model in the store to try an amp and I was surprised by the big difference in sensation. Indeed, the handle slipped less and action was higher. For action is not a setting (mine was well adjusted basis), in contrast to the heat I do not know if this is because the guitar was new or varnish was ill-posed. Maybe try several models before buying.
I remake that choice and I do not think me apart. When I bought it was costing a poile less than 700 € which seems justified to me. Very good guitar!
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
The bridge is a two item Vintage.
Overall very nice guitar playing.
It is well balanced, the handle is a real treat.
The is the strong point of this strat.
It sounds awfully good.
The pickups are custom 69 for many.
Very versatile, I can play a little every style and rendering is superb on my vox amps.
I recently but honestly, it's the best strat on which I played.
I had a lot of guitars and I'm getting a little experience.
There are some years I had a Southwestern standard appears to be a toy next.
Everything is good quality, electronics, instrument making, wood.
I removed the pickguard when changing strings and quality of welds and components is very satisfactory.
I intended to buy one because I kept us bad memories of my standard.
I do not regret my choice, also if I had known, I would have bought before !!!!!
I think to keep a good time so I'm enjoying it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
peenduitre's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it has everything great!"
a little nostalgic vintage series
"Because it was better before" as they say ...
"Custom shop designed" - the addition of the well that is designed to differentiate it from its big sister, how else to justify the 2000 euro difference between these models??
So vintage spirit, instrument very beautiful and well finished
one wonders why vibrato 2 anchor points ...?
not very vintage! but you soon realize that this guitar "to any great" and that he needed that there are better and more accurate
Moreover, the pickups are Custom Shop 69 original ^ ^
the guitar is heavy and exudes quality
it leaves no scratch indifferent as she throws
I had a lot of strat FENDER: An American std U.S. in 1997, a Mexican std 1994 and Japan in 1993. Well this player Classic is the most remarkable for its quality finish, its materials, its vintage look very 60's.
Sonic Blue color is a little pâlichonne
I struggled to get used to
Blue looks more blue in the pictures ...
the handle is really excellent,
the almost flat radius would be the only problem for me (I sold it because of that)
we like it or not, but the whole is super comfortable in all playing positions
I play blues rock 70's
"Rory out in this guitar!" ...
as connected to a vintage tube amp, it's simply awesome
Same conclusion with my old strat U.S., Mex and Japan: that is the best in terms of sound.
set the custom shop 69 originally fitted is a killer!
the Middle Pickup are falling, it sounds Hendrix, Vaughan, Clapton ...: powerful and warm.
Clean> listen "little wing"
OD> listen "the sunshine of love"
I will not be objective about the micro acute,
because I hate this position on strats, even the most beautiful sets (I've tasted yet) have never changed my mind.
I recommend replacing it with a Di Marzio DP111, which generates sound P90 that will complement the vintage sound palette while retaining the format single coil strat not distort the guitar (OK now I'm off topic! But think about it. ..)
I used this guitar 6 months
320th purchased an old gentleman who had not played absolutely
then I just sell it to another shovel more suitable to my style.
Those who do not like strat (like me finally) be surprised but spend their way: a strat remains a strat!
For strat-addicts is really up this guitar because, as announced at the beginning "it has everything a great": the difference between the classic player 60's and a "true" custom shop will be played on finishing details or the choice of wood supposed to be more precious or more sec ... short on commercial arguments that satisfy their jaded owners see small Mexican almost identical but paid 4 times cheaper than their
So in conclusion a very good strat, the best I've played in 15 years:
the sound is amazing for a guitar at this price, and comfort is largely comparison with CS usa.
to 400/450e this is a good deal
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
psycheblues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Blues, Rock? Blues Rock :)"
Neck: Maple rosewood fingerboard 21 frets
Bridge: Synchronized two anchor with 6 wrought iron bridges
Controls: 1 volume and 2 tone, 1 5-way switch, like any Stratocaster.
Micro: Fender Custom Shop 69
The handle is a marvel, it glides, and after 3 years of use I can confirm that.
The Gloss finish is very nice, it gives a nice vintage tint to see and allows you to drag the hand with a speed and accuracy unparalleled (except highway innings if uncomfortably awful sound point of view.
It includes 21 cargo, so 21 boxes, which are all easily accessible (although I have fingers loggers). The medium jumbo frets offers a good balance between ease of play and increased fullness and richness typical sound of the Stratocaster.
Its shape is classic Stratocaster C also, I prefer to handle this V-neck, but it is a matter of taste.
Clearly the handle is very easy to learn, whether for an experienced or a beginner.
I find nothing to say about this race. And I will put ill will.
While the noise level is very typical Strat, and it's very typical Vintage, a low output of forcing up the tube amp. (Which tends to do good to my ears and evil than neighbors).
This guitar sounds really good with a tube amp, to believe it is made for.
Personally I play Blues, Blues Rock, Rock, Psyche music and finally all that comes from years 60 and 70. And I found all the sounds of my favorite artists.
The bass is velvety, I even surprised to play a little with Jazz (with good tone controls possible yes yes ...)
The highs are a little shrill for me, but it's the principle of the Strat, but I noticed after having completely shielded (cavity and cables) the sonic palette c'' was expanded and the sound of pickup had more bite and much less strident.
Mediums are a bit feeble but it is not unpleasant either.
In the neck position:
The bass is round, the highs are foil (not violent), which is extremely good for the Blues, the rhythm of the serious ropes and just punch the little break and solo treble strings on!
Also very nice in a Hendrixiens style.
In the neck + middle position:
Treble and bass very balanced which allows very wrapped his rather focused on the low frequencies, which is delight for little sweetness Bluesy Jazz, with good tone control can play BB King, and even accompanying Jazz, may be a little too slammed for Jazz solos.
In middle position:
This is pure Rock and Blues Rock is rich in medium (the only place with really mediums), perfect for the riff, if you like Cream, the Yardbirds, and other such groups, this position will delight .
The tone control is not very useful for my taste also I modified to put a potentiometer type Blender (which mixes the bridge and neck pickups together next level knob).
In middle position + bridge:
The sound is pretty impressive, it gives an impression of natural compression.
The are is slammed with a lot of sustain (it is the vintage style single coil pickups anyway). It is a sound which is not bad for the Funk, Blues or a little funky, very nice especially in rhythm.
In the bridge position:
It is very sharp, dry. Rock for the course, or the Clapton Blues Rock (album From The Cradle, for example). Very nice when you want to be a noticeable difference between a rhythm and a solo in a song.
The sound is more accurate and less hot than the other positions, but not sustain much of an attack.
With a tube amp mics give all their values.
I want to clarify that my Classic Player is compared to a new, fully shielded with copper and wiring redone with two-wire cable, and all solder with silver solder.
So there is absolutely no buzz and the sound of microphones is much broader sound palette is increased and microphones really give the best of themselves.
But I used the guitar for 2 years and a half without being shielded and rewired and all that I have written is true, imagine only work with shielding and circuit optimization you the same sound, but very very much better * _ *: D
So I have the guitar for 3 years, I use a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe mainly.
I do have a TS9DX a Vox V847 permanently connected. Other effects coming soon: D
When I bought it three years ago I had saved for a long time (I was high school) and I had enough money to buy the American Standart, and American Deluxe used. I was in the store, I had to try a dozen different Strato on different amp (a Marshall, Fender, and Mesa) directly in the store and this is the one that I fell in love. I was already totally influenced by the 60s and 70s, and this was all Strat to sound like her.
And I want to make special mention of the handle which is far far nicer than all the U.S. that I've used in the store.
A very good Stratocaster for those who want the vintage, I would advise against any person musical affinity post 80 '
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Alain3009's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent Stratocaster"
- A flat handle with a 12 inch radius and medium jumbo frets,
- A U.S. easel with 2 anchors as Custom Shop
- And most of the U.S. Custom Shop 69 pickups.
- A Sonic Blue finish more or less restricted to the 60 reissue custom shop in 2006.
All offered at a price of 700 € is the upscale Fender Mexico.
Say plainly that the finish of the Classic Player 60 is very good and quite at a U.S. standard. I like the handle and not shiny like satin or American Standard series Special, but that is a matter of taste. The U.S. hardware exudes quality (easel, accurate and reliable mechanical) and if you open the hood, we see that the mail is also identical to U.S. models.
My Classic Player Strat is my second. I owned an American Standard 91 years ago. The Player Classic is much better in terms of finish and sound. The 91 was happening everywhere and quite tasteless, Player Classic is full of personality. Note that I took time to adapt and I review all of my settings effect and amp! The studs staggered pickups highlight the G string creating an imbalance that must be corrected to avoid the amp sounds too loud.
Microphones 69 are very bright and pêchus instantly providing crystal clear sound typical of the 70's (Little Wing, Sweet home Alabama, ...), especially at positions 2 and 4 are fantastic. You must love and know in advance. Personally I love and it is for this reason that I chose. Amateurs sounds rounder and medium, opt for microphones 57/62 (classic player 50) or Texas Special (Special American) more discreet. Amateurs versatility, you direct to a standard set most happening everywhere.
By combining a violin quality Mexican and U.S. components, the classic strats offer players a fantastic price / quality ratio makes objectively unnecessary to add more than 400 € in American Standard or 200 € in American Special which is only Highway 1 Revisited with a gloss paint on the body and Texas Special pickups.
If you want the Texas Special, we will be better served in my opinion with a series Mexican Roadhouse Stratocaster positioned at the same price as the Classic Player.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
Maxairboue's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The Strat bluesmen"
Sonic blue color is gorgeous.
This is my only Strat and I find it really great and versatile
Channel and varnish ultra easy, the sound is there of you open the knobs.
To play blues, rock, funk ... In fact anything that can be played with a Strat because yes it is a Strat and it's still there for the Hendrix, Clapton's, the Popa Chubby ... Whichever amp you will sound and playability of the Strat!
I play on my little Champion 600 or on my Vox DA30 to modeling but the best thing lamps.
Everything sounds but the sounds are those I prefer with, even a little crunchy, the fatter my Les Paul sound better anyway!
As I read and heard, this guitar is one of the best value for the price, acquisition of a Strat and a Fender please!
It is filled according to the Strat and is not the most versatile microphones with custom 69 but it does so very well and with a good pedal and a tube amp will satisfy the majority of budding Hendrix!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
jimilajungle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" caviar"
Synchronised bridge type does not tune the guitar even after hours of use.
5-way switch, all found their way into different musical style.
Personally I love the bridge position (Hank Marvin), and the neck position for its warmth and roundness of low pass on a little slamming of beauty (not aggressive) has very low current.
unlike its sister model of standart, the tone controls are effective in the treble and bass are noticeable for different setting.
against by the volume has always made because the microphone is a little weak, but few had the advantage of having to push a little volume of the amp (heat lamps) and give full sound quality without offending the neighbors .
maple neck C shape, very pleasant, easy access to acute, 21 jumbo frets great comfort, high quality polished (his slides alone) direct ownership, for me one of the best run of the said stratocaster, fittings of good quality (type 60) we do not ever tired.
weight, lighter than the model but its still a standart stratocaster!.
no need to push for setting a beautiful sound, you plug your eyes closed
and it does the job (as I will not say it applies what it gives).
I play mostly shadows, hank marvin, Knopf, and I find my account, it is for his.
the palette of sound is very versatile and I think all styles of music are within the reach of this guitar (flat for the thrash metal).
the bridge pickup is too flashy as some, I find it very personalized Christalin a wish, the intermediate position as interesting but I use less, the neck position is simply sublime on any retouve
the quality of acute lower stratosphere accompanied by beautiful plump high quality.
I do not just give a negative opinion on the microphone positions.
I use a VOX AC15 c1 (the perfect match exists) is my best experience of connection between a Start and an amp.
I use my past, it surprises me every day.
I play some myself on a model first standart price.
I left for a highway one after testing: there's no photo, custom microphones
Bobbins with 69 gray of the player 60 are for something, as the overall quality of the instrument is higher in both the varnish of the fittings, the grip of the handle.
I love his line perfect, thin body, his air of age to have a cause of some older elements used in its manufacture.
its range of sound, all as pretty as the other one.
the price jump at the chance because I believe what does stay longer at this price.
as someone said above, in ten or twenty years, everyone will want
this guitar, then definitely yes I would do this choice.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
thierry5351's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent choice"
Very pale blue body, rosewood fingerboard almost flat. 3 single vintage.
Ping vintage mechanical.
For complete description, go to any site.
Cover "luxury" rather limited. (= Cheap) but it's better than nothing.
I do not like the truss-rod body under the open side pickgard. It is impossible to optimize.
The guitar is pretty heavy to me. (Much more than my RF1000 LAG Roxane). Otherwise it is very enjoyable to play, vibrato is top, the mechanics are very good agreement despite their vintage config. It acts as a stratum, for my part, fairly flat key is fine with me.
It sounds very well already empty. Very powerful, very funky / country.
Once connected: low output, very clear sound slamming, the sound stratum in its glory on the first 4 positions, especially positions mixed beautiful. Sorry, I do not like the sound of the pickup, regardless of the setting of the amp. A little too bright without being niaque should compensate. I did not find any good use.
Overall, clear sound perfect, especially with a little chorus or phaser. Crunch sound pretty good. In distortion, nothing very convincing. (I play on Laney VC15, BB preamp and Zvzex Distortron). But for everything else, this guitar is worth a visit for 10 times the price.
Attention, the shield of the cavities is to make it much buzz except on the intermediate positions, and it is better to keep hold of the ropes.
3 months of use.
Likes: the look, character, fun to play, his funky / blues / country, or light crunch, finish, vibrato, the key with her big landmarks, the first 4 positions of the selector, the value for money.
I dislike: the cover, the weight, the total lack of electrical insulation, the trussrod, micro acute; the sound distortion.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
GtrYann's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
strat so ...
Start single coil ....
Excellent Start with this sound ..... stratum with that of a character and not something like sanitized on a lot of fender United States ....
a super nice round
buy for the anniv 'My wife swears by the acoustic guitar after experience .... it made me so sick at heart to sell it (the sound ..... pfff) is that I kept for myself LOL
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