I am 36 year old from Indiana. I have been playing in bands as a second job since age 13 as a drummer,guitarist and bassist. I currently keep busy as a guitarist in a local blues band, as a drummer in a local rock band and as drummer,guitarist and bassist in my church's praise band. I am a fan of great music regardless of the label affixed to it, but some of favoites and influences include SRV,Clapton,Joe Bonamassa,Robben Ford,Hendrix,Pre-Eliminator ZZ Top,Los Lonely Boys,Merle Haggard,Freddie King,Carter Beauford,Robin Trower and about 500 more people that I will not be able to include in the interest of space.
I traded 2 Squier Strats for it.
The 3-color sunburst finish is gorgeous and is really complimented nicely by the gold hardware and tortoise-shell pickguard.
The sound is classic sweet Strat all the way. Just what I was after.
Very nice neck and great fit and finish.
The only complaint I have is that this thing weighs just under a ton.
See above. A beautiful instrument, particularly in light of it's low retail price.
I would buy another of these in a heartbeat, but I need a LP first.
I don't have this guitar, but plaid it in a nearby music store. The list price was 559 dollars or so. Not bad. I'm still saving up for it.
I like everything. The finish is great, and the pickguard is cool as well. The pickups are new from Fender. they are super fat super strats. another cool feature is a push/push button. It allows seven combinations of pickups usage. Gold hardware! Awesome
nothing. everything is great.
construction......everyone knows that Fender strats are immortal.
I don't have this, but tried enough of it to make and educated opinion. I tried it at a nearby music shop, and the list price was 559 dollars. I had seen the same guitar on a website for 538 dollars. Not much of a difference, but i didn't buy it.
What i liked was the finish. It was a beatiful brown sunburst, and the pick guard was nice too. The hardware of the whole guitar was gold. NICE and SWEET. Of course, the gold wares off, but can later be replaced. The pickups are a new product by Fender, they are Super Fat Super Strat pickups, overwound. Kind of like the Texas Special pickups, but closer to that Steavie Ray Vaughan sound. There are seven pickup combinations as well, allowing a cool variety--perfect for blues, jazz and such.
Compared to other strat's, this is a very light guitar. Not that I don't like it, but its strange....anyway, that's bout it. There's nothing bad about this guitar.
Construction? Puh--lease. Everyone knows that strats are bullet proof, and never die. You could run over one, and it still wouldn't break!
Very nice guitar. Don't be a fag like all those other losers that don't buy Mexican made strats. Mexican made is just as good as American made. Mexico meets the boarder of Texas. That means a great Blues sound!