All user reviews for the Fender Road Worn '60s Stratocaster
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iamqman's review"Vintage is in!!"
These guitars are not that expensive either so it makes for a nicely priced guitar that feel right, right out of the box.
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Dunlop® 6105 Narrow Jumbo
Position Inlays: Pearl Dot Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane Finish
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Tex-Mex™ Single-Coil Strat® Bridge Pickup
Middle Pickup: Tex-Mex™ Single Coil Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: Tex-Mex™ 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. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tips: Parchment Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
The tone of these guitars do not change from any other Fender Stratocaster that anyone has ever played. If you have played one American Fender Stratocaster than you know exactly how one sounds. there isn't too much variation of tone between Strats. They either sound like a Strat or they sound like a Strat. You can tell the difference in a Gibson Les Paul, a Fender Telecaster, and Fender Stratocaster. They each have their won tone and sound that uniquely their own.
This guitar will work in any environment. They sound good with fender amps and they sound goo with Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifiers as well as they sound with any Marshall. They sound just flat out amazing to me.
First I would change out the pickups of this guitars as the stock ones are flat out terrible. As most Fender pickups are they sound bright and do not match the qualities of the wood work. It amazes me how poorly built the fender pickups have always been. To me they have never gotten it tight, not once.
At new you can pick this guitar up right around $900, which isn't bad for the price. A nice guitar at a decent price.
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stratkindofguy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" my piece of wood!"
for the look I was not a fan of relics but this one made me change my mind. be noted that each guitar is different
and the purchase worth it to try several. touch, the relicage can drastically change!
for my part, the grip ca just been magical. Thunderbolt!
I always played on strat and I do not think one day but stop there! I tried it by chance in a store new york at the output of this series and in 2 minutes that followed I say "I do!"
done back enn France. it is light, its handle is really great and the worn side is its charm to the grip ...
only small default and I rejoinds the foregoing opinion: the low E which borders a bit and bends a little delicate around the 15th fret on the 17th the first two strings ... but good or you want vintage or not!
there is no photo on tape dan s blues rock vintage! fan of Hendrix, SRV, Buddy Guy and other blues is the best! micro tex mex send the sauce well I have nothing to complain about the above but damn this guitar merrite much better! this is why I have are replaced by texas special I change the pots for cts and installed a condo old oiled paper. and I'm in heaven!
I have for a while now and I've found my grail. it is better in my opinion than many americaines. and a small upgrade makes a very very good guitar. Moreover, it is not for nothing that M uses second guitar to replace its L series 63!
an unbeatable value! and I do it again this choice without any hesitation!
it's my piece of wood!
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Kungfucaster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A strat that sounds!"
Three simple Tex Mex, 5-way switch, radius 7.25 and the C-profile neck, tuners and vintage bridge, painting beautiful Olympic White nitro blue slightly on some models, relic finish.
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard 21 frets, alder body.
I was looking for a typical strat blues and vintage rock and my budget for the U.S. Strat did not at all (too good, not enough character).
The Road Worn however made me a big slap!
Played open, wood resonates in a very homogeneous (nitro lacquer thank you!) And the grip is certainly vintage but very nice, the guitar is lightweight and ergonomic strats is truly unbeatable!
The neck adopts a radius 7.25, it is sure to sweep and tapping was done better since, but to send large bends juicy and play with your thumb on top, it is a treat!. The handle is end but thick enough to fill the hand without causing undue fatigue. Small problem: sanding of the handle to give the appearance "guitar which was played for 40 years" is a bit coarse and the handle has a tendency to hang in the absence of varnish. A little bit of sandpaper to very fine grained redress.
By finishing frets against 6105 (less than big jumbos and intonation much better!) Is fan-tas-tick: the edge of the button is slightly widened and comfort level that makes all the difference.
I wanted a guitar that provides in blues-rock, the RW was born for that. It is really true to the spirit 60s (my luthier who has seen the cost of vintage guitars are four zeros acknowledged that Fender had really done a great job!)
I have not yet replaced the pickups Tex-Mex for the simple reason that they sound! They have an output level frankly tough (this is not the Special Tx but it's not the 57/62!)
We obtain all the classic Fender clean sound: glossy but not aggressive on the bridge pickup, heading off-stage perfect for funk and Hendrixeries of all kinds, the middle pickup is a good compromise between the bite of the bridge and the roundness of serious (try to see Pride & Joy!) and the neck pickup really brings you the depth and warmth while keeping one hand biting and very defined.
You can imagine, we are in the world of SRV, Hendrix, Mayer, KWS but as it is a good strat, it is very versatile.
In crunch, it sends really heavy for single-coil pickups is quite impressive. It never loses in character or definition. The volume control if you can keep down the dynamics of sound and thoroughly as soon as we reopen attention! The tone controls are also very effective.
Distortion is lost in accuracy compared to humbuckers but the punch is there and the sound palette is still as wide. With a Big Muff between the guitar and the amp easily found the sound of Gilmour.
It is connected at home in my Fender Super Champ or a JCM900 in again, this strat retains its character and its timbre instantly recognizable characteristic.
Small problem, I do a lot of reggae for some time and the pickups are a bit too péchus and dug in the mids to really bring out casseroles and skank. But with a good right hand, the timing of the shot!
I have for nearly three years, this is my main guitar in the studio, on stage, I repeat not ever let her go!
The trim level does not reach the quality of some U.S. but that price you already have a very good guitar.
The vintage radius may disturb more than one because some bends are not much fun. A good setting a luthier is required for the high E is not stifled when bende a tone or more from the 12th fret.
Although not a highway, the handle can switch plans without problem fast.
It comes with a high quality gig bag.
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crayoon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a mouth to fall and sound very stratisfaisant"
the last two hours, but it is too early stratisfaisant very first printing
the last two hours, but it is too early stratisfaisant very first printing
everything is perfect for now
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bacchus road's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent"
Then it descends along the neck, "C" with a radius pleasant, slightly more than pronconcé strata and other gibson on which I ever played. The alder body provides good resonance that, combined with rosewood fingerboard makes the sound a bit softer than rw50's. Tex mex pickups, typical blues. The nitrocellulose varnish all cracked and aged artificially is very realistic and the oxidation of the bridge, bridges, jack plate ... I made mine cabler to have a tone control on the neck pickup, that's just me ...
Use very, very nice. I just spent a little bit of sandpaper 1200 grit (very fine) on the back of the neck to polish it even more, it slides all alone ...
the fact that it pre-old can play on it without fear of him a little scratch or other scratch ... Not really, not only is she beautiful (well the tastes and colors ...) but it sounds great and is very enjoyable to play.
For sound there is no picture, its SRV, Hendrix, blues really last. I have long sought to amend my first strat LMI model black beauty. change microphones (2fois), replacement of bridges, nut graph by tec customization electronics, REWIRING full ... to get the SRV sound, without really succeeding. Okay, now I just have a great strat very personal ... but if you want THE SRV's, 50's the rw is the skyscraper that goes well, without changing anything ...
just two small criticisms:
- First: string G Frisse vacuum. solved by a change of saddle.
- Second: E string which Frisse acute bend of a tone when the box 12 = fret frieze on the box 17; solved by a slight flick of stone india (note I did it because it ' is my job to make adjustments in mechanics)
these two points are revealed after purchase, after about a month, I saw nothing during the test in store before buying. I guess the handle of "take place" at the temperature and humidity of my home.
Besides these two criticisms is a really good guitar that I recommend to anyone looking to play a strat-style blues.
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Inspecteur Van Loke's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good Start"
I took the model in white crackled, rosewood fingerboard, to my taste the best finish this series.
Big surprise at the first grip: very light! I'm may be a case apart. I am touched
fan.le is very pleasant, thanks to finishing "satin worn" is really new sensations, I always had the habit of finishing instruments made recently ( 90/2000 years) with generally very thick varnish, but this is a detail, it is not making it mostly a good guitar, but it is nice to see what kind of feeling, and compare the appearance of This strat varnish, typical of guitars of the era, with modern finishes like my other guitars.
This guitar meets my expectations, the instrument sounds like I want, good sound palette, and dynamic faithful.
The sound of this stratum is really my goût.La rich sound of this instrument is convincing strat it sounds, well, vintage ..
To mention a few images that can range from the type of solo "Nowhere Man" by the Beatles (who are supposed to use strate 62 on this solo, the model that inspired this series), via the "hideaway" and other pieces of type of VRS, there is really Grain Stratocasters that fill much of the live album "Try!" John Mayer to name more modern influences.
A friend went to try my guitar, a serious Zikos various influences .. it surprised me to turn to ring a "Sultans of Swing" with a grain very similar to the original, I listened to play a quantity of standard rock and blues, seeing explore the multitude of sounds offered him the fender and each time found his happiness, he could not even stop ... very interesting to see his own instrument in the hands of others and see definitely and with enough experience it sounds like it desired. This strat
plays its role, I wanted a Start sound like I heard on my favorite records, I'm not disappointed.
I chose this model because I wanted to mexico anything other than a U.S.: After having tried some upscale Mexican owned by friends, I realized that buying a good Mexican Fender would be my choice, I opt Fender for Japanese hand (quite reputable money for most), but I've never been able to test or find time.
My choice was made primarily for sound, price and quality to match that price, the feel and appearance "unvarnished" this instrument, its lightness, rosewood fingerboard suited me.
Visually, the next re-issue 60 I liked very much, and the vintage look and the pretty paint cracked "reliquée" (although I appreciate the vintage guitars)
Mics and do deserve their places in my opinion, no need to change, I love the grain.
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chocopopz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
In fact, I have a holy horror of sunburst.
She is beautiful. It's a massacre.
21 frets rather nice but little ones, 5 mic positions.
Channel C, a thousand times better than the V Road Worn 50's.
Rosewood handle - on my first Start.
Tex Mex Pickups.
Made in Mexico, factories Ensadena ultra modern.
The relicage is fabulous, but I pushed a little more dja! I trmolos rusty springs (3 days in dirty water) that seemed a little too bright.
No fear of his cum shots is gnial.
Be careful, I hit with the people who n'apprcient not when I play.
The action is a little high and not screw rglage to correct, but Pardi, these are the specs of the 60s! I'll have to put a small wedge of cardboard. One little thing, the radius of 7.25 that bends the top of the handle a little when s'touffent bende of a tone and a half if too low the strings to the saddles. It's not me drang, I do not like action too low.
Alone unplugged, I have never heard such rsonance between the handle (rosewood) and the body, nitro cellulose lacquer. Branch, it sounds in-fer-nal especially for the blues has a Robin Trower, Jimi or SRV saturation.
It can send Gilmour but is less bright than the American Deluxe.
So, I let her go.
This skyscraper is death that kills. She .. a soul! the soul.
Hurry, it seems that plants Southwestern fear out of stock, which would explain the lack of colors available (to avoid the street).
If they ever leave a relic style 70's Ritchie Blackmore, I Precipitation Occurred ...
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