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Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]
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  • 8li8'z8li8'z

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 02/05/06 at 05:12
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    Mexico.
    21 frets.
    2tone, 1 volume.
    handle end strat type.

    7 parske it manqhe a 22 th fret ki maiderais good !!!
    and microphones are pa asser powerful for my styl musik !!!!

    USE

    The neck is super nice and fast, jador, I pourtan sui rather stylish sleeve gro like the Fulani, may the exeption c a, c super !!!
    c o Acute access easy, fast, PA blem has what nivo!
    guitar with a very decent weight.
    yes we obtien a exelente quality sound with a good amp!

    SONORITS

    It is suitable to my pa styl musik ki is asser HARD, the microphones are not asser of fishing, c fender fo pa tro summon in May this sound microphone dexelen matter clean (vraimen great) and blue or crunch, c pe…
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    Mexico.
    21 frets.
    2tone, 1 volume.
    handle end strat type.

    7 parske it manqhe a 22 th fret ki maiderais good !!!
    and microphones are pa asser powerful for my styl musik !!!!

    USE

    The neck is super nice and fast, jador, I pourtan sui rather stylish sleeve gro like the Fulani, may the exeption c a, c super !!!
    c o Acute access easy, fast, PA blem has what nivo!
    guitar with a very decent weight.
    yes we obtien a exelente quality sound with a good amp!

    SONORITS

    It is suitable to my pa styl musik ki is asser HARD, the microphones are not asser of fishing, c fender fo pa tro summon in May this sound microphone dexelen matter clean (vraimen great) and blue or crunch, c perfect.
    I play with a Line6 Spider II 212 150 W, a true powerhouse.
    jador its clean sound, c impressive !!
    ke not jnaime c kelle nest pa asser puisstante, May good I wanted meter 2 dual coils it may be fair in a line against lestetik !!!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I lai since February 2005, very good gratt.
    exelentissime price quality ratio for gratt exelente quality of legend.
    with lexperience, I sai pa vraimen because I do not mamuse Telmen with that scraped it fo ke I change the pickups !!!!!
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  • nebsnebs

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 01/30/09 at 04:01
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    Manufactured in: Mexico but my dealer from scratch prfr me fomellement affirmed that the parts and even the wood came from asia
    the woods used are not those of us strat ...
    properly handle and very well finished
    comfortable body.
    mcaniques of quality and very low-end bridge!
    microphones, three single without heat!
    The price asked is too lev without the Fender logo it would be 250 euros break everything!

    USE

    Good round, we play without problem but the original pickups empchent play anything!
    If you change the pickups were a guitar not bad at all but it would be like with any strat copy it!

    SONORITS

    If you are looking for the crystal grain fender go your way. The spe…
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    Manufactured in: Mexico but my dealer from scratch prfr me fomellement affirmed that the parts and even the wood came from asia
    the woods used are not those of us strat ...
    properly handle and very well finished
    comfortable body.
    mcaniques of quality and very low-end bridge!
    microphones, three single without heat!
    The price asked is too lev without the Fender logo it would be 250 euros break everything!

    USE

    Good round, we play without problem but the original pickups empchent play anything!
    If you change the pickups were a guitar not bad at all but it would be like with any strat copy it!

    SONORITS

    If you are looking for the crystal grain fender go your way. The spectrum is invaded by screaming mids, bass have no me.
    Zero, the Mexican standard is to forget. Better to turn to the Blade for that price.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Basically, you have the Fender logo and as a fender but nothing more. Any copying it done as well, especially the nut and vibrato are forgotten because if acute and mid systematically break.
    A product marketing, freelance fool as often in the low-end fender!
    I prefer my jet lag and custom set of alnico micro and my blade Abilene (but the price of this Last makes it inaccessible).
    If you plan to buy from Cygnus, beware the woods used are very cheap ...
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  • juldocjuldoc

    disappointing

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 03/13/13 at 15:50
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    mex fender strat maple neck

    UTILIZATION

    handle has nothing to complain about.

    SOUNDS

    it's really the bottom hurts: micro completely zero! really disappointing for a guitar brand!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    j uses this guitar for 12 years and I have done some of the improvements without which I will use the plus.ce is not a model that I would advise ... it is better to turn to high series ranges from Squier.
  • MorbyMorby

    O thou my faithful companion ...

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 10/03/12 at 07:13
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    Music purchased from Experiences, rue Victor Massé Paris, a store that has unfortunately closed 201-2011, snif.
    I had gone to buy a Strat "Japan" because not fortunate enough to model U.S. (€ 850 at the time), but after a while Narbé (the boss) made me try the "Mexico": it was day and night, as well as hear sound playing!

    I then explained Narbé between plant U.S. and Mexico there were only 80km away, the wood was exactly the same, the only difference was the equipment: the mexico there was Japanese mics and equipment a little cheap (vibrato stamped, string tensioners, mechanical, electronics ...).
    Nevertheless it sounds!

    19 years that I have my strat and love as the first day. Sti…
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    Music purchased from Experiences, rue Victor Massé Paris, a store that has unfortunately closed 201-2011, snif.
    I had gone to buy a Strat "Japan" because not fortunate enough to model U.S. (€ 850 at the time), but after a while Narbé (the boss) made me try the "Mexico": it was day and night, as well as hear sound playing!

    I then explained Narbé between plant U.S. and Mexico there were only 80km away, the wood was exactly the same, the only difference was the equipment: the mexico there was Japanese mics and equipment a little cheap (vibrato stamped, string tensioners, mechanical, electronics ...).
    Nevertheless it sounds!

    19 years that I have my strat and love as the first day. Still in good condition thanks to the flight case which is certainly annoying to carry around but protects the guitar perfectly unlike a flexible house.

    UTILIZATION

    What about the ergonomics of strats? just perfect, it is not for nothing that this is the form of the most copied scratch 60 years: p

    Maple handle end (without rosewood), very enjoyable to play. My strings are pretty close to the sleeve so small frieze light that gives its characteristic Statos, requires a bit of precision attack on the big E string for not exaggerate excessively.

    on the other hand it lacks a box for the solo is a bit boring sometimes, but I do it with.

    mass is not terrible, high-gain saturation on micro single coils are a lot of frying if you loose the cords. But with a volume pedal or a good noisegate / noise-suppressor it comes out anyway.

    Désaccordable trend for those who use violent vibrato. I have long thought that the quality of low-end vibrato was involved, with a Floyd and a block-string at nut it would be better, but a guitarist recently told me that with a little Teflon at the nut that arrange things well ... I have not tried it yet.
    That said, I do not use vibrato on notes bendées by pressing it with the flat of the hand (I do not put the stem), so I'm not bothered by it, the tuning is still quite stable even if it is not completely perfect.

    SOUNDS

    I'm a fan of 70s rock bands (Hendrix, Led Zep ...)
    This strat has a pretty colorful, so not great for someone who wants to make clear its metal with super accurate and ultra-sharp saturation, but perfect for me who likes it more when "slime" a little.

    I have a small Fender combo Champ25 makes me a good clear sound typical Fender (but the saturation channel sucks)
    I also assembled another combo amp "home" based preamp Lag Spitfire lamp 2x75W + 2 + Amcron HP 12 '
    and some pedals
    - SansAmp GT2
    - Boss Fender 65 Deluxe
    What that obtain different grain which are still typed overdrive and go very well with the guitar. I think the Japanese are very good microphones, there will be better but surely bcp bcp for more expensive, but I like them as they are, with their qualities and defects: p

    OVERALL OPINION

    Apart from my first classical guitar, this is my only guitar and I play it for 19 years now. some frets are quite worn, but after so long it is logical that it suffers a little wear. I recently made set, but within a year or two I'm good for a refrettage.


    If I were to buy another guitar, it would probably still strat bcp but more upscale, with better electronics and a handle with more boxes to climb higher in the high ... but it would not be the same either budget (1500-2000 € I think).

    I'm not as good as the recent stato mexico, so no opinion on the matter, but if you find a model of the early 90s, know that this is a very good guitar that was ultimately not much inferior to its counterpart "american standard" of the time while being much cheaper.
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  • macmafmacmaf

    Sounds, plays and ages well.

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 07/01/12 at 10:21
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    So I've waited 14 years to give my opinion that's how I am someone who "refines" his views lol
    This is a 1996 black Strat Mex with a rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets: y'en like that of thousands. At the time the body was made of poplar and quality manufacturing have been rather disappointing in those years, they say ...

    I decided to write this review for those who wonder how an average strat deemed crossed time ...

    Observation: it is entirely original. The frets of the time was described as medium jumbos. Unless they are finer than any medium jumbos that I've seen since ...

    UTILIZATION

    It is a good strat. Same body shape, even round (access to acute, radius…
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    So I've waited 14 years to give my opinion that's how I am someone who "refines" his views lol
    This is a 1996 black Strat Mex with a rosewood fingerboard and 21 frets: y'en like that of thousands. At the time the body was made of poplar and quality manufacturing have been rather disappointing in those years, they say ...

    I decided to write this review for those who wonder how an average strat deemed crossed time ...

    Observation: it is entirely original. The frets of the time was described as medium jumbos. Unless they are finer than any medium jumbos that I've seen since ...

    UTILIZATION

    It is a good strat. Same body shape, even round (access to acute, radius ...) as much. A standard profile neck rather thin and very playable: The comfort of a standard Strat.

    The only thing I find unfortunate about the Strat is the radius too rounded for my taste. It makes the game faster in the high (from 15) more tedious.

    I paid for the guitar strings very close to the button (without bzz) and dropped the microphone, the sound came out warmer, rounder.

    SOUNDS

    I bought it at the time because I really wanted a Strat in reference to my guitar heroes (Hendrix, Clapton, Hendrix, and Hendrix lol).

    At the time I did not care a lot for it to come from Mexico or Timbuktu ...
    New, it rang with a high enough level out, slamming cold and Pluto. The magnets are ceramic pickups, this is very different from American Standard Alnico of the time (and today for that matter). The sound has more presence, more cold, more powerful but also in saturation.
    Today, I can not say that it was enhanced (it means nothing), they changed the sound seems warmer and more compressed, but the output level always seems more important than standard Alnico. Saturation is relatively powerful for a single. These are microphones correct.

    I play a Fender superfield at home, but I try just about anything from other people and it provides perfectly its role of strat. This is typed.
    Already empty it resonates very well, which surprises her world.
    People tell me I'm lucky to have fallen "on a good number" but I do not believe it. In my opinion they are all alike ...
    I like the three microphones, although the acute could yell louder. The latter on a tube amp and distortion to big win is not garish. Cons by a transistor amp (I had a Marshall 8240), it lacks bass. It's clean.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I play for 14 years, almost every day. She made the road and even aircraft. She has lived (this is not the strat sleeping in his box hidden under the bed). Brief. The following opinion is not that of a collector but for one player.

    The maple neck is now yellow / orange / pink (it's my eyes that say so), and became shiny satin varnish to keep playing. It is always right, I had to edit by changing its curvature of pulling strings ... normal.

    The varnish of the body is big guy, I do not get to come to the end despite my neglect, it holds well. It is striped across, does not shine everywhere, it chips more or less deep, but it STILL stuck (!) Timber.
    The frets, worn, were replaced by real medium jumbos.
    Electronics are always original, the switch is fully operational despite my determination, and its potos.
    The pickguard is scratched, it has not turned yellow or greenish, it's just ... dirty.
    Hardware is oxidized, the MECAS take the shock and the vibrato (which I added springs) ...
    The only stuff I had to catch up on this guitar is the nut (bone) that exceeded the "bottom" of the handle, I just sanded for arraser, and two bridges that I sanded because they hurt me farted finished my string (low E and D).

    Important to note: the poplar is very correct in sound, BUT it is not in time for the hardware. This wood is no longer possible to screw anything in the same place after a while, which is annoying for fastening straps, but not irremediable. The wood is too soft.

    This is a very good guitar, with small defects. The sound is perfectly typed Strat, crystalline and slamming. It's just different from his other strats. I played a few U.S.: vacuum it sounds like, what changes is the little details in the finishing, the original pickups, plus a box on the handle, the "briefcase" and the logo of the handle ... this is for everyone to see if the price difference is justified. (Note: the buttons Rosewood U.S. are often more "beautiful"-darker and more united with less veining. I have not heard any noise difference flagrant vacuum, ear on the upper body, it seems rather aesthetic ...).
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  • MGR/AnonymousMGR/Anonymous

    Fender American Standard Strat

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 12/31/07 at 15:00


    I bought my AM strat at a place called Falcettis music. Great store. Its a 60 year anniversary additon for what thats worth. I was looking to update an inexpensive squier that I started with. I spec'ed out every available strat on the fender web sight for features and dimensions I wanted. I also wanted and American made strat for obvious reasons. The quality of our products far exceeds that of imports. American troops are fighting to keep us free the least we can do is fight a little back home to keep a few more jobs in this country. (sorry I got on a little patriotic rant there)

    The biggest thing for me was a comfortable neck and fret board. Many of the strats out there have small nut …
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    I bought my AM strat at a place called Falcettis music. Great store. Its a 60 year anniversary additon for what thats worth. I was looking to update an inexpensive squier that I started with. I spec'ed out every available strat on the fender web sight for features and dimensions I wanted. I also wanted and American made strat for obvious reasons. The quality of our products far exceeds that of imports. American troops are fighting to keep us free the least we can do is fight a little back home to keep a few more jobs in this country. (sorry I got on a little patriotic rant there)

    The biggest thing for me was a comfortable neck and fret board. Many of the strats out there have small nut width. The AM strat has a 1.687 " width. Big diference in room for the fingers. Also has a satin neck, nice and smooth, not sticky feeling. I chose maple board. Just seems to glide nicer. This guitar as others mentioned holds tuning very well. It has that strat sound I prefer to many others. The factory set up on mine was great for me. Strings not too high ect. This guitar is such a pleasure to play. It was worth the $799 all day long. Came with a great case and lots of extra goodies.

    You know I honestly cant think of anything I dont like about this guitar. Other than its hard to put down even after 3 or 4 hours of practice.

    Great fit and finish. Attension to detail. Simple and direct style and design. Coming from a machinist that should tell you something.

    If your looking to get a good player check this guitar out. If you like it, buy and get playin.......life is short.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/skinning lynyrdMGR/skinning lynyrd

    Fender Standard Mexican Stratocaster

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 03/22/06 at 15:00
    I play in a rock band.

    i bought this guitar about 2 1/2 years ago at sam ash music for aaround $380. I needed a good guitar for all purposes and this did the trick.

    its got a great sound which can be distrubuted 5 ways over its 3 tex mex pickups. this makes for very interchangeble sounds. the guitar can be used for rythm or lead and sounds great both ways. the neck is set very nicely and is solid maple. it has a beautiful finish on it that seams to be very thick yet doesnt weigh down the guitar. It comes in both lefty and righty (im a lefty) and like 5 different colors.

    MY only real problem with this instrument is that its vibrato is very easy to move do to the whammy bar attachment. …
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    I play in a rock band.

    i bought this guitar about 2 1/2 years ago at sam ash music for aaround $380. I needed a good guitar for all purposes and this did the trick.

    its got a great sound which can be distrubuted 5 ways over its 3 tex mex pickups. this makes for very interchangeble sounds. the guitar can be used for rythm or lead and sounds great both ways. the neck is set very nicely and is solid maple. it has a beautiful finish on it that seams to be very thick yet doesnt weigh down the guitar. It comes in both lefty and righty (im a lefty) and like 5 different colors.

    MY only real problem with this instrument is that its vibrato is very easy to move do to the whammy bar attachment. This means that if u change the strings you better not nead to play the guitar for at least 2 hours because it will just keep coming out of tune. it goes from looking like this \ to like this __ and then back again for a long time. other than that this is a great guitar.

    Its got a really nice finish and isnt really heavy. i like the feal the neck like i said is really nice with the maple and its very sturdy over all.

    The bottom line is that this guitar is versitile, great, and almost as good as and american strat.if ur planning on buying a squier i would strongly urge u to spend an extra 100 and buy this guitar. its infinatly better.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Joe SpiritoMGR/Joe Spirito

    Fender Standard Mexican Stratocaster

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 04/08/05 at 15:00
    I got this guitar at Sam Ash and paid about $350 for it. Ive had a BC Rich warlock bronze series, and wanted a good upgrade. I knew Fender made great guitars and wanted some sorta strat but something not too expensive.

    I like the look of the guitar and the whammy bar. It has a good feel to it and its built to last. Awesome construction and is very sturdy.

    Them dang single coil pickups are god frikin' noisy, except when your using 2 pickups at a time on the selector, then its fine. I replaced the strings with Dean Markleys blue steel strings and they sound so much better than those crapy wires it comes with. And on my warlock, i could play solos and bend the strings way further and faster…
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    I got this guitar at Sam Ash and paid about $350 for it. Ive had a BC Rich warlock bronze series, and wanted a good upgrade. I knew Fender made great guitars and wanted some sorta strat but something not too expensive.

    I like the look of the guitar and the whammy bar. It has a good feel to it and its built to last. Awesome construction and is very sturdy.

    Them dang single coil pickups are god frikin' noisy, except when your using 2 pickups at a time on the selector, then its fine. I replaced the strings with Dean Markleys blue steel strings and they sound so much better than those crapy wires it comes with. And on my warlock, i could play solos and bend the strings way further and faster than on this fretboard. They are both rosewood but the strats feels sticky and slow.Maybe it could also the size frets that causes this prob. It also needs 24 frets! And more sustain.

    Built to last forever, very sturdy, strong, great tuners, that kick ass fender quality.

    A good guitar, a little expensive for what you get, still sounds a lot better than the warlock,Has a warm clean tone to it. Its also the last Fender I will own, but its still only a standard. A little disapointed in Fender, i would expected better.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/JoeyMGR/Joey

    Fender Mexican Stratocaster

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 11/24/04 at 15:00
    I purchased my Stratocaster at New York Music in Boardman, Ohio for $329 + tax. It was a good deal considering it was a sunburst finish and those usually go for around $350 and since I'm a poor man with no income I decided to go for something I could afford.

    This guitar has great action on the neck, which by the way is smaller than Gibson's neck and would work better for small hands, and it also has some great sound.
    This Mexican Made Strat can also take a beating. I've had place people wouldn't even dream of putting something over $20 dollars in, most of the time it wasn't supposed to be there, but nevertheless it was and it came out without a scratch.

    I have a few complaints a few cau…
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    I purchased my Stratocaster at New York Music in Boardman, Ohio for $329 + tax. It was a good deal considering it was a sunburst finish and those usually go for around $350 and since I'm a poor man with no income I decided to go for something I could afford.

    This guitar has great action on the neck, which by the way is smaller than Gibson's neck and would work better for small hands, and it also has some great sound.
    This Mexican Made Strat can also take a beating. I've had place people wouldn't even dream of putting something over $20 dollars in, most of the time it wasn't supposed to be there, but nevertheless it was and it came out without a scratch.

    I have a few complaints a few cautions as to getting this guitar. First, I would like to say this is a great guitar and all complaints are probably because I don't take the time to diagnose the problem.

    (1) The washer around my hookup keeps coming lose, but that can be fixed by getting some washer sealant and tightening it up.

    (2) The high E string doesn't come out all that great, I'm guessing it was to do with the amount of space between the pickups and string wich I need to adjust.

    (Caution:) For all of you players that like to use alternative tunings, you must keep the tremelo in place to do so. The floating bridge on the Fender just pulls in futher if you tune down your strings. Although it does go into dropped D nicely without the tremelo.

    This guitar was very nicely constructed and is realativly thin all the way around, meaning the body and neck are thin, but firm.
    It can take a beating and is a very nice work horse on stage and the standard pickups work nicely also.

    For anyone looking to first break into the mid-range guitar this is your guitar. Although some aspects of the guitar seem to make it look not as good, don't let it fool you because this is one nice axe. It's a great work horse and player and it's never let me down for 3 years.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Juan Pablo MedinaMGR/Juan Pablo Medina

    Fender Mexican Stratocaster

    Fender Standard Stratocaster [1990-2005]Published on 09/29/04 at 15:00
    In a Florida Music Shop, I started playing the guitar and I always wanted a Fender Strat. I tryed to find a good Strat and the Squires weren´t good enough. I paid about $300.00 and it is really worth that much.

    Great Sound, great assembly quality, Fender badges everywhere

    That is not valued as good as the american one, only for the mexican made emblem.

    As I said, it´s great construction quality, no doubt about it!

    If you are a guitar lover and you don´t have a lot of money, don´t be ashamed to buy a Mexican Strat, Is as good as the American, but they don´t know! JA!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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    In a Florida Music Shop, I started playing the guitar and I always wanted a Fender Strat. I tryed to find a good Strat and the Squires weren´t good enough. I paid about $300.00 and it is really worth that much.

    Great Sound, great assembly quality, Fender badges everywhere

    That is not valued as good as the american one, only for the mexican made emblem.

    As I said, it´s great construction quality, no doubt about it!

    If you are a guitar lover and you don´t have a lot of money, don´t be ashamed to buy a Mexican Strat, Is as good as the American, but they don´t know! JA!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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