Manufacturing USA, mine in 1974.
No vibrato, 21 frets, 2 pickups original Wide Range (nothing to do with the reissues I've tested, and are really not terrible).
A volume and tone micro, 3-position selector.
Maple strat neck and head. Personally I love it.
Only flaw, relatively well known: the mechanical origin were not terrible for holding agreement, I replaced with self locking Sperzel Mecha.
Handle very nice (it needs to be done initially, it "seems" a large pile but we made it very quickly). Access right for a Fender treble for me I do not venture too far beyond the 15th box either so it's not annoying. The sound of this guitar is top notch, even when empty.
I'd rather play a style of music very clean when necessary, by linking to parts more or less saturated (light OD, distortion or fuzz).
The bridge pickup is aggressive as it should (it hard ^ ^), an intermediate position to fall (a snapping sound and round, but at the same time ... terrible crystal!) And a velvety micro serious (but not deaf ).
I love all the sounds.
I made the mistake of going up to max preque my microphones (not really adjust the pads) and by action not too low, I already feasted, however I could not find saturation necessarily accurate. I took it to a luthier who made me a rather low action and has also lowered my pickups (by setting pin) C and much more! I rediscovered a very detailed sound with large saturations! A real pleasure.
I use it for about a year. I wanted to buy a guitar, after playing 15 years in a mex strat. I saved 2 years, I well-considered so long. I think I have tested at least thirty guitars (strats, various "standard" TV, baja, custom TV 72, 335 Gibson etc etc ...). The sellers were Pigalle hate me I had gone on the Custom 72, but with a little afraid of a possible loss of money the day I revendrais (if it were not like me over time, because I noticed that there really is a lot of custom period, while there is very little Deluxe), I went on this Deluxe (model I tried in a store one time, I was leaving step into the unknown total).
I do not regret for one moment my purchase!! It got me relatively expensive, however it is so delightful to play and hear that this is not really a problem.
With the experience I would do this choice, but I would buy some 10 or 15 years
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martotoche's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great!"
Made in United States, I believe that mine in 1975.
21 frets, two humbucker Fender "Wide Range" as the Starcaster or Thilina: velvet!
Two volumes and two tones. It's like a Les Paul ...
Maple neck with a head of strato ... Chelou, but there it is!
The handle is the handle of a fender of 21 frets. Sure what .... Access to Acute is not crazy compared to an Ibanez Joe Satriani is on, but I do not care, I play rock nag, I will not go after the 15th case ... Mounting with 3 screws at the time. I think rather maligned system. Why? I do not know, I have no problem with the inning. As against the frets of my guitar are well worn, it begins to be old, it's pretty weird as sensation. I will do it shortly refreter.
Otherwise the body is indented at the belly as opposed to a conventional TV. It's not so bad
The sound, it is obtained very easily, just play it!
I play rock "independent" and that's fine. The microphone is aggressive acute just right, with overdrive is the top.
In intermediate, I love the clean sound is bright and warm at once, to make arpeggios is nickel. With an OD, it does it very well too.
In round is much more round, without being dull or super DO with a large distortion for a well degueux.
I think she took a little value in 20 years ... It's stupid, I do not intend to resell. Never! I love it.