Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
Body Type Solidbody Body Shape Stratocaster Left-/Right-handed Right-handed Number of Strings 6 Body Material Alder Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane Color Olympic White Neck Material Maple Neck Shape Modern C Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Inlay White Dot Number of Frets 22, Jumbo Scale Length 25.5'' Nut Width 1.685'' Nut Material Synthetic Bone Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle Vintage-Style synchronized tremolo Tuners Standard Cast/Sealed Number of Pickups 3 Neck Pickup Fender Texas Special Single-coil Middle Pickup Fender Texas Special Single-coil Bridge Pickup Fender Atomic Humbucking Controls 1 x volume, 2 x tone with Greasebucket Tone Circuit, 5-way blade pickup selector Strings Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Case Included Deluxe Gig Bag
Fender's American Special Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar gives you iconic Strat tone at a price that's nearly unheard of for a US-made Fender. It all starts with an alder body for classic Strat spank, and it's all wrapped up in a great-looking gloss urethane finish. The Fender trademark maple neck feels great with its Modern C profile, and jumbo frets make for fast and precise fretwork. A pair of Texas Special single-coils serves up spanky, chiming tone, with an Atomic Humbucker for aggressive modern tone. You're going to love this Fender American Special Stratocaster.
Fender American Special Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- American-made quality at an unbeatable price
- Cut through the mix
- Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without affecting volume
American-made quality at an unbeatable price
Fender's American Special Series exists to do one thing: give you access to genuine US-made Fenders at unbeatable prices. The American Special Stratocaster gives you a great selection of cool Strat features, including a supremely playable maple neck/fingerboard with jumbo frets, two Texas Special single-coils and an Atomic Humbucker, Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control, a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and a large '70s-style headstock. All in, it's one of the more popular guitars in the Sweetwater showroom. And it's made right here in the USA in Fender's state-of-the-art Corona, California, factory.
Cut through the mix
You're sure to cut through the mix, thanks to a pair of Fender's Texas Special single-coils plus an Atomic Humbucker. Used in any one of the five possible switch positions, the pickups give you classic Fender tones plus the added intensity you can only get from a hot humbucker in the bridge position. From glassy cleans to roaring overdrive, there's a wide sonic range to explore with the American Special Stratocaster.
Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without affecting volume
Fender has fitted the American Special Stratocaster with their Greasebucket tone control, which rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume. This is seriously cool, because it gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without your having to compensate for volume loss. It makes the American Special Strat a serious tone machine.
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