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011-5602-303

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Loaded with a trio of Texas Special pickups, the American Special Strat delivers classic and contemporary tones that are perfect for Blues, Country, Rock, and Pop. The American Special Strat offers easy string-bending and a fast, modern feel with its 9.5" radius maple neck, jumbo frets, and a satin-finished neck. Little extras like the Grease bucket tone circuit (rolls off high frequencies without adding bass), and a deluxe Fender gig bag make this an exceptional buy

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Model Name: American Special Stratocaster
Model Number: 011-5602-303
Series: American Special Series
Available Colors: (303) 2-Tone Sunburst and (309) Candy Apple Red, with Gloss Urethane Finish
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, Modern C Shape, Gloss Urethane Finish
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets

Pickups:
- 1 Texas Special Strat Pickup (Bridge),
- 1 Texas Special Strat Pickup (Middle),
- 1 Texas Special Strat Pickup (Neck)

Controls:
- Master Volume,
- Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
- Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)

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

Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment/Black/Parchment
Scale Length: 25.5 (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.6875 (43 mm)

Unique Features:
- Large, 70's Style Headstock,
- Greasebucket Tone Circuit,
- 3 Texas Special Pickups,
- Large, 70's Style Decal,
- Parchment Pickup Covers and Plastic Parts,
- Black Dot Position Inlays

Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth
Case: Deluxe Gig Bag

fantastic strat that i would recommend to anyone who asked1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
picked this up from the south edmonton store a couple weeks ago and it rips! absolutely the sweetest tone ive heard in a while! the 1 piece maple neck board is lacquered so it felt a bit stiff to me at first but im getting used to it. the only complaint i have about this is the trem arm hole, it seems to be drilled at an angle and hence the bar ends up quite far from the playing surface. maybe im to used to floyds and such that are quite tight to the strings but that part doesnt suit me well . That being said it works like a charm! dont hestiate pick this up if you get a chance!!
Posted by Tom on Feb 15, 2019
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Great Stratocaster0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
I bought this guitar a few weeks ago. This is just a great Stratocaster. I love the way it plays and sounds. Very versatile with all the classic Strat tones and the pickups are a little brighter giving a little edge to the tone. If you roll it back the tones soften nicely. The neck is a little wider than I am used to but, with the addition of the jumbo frets it makes it great for bends and I am getting used to it. I first bought the American Special Telecaster and got used to the neck on these guitars so much so that I had to get the Stratocaster. My current Strat has a smallerneck and after playing the American Special necks I just had to have one. I am playing it thru a Fender Blues Junior Amplifier and it is a great match for this guitar. Definitely the best Strat I have owned.
Posted by Gary on Dec 30, 2017
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excellent guitar3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
Just recently bought this guitar, absolutely love it. Very versatile , killer tone. Can roll back the highs without adding bass. You can dial in many tones with this guitar ranging from Ritchie Blackmore, Jimi Hendrix, Ed King, Rolling Stones I could go on. Whether you play blues , Rock / Hard Rock, Country this is the guitar.
Posted by Eric Nordkvist on Aug 12, 2017
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