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Item Reviews for: Fender American Standard Strat HSS Maple Fingerboard with Case  -  FEN 0113102 LIST

Cant Believe How Great It Sounds
By: Nick from Alabama      Submitted: 4/13/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This guitar exceeded my expectations. Its sounds unbelievable. My friends are jealous. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? The buying process with AMS was seamless. It arrived quickly and in perfect condition. The renowned quality of an American Strat holds true. I decided to go with the HSS for a little more versatility and it definitely is. This guitar sounds better than anything I have ever played. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Even the humbucker is still pretty stratty, which is what I was hoping for, given that I hadn't played the HSS before. You're not going to pull off any death metal with it. The gloss finish on the neck was beautiful yet, as I have gotten used to a natural unfinished neck, it can feel a little sticky. Strats, to me, aren't the easiest guitars to play but the sound that comes out of them balances that out. I checked all of the screws for tightness when it arrived. The four neck plate screws weren't quite as tight as they needed to be but after a fresh assembly and a month or two in a warehouse this was no cause for concern. I also tightened the tremolo springs because it was pulling the tremolo up when making hard bends, basically making it harder to do them. I don't know if thats how strats are supposed to be setup, if they ship it like that to keep neck stress low, or if the new springs just settled. As I said I'm no strat guru. Regardless it plays great and I love it. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? It sounds like a stratocaster. Nice and quacky. The pickups sound high quality. The neck pickups sound really bluesy. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The tobacco sunburst finish was flawless. I could find no imperfections. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I feel like I got my moneys worth. Definitely the nicest guitar I own. Playability How was the action out of the box? Nice and smooth. I was able to lower the action a little bit. Using light EVH strings that stay in tune with heavy tremolo usage.
I love this thing. top quality!!!
By: Jim from Wichita      Submitted: 1/2/2014

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Awesome
By: Kihei Killaz from Kihei Hawaii. 96753      Submitted: 10/24/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? It's made in America with pride no one else can touch American craftsmanship otherwise we the world would play a dorkmister. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Excellent Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? All of the above and More.... Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? All of the above Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Superior to anything else on planet earth Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Luckily you actually can buy this kind of quality.. Playability How was the action out of the box? Excellent.
quality guitar great price
By: jerry from new hapshire      Submitted: 8/2/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? very well made.just recieved it, looks and plays great General Your general opinion of this product. great guitar,great quality,will recommend to everyone Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? great sound hss so many tones from clean to crunch Finish How did the stain or paint job look? top notch 5 stars three tone sunburst. great color,no imperfections at all,and i tried to find one
Good Value for the $
By: BSW from Jasper, TN USA      Submitted: 7/12/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Workmanship seems to be flawless. No paint flaws, tight neck pocket, no stripped screws, no loose tuners, etc. Guitar is well assembled. General Your general opinion of this product. Good value in an American made instrument. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? 50's pups are a bit darker/fatter to my ears. Rosewood fretboard may lend to that. Splitting the HB still gives a nice quack in position 4. Full HB still has a bit of quack. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Excellent
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