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Item Reviews for: Fender Classic Player '60s Stratocaster with Gigbag  -  FEN 0141100 LIST

Classic!
By: Fender Dude from Pittsburgh PA USA      Submitted: 2/24/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This guitar is not only a great value, it's simply a great guitar. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? The quality is top notch, durable, sounds great, looks fantastic. I love the neck. The pickups are great. I can't find anything wrong with it. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The guitar is chunky, it's got a fat neck, and the body is heavy, but all of that adds to the tone and feel. Everything responds very well to my playing. This is not a "modern" strat, it's a 60's strat. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? The tone is hard to describe. It's a little mellow with some high mids, and it has a sweet tone. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The paint job is beautiful. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? It smokes other guitars in it's range. Playability How was the action out of the box? The set up out of the box was tits. I didn't change a thing.
Sadly Disappointed!
By: Mike L from Ohio      Submitted: 11/22/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I had very high hopes and really, really wanted to like this guitar. Sadly I just don't. I am shocked so many people give the 69 custom shop pickups such high reviews. The sound of these pickups is just really bland. Very low output and significant buzz even in the 2 and 4 positions! Honestly, my 1995 MIM Strat sounds 100x better. I'm starting to wonder if I got a dud or what!? It's just not at all what I expected and doesn't sound bad, but it definitely looks 10x better on paper. It is a nice looking guitar, but the tone is just blah. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? The quality is nice overall, seems well built.. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? It feels ok overall. The neck is a real "C" shape, I guess I personally prefer the more flat "D" shaped necks. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Borning, Thin, not a lot of low end, very low output pickups! Someone really needs to convince me that these 69 custom shop pickups aren't crap. I'm going to have to go play a couple other guitars with these pickups to see if I got duds or what. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Finish is nice, it's a poly finish so it is what it is. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Overally I GUESS this is a good value, but really, I've learned... you should really play a guitar before you buy it. Overall I don't think I got good value. I'm already trying to sell this thing and it just arrived yesterday from AMS. I can't return it because my wife threw the box out before I got the chance to even set it up. Which reminds me, this guitar was setup ok at best, action was way too high for my tastes. Playability How was the action out of the box? Eh. Not quite a violin.
Comparing this to my American 62 reissue
By: Doug Toon from Chanute, KS U.S.A.      Submitted: 5/30/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This is a very well made guitar for 1/2 the price. I can't answer how dependable it will be for I only received it today. But, I see nothing the cause it to be undependable. General Your general opinion of this product. This is a very good value. Very well made and no flaws what so ever on the instrument. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Nice vintage tone. Really smooth. I especially like the neck and middle pickup. I don't know about the bridge pickup yet, but so far..seems ok. Not extremely hot, but a little more than an American Standard. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very nice and smooth.
Comparing it the Mexican 60's Strat to my American 62 Reissue.
By: Doug Toon from Chanute, KS U.S.A.      Submitted: 5/30/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This is a very well made guitar for 1/2 the price of an American Model. Looking it over, the quality of the raw wood material is not quite as good as the American model, but is absolutely no issue at all. General Your general opinion of this product. I'm very happy with this guitar. I would say it's more guitar for the money than the American version. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Very nice tone. Very vintage SRV sounding. I wouldn't call the pickups super hot, but a little more than a stock American Standard Stratocaster. I especially like the Neck and Middle pickup. The jury is still out on the Bridge pickup. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very nice finish. It has a urethene finish as opposed to a laquer finsh on the American 62 Reissue..again, I don't think this is much of an issue. Urethene definately is more durable.
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