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Item Reviews for: Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Rosewood Fingerboard  -  FEN 0144610 LIST

Beautiful Guitar, Awesome Flame Top, Minus few minor QC issues from Fender
By: Brent      Submitted: 1/16/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Overall very happy with guitar. AMS was quick and helpful with price matching from other online vendor so this made it an even better deal and Fender was offering a free HSC with it when i bought it. Guitar is beautiful looking, easy playing, very minor setup adjustments. I own this model and the cherry burst version (both purchased from AMS) and am happy with the deal i got. Only criticism for Fender is on both guitar the satin finish neck shows a few minor areas where it has some gloss finish showing and both guitar had a few minor finish flaws. Nothing you can't live with just a small criticism for Fender's QC. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Quality i would say is 95%. I have both the Cherry & Tobacco version of these and both had areas on the satin neck that were not flawless as far as a few area showing gloss. Rosewood version had a small wood knot on the heel of the body and the Maple had a wood know on the back of the neck near the 15th fret. Definitely looks and is a better value than the standard MIM strats. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Plays Fast Low Action Great Feeling Neck...Nothing beats a Fender Strat Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Great Sounding pickups. Great variety of tone Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Great looking Flame Top minus few minor finish flaws. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? Very happy with the price especially since AMS price matched other online vendor and Fender offered a free HSC through AMS only at time of purchase Playability How was the action out of the box? Tad bit to high....Nothing that couldn't be adjusted.
"AMS made it worth it!!"
By: Mark from Elmira, New York USA      Submitted: 7/3/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. This is the only guitar I ever purchased that I did NOT have to do anything to it! I oiled the neck,cleaned it so it had a fresh coat of Fender Polish on it, put strap locks on it, tuned it, checked the intonation at the 5 and 12th fret and started playing "OUT OF THE FRIGGIN BOX"!! THANK YOU AMS! ( now for nit picky stuff, the pups are staticky on 1.3.5. positions BUT I plugged int the P.A. and NOTTA. Upon tuning the string tree was so tight to the bod I had to losen it to move them to oil the board. (That is IT!) but I have only had this "ONE" day! If I dont find anything in a week or two its Gorgeous,a Player,A KEEPER! It is so nice NOT having to take to the tech Wait for the set-up! Blah Blah! you know the drill! Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Nothing wrong as of yet! Mint as it should be! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? I was skeptical about the Pups on this before buying it! but I think they are FINE and the STRAT tone I was lookng for! I am NOT,NOT,NOT one of "Those" guys that buys a guitar and changes it all !! Thats just stupid to me cause I buy (hopefully) what I want on the AXE in the first place!! THEY ARE CHUNKY TOO AND THAT WAS UNEXPECTEDLY PLEASENT !! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? NO NOTICIABLE FLAWS YET ?
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