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Item Reviews for: Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Rosewood Neck  -  FEN 0144700 3LIST

WoW! A Big Surprise
By: J. Aaron Jacobs from Dayton, Ohio USA      Submitted: 10/5/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I only owned it for a few days, but it seems well balanced and even had a real decent set up too. It's sturdy and so far very dependable - I think it will stand the test of time if taken care of properly. I wouldn't hesitate to gig with it or use it in my teaching...that's for sure! General Your general opinion of this product. Wow, The American Strat has nothing on the MIM one! Seriously, this was quite a surprise all the way around. It actually has quality workmanship, looks. sound and finish! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Does it all (for real) you can achieve what you want just by experimenting around with it. It jams for sure! Can't go wrong buying this one (really)!! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Beautiful, really beautiful. I got the brown sunburst with the rosewood fretboard. Awesome!
This is an incredibly undervalued guitar!
By: Brian from Reston, Virginia...USA, wbh57@msn.com      Submitted: 4/24/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Some people turn up their nose at these because they're made in Mexico. This bears the Fender name...it'snot a Squier, or some other knockoff...it's a Fender and is a solid playing and sounding guitar. Mexico has been producing guitars for many, many years...it isn't like this is new for them. Gibson markets their knockoffs as Epiphones produced in Korea (or elsewhere) - they'r decent guitars, but Gibson doesn't put their name rigt on them like Fender did with this. Fender is a proud name and this is good guitar. General Your general opinion of this product. I bought this guitar from AMS during a recent promo sale. I paid around $449 for this. It plays and sounds like a guitar two to three times this price. I know it's made in Mexico, but they take pride in their products too and have built a sound, a versatile guitar that justifies the Fender name...this is a Fender Strat - period. The HH feature gives this an incredible range of sound potential and the neck feels like an old friend rigt out the box. It feels solid and sounds great. I have several other guitars and this has now become my favorite. A lot of guitars with tremelo syste easily get out of tune when using the tremelo, but this stays nicely in tune. I own several other electrics and have always fancied myself a Gibson first person, but am very happy with this guitar. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tones this is capabe of producing astound me. For a $450 guitar, I've never played anything so versatile. One particular nice ting I like about this guitar is how bright and strong the treble sounds on this - other guitars fall off and sound weak on the higher strings but this is fully balanced and plays both the bass and treble strings with appropriate strength - this sounds like a $2000 guitar! Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I went with the traditional maple sunburst finish - I like the looks with a rosewood fretboard, but it was toss up with the Artic white - I wanted to be able to see some wood gran and th sunburst provides that. There was one minor blemish bt I don't know if that was amanufacturing or in-house issue...you can only see from a side view and even then it' hard to see...but because of that, I took one star off the rating.
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