Item Reviews for: Fender American Select Stratocaster HSS Rosewood Fingerboard with Case  -  FEN 0170314 LIST

    On my third try
    By: John      Submitted: 3/1/2014

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    Product Rating What is your opinion of this product? The first one I received had a wood screw protruding through the control cavity which shorted out the pickup selector switch. I chose to deal with fender on this issue and they (after a ton of documentation) decided to replace it. The one they sent back had to be one of the ugliest and least quality instruments I've ever had the misfortune to hold in my hands. Uneven frets, wonky neck, dead spots in the neck, a stuck truss rod , and a case that wouldn't latch properly were among the issues I experienced with the replacement. If this guitar could speak (which you couldn't hear over the fret buzz anyway) it would say. "Kill meeee..." After taking the guitar to a local guitar tech he quoted $175.00 to get the guitar playable. This still doesn't address the issue of the maple veneer which might be the ugliest top I've ever seen. For real. It's awful. I'm dealing with fender as I write this review trying to get them to replace the instrument a second time
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