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Item Reviews for: Fender FSR American Strat Rustic Ash Guitar wCase Rosewood  -  FEN 0170410 LIST

Awesome tone great playability and a beauty to look at!
By: Blues Domino from Billings, MT      Submitted: 1/27/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? This is not your ordinary looking Stat. That's what drew my eyes to it. I knew I wanted Texas Special pups. All of the features plus a hard case added up to be the best vale for the dollar. This is the first guitar purchase made online and I was always nervous about not getting to try it out first. Not an issue here. Came set up with 9s and was pretty much in tune right out of the case. I play with 10s and once I got those on wow this thang spanks! I was impressed with the care AMS put into every step in my purchase from order to shipping updates. I you are on the fence whether or not to buy online, get off and do it! No regrets. I love this guitar! Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? Quality is spot on what I would expect from Fender. I have played a MIM Strat since around 2000. I still love that one too but there is just so much more life in this Rustic Ash Strat. More bark and bite. Mellow but full. More sustain. Most noticeable when applying vibrato while bending a note. On my MIM I know where the note is going to die but on this thing it just gets started. Enough typing gonna go play! Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Besides a bit different neck shape and a bit fatter fret wire than I am used to, this guitar felt like home the instan I picked it up. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Warm and mellow or loud and proud. This thing has it all. I love the way you can feel the sustain vibrate through the body guitar and you get that same vibration from the amp. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The wood grain of the ash looks awesome against the brown anodized aluminum pick guard. Just the right amount of Arctic White to give it a creamy finish. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? This was a great deal for the money. I also like the fact that it is a limited production FSR run. Not sure how many of these were made? Playability How was the action out of the box? Action is about right on out of the box. The only set up I did was adjusting the tremolo claw after I restrung it with a heavier gauge strings.
Clean one owner, starts with me, 1st Stratocaster
By: Manfred      Submitted: 12/12/2013

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? I've played drums in bands for 53 years now. I got to learn and play some pretty cool guitars from my notorious band mates over those years. for my 65th Birthday I decided to get a real deal brand new made in Corona American Standard Stratocaster. Every rock star should have one around the crib in case a friend stops by. Bang and twang some tunes. At first I wanted to go traditional with the 3 tone sunburst with the maple neck then i saw this one. for me it was a matter of getting something new and different and a state of the art 2013 Strat. sort of like buying a brand new Vette with cool options and picking it up at the factory and driving it home. I can't get all technical, but I do have a Blues Jr and can get this think to sound pretty good Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? the quality is great Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? feels good to me with my limited skills Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? still playin with that Finish How did the stain or paint job look? beautiful Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? yes Playability How was the action out of the box? it was set up by the seller. but as far as i can play, it's great
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