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Item Reviews for: Fender Deluxe Players Strat Maple Fingerboard with Gig Bag  -  FEN 133002 LIST

Very sweet looking Mexican Strat
By: Jack from Lacey, WA, USA      Submitted: 6/24/2014

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General What is your overall opinion of this product? Very sweet looking and sounding Mexican Strat, but in my opinion only, you can get the same thing in a Squier, really the only advantage is the name Fender on the head stock. Quality What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music? It does fairly well Blues and Rock, not made for Metal though unless you change out the pick-ups for some SD Hot Rails. Feel Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? I love Stratocasters so you won't hear me knock the comfort, feel, or play ability. Tone How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin? Fender equips these with some vintage noise cancelling Strat Pickups, so you get that sweet vintage Strat sound, a little twang and a great top end. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? I found a couple of flaws on it, and it was obvious they tried to patch it up so you wouldn't notice, so it's no big deal, I didn't buy it because it was pretty. Value Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range? I think it's a fair value, but only because Fender did the electronics. Playability How was the action out of the box? Good action, tune er up, let it go.
Worth every penny it sounds great , looks great, even the ladies love it:) thanks ams
By: Corey Johnson from Grove city Ohio      Submitted: 5/29/2014

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NOT a Super Strat like advertised. Leo Fender is turning in his grave...
By: Clay J from Sioux Falls, SD, USA      Submitted: 5/18/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The guitar is a step above the Squier Stratocasters in the electronics department without question, but everything else feels flimsy as though it could never take a thicker gauged string or have a lasting quality, just like a Squier Stratocaster. This guitar would be great for beginners and ok for novices, but if you have played guitar for at least 3 or 4 years, you should really be looking for a more satisfying instrument. It advertises to be a “workhorse of a guitar”, but it isn't at all. It should say, "Great for beginners and people who don't have an affinity for fine instruments." General Your general opinion of this product. I KNOW Stratocasters and this is far from a real model. With thick gauge strings this guitar would not be able to hold up, especially when traveling. I have killed lesser Stratocasters before and this is unfortunately one of them. This will be a nice practice guitar or even the second guitar for a pupil if you can see that he or she is taking to music. Beware the advertisements of American Music Supply as well as Fender because this is not a Deluxe guitar, just a marketing ploy. It lacks the adjustment capabilities as well as the ruggedness of a true-blooded Stratocaster. It is definitely not worthy of the name Deluxe. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Supposedly set up at an authorized plant (per the signatures), this Strat is supposed to be "fine-tuned from the factory," but if that is the case there is already some warping. There is prevalent buzzing and rattling from the strings and the fret board. The guitar’s one saving grace is the warm noiseless pickups and responsive tone pots. That is the only reason I would recommend this guitar to new musicians. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The stain is pretty thin on the neck, but that is in comparison to my own 1983 Stratocaster (the one this strat is supposed to be "Modeled after"). I did like the grainy finish on the guitar's body though. It is pretty nice.
NOT a Super Stratocaster like advertised. Leo Fender is turning in his grave...
By: Clayton J from Sioux Falls, SD, USA      Submitted: 5/17/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The guitar is a step above the Squier Stratocasters in the electronics department without question, but everything else feels flimsy as though it could never take a thicker gauged string or have a lasting quality, just like a Squier Stratocaster. This guitar would be great for beginners and ok for novices, but if you have played guitar for at least 3 or 4 years, you should really be looking for a more satisfying instrument. It advertises to be a “workhorse of a guitar”, but it isn't at all. It should say, "Great for beginners and people who don't have an affinity for fine instruments." General Your general opinion of this product. This will be a nice practice guitar or even the second guitar for a pupil if you can see that he or she is taking to music. Beware the advertisements of American Music Supply as well as Fender because this is not a Deluxe guitar, just a marketing ploy. It lacks the adjustment capabilities as well as the ruggedness of a true-blooded Stratocaster. It is definitely not worthy of the name Deluxe.
best giutar iv ever played
By: Edwin B Ballard from Kodiak Alaska, standard55@live.com      Submitted: 4/2/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The quality of this amazing giutar unbeatable very strong giutar but yetso smooth. General Your general opinion of this product. This giutar is awesome it is very beautiful it's smooth it has a very hice frettbaord the fell of the string is amazing i love this giutar. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? This giutars tone is every thing it is bright snappy it is dark it's smooth the pickups are hot just a really nice giutar. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish is very strong it will not were fast it is beautifulli wuold recomend this to a friend.
WOW!!
By: from United States      Submitted: 3/12/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? The look and the quality of this guitar are top notch. Even though it has a polyester finish on the body, this guitar still sings with the best of them and the neck is to die for. I live the barely there finish on the neck and the 12" radius is absolutely awesome. Its and General Your general opinion of this product. This guitar was alot better than what I was expecting. I had always wanted one of these guitars because the seem to offer my favorite modern colors for guitar, cobalt blue transparent (now sapphire blue transparent), and crimson red transparent. Since I now have other guitars in those colors, I decided to go with the honey blonde. And I am glad I did. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? You really have to dial these Vintage Noiseless pickups in the make them sing. They are great pickup, but you really have to adjust the pickup height to get that perfection. They are not too warm but have good definition and note clarity and little to no hum depending on your setup. Great pickups, just not my cup of tea. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Once again, the paint job on this guitar is immaculate. I think what is even better is that they took the time to pick body parts where the wood grain actually lines up and it looks like one piece of wood. Not always the case with any Fender with transparent finishes, but I guess I got lucky with this one.
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By: Mark (M.C.) McCall from Pittsburgh, PA USA      Submitted: 10/6/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Fender quality on every level!!!! Expect it will be dependable for years to come.... General Your general opinion of this product. GREAT STRAT!!!! Was initially going to purchase an American Standard Strat, however, talked to my guitar tech. He told me, he prefers high end Mexican Strats to low end American Strats. That was good enough for me!!!! Invested in this Strat for half the price!!!! Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Tone is a little "mellower" than the Squier Strat I owned for several years. This is to be expected with the noiseless pickups. Once again, will have adjustments made to increase pickup "bite".... Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The three color sunburst is quite pleasing to the eyes. The pickguard & gold plated hardware really make the Strat quite attractive, looks GREAT on my mini Fender stand....
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