Fender Exclusive American Special Strat Matching Headstock with Bag

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Product Description

Make a statement on stage with this head-turning Strat! This limited edition American Special Stratocaster is made in the USA with impeccable craftsmanship. The body finish is matched to the headstock for a flashy yet classic look. Complimenting the looks is fat, bluesy tone from three Texas Special pickups and Greasebucket Tone Cuitry. A modern neck profile and fingerboard radius provide great playability as well.

Fender Exclusive American Special Strat Matching Headstock Features

  • Unique Features: Large ‘70s Style Headstock
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • 3 Texas Special Pickups
  • Large ‘70s Style Decal
  • Parchment Pickup Covers and Plastic Parts
  • Black Dot Position Inlays
  • Source: U.S.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (800) 856-9801 Warranty:  Custom Shop: Limited 2 Years; Stringed Instruments: Limited 2 Years; Electronic Products: Limited 2 Years; Fortis: 5 Year Limited, Transferable; Accessories: 1 Year Limited; IEM: Limited 1 Year; Vacuum Tubes: 90 Days

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Fender Exclusive American Special Strat Matching Headstock Specifications
  • Model Name: American Special Stratocaster
  • Series: American Special
  • Fingerboard: Maple 
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, Modern ‘C’ Shape, (Satin Urethane Finish)   
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 inch Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo Frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
  • Nut: 1.6875 inches (43 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment/Black/Parchment
  • Bridge Pickup: 1 Texas Special Strat Pickup  
  • Middle Pickup: 1 Texas Special Strat Pickup 
  • Neck Pickup: 1 Texas Special Strat Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: 
    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup 
    • Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup 
    • Position 3. Middle Pickup 
    • Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup 
    • Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume
    • Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) 
    • Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
  • Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag

Customer Reviews

Howard Hanson Submitted: 12/6/2018
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Incredible!!
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What is your opinion of this product?
Beautiful, great playing guitar. Highly recommend. Thanks AMS..
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Bruce Go Submitted: 11/27/2018
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Tough Customer likes it. Beautiful Finish. Decent pickups.
What is your opinion of this product?
Well, first off, it's beautiful. Yes, there's a LOT of things I might change (like 2 pole bridge, locking tuners, etc) but chatting about basics, it's a decent made stratocaster. The fret edge could be a bit more rounded my biggest beef (hardest for me to easily fix). The finish is awesome as is the headstock. The texas special pickups are actually quite good, and yes, string 5 has a volume slight drop, not my favorite but tolerable. Too bad the basic AM stratocaster doesn't come with a hard shell case, feel cheap but I have tons of hard shell cases so I guess that's OK.
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Tony Love Submitted: 11/6/2018
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I absolutely love my Golden strat.
What is your opinion of this product?
I opened up the box and began to play it and it's the 2nd one that I bought this year, interestingly enough it actually plays as good as the first one. I saw it the first time and I had to have it. I'm very happy with it happy with American Music Supply excellent service.
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Dee Goody Submitted: 9/29/2018
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Great looking, sounding Fender!
What is your opinion of this product?
Looks good! Sounds great! My very first electric Fender
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Murray L Submitted: 9/26/2018
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My new Best Friend
What is your opinion of this product?
When I am at home just noodling, the clarity of not even plugging it in is fantastic, or I connect to a practice amp amd run through several playlists
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Herb Submitted: 9/26/2018
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i love this thing
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I was so happy to pick this up when they had them in aztec gold .. Such a nice guitar for a great price .I truly believe it will only get better with time .
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John Farringer Submitted: 9/26/2018
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"Well worth the money" American made and a good value.
What is your opinion of this product?
It did come with a small dent on the lower inside bout. American Musical Supply was very good about making it good for me by dropping one payment. I was very satisfied with this. I also have the matching Tele with the matching headstock and it is perfect. Love the Texas Special pickups. I have them both in Surf Pearl. Get one or both of these guitars soon before they are discontinued!
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Don L. Submitted: 9/8/2018
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Great Special-Run Strat
What is your opinion of this product?
Love this American Special - the jumbo frets, flatter radius and relatively wide nut width give it a different feel from my other Strats, which have vintage-style necks. The Texas Specials sounds great: classic Strat tones with lower gain, but they really growl when pushed. Lastly the looks, the Aztec Gold with the matching, '70s-style big headstock really set this one apart. Great deal on a unique, American-made Strat!
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Jose Perez Submitted: 9/7/2018
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Probably the best guitar i have ever played! Ilove it love! I lovethe tone the sound it gives me.
What is your opinion of this product?
Amazing sounds love the way it feels! The tremolo on the guitar is just a beauty i couldn’t ask for a better guitar. Loving to play it kore and more everyday I’m so glad i purchased this instrument with this company y’all give musicians a chance to have instruments they dream of.. making it affordable for others to get what they need!!
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LW Submitted: 9/6/2018
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captures the 70's style Strat in many ways
What is your opinion of this product?
first let me just say something positive-- This guitar looks stunning!! After that, I was hoping for modern improvements with a look of the 70's, but I was a bit disappointed because it not only captures the look of the 70's but many of the quirks and issues often found in the original early to mid-70's Strats.I still have a 1975 large head stock Strat that i compared it to, so here's a side-by-side analysis: 1975 original Strat Neck - 3-bolt Maple (-1) Intonation issues even with setup (-1) Action - Fast! (+1) Weight - Heavy 10 lbs (-1) Pickups - Medium output (-1) Natural sustain - Mediocre (-1) Total = -4 2017 Gold Special Strat Neck - 4-bolt Maple (+1) Intonation issues even with extensive setup (-1) Action - Fast! (+1) Weight - Lighter 8 lbs (+1) Pickups - Medium output but the B string is noticeably quieter then the rest of the strings even with pickup adjustments (-2) Natural sustain - mediocre (-1) Total = -1
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