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    Fender American Special Stratocaster, Maple with Gig Bag

    Affordable USA-designed and made Fender Stratocaster tone has never sounded sweeter. Everything you look for in an American Strat, just cheaper.

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    Fender American Special Stratocaster (Maple, with Gig Bag) Product Description

    For over five decades, guitarists looking to move up to the next level have looked to the American Fender Stratocaster. The USA Strat has been in a class of its own, but for many musicians, the price tag has been just a bit too high. Now, though, with the release of the Fender American Special series, guitarists are able to get a US-built Stratocaster for less than ever before.

    The American Special Stratocaster has a series of accoutrements making it a great guitar in its own right, beyond the performance and build quality that come with made-in-the-USA Strats. For one, the American Special has a full set of 3 Texas Special Strat pickups, for a little more heat than your average Stratocaster. It's also got Greasebucket tone circuits, so if you want to roll off high frequencies from your tone you won't boost the bass accidentally - a common frustration for single-coil players. The American Special Strat also has a vintage-style two-point vibrato with bent steel sides for great note bends, 22 jumbo frets, and a large 70's-style headstock. This guitar's alder body has a gloss urethane finish, and makes great use of it.

    The Fender American Special Stratocaster makes the legendary guitar an attainable goal for more guitarists than ever.

    Features:

    - Maple neck with "C" profile and "large" headstock
    - 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
    - Three Texas Special(TM) single-coil Stratocaster pickups
    - Five-way pickup switch
    - Greasebucket(TM) tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
    - Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge

    Fender American Special Stratocaster Technical Description

    Specifications
    Model Name: American Special Stratocaster(R)

    Model Number: 011-5602-(Color #)

    Series: American Special Series

    Body: Alder

    Neck: Maple, Modern C Shape, (Satin Polyurethane)

    Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 Radius (241 mm)

    No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets

    Pickups:
    - 1 Texas Special(TM) Strat(R) Pickup (Bridge),
    - 1 Texas Special(TM) Strat(R) Pickup (Middle),
    - 1 Texas Special(TM) Strat(R) Pickup (Neck)

    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)

    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

    Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo

    Machine Heads: Fender(R) Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines

    Hardware: Chrome

    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment/Black/Parchment

    Scale Length: 25.5 (648 mm)

    Width at Nut: 1.6875 (43 mm)

    Unique Features: Large 70s Style Headstock, Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, 3 Texas Special(TM) Pickups, Large 70s Style Decal, Parchment Pickup Covers and Plastic Parts, Black Dot Position Inlays

    Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)

    Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth

    Case: Deluxe Gig Bag

    Introduced: 1/2010

    Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice

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