Upgraded version. Alder body. Standard hardware.
Alder body, 3 single-coil pickups and standard synchronized tremolo — it’s where the tradition began and still carries on today. Check the price.
It gets some pretty decent classic rock sounds, and with the right pickup selection you can get a decent metal tone out of the pups. The neck is fast and the action came set perfect. With that being said…. This guitar was made very well, it plays Great and looks Fantastic! It makes you want to play it.
The natural wood grain is clearly visible under the lighter brown portions of the burst. The maple neck is strong and ‘fast’ and the electronics/tuners do their job without any problems so far.
Tone/volume knobs and switch all work just fine. The pickups aren’t too bad, but it really depends on taste. With the stock strings and stock pickups, it’s a decent guitar. It really comes down to taste. Right now, it sounds beautifully bluesy to me with everything stock, but the pickups can be a bit muddy and tinny at the same time.
There is a difference between ceramic and alnico magnet pickups. It isn’t just the differences in their magnetic qualities. It is the fact that alnico magnet pickups have 6 small magnets and ceramic magnet pickups have 1 magnet with 6 steel pole pieces. If the presence or absence of tone pickups in the chain affects the tone.
A great guitar for the money spent. Check latest price.
Ease of Use:
These aren’t very well crafted. that translates to an uncomfortable neck profile and so-so frets. But overall its OK.
Great for beginners and for long time users, the recommend changing the pickups and tuners.
Model Name: Standard Stratocaster Left Handed (Upgrade)
Model Number: 013-4620-(Color#)
Series: Standard Series
(325) Chrome Red
(332)* Brown Sunburst
(375) Midnight Wine
(380) Arctic White
(387) Electron Blue
Neck: Maple, Modern ‘C’ Shape, (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5 in. Radius (241mm)
No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: 3 Standard Single-Coil Strat Pickups (Ceramic Magnets)
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
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/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)
Unique Features: Vintage Styling
Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042)
Accessories: Standard Gig Bag