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Fender Stratocaster XII 12-String Electric Guitar

Fender Stratocaster XII 12-String Electric Guitar12 vintage-style tuning machines. Adjustable 12-saddle hard-tail bridge. Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard.

The Stratocaster XII features an Alder body, Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets.

Feature:
The finish and the look of this guitar are great and the sound is good (A little muddy using the neck pickup). The factory setup on this thing is horrible, the action was so high it was unplayable. This can NOT be corrected just by lowering the bridge, the neck has to be removed. After a lengthy setup it plays well with out any fret buzz. The neck is a little to narrow for my liking causing me to bump other strings while fretting. Has good looks and stylishly light. The guitar to hard on wiring though.

Quality:
This is a great sounding 12 string that looks cool and is extremely easy to play. The instrument is quite light in weight with good balance and it has a rather narrow neck. The tone is really perfect for a 12 string and this guitar is easier than most other 12 strings I’ve tried. The guitar arrived in perfect condition and fits in a standard strat-sized case. It has a solid feel and the finish is spot-on Fender beautiful.

Sound:
This guitar has pretty good sound depending on the amp you use. It is a good beginners guitar but for more experienced players this isn’t your choice. As far as the sound goes the sound on these is comparable to what you would get on far more expensive 12 strings. They sound beautiful, unique and at this price it is a great buy. It sounds like a strat, but adds the chorus, phase, jangle sound of the extra 6 strings. It sounds great both clean, and with some grit.

Ease of Use:
If you have never owned a 12 string before this is an easy playing instrument and this guitar will bring out a different side to your playing as it does to mine.
The action is great right out of the box and it is EZ to chord. When you plug it into your Jangle Box and Sonic Stomp, the sound of this guitar is as good as my Rickenbacker 12 which costs a great deal more than the Strat.

Value:
This guitar is worth a little less then they’re asking, around 150 less. Check Latest Price.

Desirability:
The 3 color sunburst gives this guitar that vintage look, so that really appeals to us old Byrd’s and Beatles fans, who already love the jangly sound of the electric 12.

Technical Info:
Model Name: Stratocaster XII 12-String
Model Number: 027-8900-(Color no.)
Series: Limited Edition Series
Finish: Polyurethane
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, ‘C’ Shape
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 7.25 in. Radius (184 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups: 3 Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Controls:
Master Volume
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
Tone 2. (Middle 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
Bridge: Fully Adjustable 12-Saddle Hard-tail Bridge
Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Aged White
Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)
Unique Features:
Vintage Styling
Aged White plastic Parts
6 Over 6 Under Headstock Design
Strings:
Fender Singles
E (.046 and .026 Wound)
A (.036 and .020 Wound)
D (.026 Wound and .012 Plain)
G (.022 Wound and .009 Plain)
B (.011 Plain and .011 Plain)
E (.009 Plain and .009 Plain)

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Squier Affinity Telecaster Special Electric Guitar

Squier Affinity Telecaster Special Electric GuitarClassic guitar design known around the world for its distinct look and sound. It features a hardwood body, Maple neck and fingerboard, 21 frets, 2 single-coil pickups, 3-way switching, master volume and tone controls, single-ply white pick guard, and a 6-saddle top-load bridge.

To Fender, guitar has always been an extreme sport. It’s challenging and demanding, yet energizing and fun.

About Squier
Performance and value – that’s what Squier is all about. By combining time-tested Fender designs, quality materials, and attention to detail, they have developed a family of affordable guitars, basses, and practice amps unequalled in their class. And for optimum performance, every Squier instrument comes factory-equipped with genuine Fender strings.

Don’t forget to send in the warranty registration card to Fender to receive maximum benefits.

Feature:
THE guitar did not come with accessories. The most useful feature on this guitar would have to be the action. Perfect. I mean PERFECTION! Better than any Fender I’ve ever played. I wish though that the bridge was string-thru-body. It seems easier that way. Also a better job on the neck please. More finish. It was fast at first but now after 1 1/2 years of daily play, it has worn off.

Quality:
it sounded pretty good as it was, have since changed to a set of tex-mex pickups and now this thing sounds wonderful clean It’s not noisy at all, a bit of hum, but nothing that is terrible. Very good guitar for beginners as well as more experienced players. It also looks as good as it plays . For turning into a relic. a relic and you don’t have the cash this is the thing to go for. It has a fast neck, smooth action, very stable tuning. And most importantly an excellent tone. It doesn’t buzz when you play it either.

The only difference I noticed was that the Squier had a little more hum than the Fender. That can be fixed, however, with some of Fender’s best pickups. It is an excellent guitar for anyone. For those who are more serious players, it can be tweaked to sound and feel like a Fender. Good guitar.

Sound:
it sounded pretty good as it was, have since changed to a set of tex-mex pickups and now this thing sounds wonderful clean It’s not noisy at all, a bit of hum, but nothing that is terrible. Played it on stages, in recording studios. This I can swear by: the sound equals if not surpasses the standard Fender model’s! Professional results through and through.

Value:
Excellent value per $$ paid!!! I think it is a reasonable price for the tele, but probably about $20 less is perfect, if your looking for a guitar that is in your price range this guitar is the best. you will love it. Check Latest Price.

Desirability:
I’d love to own one again, although I have to admit I prefer the American series Tele I currently play…

But, if you are an intermediate guitar player and don’t have the budget and want to buy it, I recommend you 2 things: 1. new pair of pickups. 2. new set of tuning keys. That’s what I did and can enjoy it from time to time, when I’m in the mood of playing some blues or some soft rock.

Overall:
A guitar that’s excellent value per $ paid. Delivers more than it promises. If treated with care will supply years and years of joy.
TO HAVE THIS GUITAR AND LIKE IT YOU MUST MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS
1. YOU ARE A BEGINNER OR AN INTERMEDIATE “PICKER”
2. YOU ARE PATIENT
3. YOU DON’ MIND SOME DINGS, CHIPPINGS, OR SCRATCHES

If you meet these, buy it without thinking twice. If you don’t meet any one of these, walk away and don’t look back at Affinity series. I am upgrading to a Squier standard tele in 6 months. I just don’t think this guitar will hold up FOR ME for another year. I can feel it falling apart and really ticking me off. But again, I am picky (I about cried when i chipped it) and very impatient. Its your call. If you meet those qualifications, buy it; if not, please don’t. Go a little higher like Squier Standard or Fender Standard.

Technical Info
Series: Squier Affinity Series
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, C-shape (polyurethane finish)
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 in. Radius (241 mm)
Number of frets: 21 medium jumbo
Scale length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Width at nut: 1.61 in. (41 mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Machine heads: Standard die-cast tuners
Bridge: 6-saddle top-load bridge
Pickguard: 1-ply white
Pickups: 2 single-coil pickups
Pickup switching: 3-position blade
Position 1: bridge pickup
Position 2: bridge and neck pickups
Position 3: neck pickup
Controls: volume, tone
Strings: Fender Super 250L, (.009 to .042) nickel plated steel
Unique features: black plastic parts, top hat switch tip, black silkscreen logo, dot position inlays.

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