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Fender Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar

Fender Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric GuitarUpgraded 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.

Features:
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.

Quality:
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.

Sound:
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.

Value:
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.

Overall:
Great for beginners and for long time users, the recommend changing the pickups and tuners.

Technical Info:
Model Name: Standard Stratocaster Left Handed (Upgrade)
Model Number: 013-4620-(Color#)
Series: Standard Series
Colors:
(306) Black
(325) Chrome Red
(332)* Brown Sunburst
(375) Midnight Wine
(380) Arctic White
(387) Electron Blue
(Polyester Finish)
Body: Alder
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)

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: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Hardware: Chrome
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
Case: None
Introduced: 1/2006

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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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