Fender American Standard Stratocaster "2012" RW 3TSB - Used
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Proud to introduce this Fender American Standard Stratocaster "2012" RW 3TSB - Used
Good condition, body has a few surface scratches but normal for its age.
The progressive journey of the electric guitar has been one of subtle tweaking and 'improving', albeit not always for the best. This new Strat typifies that evolution. So what's on offer here?
Pickups here are Custom Shop Fat '50s with a vintage-style stagger to the magnetic slug pole pieces.
"Clean tones have it all - from the timeless funk in the mixed positions to the clean, bell-like projection from the darker neck pickup and the bright-enough-for-most middle pickup."
Wiring is modern Fender: a standard five-way, master volume, neck tone and a notched no-load tone control for the bridge and middle pickups that, when fully on, effectively bypasses the pot, adding a soupçon of high-end.
Other than that, things are very similar to the previous models. It shares the same mainstream 'C' profile as the new Tele Standard - it's very slightly thinner-depthed, but it's minimal.
The two-post vibrato block has deeper drilled string holes so there's less dead string in the block, like a vintage-style vibrato, and the block is tapered at the rear to allow a little more down-bend. The arm still screws in - there's no tension adjustment but, as supplied, it has generous travel.
Tuners are the familiar non-locking modern types. The low E and A string tuners have a higher post-hole position; the other four tuner post-holes are closer to the face of the headstock.
With only one string tree this helps to provide enough down-pressure over the nicely cut synthetic bone nut.