#1
So I was thinking of getting this little puppy...

http://www.guitar.co.uk/fender/1791-fender_american_standard_stratocaster_maple_fingerboard

I was wondering what they were like? I know what changes they have made but are they any good?

Rose wood fret board or Maple? I quite like the look of the maple but a few people have said it slows down there hand.

Thanks!
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#2
I don't see how a maple fretboard could possibly slow your fretting hand down. Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen use them, so it can't be too detrimental ...
#3
Quote by Cloudkill
So I was thinking of getting this little puppy...

http://www.guitar.co.uk/fender/1791-fender_american_standard_stratocaster_maple_fingerboard

I was wondering what they were like? I know what changes they have made but are they any good?

Rose wood fret board or Maple? I quite like the look of the maple but a few people have said it slows down there hand.

Thanks!



mmm you heard of a guitar called a "gibson les paul"?..i dont know why, but i think that would really be your sort of guitar
#4
I am planning to buy this strat too, I've heard nothing but good things about it. I've had rosewood and ebony fretboards, never played a maple though. I was planning to get a maple neck with a satin finish (if possible), apparently maple necks are slightly slower because of the finish that is applied to them, a satin finish will resolve this but it's a custom job. I don't really see a problem, as the guy who posted before said most great guitarist use them (eric clapton, eric johnson, paul gilbert, yngwie malmsteen, eddie van halen etc), shouldn'r affect speed too much
#5
Quote by Crazybudget
mmm you heard of a guitar called a "gibson les paul"?..i dont know why, but i think that would really be your sort of guitar


Why do you say that? I've always prefered strats sound over les pauls, not everyone love les pauls you know, just because they are expensive
#6
a satin finish will just polish down to gloss after a little use, I hope you know this.
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your speaker is not broken in?

if i where you, i wouldnt play through it until it is
#7
Quote by Helpy Helperton
Why do you say that? I've always prefered strats sound over les pauls, not everyone love les pauls you know, just because they are expensive


wait, i'm not sure if your being sarcastic ,adding on to my joke..or...what!...tuh read his equipment list silly..we're both failures now
#9
duuude, let fools with too much money buy the 08 models, get the 07s theyre selling off cheap
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#10
Lol yea I'm a LP fan but I do have more than just Les Pauls lol I like Telecasters but I don't like having just 21 frets, so I was thinking of getting rid of the 06 Anniversary MIM strat and get a MIA standard.

I really like the look of it too dose anyone have one? because I want to know what the sustain is like somthing that obviously being a LP player is always a big thing for me.

The one thing that bothers me about them is how bright they sound I like very creamy thick sounds, with nice OD.

thanks
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#12
Quote by Tomaz24
I thought maple allowed faster playing than rosewood?


Well thats what I though but apperntly they have changed the lacker or some thing but I'll just wear it down anyway.
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#14
Fender's quality varies on a piece to piece basis. Basically, this means that all Strats of the same model are not created equal.

You should try it before you buy it. American Standards are really a step-up across the board from the American Series of the past, but the rule of try before you buy is most important here.
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#15
I own a 2007 american standard MIA strat, and i'm very happy about her. i really think it pays for the money they ask (1000 euro in december 2007).
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