60th Anniversary Standard Stratocaster review by Fender

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.4 Good
  • Users' score: 8.2 (314 votes)
Fender: 60th Anniversary Standard Stratocaster

Sound — 8
It does have quite a full sound. I was worried with buying it that it was going to be to twangy with its sound but with the tone knobs set and it set on the fourth switch selector I have found a nice sound. I thing that having the maple kneck version of it makes quite a difference with the sound and the playing.

Overall Impression — 7
Yeah its a nice guitar to play and does have a nice tone. Not over exited about it seing as I've played many other guitars which I think are better. I would suggest buying one due to the fact that its very good for your money and once set up it has a nice sound, a smaller neck good for solo's and bar chords. I'm more into 80s hair metal so I'm looking for more of a deeper metal sound. Still a good guitar for the buy.

Reliability & Durability — 8
I was very pleased about how the guitar was when I bought it. I could easyly take this guitar to a performance and trust it 100 percent. I have put strap locks on it for my own peice of mind because the guitar does get thrown about a little when being played. I've heard that stratocasters only play better and get a nicer tone as they get older so I'm looking forward to playing it in years to come.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
I did have to re-set the action when I bought it due to the fact that coming from the factory thhe string hights were all different. Apart from that and changing the strings which is expected I couldnt fault how it was set at all. Is a good guitar to play.

Features — 7
I bought this guitar about five months ago always been between buying one but I thought if not I would regret it eventually. I have now fallen in love with Fender guitars. I'm more of a PRS man myself but now had a new light for fenders. Also looking into getting a Telecaster.

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