Standard Fat Strat review by Fender

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.2 (136 votes)
Fender: Standard Fat Strat

Sound — 10
It fits all styles of music. I play mostly Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Hendrix and Guns N' Roses. As you know, most of those people played with single coils, and a few with humbuckers. The Fat Strat has both humbuckers and single coils, giving you mad versatility. I am running through a Roland Super Cube 60. I keep the bass at 7, treble at 10 and middle at 7, with distortion turned up halfway. Sounds amazing. This guitar can sound grunge, classic rock, metal, and even heavy/death metal!

Overall Impression — 10

Reliability & Durability — 10
This axe will withstand live playing anyday. The hardware also lasts. The strap buttons have never seemed to move. They are really stable. I would gig with this anyday without a backup. It is just that reliable. The polyutherane finish is awesome. It's so shiny, and it's not going to wear off.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This guitar was set up perfectly at the factory. It was even tuned perfectly! Action was great, intonation was great. Fender does a really good job of setting up their guitars. The pickups were in perfect place also. This guitar had no flaws. No scratches, no flaws or dents or anything. It was great!

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