Standard Stratocaster review by Fender

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  • Sound: 4
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 3
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 5
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 5.8 Decent
  • Users' score: 8.7 (460 votes)
Fender: Standard Stratocaster

Price paid: $ 300

Purchased from: South Pawn

Sound — 4
It doesn't really suit my musical style it isn't really for heavy metal, i use Washburn distortion and Boss tremolo to get that raw tone i need its kind of noisy it gives off a static sound, i don't know how many sounds it can make because ive never tried to see how many it could make

Overall Impression — 10
I play metal speed metal and thrash metal it wasn't really a good match, i ve been playing for 2 years i own a Fender Strat standard, a Silvertone Danelectro 1448, and a Fender sidekick amp, no there is nothing i should have asked before buy this product, if it were stolen i wouldn't go get a new one, i love the whammy system i hate the low gain capabiltiy, i compared it with ESP, i chose this one because i wuz broke and couldn't afford ESP i wish it had EMG pickups it might change how i felt about this guitar

Reliability & Durability — 3
It is more for recording in the studio than live playing, the hard ware will last proably another three years i wouldn't use it at a gig without a backup the finish is to thin and wears off a little to quick its chipping now. It is semi reliable and durability is exellent ive dropped it a hundred times with no body dfamage or hardware damage

Action, Fit & Finish — 5
Every thing on it was made properly exept the selector it falls back to the bridge when i have set on the neck isn't rusty or any loose tuning pegs yet its got qaulity wood, but the pickups are kind of loose it was properly bookmatched top what ever that might mean.

Features — 7
It was made in 1998 in america it has 20 frets, maple neck,solid top,it is made from maple with a black finish, it has a Strat body style,bridge style is Floyd Rose whammy system,it has three knobs one master volume and two tone knobs, and includes a 5 way pickup selector the pick ups are standard Fender Strat pickups with non locking tuners, it came with a gig bag and a sidekick amp.

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