I have read where some not know it all will say what they will. They answered my mail very slowly, then they missed to order the spare parts and then they discovered that the pickguard is not available as a spare part. But I also think generalizations are the only way to have these discussions. Of course the Fender American Standard Stratocaster is a legendary instrument, sought after by many players from the moment they learn to fret a note. The interesting thing is, even with these pickup changes, to me a Strat still sounds like a Strat. Play several and see what you think. I feel the same about strats.
Someone made a comment not long ago here, roughly that even if the quality is only 5% better, some people don't think the 100% increase in cost is out of line. It has a Wide Range humbucking pickup in the neck and a real nice bridge tele single coil wrapped with string instead of that cheap nylon tape you see wrapping the wire coils. Your only concern might be fret board radius. I don't recall seeing a Japanese Fender in a while. Kiln drying is fastest - effectively heating the moisture out of the wood - but it also can affect the tonal aspects of the wood and result in odd body movement later. I pick that thing up and 19 times out of 20 it's still perfectly in tune.
You'll find variations of these models at every price point, from Squier and Mexican-made Stratocasters all the way up to expensive American-made Stats. Personally I have already decided to buy both, but I am going to wait until I have the money to buy both. It's kind of running around the bush, but copy and paste won't work, so you have to use a hosting site like photobucket to get your pictures into a format that you can post on the forum. I guess the mojo is the whole point with any guitar, whatever the heck mojo is. Probably one of those rare guitars where it all comes together. I ended up picking the Stratocaster because they are so versatile. Black n' chrome with vintage tint neck.
Plus, there are few things more beautiful than an aged, well-loved Strat. What was up with that???? Instead i have ordered one more. After some considering and research, I've narrowed the guitar I want down to two choices. Actually mine is nicer, as the grain is some of the best i've seen on either. I tried to test some out the other day, but the shop was busy with customers, and deliveries, so I managed the complete wrong time to do it. To provide a better website experience, spinditty. .
So, what does this mean to you? The discussion thread on the is! What a surprise I had when I plugged a American Standard and a Mexican Standard side by side? He said it sounded great clean. My biggest mistake was ordering it because I wanted a tobacco sunburst with a rosewood neck. I got it to get use to the telecaster. But they don't and for a little more money I can get a better guitar and one that will have resell value. So, for those of you out there in the market for a brand new Fender axe, what choice is right for you? I just don't care for three-piece bodys on Strats. I haven't done the comparison myself though.
Heck, when I was noodling at Sam Ash before buying my AmSpec, my wife's suggestion was to buy the Hendrix Monterey model. Rules for Posting to - Posts that violate the rules will be removed without notice. They sound great and the upgrade of the pots doesnt make a big difference, the pickups are fine anyway, just a bunch of forum talk. You probly can't afford it. Several years ago, I was told that Mexi Fenders use parts shipped from American plants. These things are tools to an extent, but they are also the tools of magic and when everything is just right, they transcend any and all logical or illogical boundaries that we place on them based on price, components or age. I'm looking to buy a new Tele in a year or so.
It is a decent clean or high gain guitar, for my amateur uses, and the twin volume, twin tone knobs allow for a lot of tonal control right at the guitar. Some twang in there but plenty of drive when over driven. It's Olympic white and it sounds better than an American made because I own it. A Fender rep once told me that the Mexican facility uses the old Fender manufacturing equipment that was used in the 1960s. But I played these through my rig at home a before I paid a dime. If you would like to be considered for our whitelist, message the mods! Every note on the neck of a great American Fender just oozes with mojo, at every pickup setting.
But my experience with fender guitars is limited as my only electric is a les paul. Tele's work much better for heavy music than strats. The Deluxe being more powerful, full, rich, and smooth. I put a Fender Noiseless in the Neck and a Seymour Duncan Vintage in the Tail, replaced the stock electronics. Not every one is a gem, but I can say the same thing for the American stuff.
We want you to be 100% satisfied with every purchase! But are there other differences I'm not taking into account? Obviously this is the main reason driving most people who choose a Mexican Strat. All were nice and comfy at the nut. There are differences between the American Special and American Professional. You can't go wrong tele or Strat. Even with that said, a Mexican Fender — although lacking some of the superior parts and more modification options of the American — is still a great instrument and an outstanding price with several musicians out there who actually swear by them over their pricier counterparts. They just fit in those guitars well. Save the Americans for the future, when you really know your way around all these models and know precisely which features you want.