First of all, PLEASE WATCH MY WELL DETAILED, 4K, LONG REVIEW / DEMO VIDEO about this beauty: https://youtu.be/jqnX0SORukE
As soon as I started playing on it my first impression was the awesome sounding pickups! The pickups in this guitar were developed by pickup guru Tim Shaw: these are voiced specifically for each position. They call them V-Mod single-coil pickups. Nicely balanced, different alnico magnet types for each pickups to produce a more punchy tone while still sounding like a good old Fender. They also installed the new treble-bleed tone circuit that saves the treble / presence when we turn the volume down on the guitar! I love this!
Second impression was the AMAZING LOOKING timber that they used on this guitar! Look at that grain! Even the neck has some “flames”. This type of highly figured, expensive looking wood are usually selected for the much more expensive Custom Shop guitars!
Also very important that the body is ALDER instead of the newer model’s “roasted pine” wood…what a heck is that? I don’t even know…good Strats are made out of Alder, Ash or Swamp Ash…
This has a very modern neck profile feels a bit rounder and just a bit more substantial than the American Standard models while staggered height tuners and new 2-Point synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles uses a pop-in trem arm like the old American Deluxe.
The Sienna Sunburst finish is second to none (sometimes the sunburst type finishes can look strange for instance when they accidentally apply too much red or black paint) and I really like the beautiful wood grain all around! It really appears and a feels top graded!
This guitar is in IMMACULATE condition!
Don’t pay £1780 for a new one from a super store when you get this IMMACULATE one with perfect setup for much less! Includes the original Fender hard case, certificate, hang tags etc…(please watch my video for all the details)