Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS 6-String Electric Guitar Black £729 @ DV247
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Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS 6-String Electric Guitar Black £729 @ DV247

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Found 8th Feb 2016
I suppose this may be out of range for many, and this 70s remake might not be everyone's choice, but it would be mine if I could afford it. This is nearly £50 below prices elsewhere, and includes delivery.

The blurb:

The Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS 6-String Electric Guitar Black is a 6-string electric guitar, featuring an alder body, a maple fingerboard, HSS pickups, a vintage-style tremolo, chrome hardware, and a black finish. The American Special series offered by Fender USA provide hand-made instruments created with a certain dose of vintage vibe and combines the classic Strat design with modern components and features. In addition to a classic black finish, and a large 70s headstock, this American Special guitar featuring hot wound Texas Special pickups and a vintage-style bridge to help you produce the authentic sounds of the era. The 22-fret fingerboard of the American Special Stratocaster features a modern 9.5" radius and emphasizes the agility of the sleek and glossed maple neck in the C-section, especially in slides and bends. Overall, an excellent US instrument with Great optics, playability and of course stunning sound.

The main features of the Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS 6-String Electric Guitar Black includes:

American Standard Series
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, bolt-on
Neck profile: Modern C
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard inlays: Dot
Fingerboard radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 22 Jumbo
Nut: synthetic bone
Nut width: 1.685" (42,8 mm)
Scale: 25.5" (648 mm)
Neck pickup: Fender Texas Special singlecoil
Middle pickup: Fender Texas Special singlecoil
Bridge pickup: Fender Atomic Humbucker
Switch: 5-way blade
Controls: 1x Volume, 2x Tone w/ Fender Greasebucket tone circuit
Bridge: Vintage style synchronized tremolo
Tuners: Fender Standard, die-cast
Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
Finish: Black
Including Fender Deluxe gigbag (20mm padding)

Please don't vote cold just because you think over £700 is too much for a guitar - it isn't.
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Ah, and so the cold votes stream in. Such is life in trollville. Here are a couple of videos for those strat lovers out there:

youtube.com/wat…8QE

youtube.com/wat…d5E
trevornelmes

Ah, and so the cold votes stream in. Such is life in trollville. Here are … Ah, and so the cold votes stream in. Such is life in trollville. Here are a couple of videos for those strat lovers out there:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgtzd9wf8QEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhvK7ADPd5E



Most deals start off cold. Saying things like that won't help it get hot though
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Most deals start off cold. Saying things like that won't help it get hot … Most deals start off cold. Saying things like that won't help it get hot though



It always puzzled me that this is often the case. Why would they start off cold? We each get one vote, so are there peeps out there who mainly vote cold? I RARELY vote cold unless it is something I know something about, but I often vote hot. I wonder if the techies at HUKD monitor accounts to see if some users always vote cold?

Ah well, I rarely understand other people. Could be my Autism I guess?
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trevornelmes

It always puzzled me that this is often the case. Why would they start … It always puzzled me that this is often the case. Why would they start off cold? We each get one vote, so are there peeps out there who mainly vote cold? I RARELY vote cold unless it is something I know something about, but I often vote hot. I wonder if the techies at HUKD monitor accounts to see if some users always vote cold?Ah well, I rarely understand other people. Could be my Autism I guess?



​sometimes depending on how active some members are, when they vote cold/hot it takes off/on over 5 degrees heat. I voted hot to this deal when I saw it posted and put on 10° heat, then went cold quickly, maybe they got put off by the price but Fender electric guitars are great quality.
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It always puzzled me that this is often the case. Why would they start … It always puzzled me that this is often the case. Why would they start off cold? We each get one vote, so are there peeps out there who mainly vote cold? I RARELY vote cold unless it is something I know something about, but I often vote hot. I wonder if the techies at HUKD monitor accounts to see if some users always vote cold?Ah well, I rarely understand other people. Could be my Autism I guess?



​like whenever people vote hot it shows up on the notifications section, there should be an update where when people vote cold it should show up on the OP's notifications, and that people who vote cold should be made to type a reason why they voted cold.
It's only a special which is the budget version of the american standard. They've always been around this price.
Edited by: "qwerty212" 8th Feb 2016
qwerty212

It's only a special which is the budget version of the american standard. … It's only a special which is the budget version of the american standard. They've always been around this price.



This bax-shop.co.uk/ele…-rw would be that then?
qwerty212

Well that's a telecaster but yes.For example:Made in mexico: … Well that's a telecaster but yes.For example:Made in mexico: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=11092816044058American special: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=150904289162008American standard: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=12031012445032



Ah, I see. They seem to be about £1000-£1200. Must start saving the pennies faster.
I had the Clapton replica 1700 quid, damn fine strat
Not a Hello Kitty Slash edition, so I'm not voting either way https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ac/3a/bb/ac3abb605f246076c647b523669d32b2.jpg
They have been this price for decades
Heat cos it's a nice instrument for the money. Looking at the high end Mexican on for myself at the moment.
qwerty212

Well that's a telecaster but yes.For example:Made in mexico: … Well that's a telecaster but yes.For example:Made in mexico: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=11092816044058American special: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=150904289162008American standard: http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=12031012445032


So, I took the plunge and got this instead (locally) - shop display one, looks mint, for £750:

2014 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Bordeaux Metallic, Maple)
The only thing I don't like imho about this strat is the humbucker at the bridge. Even with coil tap you can never get that unique out of phase sound between the bridge and middle pickup as you do with a single coil at bridge. I've tried over the years with Seymour Duncan e.c.t but have gone back to stock Fender single coils. The Texas specials are good for a thicker sound though, shame not put at bridge as well then that would be good strat. Still voted hot as seems a good orice if made in USA.
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 9th Feb 2016
trevornelmes

So, I took the plunge and got this instead (locally) - shop display one, … So, I took the plunge and got this instead (locally) - shop display one, looks mint, for £750:2014 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (Bordeaux Metallic, Maple)


Nice. You got a good deal there.
qwerty212

Nice. You got a good deal there.


Went and picked it up this afternoon. Lovely. Not a mark on it, no smudges, no finger marks from handling, looks brand new. Smells brand new - you know that urethane(?)&glue smell? The tremolo has never been fitted (they asked me if I wanted it on, I said not now) and they put a new set of strings on, replacing the 9's with 10's, and their luthier gave it a full tune up, which is why I came back to pick it up today rather than take it home yesterday.

Deal? I reckon it was. And, thank you for making me think again and look around.. I would never have found it had you not said what you did. Kudos.
Edited by: "trevornelmes" 9th Feb 2016
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