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Fender Stratocaster

“Mmmm I love this guitar.”

Written on: 17/07/2013 by stevemccallister (1 review written)

The deluxe version of this guitar is my main guitar and I love it… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“Just bought a fender hss and it arrived next day. ...”

Written on: 04/12/2010 by coolchris500 (2 reviews written)

Just bought a fender hss and it arrived next day. What a great service, so good I recommended it to friend who also purchased one. Great site, great communication, highly recommended. GREAT GUITAR… Read Full Review

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“I've just recently bought a Mexican Strat and am very...”

Written on: 30/05/2010

I've just recently bought a Mexican Strat and am very impressed with it. I tried loads of strats at the shop including the lower end American models and the one I bought was the best of the lot including the USA ones that I tried.

The finish is good and overall the set up was fine with the action a little on the high side for my liking.

The pickups sound fantastic and when I play this guitar you know immediately its a strat... its got that sound!

I am however experiencing some very minor… Read Full Review

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Written on: 25/06/2011

I agree, I spent some time.going into music.shops.in England, i brought s/b nec strat love it .. hey.check it out on you tube under code ttocsqwetrty?

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“I bought my 2009 Mexican Standard Strat back in...”

Written on: 15/04/2010 by Urban Spaceman (1 review written)

I bought my 2009 Mexican Standard Strat back in January this 2010, having spend some time trying to decide whether to go for the full-blown American version instead (at almost double the price!)

In the end, I decided upon the Mexican strat, mainly because it was the only one available in the colour that I wanted (Lake Placid Blue), to replace a blue Tokai strat I had back in the '80's

The guitar I went for was a Lake Placid Blue Standard Strat, with a maple fingerboard.

I am knocked out with… Read Full Review

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Adolori's Response to Urban Spaceman's Review

Written on: 10/08/2013

I guess the difference in price between an American and Mexican Strat is the labour cost. I have experienced cheaper guitars sounding better than more expensive ones. When buying a musical instrument, any, try them out. Don't be fooled by prices. Feel it, hear it.

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Fender Stratocaster

“Fender Stratocaster, Mexican 2009 model. I had a...”

Written on: 16/02/2010 by paulenew (34 reviews written)

Fender Stratocaster, Mexican 2009 model. I had a Mexican Strat when I was a kid but never really learnt to play properly and ended up selling it when I went to college. After many years of regretting my lack of interest I bought a very cheap (£329) 2009 model last year, and I love it. The headstock no longer has 'Made in Mexico' plastered all over the front, which is a major plus for those of us too poor for the USA versions, but the build quality looks as good as anything I've studied from the… Read Full Review

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“I've got a 1993 Mexican Fender Strat that I bought new...”

Written on: 24/05/2009 by Elwood226698 (1 review written)

I've got a 1993 Mexican Fender Strat that I bought new when I was twelve. I haven't played it for a few years and it is sitting in its case in my parents' attic. Just asked them to dig it out and post it to me. Looking forward to it arriving!… Read Full Review

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“I have recently bought a 2007 Fender Stratocaster USA...”

Written on: 24/04/2009

I have recently bought a 2007 Fender Stratocaster USA maple neck standard kit. This is the third strat I have owned over many years playing. Feels a bit lighter in weight than previous models. Paid £500 for it from a guy who couldnt play guitar. Guitar is as new… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“The Fender Stratocaster is an awesome guitar and i...”

Written on: 01/03/2009

The Fender Stratocaster is an awesome guitar and i would recommend that if you are learning how to play, start on one of these! I have one myself. My favourite features of this guitar are: The pick-ups (3 of them), the cord doesn't come out the bottom (unlike the les paul), it isn't too heavy and it is easy to install a strap lock. Out of my 6 guitars the Stratocaster is my favourite… Read Full Review

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“The Fender Stratocaster is a superb guitar with some...”

Written on: 11/12/2008

The Fender Stratocaster is a superb guitar with some good changes for 2008 model… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“I love the Stratocaster. The sound, the feeling, the...”

Written on: 22/11/2008

I love the Stratocaster. The sound, the feeling, the neck and fingerboard, everything. I don't know what else to say actually… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“Mine is an 2006 american deluxe model with maple...”

Written on: 11/10/2008

Mine is an 2006 american deluxe model with maple fingerboard. I'd had a Squire and a Highway One before and was looking to upgrade. I tried out a load of strats at my local shops until I found this one. Interestingly I tried two identical guitars the day I bought this. The first one was awful, set up was no good for me and I felt I couldn't wait to put it down. I then tried the other. What a difference! The moment I touched it I just knew it was the one. It plays brilliantly, is very versatile… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“I own both a Classic 50;s Strat (Not the Player's...”

Written on: 07/08/2008 by Pastonian (1 review written)

I own both a Classic 50;s Strat (Not the Player's version), and also a modified Squier Affinity Strat. I enjoy playing both of them, and would certainly buy another Strat in a heartbeat… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“Love the guitar. Easy fingering and can hold a note...”

Written on: 06/08/2008 by tcar3221 (1 review written)

Love the guitar. Easy fingering and can hold a note really well and for a decent time. Chord play is easier for me in comparison to my other guitars. Fairly expensive but that's to be expected in purchasing a Fender Strat… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“I like the neck and feel to the body but the frets are...”

Written on: 27/07/2008

I like the neck and feel to the body but the frets are a bit too big for my liking. Overall, a great guitar… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“The Fender Strat is just beautiful in everyway. It is...”

Written on: 21/07/2008

The Fender Strat is just beautiful in everyway. It is a song bird, a thing of pure delight. Pure poetry. Hope I can play one in heaven to God himself!… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“I bought a Fender Strat last Saturday, and I took it...”

Written on: 10/06/2008

I bought a Fender Strat last Saturday, and I took it back the next day. I was not impressed. For the cost of almost $400, I could've gotten an Epiphone Les Paul. I had one of those new Line 6 Spyder III amps and I found the sound I was looking for, but the Strat didn't deliver. A good starting guitar, but highly overrated for the more experienced players… Read Full Review

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375499_Sheleylee's Comment

Written on: 20/06/2008

You say the Epiphone Les Paul is better than a strat so you were obvioulsy looking for the les paul sound. Why criticize a Strat for not sounding like a Les Paul. The Stratocaster delivers "strat:" sounds. You can replace the pickups for a more beefed up sound but then you run the risk of losing those unique fender tones. People who buy fenders do so because they like the neck feel, the added string tension in the longer neck, the no nonsense robustness and the sparkling tones. If you want a guitar that sounds like a Les Paul....well buy a Les Paul in the first place!

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409497_Stevegad's Comment

Written on: 14/10/2008

Well said bro!

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Fender Stratocaster

“I bought a Fender Strat last Saturday, and I took it...”

Written on: 09/06/2008

I bought a Fender Strat last Saturday, and I took it back the next day; I was not impressed. For the cost of almost $400 for the guitar, I could have bought an Epiphone Les Paul. I had one of the new-ish Line 6 Spyder III amps, and the amp was not the problem. I found the sound I needed on the amp, but the Strat couldn't deliver. A decent guitar for the beginners out there, but unrecommended for the intermediate to advanced players. A highly overrated guitar… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“The Fender Stratocaster is brilliant for a player like...”

Written on: 16/05/2008

The Fender Stratocaster is brilliant for a player like me. Awesome!… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“Fender Stratocaster - Love the feel of the whole...”

Written on: 18/04/2008

Fender Stratocaster - Love the feel of the whole guitar! The neck is very comfortable and fast action. The paint finish is just as good as the American series. Hey Its even sorta got that vintage look as well :D Good for old school rock, jazz, especially blues etc. Probably not so much for metal music. Overall a good solid guitar… Read Full Review

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Fender Stratocaster

“Sound, playability, action, style... This Fender is an...”

Written on: 26/02/2008 by jed dmochowski (1 review written)

Sound, playability, action, style... This Fender is an utterly wonderful guitar… Read Full Review

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