Fender Mexican Std Stratocaster Reviews
Long story... but to make it short after several stores including Sam Ash and Guitar center, dozens of guitars played I ended up with a midnight wine, maple neck/fretboard mexican std for a tag price of 349 less the small haggle discount at Sam Ash(AKA VIP price).
A great low cost axe to start with. After adding the new pickups this guitar that I spent about $600 on altogether blows just about every other pricier Fender model away and the range of tone is phenominal. Much more than just the traditional David Gilmour type sound you might expect from the pickup setup. Keep in mind one thing... it has a moderate quality, non-locking, floating, vintage bridge. LEARN HOW TO CROSS TUNE AS WITH ANY FLOATING BRIDGE. Its a bit of a pain to tune with new strings but once your there it pretty much stays in tune day to day with a few tuning tweaks here and there. Also it comes setup for the fender super bullets. They went in the trash in favor of Ernie Ball rock n roll regular slinkies with are a little heavier strings. You will need to tighten/adjust the trem spring claw, when using heavier guage strings, or the bridge will be popping out. Caveat: Not all all created/setup equal. Pickem up and playem till you find one thats right. Same with any guitar.Lord Raven rated this unit on 2002-08-07.
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