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Squier by Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar HSS Special Edition - Black - Rosewood Fingerboard
- Agathis body with gloss polyurethane finish
- Maple neck with 9.5 in radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
- 2 Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Pickups (Neck/Mid), 1 Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
- Synchronous Twin-Pivot Tremolo Bridge
- Master volume with 2 tone controls with 5 position pickup selector switch
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|Body Material Type||Agathis||Basswood||solid-wood||solid-wood||solid-wood||solid-wood|
|Color||Black||Black||Pearl White Metallic||Antique Burst||Cherry Sunburst||3-Color Sunburst|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||Maple||Maple||Rosewood||Rosewood/Maple||Rosewood|
|Guitar Bridge System||tremolo||tremolo||tremolo||tremolo||tremolo||tremolo|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||humbucker||single-coil||single-coil||single-coil||single-coil||single-coil|
|Item Dimensions||14.5 x 44.5 x 4 in||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in||4 x 44.5 x 14.5 in|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple||Maple|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
Squier's special-edition Black and Chrome Stratocaster HSS guitar is edgy with classic appeal. Features include a gloss black finish with matching headstock, pickguard and hardware with that much sought-after chrome look, and a humbucking pickup in the bridge position. This guitar is an amazing value, and is designed and backed by Fender®!
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The not so good: I would characterize this guitar as a work in progress as I received it. I found the following problems: bad solder joint on output, no sound until repaired - nut slots needed to be smoothed out, both the G and high E strings were hanging up and making that "sitar" noise - fret ends needed to be worked on, very sharp - tremolo was decked, and it seems the saddle height was set up with the back edge on the guitar top, when it was adjusted to "float" properly the string height was too low.
I understand that this is not a Fender custom shop guitar, but you would think even the most basic quality check would turn up the fact that there was no output, or that the nut was faulty. These issues have not soured me on the guitar - it looks good, sounds good, plays good, and if it needed some work that's on me for taking it on - I'm sure Amazon would have sent me a replacement if I'd asked (but I really liked the flame top and burst on this one and didn't want to take a chance the replacement might not look so nice...).
It comes with a tremolo system, which requires assembly. I haven't put mine in yet, but I'm sure it's very easy to do. It also comes with three small Allen wrenches, as well as a spring, of which I do not know its purpose. It comes pre-strung, so you won't have to mess with stringing for your first time when you get it. The factory strings broke in about two weeks, but no factory strings will last long. Also add in the fact that I was playing it for hours each day.
The rosewood fretboard is very smooth and comfortable, which any guitarist can appreciate. The guitar body itself is beautiful, and has contours that you cannot see well, if at all, on the product photos. Choosing a guitar color is a subjective call from the guitarist, but I think most people will enjoy beholding the black metallic.
I really have nothing negative to say about the Squier by Fender Standard Stratocaster Left Handed. Just buy or be ready to buy guitar strings, because the factory strings will most likely break relatively soon. Awesome guitar!
I noticed one reviewer had a complaint about the "chrome", believing that "chrome" means "metal" - it doesn't. Chromium is a chemical element - chrome plating is a process that surfaces a product (plastic, metal etc.) with chromium.
As far as playing is concerned, any guitar in the hands of a master sounds great - if you're looking for an inexpensive instrument to get started on, this is for you. Match it with a Fender Mustang 1 amp and you can sound like the pros!
I would buy again from this seller and I always buy threw Amazon.com
Thank you Amazon for making things so easy to buy and your support id 100% on top of everything, outstanding service !!! 5 STARS FOR AMAZON.COM
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Not the biggest fan of the 'chrome' pick guard, but that's an easy (cheap) fix. Rest is fine.