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Fender ‘50s Stratocaster

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Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster

27 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Well, I was looking to get back into playing after a 7 year hiatus. Back when I was playing in a weekend covers band I had an '88 Jap' Strat; (lifeless, sterile, thin, these words come to mind), and a '91 Strat Ultra; (very, very playable). I was plugging on to the obligatory Marshall, through a TS-9 Tube Screamer. I was trying to get that rich ...
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Fender 50s Reissue Stratocaster

6 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Obviously everyone who has ever played an electric guitar should experience a Strat at some point in life. Whether looking for your first, replacing a loved guitar now past for whatever reason, or simply adding to the collection; try one. Then be prepared to want it, because it's a true Fender Strat for a lot less cash than one with "Made in U...
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Review of the Fender Classic 50s Stratocaster Electric Guitar

18 November 2008
  • Conclusion: I absolutely love this guitar. The vintage neck dimensions make it a unique playing experience and the distinct, sharp-edged definition of the Strat tones make it an exciting instrument to explore. I'm not a great fan of relic features like "aged" plastic and dyed maple (particularly when aged pickups are sitting in a pristine white scratchplate) - I prefer my aging to be done by time. But that's the only gripe I have with this magnificent instrument.
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