Reviews and Problems with Fender Road Worn ‘60s Stratocaster
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"Road Worn Strat (Olympic White)"
By Mike G in Tucson, AZ, zzounds.com
13 March 2014
Excerpt: I had a REALLY hard time trying to figure out if I should keep the Tex/Mex or go with my Antiquites, ultimately it came down to this: the Antiquity II bridge pickup imho is better than the Tex/Mex bridge so that was the only reason I didn't keep the Tex/Mex, they definitely sounded good though, if I hadn't been able to do a side by side, they might still be in there right now, the neck pickup sounded really good I recall, really full and slightly dirty as you'd expect...
Excerpt: i purchased off zzounds a few months ago i however saw it for a lower price and zzounds was generous enough to match their competition. As for the guitar it is definitely worth every penny the playability right out of the box is supurb. The action and intonation was spot on. and the nitrocellose finish really does make a difference in tone. The relic job is done nice but a bit excessive with the neck but it sure feels great.
Excerpt: This Strat is a very good product and I am proud to own it. My "Hats Off" to the folks in Mexico that produced it. It sounds great with my Marshall amp. I rate the sound as a "9" due to the single wound pick-ups but I will probably upgrade it to a set of Kinman no-hum pick-ups.
Excerpt: The sound is amazing but there is room for more. Tex Mex pickups sounds about 10x better then those Japanese pickups that come in Jazzmasters, Mustang and Jaguars as they end up usually wired as a Strat Pickup. The Tex Mex sure has more output and sounds about the same twang for a 60s guitar but not enough for heavy music but great for bluesy stuff.
Excerpt: I didn't like the sound. To me the TexMex pickups choked the brightness and twang out of the guitar, while it left the bass muddy and undefined. For a supposed vintage replica it didn't sound like it should. However, with the Kinman pickups, it is a transformation that is well worth the extra expense. I use it through a Fender Blues Junior, and a Fender Evil Twin 100 watt.
Excerpt: The sound, both acoustically and when plugged into an amp are excellent for this guitar. The light nitrocellulose lacquer finish really allows the instrument to resonate in way that is lacking on the polyurethane finished strats. I use this strat specifically for playing the blues. At home or in the studio I play it through a 1967 Fender Super Reverb with a homemade TS808. On stage I run it through a Fender Deluxe VM, and mic that out to the PA.
Summary: I recently purchased the road worn 60's strat, and I have to say I like it very much. All the parts are period correct, truss rod adjustment, tuning keys, ect. The first thing I noticed right away was the absolutely beautiful rosewood slab board. The grain was nice and the wood was dark and rich looking, with not one pit. I remember seeing quite a few rosewood fretboards thru the 90's and early 2000's with really nasty, pitted rosewood.