Fender American Special Stratocaster - Sonic Blue

Item ID: 0115600372


Fender American Special Stratocaster - Sonic Blue

Item ID: 0115600372

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard- 3 Texas Special Single-Coil Strat Pickups


American Special Series

The American Special series offers solidly crafted, great-sounding instruments designed with enhanced features for players ready to step up to a fine U.S-made Fender guitar.

Timeless U.S. Style

The American Special Stratocaster puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Strat® design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including Texas Special™ pickups and special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States.


Fender American Special Stratocaster Features:

  • Maple neck with "C" profile and "large" headstock
  • 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Three Texas Special™ single-coil Stratocaster pickups
  • Five-way pickup switch
  • Greasebucket™ tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge

Vintage-Style Bridge

The vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge on this American Special Stratocaster imparts classic style and tone, with narrower saddles that allow more comfortable string spacing.

Greasebucket Tone Circuit

The tone-control electronics in this American Special guitar include Fender’s Greasebucket tone circuit. When dialing down the tone knobs, this circuitry rolls off high end without creating additional emphasis on bass. That keeps the tone from getting muddy, and it helps create sparkling clean tone and great overdriven sounds too.

Gloss Urethane Finish

The shiny gloss urethane finish on American Special instruments imparts a beautifully glassy sheen and especially vivid color in a highly durable coating that effectively resists the ravages of weather, aging and fading.

Jumbo Frets

The largest of the fret sizes, jumbo frets are tall and wide, which lets you get a better grip on the strings, enabling more control over them and making bends and vibrato easier. A good choice for players with larger hands and thicker fingers.

Modern Neck with "C" Profile and Satin Back Finish

American Special guitars feature a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary “C”-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth satin finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

Texas Special Pickups

Single-coil Texas Special pickups are over-wound for big Texas-blues tone with dynamically scorching output. With alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and staggered pole pieces for balanced output across each string, they sing, scream and everything in between with tight bass, focused midrange and crystalline highs.


Product Specifications:


Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Left/Right-Handed: Right-Handed
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Color: Sonic Blue
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: White Dots
Number of Frets: 22, Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.6875"
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchornized Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage Style
Number of Pickups: 3
Neck Pickup: Fender Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Fender Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Pickup: Fender Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
Controls: 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone w/ Greasebucket Tone Circuit, 5-Way Switch
Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS (.010 - .046)
Case Included: Deluxe Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number: 0115600372


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