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Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261

Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261

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Description
This is a 2012 Fender American Special Stratocaster in transparent Vintage Blonde finish. This was an FSR (factory special run) model with some nice features.

-- Beautifully grained ash body. Vintage Blonde is like a pale Butterscotch look
-- All maple 9.5"-radius, C-shaped neck with satin back and jumbo frets
-- Large 70s-style headstock w/ vintage logo
-- Overwound Custom Shop Texas Special pickups
-- "Greasebucket" tone circuit

These originally came with a black pickguard. I consider the white guard an upgrade. Saddles have been changed from vintage style to modern block saddles. Yellowed plastics for vintage look. Guitar is very clean with only one ding on the upper edge. Frets are A+ condition. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) (PS: This is not a "poly" finish, but neither is it nitro. It's a"urethane" finish that appears to be much thinner than the modern poly type.) Thanks for looking!


What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.



Guitar Setup
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!


Packing

I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.

International
Due to international shipping conditions, we are only shipping with FedEx or DHL. You must contact us for an exact quote. Also be aware quotes do not include Customs fees and Customs in your country may be SLOW due to the world crisis.

Manufacturer Info
Fender's American Special Series Stratocaster guitar puts everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made instrument within your reach, now in a special ash-body model with a three-ply black-white-black pickguard and aged parts. Other features include a maple neck with 9.5"-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, Texas Special pickups, vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and gloss urethane finish. Limited 'Factory Special Run'

Fender FSR American Special Stratocaster Ash Vintage Blonde
Item #: 9000-0004-5504

The Fender American Special Stratocaster is a beautiful guitar anyway, because firstly it is a Strat, secondly it is made in America and thirdly it is affordable too! But Fender takes this one step further and comes with this limited Factory Special Run version. The FSR American Special Stratocaster Ash has been upgraded with a beautifully grained ash body finished in a transparent Vintage Blonde lacquer. It also has yellowed cartridge caps and knobs, plus a three-ply black pickguard. Together with the larger head, these provide that typical seventies vintage look.

FSR American Special Stratocaster Ash: Texas sound
For the elements of the FSR American Special Stratocaster Ash, Fender chose nothing less than a set of Custom Shop Texas Specials. These Alnico 5 single-coils are characterized by their tight basses, fierce mids and crystal clear trebles. An ideal combination with the full, rich and sparkling sound of the ash body. These pickups are also “overwound” giving them more output and a fatter sound. The electronics consist of a volume knob and two Greasebucket tone controls. Unlike the traditional tone knobs on a Strat, this lets you filter out the highs without adding lows and making the sound muddy. A very welcome option on an already complete Strat!

Modern “player” Strat
The neck of the FSR American Special Stratocaster Ash is made from a single piece of maple wood and features a modern “C” profile. The slightly flatter 9.5 inch fingerboard radius and 22 jumbo frets offer you optimal playing comfort. The back of the neck has been given a matte finish for a silky smooth feel without sticking when sliding.

specifications
color: vintage blonde (transparent white/yellow)
finish: urethane lacquer
body: ash wood (ash)
neck: one-piece maple, bolt-on
fingerboard radius: 9.5” (241 mm)
frets: 22, jumbo (extra high and wide)
top saddle: 42.8 mm, synthetic bone
string length: 25 1/2" (648 mm)
tuners: Fender sealed
bridge: Fender vintage style tremolo
hardware: chrome
pickups: 3x Texas Special Alnico 5 single coil
electronics: 1x master volume, 2x tone (Greasebucket), 5-way pickup switch

Particularities:
Fender Texas Special elements: sparkling and bold with a vintage touch
Greasebucket tone circuit: filters the highs without adding extra bass
vintage style tremolo bridge with reduced saddle spacing
large 70s style headstock for more mass and sustain and vintage looks
1970s style Fender logo on the headstock
22 frets: extra fret lets you push the last note up to a complete 2nd octave
jumbo frets: effortlessly push higher and smoother strings
back of neck matte finish: smooth and effortless glide without sticking

Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261
Fender 2012 FSR American Special Ash Vintage Blonde USA Stratocaster Strat 77261