FENDER AMERICAN SPECIAL STRATOCASTER Surf Green FSR USA Locking Tuners 12885


Regular price $850

This is a 2012 Fender American Special Stratocaster in Surf Green. Super clean condition with upgraded Fender locking tuners. Features include Texas Special pickups, Greasebucket tone circuit, maple neck and large 70s-style headstock. The guitar is in excellent 9.5/10 condition. One tiny mark on lower backside--that's it (can see it in picture). Comes with tremolo bar and facotry papers. Weight is 7 pounds, 9 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) I may end auction early if it sells elsewhere. Thanks for looking!

Manufacturer Info
Fender's American Special Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar gives you popular Strat features at a price that's nearly unheard of for a U.S.-made Fender. It all starts with an alder body for classic Strat spank, and it's all wrapped up in a great-looking gloss urethane finish. The Fender trademark maple neck gives you fantastic comfort, and jumbo frets make for easy shredding. In the tone department, a trio of Texas Special single-coils dish out the chime, while a vintage-style trem deals with the whammy action. You're gonna love the Fender American Special Stratocaster. (MORE AT BOTTOM)

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
My setup on guitars 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. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I 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. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. 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.

Manufacturer Info (cont.)
Fender American Special Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

American-made quality at an unbeatable price

Cut through the mix

Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without affecting volume

American-made quality at an unbeatable price

Fender's American Special series exists to do one thing: give you access to genuine U.S.-made Fenders at unbeatable prices. The American Special Stratocaster gives you a great selection of cool Strat features, including a supremely playable maple neck/fingerboard with jumbo frets, three Texas Special single-coils, Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control, a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and a large '70s-style headstock. All in, it's quite a potent music-delivery system. And it's made right here in the USA in Fender's state-of-the-art Corona, California, factory.

Cut through the mix

You're sure to cut through the mix, thanks to a trio of Fender's Texas Special single-coils. Used in any one of the five possible switch positions, the pickups give you classic Fender tones that have been with us since the dawn of the Strat. But these pickups have a little something extra that sets the American Special Strat apart from previous Strat incarnations - a Greasebucket tone circuit and vintage-style tremolo round out the features on this beauty. If you're looking for an American-made Strat with unbeatable bang for the buck, it's the American Special Stratocaster!

Greasebucket tone control rolls off highs without affecting volume

Fender has fitted the American Special Stratocaster with their Greasebucket tone control, which rolls off highs without adding bass or affecting your volume. This is seriously cool, because it gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without you having to compensate for volume loss. It makes the American Special Strat a serious tone machine.

Fender American Special Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

American-made quality at an unbeatable price

Comfort-contoured alder Strat body

Supremely playable maple neck/fingerboard and jumbo frets

3 Texas Special single-coil pickups

Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control

Vintage-style synchronized tremolo