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⚌Reduced‼ Fender American Special Strat HSS 60th Anniversary Black, 2013

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Built from 2010 to 2018, the Fender American Special Strat HSS bridged the gap between the Custom Shop and American Standard models, and the Standard and Squiers.

This Fender American Special Strat HSS example dates to 2013 at Corona, California as part of the 60th Anniversary of the Stratocaster (1954 – 2014). It sports a gloss Black finish, black pickguard and pickup covers, and Rosewood fingerboard with larger fretwire. The pickups for this line, here mixed with a well-balanced humbucker, are apparently Custom Shop Texas Specials, and the tone controls use the ‘Greasebucket’ circuit, which cut both treble and bass frequencies, leaving mids.

Here’s Fender on the Custom Shop Texas Special Strat single coil pickups:

“The pickup that redefined hot Texas blues tone. Custom Shop Texas Special Stratocaster pickups are over-wound for increased output, and are made with alnico 5 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire for great midrange bite with crystalline highs and tight bass.”

This guitar is in very good, clean condition with very light play wear to the pickguard, finish and fretwire. The neck, with its Indian Rosewood fingerboard, larger fretwire and softened edges is very comfortable. As a modern Strat, it has 22 frets, with the Rosewood fingerboard extending past the Maple to accommodate this. This also qualifies as a ‘Slab’ style fingerboard; the ‘Vintage’ veneer style would not support the fret.

We really like this guitar as is. It’s in great shape, is well set up, plays well and sounds good. Though the original tuners are perfectly fine and work well, one possible upgrade would be a set of drop-in Fender locking tuners for convenience in restringing.

Sold with a Godin-branded rectangular hard shell case.

Price: $1,000.00 CAD $1,200.00 CAD
  • Model: American Special Stratocaster HSS
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Black
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: US13140872, Built during 2013 in Corona CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 20/10/2022

  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.964lbs 3.62kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.703in 43.27mm

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