I looked at some Gibsons, some other Fenders, and
a couple of others in the store. This guitar just felt
perfect, and i love the sound, the look, everything.
Whether I would buy one exactly the same if this
were stolen or whether I would buy a more recent
model or another brand I don't know, but it is this
guitar that I love and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Model Year: 1993
Price: $2000.00 Australian
Where Obtained: Fretted Instruments
US made Fender Strat Plus, which has since been
superceded by the "American Deluxe" model. Ash
body with transparent metallic red burst (not blue
pearl) maple neck with maple fingerboard,
single-coil passive lace sensors - blue at the neck,
silver in the middle and red at the bridge -, 1 volume
and 2 tone controls, deluxe tremelo with pop-in arm,
locking sperzel tuners, wilkinson roller nut, 22
medium jumbo frets.
I have yet to get this baby set up properly, but it still
plays like a dream. Action is nice and low, and the
neck feels just right in my hands. Though this guitar
is a second-hand '93 model, the frets have less
wear on them than my '99 squier; I don't think it was
played much! The bridge is a lot smoother than
mexican made and older strats, which is nice
because I do a lot of palm vibrato. Overall, it plays
and feels great!
The lace sensors are very nice, though after more
playing I may consider changing them to some
Seymour Duncan Blue Velvets. I play jazz, rock, blues
but no metal, and this guitar is very versatile. The
sounds range from ultra warm with the neck pickup
to a nice piercing treble, great for some old-style rock
and roll leads. Sustain is great, and there is no
noise at all through my Marshall amp which is
another plus. The sound is very full and I love it to
It all seems very durable; it's not about to break
anytime soon, and I can't find fault.