Fender Strat Plus

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Fender

Description Blue Pearl Burst; Fender Lace Sensors; Locking machine heads
Posted By Ian Pettigrew (8)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 12/27/2001, Huw Murdoch (996) posted:
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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US made Fender Strat Plus, which has since been superceded by the "American Deluxe" model.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!
Sound Quality:
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 bits.
It all seems very durable; it's not about to break anytime soon, and I can't find fault.
On 5/5/2001, Ian Pettigrew (8) posted:
Overall Rating:
I love it!
Model Year: 1994
Where Obtained: Sound Control, Edinburgh