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(@ksac32)
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I just bought a new American Special a few weeks ago I love it-But i dont have a decent camera to take a good picture-here is some cell phone pics

and a stock photo from Fenders site :D

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


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Very very nice! Have fun with it! I've always been a strat fan! My first guitar was a strat copy, and my second too, but they have both moved on. They were terrible guitars anyway, Argos's own and G4M own too. None cost over 70 quid. They were good to get started on though. I've recently bought an American Tele.

How much did this set you back?

David Watts
Takamine G-Series - £229
Fender STD American Telecaster (Cola Red) - £849
Vox 15watt AMP (Valve pre amp) - £129
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Guitar center had them for 799$ I went in to get another MIM Strat but couldn't resist this one :D

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
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Awsome! Looks like a fine axe. Time to make the metal!

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grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
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Guitar center had them for 799$ I went in to get another MIM Strat but couldn't resist this one :D
799 dollars! Wow guitars are so cheap in america. That converts to about £500 english money, but that ver same guitar would be close to £1000. My MIA STD Tele was £849.

David Watts
Takamine G-Series - £229
Fender STD American Telecaster (Cola Red) - £849
Vox 15watt AMP (Valve pre amp) - £129
Acoustic/Electric Rhythm and Lead (Occasionally) Southport Elim Youth Band
Former Aftershock 24/7 Rhythm Guitarist (Band split)


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Congrats! I hope you enjoy 'er. 8)

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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tHANKS i'M HAVING A BALL WITH IT :D -I don't know why the bold letters came up like that

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


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Wowee zowee! that sure is purdy! I really want one of those! the black pickguard with a black finish puts me to mind of a certain Mr. Gilmour. congrats on the aquisition!

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I just bought a new American Special a few weeks ago I love it-But i dont have a decent camera to take a good picture-here is some cell phone pics

and a stock photo from Fenders site :D


I have a decent camera. Send it to me and I'll snap some good ones for you.

Bish

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I used the guitar a couple of weeks ago to jam with some friends they took a picture 8)

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


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Looking good, ksac. I was just reading today that the Tele version, also called a Special, had some sort of on-board electronics. Some gain sort of thing. Does yours have such a thing?

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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These are the specs right off the Fender site
Web Instrument Type: Stratocaster®
Model Name: American Special Stratocaster® HSS
Model Number: 011-5700-(Color #)
Series: American Special Series
Colors: (300) 3-Color Sunburst,
(306) Black,
(Gloss Urethane Finish)
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, Modern �C� Shape,
(Satin Urethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5� Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets
Pickups: 1 Atomicâ„¢ Humbucking Pickup (Bridge),
1 Texas Special™ Strat® Pickup (Middle),
1 Texas Special™ Strat® Pickup (Neck)
Controls: Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucketâ„¢ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucketâ„¢ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads: Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Scale Length: 25.5� (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.6875� (43 mm)
Unique Features: Large �70s Style Headstock,
Greasebucketâ„¢ Tone Circuit,
Atomicâ„¢ Humbucking Bridge Pickup,
Texas Specialâ„¢ Neck/Mid Pickups,
Large �70s Style Decal,
Black Pickup Covers and Plastic Parts,
White Dot Position Inlays
Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth
Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
Introduced: 1/2010

http://www.soundclick.com/kensacco
http://www.soundclick.com/thetools


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