This guitar is a sweet looking guitar. The vintage parts that dress the front look spectacular! The vintage pick guard and tuners are a nice touch to this guitar. The only problem is that its made in Mexico. So the build quality it going to be not quiet as good as the US made. Either way it will be cheaper in price and the look is really what separates this guitar from the others.
I am a fan of the relic vintage look on guitars. Though this one is not relic-ed it does have a certain swagger that gives it a nice appeal to a lot of people. I think you can overlook the place it was built for the shear appeal of the this guitar's cosmetics.
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Neck Plate: Custom 4 Bolt Neckplate
Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Bridge Pickup
Middle Pickup: Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup
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
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Bridge: Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Stamped Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip: Aged White Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
Strings: Fender® USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, Vintage Style Tuning Machines, Custom '69 Single-Coil Strat® Pickups, 21 Medium Jumbo Frets, "Custom Shop Designed" Neck Plate, Vintage Style 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo, 12" Fingerboard Radius, Synthetic Bone Nut
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic Knobs
This guitar sound pretty good in most music styles. You won't get this guitar to sound good in any lower than a whole step down. Anyone who plays lower tuner guitars already knows this. I would however replace the pickups in this guitars. These Fender pickups are just garbage and not one of Fender's strong suits. I would probably replace these with some seymour duncan's or Lindy Fralin's.
This guitar sounds great with a solid Fender amp. You get a good combination with the this setup. I know these guitars are tuned to their amps and visa versa so it is natural that hooking up a nice Fender Twin Reverb would sound very pleasant.
At new these guitars come in at around $799, which isn't a bad price for a col looking guitar. If you can get over the feel of a Mexican made guitar than you will get along with this unit.
I would recommend this guitar to anyone who doesn't care where their Fender is made or the feel so much and likes the cosmetics of the guitar. You will need to switch out the pickups to you'll have to tack on about $150+ which brings it up to American made Fender Stratocasters.