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In the interest of full disclosure, this pair of reviewers has to admit we find ourselves a little more in latter camp.
We do tend to be more finicky about Strats than Teles—a disposition that is not uncommon.
All three are balanced well with each other in terms of output, and they clean up nicely when you roll the Volume knob off.
Our only reservation here is with the taper of the Strat’s volume pot, which leaves a little to be desired in terms of its evenness and usefulness for volume swells.
Original Stratocasters were manufactured with five tremolo springs, allowing the bridge set up to "float".
Both American Specials did require significant setup work upon arrival, but both yielded gracefully to the undertaking.
They are as accommodating and playable as any of their like, and the modern C-shaped neck is comfy and familiar.
"Stratocaster" and "Strat" are trademark terms belonging to Fender.
The Stratocaster is a versatile guitar, usable for all styles of complete music and has been used in many genres, including country, rock, pop, folk, soul, rhythm and blues, blues, jazz, punk, and heavy metal.
In 1956, Fender began using alder for sunburst and most custom color Stratocaster bodies; ash was still used on translucent blonde instruments.