Fender Stratocaster SSH Mexico WhiteFender
Funny thing about Strats, their cost is not proportional to the quality of their tone. We've had high dollar vintage Stratocasters that sound lifeless and uninspiring and we've had low dollar Squier Strats that sound like a million bucks. This Mexican Strat is one such example where it's cost belies it's true character. Weighing in at 8.0 lbs on the nose, there's ample girth and density to the notes. The neck pickup is full and smooth and the neck/middle position combo gets quintessential Strat quack. The chime and sparkle never fatigues the listener as the notes still have a beautiful, sweet high end that's ever so slightly rounded. The bridge position humbucker is full and burly but balances perfectly with the other pickup positions. The medium "C" profile neck feels great in the hand and the action is low and fast. The frets show only the lightest hint of wear. Outside of a few impressions, swirls and decals, she's a nice clean Strat. Where else can you get a glassy, sparkly Strat for so little money? Nowhere but the Birdhouse, baby!