Fender Aerodyne Special Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard (with Gig Bag)

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Explore a futuristic take on the Strat with this Japanese-made Aerodyne Special. A trio of custom-voiced pickups and a Babicz tremolo complete this model.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Babicz Full Contact bridge Delivers increased sustain and resonance

The Aerodyne Special Stratocaster offers a contemporary take on classic Fender designs. Distinctive aerodynamic lines, custom voiced pickups, state-of-the-art hardware, dazzling finishes and unmistakable silhouettes combine to create instruments that are pure, purposeful, instantly familiar and radically modern.

The Aerodyne Special Stratocaster features a sleek look with vibrant colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and the matching headcap. A modern "C" shape satin finished neck with 12" radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while vintage-voiced Stratocaster pickups and a Babicz Z-Series FCH-2 Point Tremolo deliver a perfect balance of high-performance and classic Fender tone.

The made-in-Japan Aerodyne Special Stratocaster inspires with futuristic style, premium appointments and exceptional tone. The bold and original designs that inspired generations live on in the Aerodyne Special series.

- Series: Aerodyne
- Model Name: Aerodyne Special Stratocaster
- Color: Bright White
- Body Material: Basswood
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple, Modern "C"
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyester with Gloss Polyester Headstock Face
- Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood, 12" (305 mm) Radius
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.69" (43 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: Babicz Z-Series FCH-2 Point Trem
- Pickups: Aerodyne Special Single-Coil Stratocaster (Bridge, Middle, Neck)
- 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/Middle Pickups), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup)
- Control Knobs: Chrome Skirted
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Included: Deluxe Gig Bag

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted October 18, 2023 by paul cutrona in seminold, FL

"Good after setup. kinda weak bridge pickup"

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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after setting her up (fret level, crown, polish, etc) it plays absolutely fantastic. I'm sure others will come better set up out of the box though. Mine just didnt. The "vintage voiced" aerodyne pickups seem a little on the anemic side (your mileage may vary - I like bold sounds). I replaced the bridge pickup. Now it all comes together well. It's light, looks good, plays well, and should last me a long time. The gig bag that came with it was defective - so I called Fender, and they sent me a WAY better gig bag. The whammy bridge is great!
it sound like a strat. the 2-4 positions are excellent. neck pickup is excellent. bridge pickup is thin. the whammy bridge is great. body feel is great.
Ease of Use
initially, it was *okay* - the bridge pickup was a bit anemic. i replaced it now all is good.
It's a fender - once set up, they last a good long time.
mostly worth it, if you can set up your guitar, or bring it to someone that can set it up.
Manufacturer Support
support - yeah, no problems dealing with fender - they offer good support.
The Wow Factor
it's a sexy looking guitar. with a new bridge pickup, it's a sexy sounding guitar.

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all types depending on the venue, gig, band
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