Submitted May 3, 2018 by John Doebke in San Diego, CA
"Beautiful Guitar, Wonderful Service"
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I just ordered on a Tuesday and received on Thursday (2 day free shipping). This very nice Olympic White Fender guitar and Fender tweed hard case were packed very nicely. zZounds shipping department clearly made the extra effort to unpack the guitar and case, put the guitar in the case, repacked/boxed the case with the guitar in it for shipping. So when I received my new instrument, it was tucked away nicely in its new case. I just thought there was definitely extra effort put into delivering my purchase to me in a thought out and classy way. It made receiving and unpacking my guitar the special experience I'd hoped it would be. Thank you zZounds!!
So, about this Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster. I stretched the strings and tuned it up several times to get it all to settle in. It did that and after a few rounds tuned up easily and held its tune with no problem. It settled in very quickly with nice feel and intonation across the entire fretboard. I plugged it into My Fender '65 Blonde Twin Reverb reissue (also purchased at zZounds), worked my way through the tone knob variations on the guitar and amp to find the magic that I knew was lying in this Strat/Twin combo, and after about 15 minutes it was there in spades. Unbelievable sound started coming out of this guitar! If you love what '65 vintage grey bottom strat pickups and a '65 twin reverb sound like together, well it's the 65 SOUND! This guitar feels, plays and sounds unbelievable. The quality of the build is very, very nice. Made in Mexico is Made Well! This is a high quality instrument. After working with getting the clean revebed tones dialed in, I started adding pedals, boost, fuzz, distortion, modulation and delay and the guitar sang in many different voices, adapting very nicely with all combination of effects, then back to clean and started it all over again. What a joy to play the glossy, fast neck and fretboard. Tuning is a breeze on the reversed, upside down tuners, I actually like the tuning pegs/function on the bottom of the headstock, it's ergonomically easier for some reason. So, I have only great things to say about this Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster and zZounds delivered wonderfully with their affordable payment plans and their fast and well packed shipping of the instrument. I am so happy I chose this Fender Guitar and bought from Zzounds, and BTW this guitar is for ALL styles of playing, it doesn't just work for Jimi stuff. It's very, very versatile, which is what the Stratocaster was always intended to be! Cheers!
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