***SOLD*** 2001 Fender American Series Stratocaster, Hot Rod Red, Mint***SOLD
The Fender American Series Stratocaster is, in my opinion, one of the best guitar series put out by Fender. This is when they made numerous changes in design and tone. Fender stopped laminating the bodies; used staggered tuners with one string tree instead of two; went to the the spaghetti logo; resumed the HSH routing, as opposed to the "swimming pool" routing; and switched from the TBX (tone-bass-cut) to the Delta Tone system. The pick guard and trim went to parchment.
The Delta Tone is on the 2nd tone knob and affects the bridge and middle pickups. The "switch" is at the 10 position on that knob. It essentially shuts off the tone control and opens up the pickup's tone. If you like a darker sound, then it's probably not for you. But when I play guitars with this system, I keep it clicked on all the time.
Hot Rod Red was available for one year (2001) only. I have owned several of these, because I absolutely love this color. I am looking for more. It is very Rock n' Roll.
This guitar is like new. It has been played very little, and is in guitar store condition. Original case and stuff. You will not find another one like this. Trust me, I've tried.