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Fender Lone Star Stratocaster Review

Fender Lone Star

I had an Olympic White Fender Lone Star Stratocaster for a while, and it was the first Fender I've bought for a long time. I used this guitar on the Jaron Rovensky Live CD from 2001. I bought the guitar used from a local music store.

My Fender Strat had a maple neck and the frets were quite thin. I did't quite like these frets, as I prefer jumbo frets. The pickup configuration on the Lone Star strats are single coil in the neck and middle position, and a humbucker in the bridge. The bridge didn't stay so well in tune, which is why I rarely used it.

The sound from this Fender Lone Star was decent, but I could never quite be friends with the humbucker. It just had too much output for my taste. I prefer humbuckers that are less hot. This guitar features Texas Special single coil pickups in the neck and middle positions, and a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickup in the bridge position.

The controls on the Lone Star Strat are - one master volume control and two tone controls. One of the two tone controls is dedicated to the bridge pickup, the other tone control is for the neck and middle pickups.

The hardware and woodwork on this strat are the same as the American Standard Stratocaster. The pickguard and the pickups make this one different.

If you like a good strat with lots of bite, check out the Fender Lone Star. It wasn't my cup of tea; I found it too hot in tone, and the small frets made me look for an alternative. I did get mine used though, so take this review with a grain of salt - I might have felt different if I had bought it brand new.

Here is another nice Strat from Musician's Friend

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