Fender, a leader in instrument manufacturing, started designing, manufacturing and evolving musical instruments in 1946. Since, Fender instruments have and continues to be an integral part of modern music. The Fender American Special Stratocaster is part of the catalog of 'hits' they are proud to offer to aspiring and pro musicians worldwide. This Stratocaster delivers traditional design elements from its birth in 1954 as well as some modern ones that players have found important expressing themselves. Essential ingredients that hark back to the Stratocaster's beginnings are found in the fully adjustable Synchronized Tremolo and the 25.5 string scale length. Both are key attributes to the Stratocasters signature sound. This USA manufactured 6 string electric guitar delivers a wide range of sounds from Country to Blues, to Rock, to Jazz via the over wound single coil Texas Special Pickups, Grease bucket tone circuit and 5 way selector switch. When owning a USA made instrument that will last a lifetime is important, look no further. Fender Deluxe Gig Bag included.