The series has been reviewed by MusicRadar, rating them among ‘the best electric guitars under £1000’, adding “…these American Specials succeed with value and tone in abundance. Wonderful necks, great sounds and a perfect price/quality compromise…”
“The American Special Strat is light in weight; the finish looks flawless and rich, while the body contours are vintage correct and lusciously curvy” writes Neville Marten, Editor for Guitar Techniques, in his review of the American Special Stratocaster for MusicRadar. “A quick scan over the whole guitar reveals the type of build quality, fit and finish that has put Fender back in front of late.”
“This guitar is so willing and versatile that it would be at home in even the most professional situation. What’s more it plays like a dream and literally stunned us with its musicality” he adds on page 3 of the article.