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The Fender Stratosonic DVII was introduced at the Winter NAMM show in 2003.  The semi-hollow Strat-style mahogany body has five tone chambers which retains the customary back and front body contours of a Stratocaster.  The Fender Tech-Tonic bridge is a clever blend of tune-a-matic and wrap-around.  There are separate saddles for string intonation, but these are curved and seamlessly blend into the tailpiece as an integral unit allowing for the strings to wraparound.  It feels very comfortable for palm muting though it’s a bit bigger than a traditional wraparound style bridge.  The Black Dove pickups are Fender’s own P-90 recipe and are, in general, vintage-voiced, but they aren’t vintage clones.  This model is one of the best FMIC has developed in a long time.

Fender Stratosonic DVII (2003)

Body:  Semi-hollow, Honduran mahogany

Finish:  Sunburst, polyurethane

Neck:  1-piece maple, bolt-on

Fingerboard:  Indian rosewood, white pearloid dot markers

Number of Frets:  22

Pickguard:  2-ply white-black plastic

Bridge:  Fender Tech-tonic adjustable wraparound, chrome

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Gotoh, sealed, chrome

Pickups:  Two, Fender Black Dove P-90 type single coil

Controls:  Master volume, master tone, 3-way pick-up selector switch

Scale Length:  24 3/4 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 5/8 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  12 3/4 inches

Body Depth:  1 3/4 inches

Weight:  7.5 lb.

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