Looking for a Strat that stands out from the crowd? The Fender Aerodyne Special Stratocaster’s futuristic style is a bold new take on one of the most iconic 6-strings around! Right off the bat, the Aerodyne Special’s pickguard-less design, bound basswood body, and aerodynamic lines make a powerful stylistic statement: this is no ordinary Strat. A trio of Fender Aerodyne Special pickups reinforce this claim with a vintage-style voice that’s updated with modern power and performance, taking the tried-and-true Strat formula into bold new sonic territory. What’s more, the maple neck’s matching maple fingerboard is studded with easy-playing Medium Jumbo frets that are leveled into a flat 12-inch radius for an effortless playability that allows you to excel in any style. Finally, the locking tuners and Babicz Z-series FCH-2 Point trem round the Aerodyne Special Stratocaster off with the unshakeable reliability that modern guitarists require from their instruments.
A trio of Aerodyne Special single-coil Stratocaster pickups outfit this instrument with all the sonic attitude of a vintage-style pickup, but supercharged with modern power and performance! Glassy highs, punchy mids, and a round low end: Music Experience guitarists love how these Aerodyne Special single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver the unmatched versatility of a standard Strat, and they’re more than capable of dishing out more aggressive modern tones. Plus, these single-coils sport a clear and bell-like articulation that makes the Aerodyne Special Series Stratocaster an excellent choice for players looking to layer up all of their favorite stompboxes, but still retain the clarity of their dry tone.
The Aerodyne Special Stratocaster’s neck is loaded with high-performance appointments that will appease even the most demanding of guitarists! Starting off with the classic combo of a maple neck fingerboard, this guitar’s flat 12-inch radius and Medium Jumbo frets are quite a departure from the standard Fender formula, yet they deliver a seriously smooth and effortless feel that facilitates lightspeed licks and massive multi-step bends. Next, the Modern “C” shape offers a quick, fast-playing feel when laying out your licks, and the headstock is loaded with Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners for maximum stability.
Fender’s Aerodyne Special series is a futuristic take on their most famous guitar and bass models, loaded with high-performance features and smooth, sleek Aerodyne aesthetics. Each model in the Aerodyne Special series features a lightweight pickguard-less basswood body that’s carved with aerodynamic lines, then finished off with body binding for a touch of class. The result is an instrument that’s undeniably Fender, but updated for the 21st century. However, as stylish as these guitars look, the Aerodyne special treatment is much more than a visual update — every instrument in this series is loaded with a rock-solid custom Babicz Z-series bridge and custom Aerodyne special pickups for the utmost tone and performance.
The Aerodyne Special Series offers a contemporary take on classic Fender® designs. Distinctive aerodynamic lines, custom voiced pickups, state-of-the-art hardware, dazzling finishes and unmistakable silhouettes combine to create instruments that are pure, purposeful, instantly familiar and radically new. The Aerodyne Special Stratocaster® features a sleek new look with vibrant colors adorning the elegantly bound basswood body and the matching headcap. A modern “C” shape satin finished neck with 12” radius fingerboard ensures effortless playability, while newly designed vintage-voiced Stratocaster pickups and a Babicz® Z-Series FCH-2 Point Tremolo deliver a perfect balance of high-performance and classic Fender tone. The made-in-Japan Aerodyne Special Stratocaster® inspires with futuristic style, premium appointments and exceptional tone. The bold and original designs that inspired generations live on in the Aerodyne Special series.
Basswood is a premium tonewood celebrated for its balance of clear highs, powerful midrange and warm lows. The body’s sleek “aerodynamic” contours add comfort and style.
The Modern “C” profile feels fast and smooth while the 12” radius makes big bends and speedy runs effortless.
An elegant matching painted headstock complements each unique finish.
The new Aerodyne Special pickups are designed to provide each model with full, articulate Fender tone.
Babicz Full-Contact Hardware bridges offer more contact between the strings, the saddles and the body of the instrument for increased sustain and resonance.
Deluxe Locking tuners increase tuning stability and make string changes quick and easy with a modern look.
|Body Shape||Aerodyne Special Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Narrow Tall|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Babicz Z-Series FCH-2 point Tremolo|
|Tuners||Deluxe Die-cast Locking|
|Neck Pickup||Fender Aerodyne Special Stratocaster Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Fender Aerodyne Special Stratocaster Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender Aerodyne Special Stratocaster Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender USA 250L, .009-.042|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0252002326