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    Picked up a Mexican Strat (with Floyd) over the weekend and discovered something I hadn't noticed before. The USA Strats feel quite a bit lighter. But when I looked it up, they're both alder body/ maple neck. Anyone know? Also, aren't heavier woods better for tone?

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    What year is the Mexican? Fender was using poplar on Mexi's up until about 2001 I think. The new ones still feel like poplar to me...

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    It's an '05. It was in the used section, but you couldn't tell by looking at it. It looks like it's never been played. It's pretty sweet with a Floyd Rose and a humbucker in the bridge and 2 single coils. But anyway, I've got a Fender catalog and the Standard Series (mexican) say alder body, maple neck. The American Series specs are listed as the same. I was just kind of suprised at the weight difference.

 

 

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