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      Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar (515748)

Tradition redesigned.

The Fender American Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a Fender icon. Juicy upgrades include a richer, deeper neck tint for a more elegant and expensive appearance; glossed neck front for improved looks with satin back for smooth playability; and bent steel Fender saddles with classic look and great tone. String spacing is narrowed for modern playability, saddle height screws are resized to reduce rough feel, and string slot on saddle is elongated to reduce string friction or breakage. The Copper Infused Cast Strat® Bridge Block (steel with copper—100% metal) provides increased mass and improved tone. This Strat features the original headstock shape but has staggered machine heads losing one string tree and improving string angle over the nut. Custom staggered pickup magnets improve string-to-string balance and give the G-string better tone. Cosmetics include parchment/black/parchment pickguard and parchment pickup covers, knobs, and tips.

The return of the American Standard Series Strat continues Fender's tradition of commitment to the people who play Fender instruments out there in the real world. Today's American Standard Stratocaster guitars are worthy heirs of their revered ancestors—mindful of player needs and taking full advantage of modern advances, yet remaining completely true to the elements and spirit that made these instruments popular in the first place. They feature excellent bridges, neck and body finishes, and a Fender-exclusive high-tech molded case. Still on board for the American Standard Strat are the beloved hand-rolled fingerboard edges, Alnico V pickups, the Delta system that includes a high-output bridge pickup and a special no-load tone control, providing more gain, more high end, and a little more "raw" tone, and staggered tuning machines for tone and stability guaranteed to last a lifetime (with its limited lifetime warranty)!

American Standard Strat® Bridge
Gives sought-after tone with modern smooth trem travel. Block retains the mass and tone of a vintage bridge block, but is chamfered for access to deeper dives. Saddles have the classic look and tone, but with modern improvements (spacing, slot elongation, height, screw length).

Bridge Component Specifics
American Standard saddles - The original vintage-style Fender bent steel adjustable saddle is one of the components that give vintage Fenders their tonal 'mojo.' Fender conducted tone comparison tests, and fell in love with them all over again. They have a wider tonal range and more character many other saddles. Then Fender improved them; narrowing the spacing to afford more room (and complement the bigger frets and rolled edges), elongated the string slot to reduce friction and string breakage, and improved the string break angle over the primary contact point.

Tone-fusion block - A typical cast bridge block is impregnated with a resin to eliminate voids in the material and to bond it together … this steel block is infused with copper, which makes the block 100% homogeneous metal. The result is a more musical, higher mass bridge that has more of that machined-block sound. Fender was also able to keep the same American Series profile for increased tremolo travel.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid alder body (urethane finish)
    Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck front with satin back
    22 medium jumbo frets
    3 hot American Strat single-coil pickups
    Delta-tone™ no-load circuit (includes high output bridge pickup and special no-load tone control for middle and bridge pickups)
    Bent steel Fender saddles
    Copper Infused Cast Strat® Bridge Block (steel with copper- 100% metal) for Increased Mass and Improved Tone
    Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
    American 2-point trem
    Rosewood or maple fretboard
    Staggered machine heads
    Fender SKB hardshell case, cable, strap, and polishing cloth

Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Includes:

    Fender SKB hardshell case, cable, strap, and polishing cloth
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  • Great Guitar

    As reviewed by Steve K on 12/31/2009

    Ever since my '69 Strat was stolen some years ago, I've wanted another one. I broke down and bought this guitar 6 months ago. It is a much better guitar than I remember my old one being. The neck feels perfect in my hand and plays like butter. I'm amazed at how great this guitar stays in tune no matter how much string pulling I do. The sound is that classic Strat sound which I absolutely love. I intend to have this guitar for a long, long time and won't be lending it to "friends".

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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  • What can I say?

    As reviewed by Alejandro Elizondo on 12/20/2010

    This guitar is just awesome, I can't put into words what I felt when I plugged it into a Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 lll it was magical. I ordered it with a maple neck and in some situations its a bit too bright but you can deal with it by lowering the treble in the amp. The playability is excellent I own a Slash Les Paul and it gets uncomfortable around the 15 fret but with this one I can play the 22 frets without difficulties. The picks work great, like one of the ZZ Top guitar players said, "well, they just work" the guitar is perfect just the way it comes from the Fender fabric in Corona, California. If you're struggling with buying this guitar or another stop looking this is the one, really versatile with tone. The best one.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome Fender Guitar

    As reviewed by P. on 12/18/2010

    I purchased the American Standard strat in olympic white with maple fretboard. It looks amazing! When I recieved the guitar it was in excellent condition even though it had a pretty long trip in shipping. Just needed to be tuned and then it was ready to play. I really like the smooth feel of the neck. The pick-ups are hot and sound great and with the five-way selector switch it has a broad range of tonal options. This is definately one of the best guitars I have ever played. I play mostly hard rock and metal and the leads and high notes really sing on it. You will be pleasantly surprised with the sound and feel of this classic instrument.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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