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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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The most-popular American Strat, now with upgraded electronics and hardware.

The American Standard Stratocaster is the same great best-selling, go-to guitar it has always been, and now it's upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups. This latest iteration of the time-honored classic is the very essence of Strat tone and remains a beauty to see, hear and feel.

Features include hand-rolled fingerboard edges, Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups, staggered tuners, improved bridge with bent steel saddles and copper-infused high-mass block for increased resonance and sustain, tinted neck, high-gloss maple or rosewood fretboard, satin neck back for smooth playability, thin-finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance. Comes with Fender Tolex case.

Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body
    Body shape: Double cutaway
    Body type: Solid body
    Body material: Solid wood
    Top wood: Not applicable
    Body wood: Alder
    Body finish: Gloss Urethane
    Orientation: Right handed
    Neck
    Neck shape: C modern
    Neck wood: Maple
    Joint: Bolt-on
    Scale length: 25.5"
    Truss rod: Standard
    Neck finish: Satin Urethane
    Fretboard
    Material: Rosewood
    Radius: 9.5"
    Fret size: Medium jumbo
    Number of frets: 22
    Inlays: Dot
    Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
    Pickups
    Configuration: SSS
    Neck: Custom Shop Fat '50s
    Middle: Custom Shop Fat '50s
    Bridge: Custom Shop Fat '50s
    Brand: Fender
    Active or passive: Passive
    Series or parallel: Series
    Piezo: No
    Active EQ: No
    Special electronics: None
    Controls
    Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
    Pickup switch: 5-way
    Coil tap or split: No
    Kill switch: No
    Hardware
    Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
    Bridge design: Synchronized tremolo
    Tailpiece: Not applicable
    Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
    Color: Chrome
    Other
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: Pickups
    Case: Hardshell case
    Accessories: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
    Country of origin: United States




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  • New Strat is a winner

    As reviewed by Hans Hansen on 5/7/2012

    All of the improvements of the past 2 years are in this model with the addition of the Fat 50's pickups. These pups sound great, basically classic, with slightly higher output without sounding hot. The neck will appeal to most players as most measurements are a compromise, IE nut width, neck and fingerboard radii. The rosewood is good and dark - reminiscent of Brazilian stock. The paint and finishing are almost flawless. A nice well built case and some candy make this a good value overall. I have the Jade pearl metallic which would be at home on some custom cars. The appearance changes with the light, going from green with a hint of metallic to silver with a hint of green. I picked mine up at a GC showroom.

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  • Great updated American Standard

    As reviewed by PER ANDERSSON OHRVIK on 3/22/2012

    I bought the Jade Pearl version which is a nice new color. The updated 50s pickups sound "hotter" and punchier in a good way, if you'd ask me. They have a really nice crunch sound, when you turn up he gain on the amp. I am totally happy. I liked the sound of the 2011 as well but this is more what I was looking for in a strat. Makes a solid appearance. I tuned it when I picked it up and two days, later after many hours playing I can't remember having needed to retune it! If there is something that I am not sure of yet is how the neck pickup actually performs compared to other strats. I have no strat at home to compare to, but maybe the 2012 is a little "darker" sounding from the neck pup. On the other hand I really like the 2 and 4 positions on the pup switch and I usually never use them on other strats. You can get a nice almost Gibson SG sound if you turn the tone knob down a glitch. At the end of the day this is a classic American made standard strat with all the traditional sound but with a little hotter pickups than they used to be.

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  • Nice guitar!!!!

    As reviewed by Danny Mcjunkin on 5/15/2013

    I had a 2011 and now have a 2012, I upgraded the PU's on the 2011 (SD's) the stock fat fifty PU's in the 2012 sounded better IMO. The color choice's were great ended up with the jade green and a rosewood finger board, any other time my choice would be maple. Fender has a very good selection of rosewood, fit and finish is fantastic. Very pleased!

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