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The great soldibody with updated electronics and some traditional-looking appointments.

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. The latest iteration of the time-honored classic, it is the very essence of Strat tone and remains a beauty to see, hear and feel.

The American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard is a Fender icon. It's a beauty to behold in sound, look 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 fretboard, satin neck back for smooth playability, thin-finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance, and Fender Tolex case.

Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard Features:

  • Traditional alder body for classic Strat tone
    Popular C-shaped neck with gloss maple fingerboard and smooth satin back
    3 full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s pickups
    Delta-tone no-load circuit for more midrange and hotter output
    Fender Tolex case, cable, strap, and polishing cloth


Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard Specifications:

  • 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 full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s 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
    Aged plastic parts


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  • The American Standard Strat...The Every Mans Guitar

    As reviewed by Jim Franklin on 3/28/2012

    Just Picked up the "New" American Standard Strat. The 1st couple of things I noticed were the new pick ups sound GREAT, and there's better sustain...But what hasn't changed is what what has made the Standard A legend in the 1st place...The look, the feel, the sound, and most important the way in plays. feels like an old friend from the moment you play the 1st note. The New colors are great also, Mine is the Candy Cola red with a Rosewood fretboard. Fender took a Legend and improved it. The American Standard is still the Every Mans Guitar!

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  • "Best Quality Modern Stratocaster"

    As reviewed by Dave Makowski on 5/2/2013

    I have been playing guitar for 34 years. I have a 1987 Fender '62 American Vintage Reissue Stratocaster that I absolutely love. I have never had any luck finding a really good "Strat" until I found that one. BTW, it just happened to be the 7th Strat I owned. I sold all the others each time I thought I found a better one. I really wanted another Stratocaster but again I couldn't find one that "felt right". I went to Guitar Center for my 45th birthday and played the "New" 2012 Fender American Standard Stratocaster White with Maple Neck and Gold Anodized Pickguard. I am super impressed with Fender's quality and attention to detail. They are also very easy to reach by phone or e-mail should you need help which is a big plus. The staff at Guitar Center were great and made me feel right at home. Now the guitar is just perfect in every way. It plays great, it sounds great, and I can't find even one flaw. I set it up with .10 - .46 Nickel Bullets and applied Big Bends Nut Sauce to the nut and bridge. The guitar stays in tune even when using the tremolo or vibrato bar which has always been the main issue for me. In addition to sounding and playing great, I get a lot of comments on how beautiful my guitar is and I agree. The 2012 Fender American Standard Stratocaster is a total home run. I am super picky so trust me these models are truly great guitars. I love mine and would not hesitate to buy another one if I ever needed to. I read a review that said the Custom Shop Pickups are a 50's through back and not modern. Well, I called Fender and asked them about the pickups and they assured me they are indeed a modern pickup with a modern design. Fat 50's is just the name they chose. Anyway the middle pickup is reverse wound to cancel hum at positions 2 and 4 and the second tone control has a slight detent around 9 and when set to 10 the circuit is bypassed and you get a hot straight signal. They call this a "No Load Potentiometer". If you want a really good "Strat", go to Guitar Center and check these out!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Is Fender Coming Back?

    As reviewed by Dave Rall on 12/26/2012

    I have had many Fender Strats over the years. Pick up one made in the 60s or 70s and it will send chills down your spine. You hear this kind of quality in many classic rock bands of the era. You end up with a Fender Strat that sits unplayed. But I don't know, maybe Fender is coming back. The wife brought me this guitar home and I played and said, Wow! It was like going back. The fret board is maple and it is flawless. The action is bone chilling wonderful. You feel the vibration in the neck and against your body and you hear the resonation and sustaian through the amp. It doesn't quite compare to a 62 re-issue, but pretty darn close. Good job Fender! It's about time.

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