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The Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster electric guitar is a modified version of a Standard Series Strat featuring custom upgraded appointments such as a tinted and gloss finished vintage-sty... Read More

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The Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster electric guitar is a modified version of a Standard Series Strat featuring custom upgraded appointments such as a tinted and gloss finished vintage-style maple neck, classic 50' spaghetti logo, aged white plastic parts, a black/white/black three-ply pickguard and three classic Fender single-coil pickups. Other features include an alder body, 21-fret 9.5" radius fingerboard, and a classic Fender Synchronized Tremolo. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Alder body
  • Vintage-tinted gloss maple neck
  • Modern "C" neck profile
  • Maple fretboard
  • Black dot position inlays
  • '50s era "spaghetti" logo on the headstock
  • 3 classic Fender single-coil pickups
  • Master Volume, two Tones
  • 5-position blade selector switch
  • Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Three-ply black-white-black pickguard
  • Aged white knobs and pickups
  • Grey hardware
Specifications
  • Model number: 014 0009 506
    Fretboard radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Frets: 21 vintage jumbo
    Nut width: 1.653" (42mm)
    Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
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FenderSpecial Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

wow!!! this is an awesome guitar!

I have a squier strat and this mim strat is a huge step up in quality materials and sound. There is little to no noise from the pickups and the neck feels smooth and...Read complete review

I have a squier strat and this mim strat is a huge step up in quality materials and sound. There is little to no noise from the pickups and the neck feels smooth and extremely playable. I have had many types of guitars and we all have our favorite types, but this one to me can play all styles of music and seems the best one for me to try to solo on as well. hope this helps some one out, but you really need to get to a store and play one yourself.

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I just could not get the tone high enough to get the sound I wanted. Love the look has but sometimes I feel like I am playing in a cave with echo I cant...Read complete review

I just could not get the tone high enough to get the sound I wanted. Love the look has but sometimes I feel like I am playing in a cave with echo I cant stop with the knobs. Wanted to dial up the tone like my old guitar and get a clean sound with not much distortion. Any Advice?

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

i love it want another one or 2 with differant set ups

By maddog

from methuen ma

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    only thing was to crazy about was my fretting fingers got little cuts when I first played the guitar.burrs on the fret ends and strings . changed the strings and she is sweet.

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    5.0

    So glad I picked this one.

    By Jim Hendrix

    from Ocean Township, New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      After playing all of the stratocasters in my local guitar center I wasn't very satisfied with the looks, feel, or condition of any of them aside from the $1,000+ priced ones, And I wasn't looking to spend any more than $600-700 so after seeing all of the great reviews on this one I ordered it. This guitar plays like butter and looks better than most American strats! The pickups sound great distorted or clean, The neck and fretwork are perfect, The action was perfect right out of the box, And it stays in tune even with strings that have barely been broken in. If you are looking to buy a strat that plays exactly like an American for half the price, Buy this one it will be the best decision you ever made.

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      5.0

      Love this Strat!

      By Rafa

      from New York

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        Couldn't be happier with this Mexican Strat! Sound is just as good as any other American standard. I'm not a professional and I play this strat with a Fender mustang amp and I guarantee you it's a lot of fun! Definitely recommend it.

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        4.0

        Great first Fender!

        By Esteban

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          This is a good looking Fender with a sweet tone!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          First electric guitar

          By Jeremy

          from Harrisburg PA

          Site Member

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I have wanted a strat for many years and finally I was able to go to Guitar Center in Harrisburg, PA and I was in heaven. They have an amazing variety of Fenders' and many other brands, but I knew I wanted a strat. I fell in love with this at first sight and being a Pink Floyd nut, it was the perfect fit. After waiting for what seemed like for ever.. A week.. Me and my parents went back on Saturday having been there that Monday and went straight to this on the wall. I've had it for a week and all I can say is if you want a well built strat the looks and sounds good for under a grand, this is the best you can get.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ONE STRAT TO RULE THEM ALL!

          By Matthew

          from Whitehall, PA

          Site Member

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is simply this: it is the best guitar pound for pound that money can buy. I've had this guitar for a year now and nothing I've played can touch it. Fender's, Gibson's, PRS, it doesn't matter. This guitar punches way above it's price range, playing and sounding better in my opinion then guitars that are two to three times more expensive. The finish on the neck is excellent, allowing your fingers to fly across the fretboard. The finish is professional quality, and stands up well to wear and chips and dings. The Fender pickups are good, but I will probably end up replacing them with a Seymour Duncan SSL-5 in the bridge and Fender Custom Shop '69's for a more Gilmourish sound. Everything feels put together and solid. It doesn't weigh as much as other guitars, but I would get a nice leather strap for it too ward off shoulder fatigue. This is also a nice enough guitar that Straploks are a worthwhile investment. Looks-wise, it instantly draws attention whenever I pull it out of the case. Anyone who plays it raves about it. It looks an awful lot like David Gilmour's " The Black Strat", and I think that Fender is using this as an affordable version of their Gilmour Master-Built Artist Model. All in all, this is one strat to rule them all. 10 out of 5 stars. Absolutely the best. Why are you still here? Go out and buy it NOW!

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ONE STRAT TO RULE THEM ALL!

          By Matthew

          from Whitehall, PA

          Site Member

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is simply this: it is the best guitar pound for pound that money can buy. I've had this guitar for a year now and nothing I've played can touch it. Fender's, Gibson's, PRS, it doesn't matter. This guitar punches way above it's price range, playing and sounding better in my opinion then guitars that are two to three times more expensive. The finish on the neck is excellent, allowing your fingers to fly across the fretboard. The finish is professional quality, and stands up well to wear and chips and dings. The Fender pickups are good, but I will probably end up replacing them with a Seymour Duncan SSL-5 in the bridge and Fender Custom Shop '69's for a more Gilmourish sound. Everything feels put together and solid. It doesn't weigh as much as other guitars, but I would get a nice leather strap for it too ward off shoulder fatigue. This is also a nice enough guitar that Straploks are a worthwhile investment. Looks-wise, it instantly draws attention whenever I pull it out of the case. Anyone who plays it raves about it. It looks an awful lot like David Gilmour's "" The Black Strat"", and I think that Fender is using this as an affordable version of their Gilmour Master-Built Artist Model. All in all, this is one strat to rule them all. 10 out of 5 stars. Absolutely the best. Why are you still here? Go out and buy it NOW!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth the wait

          By Kevin

          from Hell, Michigan

          Site Member

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          Waited almost 2 months for this to come in, but it was well worth it. Good right out of the box, and fantastic after a basic setup. Great value if your looking for a great playing, affordable, work-horse guitar.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A solid foundation for my classic Gilmour

          By Jeffrey

          from Manassas, VA

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I was looking to build a Strat that had some very David Gilmouresque features and this model was perfect. It is a great playing Strat right out of the box and I love the feel of the neck "soft C" and the frets are smooth and rounded. I did replace all of the pickups with some Fender Custom Shops in the middle and neck and a Seymour Duncan SL-5 in the Bridge just to get a little closer to the Gilmour tone. I also replaced the stock tuning machines with Fender locking tuners (just a personal choice) and added a neck pickup switch to the pick guard to add the neck in with positions 1 & 2. I don't know why Fender doesn't make this a standard feature because it really makes the guitar sound great. I know they do it on some models as an S-1 switch but I would love to see it on every Strat. Modifications aside, I played this guitar for a few months before doing the upgrades and would have been plenty happy if I had never changed a thing. This is a great guitar for the price and is every bit as good in the fit and finish department as any of my American made models.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          If you want a Black Strat . . .

          By Richard

          from Simi Valley, CA

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          ...and you don't want to pay $5000 for the Custom Shop version, this is for you. I recommend swapping out the pickups. I put in some Jeff Lace Holy Grails and WOW! Whatever Strat you buy, seriously consider some Holy Grails. They're a bit pricey, but worth every cent. Tone, tone, TONE!

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