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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
 
4.9

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Till Death Do Us Part

This Fender guitar begs and begs for you to play it. The neck and the pickups are all on point. Action is especially butter smooth. You'll start exploring frets you never normally touch....Read complete review

This Fender guitar begs and begs for you to play it. The neck and the pickups are all on point. Action is especially butter smooth. You'll start exploring frets you never normally touch. You can play blues. You can play metal. I know, I do both. And I was always a humbucker guy before this guitar. I can only imagine what a nicer amp than mine would sound like.

I know this is a MIM strat and a lot of people look down their noses at it. But look, every time I pick up this guitar, it puts a smile on my face and I want to play MORE and MORE. And this is coming from someone who isn't even very good anymore after losing touch with the guitar in college.

The black on black with cream hardware looks amazing. I feel like this guitar is 30 years older than it is, because it looks that classic. I was NEVER a black guitar guy until I saw this. I prefer'd sea foam greens and sunburts and that kinda thing. Until I met "The One" - this guitar It just feels like something you'd see slung around a guitar god from the 60s shoulder. And that feeling rubs off on you as you play it.

If you can't tell by now, I love this guitar. I've owned it for 5 years and haven't bought a single guitar in that meantime. I've owned a vintage 70s guitars, Signature Artist Guitars By Fender like The Tom Delonge, Nothing has captivated me (yet) like this black on black/cream Fender.

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Just bought it

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 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Till Death Do Us Part

By Bedroom Guitarist

from Orlando, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Begs to Be Played More and More!!!!!
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    This Fender guitar begs and begs for you to play it. The neck and the pickups are all on point. Action is especially butter smooth. You'll start exploring frets you never normally touch. You can play blues. You can play metal. I know, I do both. And I was always a humbucker guy before this guitar. I can only imagine what a nicer amp than mine would sound like.

    I know this is a MIM strat and a lot of people look down their noses at it. But look, every time I pick up this guitar, it puts a smile on my face and I want to play MORE and MORE. And this is coming from someone who isn't even very good anymore after losing touch with the guitar in college.

    The black on black with cream hardware looks amazing. I feel like this guitar is 30 years older than it is, because it looks that classic. I was NEVER a black guitar guy until I saw this. I prefer'd sea foam greens and sunburts and that kinda thing. Until I met "The One" - this guitar It just feels like something you'd see slung around a guitar god from the 60s shoulder. And that feeling rubs off on you as you play it.

    If you can't tell by now, I love this guitar. I've owned it for 5 years and haven't bought a single guitar in that meantime. I've owned a vintage 70s guitars, Signature Artist Guitars By Fender like The Tom Delonge, Nothing has captivated me (yet) like this black on black/cream Fender.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Andy

    from Round Rock, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I have two acoustic guitars and it was time to get my first electric. I didn't want a cheap one, but I didn't want to spend a grand a hobby just yet. Sounds awesome to me.

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        (2 of 3 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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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                (4 of 5 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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                (4 of 5 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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                (3 of 3 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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