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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Brown Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. New features include a tinted neck, parchment pickguard and control knobs, and a '70s-style logo. Includes... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. New features include a tinted neck, parchment pickguard and control knobs, and a '70s-style logo. Includes select alder body, 21-fret, one-piece maple neck with your choice of a rosewood or maple fretboard, 3 single-coil pickups, vintage-style tremolo, and die-cast tuning keys. Standard Strat guitars now feature a thicker bridge block for increased sustain and a more stable point of contact with the strings. At this low price, why play anything but the real thing?

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FEATURES

New features:
Thicker bridge block
3-ply parchment pickguard
Tinted neck


SPECIFICATIONS
Body: Alder
Neck: One-piece maple, modern C-shaped (tinted satin urethane finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood or maple, 9.5" radius
# of frets: 21 medium jumbo frets
Pickups: 3 Standard single-coil Strat pickups (ceramic magnets)
Controls: Master volume, Tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2 (middle pickup)
Pickup switching: 5-position blade: Position 1: Bridge pickupPosition 2: Bridge and middle pickupPosition 3: Middle pickupPosition 4: Middle and neck pickupsPosition 5: Neck pickup
Bridge: Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
Machine heads: Fender/Ping Standard cast/sealed tuning machines
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-ply parchment
Scale length: 25.5"
Width at nut: 1.65"
Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, nickel-plated steel, (.009 to .042)
Accessories: Gig bag
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FenderStandard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A-MAZING

This guitar is great I have the 3 tone sunburst with the maple neck and let me tell it feels awesome! When I play the neck feels so smooth and it's easy to switch...Read complete review

This guitar is great I have the 3 tone sunburst with the maple neck and let me tell it feels awesome! When I play the neck feels so smooth and it's easy to switch between pick-ups and such. I play all kinds of music, My band plays heavy metal/thrash, and at school I play Jazz and Blues but I also love classic and hard rock, and this guitar is perfect for any of these. Plus if you turn up the volume all the way up on Bridge pick-up it gives you cool distortion!! It's also light and the whammy bar is great for playing Iron Maiden and Van Halen type stuff. I wouldn't change anything about this guitar it is A-MAZING!!!!!!!

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Buy an American Strat Instead

Now, I had heard a lot of hype over the difference between USA and Mexican Fenders, but I never fully bought into it. So I was still debating on whether to get the...Read complete review

Now, I had heard a lot of hype over the difference between USA and Mexican Fenders, but I never fully bought into it. So I was still debating on whether to get the Mexican or American Standard Stratocaster. I picked up one of these Mexican made ones and it got knocked out of tune in less than a minute of playing. I re-tuned it, and it happened again. The thing just could not stay in tune, so I returned it. It's a shame too, because the action was great, and it felt nice, but it just couldn't do its job. I don't know if I just got unlucky, but I returned it and I'm going to save for a USA made Strat instead, I'm not going to take the chance of getting another lemon. And American Fenders are pretty much a sure shot. If you're feelin' lucky, get this guitar.

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(126 of 144 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A-MAZING

By Nick Contreras

from Salt Lake City , UT

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great I have the 3 tone sunburst with the maple neck and let me tell it feels awesome! When I play the neck feels so smooth and it's easy to switch between pick-ups and such. I play all kinds of music, My band plays heavy metal/thrash, and at school I play Jazz and Blues but I also love classic and hard rock, and this guitar is perfect for any of these. Plus if you turn up the volume all the way up on Bridge pick-up it gives you cool distortion!! It's also light and the whammy bar is great for playing Iron Maiden and Van Halen type stuff. I wouldn't change anything about this guitar it is A-MAZING!!!!!!!

(63 of 67 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great price, Beautiful sound.

By Dylan

from Lincoln NE

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Sturdy instrument for any style of music. Great beautiful dark tones and shining bright tones. It sounds great through and stompbox or amp. For the price It's defiantly worth looking into. The neck is smooth and quick giving you a quick range of notes

(59 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all around guitar!

By Slamin bandman

from irvine,California

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I have this guitar as a christmas present. The neck is so much smoother than the other strats i've played. It sounds great for anything from jazz to metal, it is a great upgrade from a squier. I Would recommend to use different strings like ernie balls super slinkys instaed of the fender strings. This guitar is great for no matter what style you play!

(31 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Amazing Guitar

By TommyStratman

from NY New York

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Picked up this guitar today. White with a maple fretboard. It is lightweight, the neck is just so comfortable playing. The fit and finish are excellent! Whether playing through my Marshall Half Stack, or my Line 6 spider amp, the sound is just amazing. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a first guitar, or a backup guitar. For the money, you can't go wrong! This one sits beside my Fender Deluxe Players Strat guitar.I am a big fan of Fender and will, in the future, add too my arsenal! Fender Rocks!

(31 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is Great Guitar!

By RockStar94

from Washington D.C.

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Well, I had been playing guitar for a couple years, and i knew it was time to upgrade from my Epiphone Les Paul that I got as my first guitar. I picked it up at the store, and the sales reps where really helpful. At first, playing it in the store, it felt a little awkward because it really feels different from a Les Paul. But I decided to get it. I picked a Lake Placid Blue HSS one with a maple neck, and everyone keeps telling me how great it looks. It's a really pretty looking guitar once you see it in real life. Once you get a chance to play it a lot, it really starts to grow on you. Everytime I play it, live or in my bedroom, I like it more. If you are concidering this as an intermediate player i would definitely recommend it. It feels good, and it sounds great through all the pickups. But get a hardshell case, the gig bag wont give you enough protection for this.

(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best $500.00 Guitar Out There!

By Jeffo46

from Woonsocket,R.I.

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I happen to own a 2006 60th Anniversary Commemorative USA made Strat and one of these in the Sunburst finish and I'll be honest with you, for the price this is the best $500.00 guitar out there today! This would give any American made Strat a run for it's money IMO. Ever since Fender institued the new upgrades back in 2006, the quality of the MIM Standards have vastly improved. The edges of the neck do not have any frets sticking out like some of the earlier models would, and the shielded compartments do a outstanding job of preventing pickup hum in pickup postions 2 & 4. The sustain that the thicker trem block allows is excellent while the jumbo frets allow for easier string bending, especially if you're a shredder like I am. I know some people complain about the ceramic pups on these but as far as I'm concerned I think they sound great and pack quite a punch, especially if you play hard rock and metal. This guitar can handle any style of music from Country to full out Metal, and is definately worth the price. Just make sure that it's setup properly and you're ready to go. You won't be dissapointed with this guitar, trust me!

(28 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a work horse

By mark

from woburn, ma

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I play this guitar at every show. It has never let me down! Action is great! everything about this guitar is slick.. I've had MIA strats and the only difference I can see is the one fret. and the bridge. the bridge on the mim is slightly different but overall my mim strat plays just as good if not better than any strat I've played. no lie

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A MUST HAVE!

By alexfenderhales

from Stamford, CT

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

i have owned many guitars in my time. a Gibson Les Paul custom, Gibson SG, paul reed smith, american telecaster, and others. none of them compare to the sound and price of this straocaster. The pickups are very good, although i suggest replacing them with some seymour duncans. anyway, the pickups are very good for clean tones, and they are responsive to their tone controls which is always good. unlike their squiers, these have top of the line hardware, which makes tuning not a problem. The action is superb and it creates smooth playibility. Although, the distortion that can be made can be better. ive played it through MXR stompboxes and BOSS distortion pedals. the distortion is OK but lacks the raw cruch of double humbuckers like the les paul. Overall, this guitar has amazing clean tones and an adiquite fuzz tone, and very inexpensive! a must have

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The New 2010 Model

By Mike Reynolds

from Marysville, WA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Fender Mexican Made guitars have made a HUGE leap in quality over the last few years which now make them the BEST value for a quality guitar for a guitarist at any skill level. Here's why: Fender is now using higher quality hardware than every before. The quality bridge with the larger tremolo block and better wood body all give this guitar more tone and more sustain than you have expected from the Mexican Made Fenders. If you compare the new models from 2008 until present with the year 2000 model you can easily hear and feel the difference. The tone and sustain are on a new level. The pickups are also a huge upgrade from earlier models. These pickups are the most versatile pickup that I have ever heard from any Strat, mexican or american. They certainly have a very full sound with all of the Fender character. They are clearer, they are less noisy (the shielded pickguard helps immensely.) These are not thin, noisy or cheap sounding at all. They have plenty of body and heft. The clean sound is very glassy and full (which is also helped by the better sustain that the hardware gives you). If a dirty gritty rock sound, you will love these pickups played through an overdriven amp. I play the blues and am a pickup snob. Before I bought this guitar, I was prepared to have to go out and pay $200 for some really great pickups. After playing this guitar at the store and now bringing it home, there is NO WAY that I will want to switch these pickups out. There is more character in these pickups than I had dreamed was possible in a guitar that cost this much. The only flaws that I found with this guitar are with the Poly finish. I wish that Fender would market some of their Mexican guitars with a Nitro finish instead of the Polyurethane. The poly will keep your guitar looking new for years and years, but I like a more satin, matte finish. I personally decided to sand the back of the neck down with 100 grit paper, and added a linseed oil treatment which I finished off by buffing with steel wool. The neck now feels like a satin American made neck. (this took no time and no expertise at all.) Without a doubt I recommend this guitar to ANYONE who is looking for a quality instrument at a great value. There is no manufacturer that is making a higher quality guitar at this price point. This guitar could easily be played by a professional musician recording or gigging, and would also be a dream guitar to learn on. I am already planning to sell an American Strat that I have because this one is simply better.

(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very, very pleased!

By Mark

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

As a father on a budget, I wanted to promote my son's playing, but couldn't pop for the US-made Strat right now. He's an intermediate player and is starting to gain discerning taste when it comes to his guitars. He has 4 other guitars that I fear are going to collect dust as the sound the Strat produces is nothing less than stunning. This guitar is like a chameleon; regardless of the style you play, it can be as warm or crisp as you need it to be. The action is great and the look is classic. Rock hard, son!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock n rollers dream

By Rick Shank

from elyria ohio

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

today I played the standard strat and i was blown away. The single coil really gets that famous strat sound especially with a maple fretboard. I play hard rock they say rosewood is better for hard rock but I disagree. the whammy bar holds up well with mild abuse alone with the tuners as long as your not dive bombing. i recentley chnaged my style from metal to rock n roll and i am so glad I did because it just opened my guitar options and I have always wanted a strat so I am pretty sure when I go back i while get this guitar. By the way every strat in the standard series has its own sound so play everyone your store has until your satisfied. By the way dont get an HSS because if you do the humbucker ruins the legendary strat sound. Also another tip. If you want the traditional strat sound get the standard with a maple fretboard.

(9 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not my cup of tea

By Simply Simple

from California

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I chose this guitar only second to the Fender Deluxe Tele. I admit the sound is great, but I regret my decision on buying it. I'm going to trade it in for either an Epiphone SG or Les Paul. Regardless, it IS worth the money. Very good tone, just not my cup of tea. I do recommend it to others.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar for the Money!

By Bobby L

from Peekskill, New York

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this in December and let me tell you I cannot put this guitar down, the Tone is incredible for the price of this guitar. Great playability, neck is smooth, and comfortable, Well made guitar even though it's made in Mexico. I would highly recommend this instrument especially for beginners.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Standard Strat is a Great Buy

By Gray Haired & Still Rocking

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I purchased the Fender made in Mexico (MIM) Strat 5-months ago as a beginners guitar for my mid life crisis (I hadn�ۡ���t played in 35-years). I had compared it to the Epiphone Standard Les Paul and felt the Fender was much smoother and easier to play for a beginner. The body wants to hug you with its proper curvature and the neck is extremely fast and easy to maneuver. The factory had set up the truss rod, bridge and pick-ups perfectly. Though everything was fine I decided to replace the pick-ups with Fenders Samarium Cobalt pick-ups to get that Fender Custom sound. It was like a steroid shot to my Strat. The sound was fine before but this gave it even warmer tones and crisper highs. The more I play it the better it sounds and the easier it plays. It has a bluesy tone so be careful of string selection if you play rock. Oh and I did end up buying the Epiphone Les Paul 1-month ago for the hard rock tone. The Strat still plays much easier and sounds better plus I had to set up the Les Paul�ۡ���s rod, bridge and of course the pick-ups. If your just starting out or are a novice and don�ۡ���t have the money for the American Strat, buy the MIM Strat, you wont regret it.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Value

By Mark

from Issaquah, WA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Don't believe all that you read on the internet about the "failings" of this guitar. Some would have you believe that anything but an American Standard is not worth your money. I beg to differ, but you do have to do your homework. Try as many as you possibly can before you select yours as there is a variance in craftsmanship and quality of electronics. The one I purchased was on a par with the MIA but with a polyester bodycoat and lesser quality pickups. Visually, I could see no difference, but you can most assuredly hear the difference between the MIM and the MIA. But the sound difference was of no consequence to me as I replaced the electronics with EMG-SA. After that, I cannot hear any differnce between the MIM and the MIA. I gave this a 4 rating because of the quality of the stock sound (which is not bad, just not great). If you want a Fender in every sense of the word, get this, just be patient and look for that one jewel on the store shelf.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great First Guitar

By John

from New York

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought my MIA Stratocaster after searching for months for a good 1st guitar. This thing was a great first guitar. I usually played guitar on a Fender CD140SCE but I thought it was time to switch to electric. I bought this guitar with a Line 6 amp and they made a great combo. This thing is awesome! I have the sunburst color and it looks beautiful. The only thing I regret is buying it the wall because there was a nasty scratch on the back but other than that, its a great guitar.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar!

By James

from Boston, MA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I love my new Fender Standard Stratocaster. Buy first, I would suggest going to a store to try out a few and pick out the one to your liking. I took my guitar to be set up by a professional and it plays over the top. I can use the tremolo like a floyd rose now without getting out of tune. The stock pickups sound great. They have wonderful clear sounds like very warm and bluesy to very bright tones. The distortion is also a great factor about it because usually people say that a stratocaster can't play with any distortion. Well they are wrong. This stratocaster can play anthing from classic rock to Eddie Van Halen style to Hardcore Rock. For an even better sound just get a distortion pedal for $30. The maple neck and fretboard fell very good in your hands. The tuners stay in tune very well also. It is very durable and reliable. It has never quit on me. I love to take it on gigs but I just play at home. The guitar was set up fine when I got it but I just had to add some personal touches to make it feel more comfortable to me. The two tone knobs and the volume knob work like they are suppose to. Everything is great. Like I said, try it before you buy it.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!!

By Tom Polizzi

from Simsbury, CT

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I own a 2006 60th anniversary strat in a cream finish maple fretboard and let me tell you it really rings. The acoustic resonance on its own is better than any strat ive ever played. The pickups are perfectly placed, the neck finish is fantastic, and the guitar is over all well made. My only complaint is the tuners, which can fall out of tune when you bend the strings depending on the humidity. Overall a fantastic buy which I would recommend to anyone who loves guitar.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The real deal.

By Strat Cat 54

from Columbia, Maryland USA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This is the real deal Fender Stratocaster. The Squier line is nice for the money, and makes a great beginner electric guitar. But once you step up to the Standard Fender line, you do feel and hear the difference. The extra money for the American made line was not worth it to me. The quality of this guitar is excellent and it plays and feels great. I use Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings on mine for excellent sound and accurate intonation. This is the Strat to get!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Matt

from Elkins, WV

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Simply put, amazing. I have never played a better guitar. For a Mexican Strat it plays like an American. My only gripe is the pickups. Don't get me wrong they are good, but through a bad amp it makes the guitar sound terrible. All in all, this guitar just feels right, and it has an amazing vibe to it.

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