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... Read More
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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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.
Reviewed by 53 customers
This is my first Strat, I got the black with maple neck. It is absolutely gorgeous. I cant say enough about it. I put new strings on as soon as I got it, Ernie Ball, and it stays in tune just fine. very little tuning. Playing it through my Line6 amp. GC was great as well. ordered on line and picked up in Wilmington, Del. Great group of people. I cant tell you how pleased I am with both the guitar and GC Wilmington..... a customer for life....
I have had this guitar for around 3 years now its never let me down it's a perfect guitar to just jam on it will usually stay in tuned as long as you don't hit it on something, it's good with any kind of genre reggae, heavy metal, an jazz
i picked this guitar up from my local guitar center for a steal. it was used It's still in mint condition and plays like a dream. the best money i have ever spent in my life no doubt about it. even for the sticker price of 500$ on the new models i would gladly drop every bit of it for this guitar. the tone it produces . great for everything from "metal" to bright clear cleans! I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS GUITAR
This is my first Stratocaster i've bought and it sounds, looks and feels great! The pickups sounded real good but replaced them with some Fender Lace Sensor Pickups for a cleaner, bolder sound. i play Rock n Roll, Blues, Rockabilly, Surf and Indie music and its perfect for that. It really shines through my Bugera V5 amp. The only thing that kinda bothered me was the 5 way switch was a little loose (no fuzzy sounds when using it though) but will replace later with a U.S.A 5 way switch which i heard improves the sound a little better as well. Still a great and fun guitar to play!
If you are planning on ordering on line or letting the store clerk bring one for you, you are better off buying an American because chances are you will be disappointed as most of these feel, look and sound sub-standard. I just bough one of these Mexicans and in the process I learned something about Fender that hopefully can help you find the perfect Strat: All the American models are mostly very good guitars, my guess is because tight quality control. The Mexicans and hit-and-miss and come in a very wide range of qualities and while the mayority are sub-standard, ocasionally you can find the one that match AND even some are BETTER than the American Standards in every way. The Mexican I bough was about the fifth one I tried and even after trying about another DOZEN or so more, none matched its tone and some were SERIOUS fails. I then tried the HHS models, and wile the HHS gives you higher gain for screaming solos (the good ones - still same random quality issues), they din't match the warmth and definition of the one Mexican I found when using the single Coils but that is more of a personal preference. Then I tried it against an American DELUXE and while the feel and finish of the guitar is evidently not deluxe, tone wise my Mexican was right up there. Then I picked up an American Standard and to my surprise, the craftmanship was not better AND while close, the Mexican still produced fatter tones. So a bought the black Mexican (not my choice of color). If you are in the Market for a Strat, this Mex is a great choice if you have LOTS of time to visit multiple stores and the ear sensitivity/training to try lots and lots of Strats ON THE SAME AMP until you find that great one.
I recently bought a Fender Stratocaster, and I absolutely love it. It has a rich, full sound, and looks amazing. It is a great guitar to have because of its huge range of sounds, and can play any style of music, so is great for those who want to rock out to their favorite songs. I highly recommend this to anyone who asks, and you cannot go wrong with buying one. Stay classy
I recieved this guitar and was surprised at the instruments' natural resonance(playing un-plugged that is). This isn't my first rodeo with strats, I've owned/played many a fine, was even allowed to touch a heavy relic model in the hands of a one Matthew Nelson(on a cruise ship show they were doing) This is a nice guitar. Action was perfect out of the box, was practically in tune as well. Neck felt perfect, the satin finish is the way to go in my opinion. The pick-ups..well.. didn't perform perfectly across the board like my other guitars do. Possibly going to replace them someday with the YJM fury signature pick-ups. I own a fairly wide spectrum of intruments including a 7string schecter, a slash signature les paul, and old '93 les paul that I personally refurbished, two les paul copies that I put togeather from a guy on ebay(even slash will tell you you can find a diamond in the rough with copies). I gigged 2 days later with it and it passed, a little "creaking" when the vibrato bar is used but I tracked the problem down to the string tree. I do all my own set-ups and modifications and this will be a good one to mess with. Got the midnight wine w/rosewood fretboard unusaul finish not quite sure if it's black or dark red to the naked eye and it has a slight sparkle to it VERY slight!! As I don't care for sparkly guitars, acctually they make me throw-up a little. Very nice for the price..this one's a keeper!!
After playing a plethora of fender stratocasters over the last few months. I bought this little baby about two weeks ago. I chose the tobacco burst / maple neck combo.That's classic. I've played them all and this strat delivers. I really could not tell the difference between the American and this Mexican strat. So I wasn't going to shell out the extra cash just to say its American. Besides, I plan to use and abuse this axe. I really love the satin finish on the back of the neck. I chose the HSS design because I want to be able to have that humbucker sound when I need it without sacraficing the strat sound from the other two pickups. I mean thats why you buy a strat right? I had a local luthier set it up and it was really close out of the box. A couple of adjustments to the nut was the only thing out of the ordinary. The action is extremely low. One thing I was surprised about was the amount of sustain I can get from this guitar. I can really make this thing sing. Its a pleasure to play. Guitar Center threw in a gig bag which made the net price of the guitar super low. I'm having fun breaking this thing in and would buy another in a heartbeat.
i played this at guitar center the other day, not expecting to be impressed. most of the strats i take off the wall are not very good. but when i plugged this in, and heard the fender chunk i like hearing i was astonished. i was even more impressed when i looked at the tag, expecting an american standard. when i saw it was a mexican made strat all i said was "wow!" if i had the money i would have bought that guitar right on the spot
My guitar arsenal currently consists of a Schecter Gryphon 7 string, a Fender Standard Telecaster, a Squier Bullet, and a Squier '51. I'm saving up right now to get one of these in Arctic White with the maple fretboard. I've played many guitars (thanks to my uncle) and this is one that plays phenomenal and won't completely break the bank for anyone, including teenagers. I am so pumped to buy this!!!!
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