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Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

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The Standard Stratocaster Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body. Other features include three single-coil pickups, tint... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Standard Stratocaster Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body. Other features include three single-coil pickups, tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish, rosewood or maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius, three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and '70s-style headstock logo. Available in Tobacco Sunburst (rosewood fingerboard shown here) and Aged Cherry Burst (maple fingerboard, our sku# H96916).

Features
  • Flame maple top on the alder body
  • Single-coil neck, middle pickup and bridge pickups
  • Tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius
  • Three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs
Specifications
  • Body
    Body Material: Alder with Flame Maple Top
    Body Finish: Polyester
    Body Shape: Stratocaster

    Neck
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the face of the headstock
    Neck Shape: Modern "C"
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Number of Frets: 21
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
    Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
    Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

    Electronics
    Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
    Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
    Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

    Hardware

    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
    Tremolo Arm: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
    Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
    Switch Tips: Parchment
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
    Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
    Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

    Miscellaneous

    Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
    Other Features: Flame Maple Top, Vintage Styling, Parchment Plastic Parts
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FenderStandard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not a bad guitar...but needs work

By SimonD

from Fairfield, CT

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Looks
  • Price

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard:

I thought long and hard about whether to buy a Standard (Mex) Strat or to go for the much more expensive American Standard...or to just stick with my $100 school-sale Squier. The combination of a price-drop and the GC credit deal made me go for the Plus Top and I figured my basic playing level did not warrant a more expensive guitar. After a short wait and a little mix up around delivery I took ownership about a year ago. First off, the guitar looks amazing with its maple veneer sunburst finish (rosewood neck) and classic slim headstock design (now common across most models). I cannot think of a better-looking Strat available either standard or custom; to me it looks way better than other sunburst finishes and I don't know why Fender doesn't do this finish on more models. Upon first play it was obvious that some basic set up was required so I packed it off to a local specialist who did a very good job in setting up the playing action. Twelve months down the line I've had the chance to play it a lot and to draw some conclusions; in summary I'm still struggling to really like the guitar. The neck seems to require frequent adjustment to keep a reasonable action while avoiding string buzz and I suspect that it is very susceptible to changes in room temp and humidity. The overall tone is not great but this may be down to my amp (which is temperamental) and the ongoing setup issues. I will persevere of course and may invest in a hard case to minimize the effects of temp/humidity between plays and my (back-ordered) new amp may provide further relief. Would I recommend the guitar? For the chance to own a genuine Strat, on balance I would say yes but be prepared for regular setup costs and to get to grips with the basics of neck adjustment yourself. I expect these hassles are common to more expensive models too so no reason to single out the Plus Top.....good luck and please post a review if you have one of these.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Mexican Strat

By Synapse2k

from New York, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Setup
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Cracks At Neck Pocket
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard:

Overall, it is a beautiful guitar. My only complaint is about quality control. The guitar came with many cracks by the neck pocket which was a result of over-tightening the bolts by the neck. I can't understand why Fender would allow a guitar with damage like that to be cleared for shipment. I returned the guitar and am waiting for a replacement. The tone is decent. The pickups leave more to be desired but they'd be fine for most applications. I'm just really picky when it comes to my tone. I'll probably replace the pickups with Seymour Duncan Alnico V's once I find a used set for a good price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top Notch Strat

By Thunda

from Tennessee

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard:

    Solid build. Intonationed perfect from the factory. Excellent fit and the finish is spectacular, the photos do not do it justice. The only adjustment I had to do was on the tremolo bridge, it was all the way back and only allowed raising the tone, not lowering it. The trem arm screwed in well until about half way (half the threads were still showing), then it got really tight. The trem block appears to be made of higher quality materials than earlier models and should not need replacement.

    The pickup heights were set right. These are great sounding strat pickups and the bridge pickup is not thin sounding like on other strat models. Excellent quack in the bridge/middle position, the neck/middle position is more subdued. 60 cycle hum is minimal unless you are really close to the amp or have a lot of dimmers/flourescent lights/TV's/refigeration units close by.

    It is a polyurethane finish which I actually prefer over nitro finishes because it looks fabulous and will last a lifetime. The flamed maple top is actually a thin veneer but looks really good, especially in the light.

    The tuners are high quality and hold tune well. The nut is cut properly.
    Fret ends are dressed properly, no sharp ends.

    It feels good, solid like a quality instrument should. It is MIM, but it feels, sounds and plays as well as any USA model.

    This is a great Strat at a great price that is gig worthy almost right out of the box.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful guitar!

    By Curly

    from Kennewick, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Appearance
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Action

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard:

    The tobacco sunburst flame maple top is stunningly beautiful! And the rosewood fretboard has a wonderful feel to it. The action that this guitar came from the factory with was much higher than I like. As I adjusted the string saddles down I didn't experience any buzzing frets, but several of the strings were deadened in certain parts of the neck. Inspection of the neck revealed that there was more curvature in the neck than I am used to seeing in a new guitar. Minor adjustment of the truss rod cleaned this right up, and then adjustment of the string saddles brought the action down to where I wanted it. It plays very nicely now, and has that classic Strat tone!

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value on top notch MIM strat

    By Ben Jamin

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I stumbled upon these plus tops in a thread, did some research, then bought one from this site with the hundred smackaroonie labor day weekend discount (fo fiddy shipped). It arrived yesterday, and with a little tweaking to the setup (added 2 springs, tightened claw, lemon-oiled the fretboard, slight relief to truss rod) it is one great guitar!

        Aside from the beautiful flame top and alder back (the body is just gorgeous), the front of the headstock has a gloss finish with 70's style logo, and the back of the neck has that nice satin urethene finish with the feel of a usa strat. And the neck itself feels and plays very nicely and the fretwork is well done. I got the tobacco burst with rosewood fretboard. This is probably the nicest looking strat I have owned, and I have had many dozens of strats!

        The pickups sound like typical mim pups (not bad, some say hotter than typical mim strat pups, but that could be the maple top influencing the tone), but I will likely swap them out for a set of fender custom shop's that I have.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My best strat outta 6 that I have

        By Stratman#3

        from philly

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Needed A New Nut

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard:

          I have 29 guitars LPs, Prs,Fenders,this by far is my best strat ,the pickups have got to be the fullest sounding Ive came across & Ive tried many on my search,they match my Prs DGT almost but they are a lil more clearer sounding which is a big plus,just an awesome price minus the discount,if your lookin for a fuller sound this is for you,I sent back a 60 player with 69 pups ,sounded very thin compared to this one,I just ordered the nitro handstained strat ,hope its as good as this plus top,now I wanna sell my other strats and get another plus top,I put a new Tusq nut on & a brass trem block from GFS (didnt notice anything) the stock block are newer heavier blocks,just an awesome guitar .

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Mexico-made, killer pups, cheap! cheg

          By Earthlyangels

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Action And Trem
          • Beautiful
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Pickups

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Rosewood Fingerboard:

            Terrific value! I owned a beautiful Strat Select (about 2K) and the 'plus top' line from Mexico is close enough to it at 1300 less! I mean the Mexico guitar has REAL good pickups, is beautifully finished with handsome woods, good setup as delivered, and great color scheme with the rosewood fretboard.
            I have owned a Jimmy Vaughn, Eric Johnson, Tokai lawsuits from Japan, and the vintage Japan Squiers. This Mexico Strat is NOT second rate and is available in my shop for 520 and no case. Big deal.
            What a VALUE and it sounds 'fine' in every position. That means clear, strong, Stratty, and not weak or thin in any position. Get the rear tone control set for the bridge pickup with a simple jumper wire on the switch and maybe consider an all-steel or brass toneblock (at GFS for 20). You are done and have a really nice Strat for modest money. Do not pass this by... go look at them and hear them.

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