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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... Read More

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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, 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
 
3.5

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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.

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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.

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