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For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Stratocaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features. Time-honored Fender style and performance-minded modern upgrades don't have to break the bank, and this model del...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Stratocaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features. Time-honored Fender style and performance-minded modern upgrades don't have to break the bank, and this model delivers the best of both in an instrument ideal for Stratocaster players everywhere at every level. This model comes in a limited edition Blueburst over a flame maple top. Case sold separately.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Flame maple
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • Bridge: Standard Humbucker Strat
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Standard cast
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited edition finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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FenderLimited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (15)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Strat and Plays just as well

By MC Blue Flame Strat

from Lafayette, LA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

Just purchased this yesterday with a trade in of a Lone Star strat.
guitar is very pleasing to the eye and played good right out of the box.
Had my friend who is very experienced working on guitars do a quick set up.
Minor truss rod adjustment, screwed the tremolo claw in further to bring tremolo flat on the body and minor intonation adjustment and this thing plays as good as any American Standard I've picked up.(I've owned several Deluxe Americans and it's almost to that level)
Black pickguard will have to go and be replaced by a white pearloid and cream pick up covers will then be switched to white or black along with knobs. that's a quick $30-40 on Stratosphere.
Maybe locking tuners and it will be as perfect as it can get.
Pups may need change out eventually but that will take some playing to determine.
The poor pick up comment refers to the humbucker where the two coils are not flat they actually the coils are higher in the middle of the humbucker and taper down towards the outside.It works fine but it shouldn't be like this.
i played this exact model in two different GC's and the pickup was the same on both.
Overall i really like it and with a few mods this mexi will look like a cadiallac.
Wish it was a spaghetti logo but it is what it is cant have everything.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!

By Tom B

from Charlotte NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful Finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Wished the Neck Had a Gloss Finish

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

I have been waiting for a MIM (made in Mexico) HSS (Humbucker - Single-Coil - Single-Coil pickup configuration) Strat in a Blue Burst finish for a long time. This guitar is very well made, has the classic Stratocaster tone, and has the advantage of a humbucker pickup on the bridge.

The guitar was perfectly set-up out of the box and very easy to tune and play. The Blue Burst finish is even more beautiful than the picture on the GC web site.

My only wish is that the neck came in the glossy finish (instead of satin) like My Son's Red MIM Strat.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than what you pay for

By FenderLover

from Cary, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Church Band
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    More than what you pay for.... sounds really good and feels decent when you play it. Plus, the body color is limited and awesome.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the sales price

    By Wayde

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    For under $500 (which is was one sale), there's almost nothing that beats it as far as being brand new. It was delivered to me a few days before an upcoming gig and I decided to try it out right out of the box before any kind of true set up (since I simply was running out of time.) It worked very well. If I paid full price, it would be a good buy. For $100 off, it's a great buy. Also, looks very good. Got many compliments on the looks, which wasn't something I expected.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender Limited Edition MIM Strat

    By Nick Jr,

    from Spring Hill, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I 've had hundreds of guitars over the years but this guitar has by far the smoothest neck I've ever felt ! the blue flame paint is a great color with no imperfections. played great right out of the box, They should have used a fender aged white humbucker, not for sound I just dont care for the zebra color but that's a matter of taste. I May replace it with a Fender aged white Diamond back Hum. The bridge is set right and the guitar balances very good. throw on a set of Dunlop Dual chrome strap locks, a Fender chrome roller string guide and get her into a hard case right away. THIS IS THE BEST MEXICAN STANDARD QUALITY I'VE SEEN YET !

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would defintely buy it again!

      By Jake

      from Joliet, Il

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      Sweet pick ups, smooth and easy to play!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gift to my husband that he loves

      By My leg

      from Lima

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        Enjoy playing,love the sound, frets close enough to make chords easy
        Pick up make leads really stand out. Beautiful guitar

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Guitar!

        By Mike

        from Ithaca, NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Beautiful!
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          I've been playing for 27 years, and on a professional level for 25 years. This Strat is incredible. The feel of the neck is so good it makes you WANT to play. I was concerned I would have to upgrade pickups but they sound great. This guitar makes me play different, I find myself going to 7 and 9 chords, diminished and augmented chords I haven't touched in years. Vibrato and bends are so smooth I find myself doing that Gilmore 2 step bend for no reason other than the awesomeness. The sustain is incredible, comparable to my '96 Gibson Les Paul. I highly recommend this guitar!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Elegant and versatile

          By DerivativeGuitarist

          from Western Kentucky

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All of the above

            Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            This guitar has it all. Striking, both visually and sonically. Matte finished neck is superb. HSS provides a broad spectrum of tonal options. Stock hardware has performed above expectations for an import guitar.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great guitar for an affordable price.

            By Nick

            from Philadelphia, PA

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              This guitar plays and sounds great. My only complaint is when it finally came it was missing the tremolo arm (the replacement they sent wasn't the right one either). Aside from shipping issues it's good and for an affordable price.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT BUY

              By Scratchpad

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                This is my second guitar purchase. My reward/upgrade to myself as I have completed 2 years of devoted learning on the guitar! I fell in love with this instrument fairly quick! Although the bullet that I was learning on was satisfactory for learning, I really see and feel the difference in this guitar! Very pleased and the staff in Atlanta, Ga. were very helpful and seemed to love their job. I look forward to 2 more years of growth and God willing, will be back to upgrade for a 3rd time. Bet your bottom dollar it will be a Strat from GC!! Thanks guys, keep pickin'!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Solid Strat

                By NOMAD

                from Salem, OR

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  Went into my local guitar center looking for a Strat, The Blue on this one popped so well. Plugged it in to an AC-15, long story short really solid Strat!

                   
                  5.0

                  Beyond Beautiful!

                  By Jack

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  It's absolutely beautiful and a dream to play. The pickups are pretty good but I'll upgrade to a Lace setup to get more out of it. The craftsmanship is flawless and it arrived in perfect condition, Guitar Center has never done me wrong about taking care of packing. For the price I don't think I have a better guitar, it rivals my American made Strats. This one is definitely a keeper, the photo doesn't do it justice, it is drop dead gorgeous. And the feel, just no words, it's like holding a beautiful woman, you hold it with gentle hands. I love it!

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful flawless and great sounding guitar!

                  By Barry

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  My Strat is flawless, neck and fretting perfect, flame maple finish simply beautiful, intonation spot on (minor adjustment on 3 strings only), plays wonderful and sounds even better. I expected to change the factory strings but no - it came with Fender bullets, I just ordered exact replacements for when they do need changing. This is really a quality instrument, the MIM is really doing a great job! Then why only 4 stars? Shipping - shipping was unexpectedly fast but my guitar came in a box for a Sterling Musicman not Fender and because of that I did not receive the tremolo arm, it taken over a month conversing with Guitar Center for me to receive a replacement tremolo arm and aged tips which I did receive without additional cost, it was just the inconvenience of having to do this that I did not give a 5 star rating. For some reason though Guitar Center was the only distributor that offered the Blue Maple Flame and that with a discounted price, so thank you Guitar Center for that. I'm a very happy customer!

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar

                  By ERROR

                  from Baltimore,MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                    I'm in a band for fun in school, and this guitar can handle any jam. Guaranteed.

                     
                    4.0

                    beautiful, arrived w.scratches and no whammy bar

                    By bluegit

                    from central oregon

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                      Plays great, color is even more beautiful than the photo. It had some nicks and scratches, just lightly so not really a problem. Was missing the bar, so going to call store.Very worth the price. Reommending.

                       
                      5.0

                      A Great First Guitar !

                      By Ultra Gator

                      from Lake City Fla

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                        Wanted A Fender & decided to settle for this limited edition strat ! Althou its 'MIM' it plays outstandingly and will most likely be my # 1 for years to come ! Only con was when I went to pick it up at the store I found out that it was shipped from another store and had been played quite A bit and I was hoping for A NEW guitar and not one that had been used by many!

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice Color!!

                        By Donald

                        from undisclosed

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                        I own 12 other Stratocasters and bought this one because of the color and it was on sale. I had planned on switching the electronics with a loaded texas special pickguard; but am mostly happy with the sound. The set up was good out of the box and the neck was free of any sharp fret edges. It plays well and stays in tune as long as you don't go too crazy with the tremolo bar. The bridge humbucker is pretty hot and a little darker than a single coil. The middle and neck pickups are just o.k. This is one good looking strat!!

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great guitar picked it up a week ago plays and sounds great!

                        By rasjr

                        from tonawanda ny

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                          use it in my band, my bandmates cant believe how nice it plays and sounds

                           
                          5.0

                          Get it while you can!

                          By GCGuy

                          from Oklahoma

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Rock Concerts

                            Comments about Fender Limited Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                            This guitar looks even better in person. The fretboard is a maple gloss finish. The intonation is great, even with the stock strings it stays in tune. The humbucker is not the fattest sounding, but the neck pick up is music to my ears.

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