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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Mystic Red Rosewood

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Overview
  • Solid alder body (urethane finish)
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck front with satin back
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
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The most-popular American Strat, now with upgraded electronics and hardware.

The American Standard Stratocaster is the same great best-selling, go-to guitar it has always been, and now it’s upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s pickups. This latest iteration of the time-honored classic is the very essence of Strat tone and remains a beauty to see, hear and feel.

Features include hand-rolled fingerboard edges, Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups, staggered tuners, improved bridge with bent steel saddles and copper-infused high-mass block for increased resonance and sustain, tinted neck, high-gloss maple or rosewood fretboard, satin neck back for smooth playability, thin-finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance. Comes with Fender Tolex case.

Features
  • Solid alder body (urethane finish)
  • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck front with satin back
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 3 full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s pickups
  • Delta-tone no-load circuit (includes high output bridge pickup and special no-load tone control for middle and bridge pickups)
  • Bent steel Fender saddles
  • Copper Infused Cast Strat Bridge Block (steel with copper- 100% metal) for Increased Mass and Improved Tone
  • Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
  • American 2-point trem
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard
  • Staggered machine heads
  • Aged plastic parts
  • Fender Tolex case, cable, strap, and polishing cloth

Play Fender's most famous guitar. Don't hesitate, make it yours today.

 
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FenderAmerican Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Solid electronics (17)
  • Good pick up (16)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (14)
    • Practicing (13)
    • Recording (12)
    • Small venues (8)
    • Rock concerts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (17), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar; Slight Reservations

    By Srikrishna T A

    from Chennai, India

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Great Pickups
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Clean Tones
      • Jazz Funk

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Great build quality.

      Beautiful piece of Ash for the body on the guitar I got, great flawless paint job on it.

      I dig being able to see the wood grain through the paint so Sienna Sunburst on Ash it was.

      This choice of wood also suits my desire for tighter, more focused bass response from the harder Ash than the less dense Alder.

      Somehow , I find myself wanting the mid range to be a bit stronger.

      Amazing PU's, the Fat 50's. Beautiful tone. Very articulate.

      Mine's the Sienna Sunburst SSS with Rosewood fretboard.

      I don't like my tone getting too jangly (which IMHO it tends to do with a maple fretboard).
      I like it sounding clear, bright but still velvety-earthy and rich.

      Now I live In India and had this shipped by MF to a friend who was coming down.

      So it was shipped from somewhere to Nashville, went around on a flight via Frankfurt and ended up in Chennai, India.

      The climatic changes obviously being huge.

      Surprisingly, the set up wasn't affected a lot. The guitar stabilized after 4-5 days of my having it, adapting to the climate, If you will.

      My only gripe (not with MF or Fender), while it IS the best guitar I've ever played, it's till not flawlessly set-up.

      Some minor buzz when played without an amp which isn't a major issue since none of that buzz is audible when amplified.

      I can't find a good enough luthier here to trust with this guitar and I'm not great at setting guitars up.

      I removed the stock strings within a couple of days.
      This guitar would definitely benefit from .10 gauge Blue Steel.

      Reservations:

      1. I was expecting the mid frequencies to be stronger. No issues, can always boost it some other way. Also, since I didn't have the luxury of trying out a few pieces before buying, I cannot complain about this.

      I feel pieces of Ash wood are less consistent sonically than Alder, so.

      2. I've never had a C shaped neck. I've gotten used to it with this guitar and it's great but I sometimes still find it lacking that extra meat. Having learnt on a 40 year old acoustic with a chunky D shaped rosewood neck, I might enjoy an early 50's D shaped maple strat neck (like the Hot Rod ones) more or even a 50's les paul neck.

      Having said that, this neck does work particularly well for me when playing Jazz-Funk and doing comping rhythm work and some other intricate rhythm work with envelope filters engaged.

      3. Purely cosmetic, this. Maybe this should've come with the white pearloid pickguard which, IMO, looks cooler than the plain white one on this.

      Note: I have NEVER had any trouble bending even 2 tones up on the 9.5" radius fretboard.

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      5.0

      Used American Strat - good as new!

      By Bill

      from Novelty, Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            I bought this American Standard Strat in #2 Used Condition, meaning not mint, but not far off. It was beautiful out of the box. I can find only one thing that is not near perfect. That's a slightly cracked tone dial. So for that, Musician's Friend gave me a very attractive discount. I'll take it! The guitar plays wonderfully. My main amp is a four-channel Mesa Boogie and this Strat puts out great clean and dirty tones through it. I love Gibson guitars for what they do, but tone-wise the Fender Strat has to be the most versatile guitar made.

            This is my first American Strat. Previously I've owned an MIM, an MIM FSR, and an MIM Classic '60's Player. I loved the Classic Player and figured this American would be essentially like that only with better finishing. However, this American is a notable step up in both sound quality and finish.

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            5.0

            dream guitar

            By mike

            from Clinton IA

            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
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              this guitar is quality from top to bottom right out of the box!!!! great tone....beautiful finish(0lympic White)....superb action....by far the best built guitar I have ever owned!!!!FENDER quality is absolutely amazing....anyone thinking about buying a Strat should not hesitate to purchase one of these beauty's!!!

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              5.0

              There's nothing else like it,

              By Stoney

              from NC,

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is above them all for the price, the sound, the way she plays, and the feel of the neck is great. I have a Les Paul tribute , Schecter C1 Hellraiser, a fender Strat blacktop, and know this American Standard Strat.
              I love them all, each one has its own little something that makes them good, but this America Standard can do anything I want so much better. I have not played any of my other guitars fore day one of this American Standard coming to my door. She is everything anyone could want in a great guitar and more, all I can tell you is this, if you want a American Strat this is the one to get, the custom shop fat 50s sound incredible, and the two point tremoloI is so smooth and stays in tune very well.
              Go play one is the best advice I can give you, BUT be ready to take her home because you well want it if you play it.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It's a nice guitar

              By Tim

              from LA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Flat Sound

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              GOOD

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              5.0

              Worth every cent

              By Howie B.

              from New Jersey

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent playability
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Makes Practicing Fun
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                A few tweeks and it plays perfectly. Great tone in all settings. Now I know what a quality guitar is. Why did I wait so long?

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                5.0

                American Strat

                By Bob

                from NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  Plays very nice. I like it very much.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic

                  By RCF 2013

                  from Texas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • All Pro Level

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  I think Fender is producing some of the best guitars they have ever produced in the history of the company.

                  Fit, finish, playability, and tone is excellent.

                  Although the first one I ordered had a problem intonating the 6th (low E) string. I think the bridge was installed a hair to far forward because even with the saddle screwed all the way back the 6th string was still a bit sharp when fretted at the 12th fret.

                  But big time kudos to Musicians Friend in making it right. I sent the first one back and they immediately sent me out a replacement model that was PERFECT! Right out of the box it was set up flawlessly. That is the first time I have ever purchased a Fender guitar online that was perfectly set up. Incredible fretwork finishing and overall build quality was amazing, very impressed.

                  I have owned several American Strats in the 38 years I have been playing and this 2013 model is the best one yet.

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                  5.0

                  OUTSTANDING

                  By jcboesenberg

                  from Chandler AZ

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • none yet

                  Best Uses

                  • Personal enjoyment

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  I have nothing but great things to say about my new strat. This is my second Fender and as with the first, it doesn't disappoint.

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                  (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Sounds great, with imperfections

                  By eric

                  from long island, ny

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    The guitar sounds great, and feels great. but i expected better craftsmanship from fender. the paint job had lines in it which i could see and feel, some glue appeared to leak out from one of the frets, and i contacted MC before hand to make sure it was the darker tone headstock with gray lettering which they confirmed it was, then of course it wasnt.

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