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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H80812
OVERVIEW

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
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Middle: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Bridge: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: 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: Synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States

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

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FenderAmerican Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (29)
  • Good feel (28)
  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good pick up (24)
  • Solid electronics (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (22)
  • Practicing (22)
  • Recording (21)
  • Rock concerts (14)
  • Small venues (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These new strats are awesome!

Like some reviewers this is the first time I've taken the time to review any product but I felt I wanted to express my opinion. Might help some one make a descision . I...Read complete review

Like some reviewers this is the first time I've taken the time to review any product but I felt I wanted to express my opinion. Might help some one make a descision . I purchased 2 of these guitars 2 mo,s ago. Olympic white with rosewood fretboard SSS pickups and mystic red rosewood fretboard hss pickups. I'm an experienced player and have been playing clubs, churches etc. since I was a teenager and I'm now 59. I own giibsons and fenders play through marshall and fender amps so I know tone and quality products. Long story short both these new strats are real quality guitars both totally different in sound. The SSS strat is totally traditional strat mojo ,super easy to play ,raised the strings a little and that's all. Perfect ,can't put it down. The hss model is just as much fun but kickin in the humbucker really gives that extra kick needed on some songs. Both have a lot of pop and really spanky sound. Both stay in tune perfectly after stretching the strings. No plans to change out tuning keys. Kudos to musicians friend. Great service. I bought the strat american special and loved the guitar but didn't like the Texas special pickups. They are really weak compared to these fat 50s that really shine. Returned it no hassle. I would definitely buy this product again and will continue to do buissiness with musicians friend and have bought many products here over the yrs. buy one of these fine instruments and you will be totally satisfied. Great guitars. Real workhorses.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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Reviewed by 36 customers

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5.0

The American Standard

By BluesNBBQ

from Texas

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 American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Fender is making some of the best strats they have ever produced right now. This is the quintessential Stratocaster. The Fat 50s pickups are fantastic - no need to swap them. The neck feels very nice. This guitar is substantially better than a MIM standard and very close to the deluxe in fit, finish, and quality. You just can't go wrong with that American standard if you are after a guitar in this price range.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Bad Truss Rod

    By Timmy bag of donuts.

    from Pennsylvania

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Bad Truss Rod

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful instrument!

      By Vince

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        Although I have several strats, I wanted one in Olympic White and I wanted it with a Rosewood board. Those are hard to come by. When I saw this one and that it had an option of getting it with a Rosewood board, I shopped the web and bought it from MF. At the time I bought it Fender was having a promotion and I got it at a good price. It is great in fit and finish and plays great. My only complaint is that all of the the strats I have purchased come with 9's and only 3 springs in the tremolo. I wish they would provide at least one extra spring just in case the purchaser wants to install heavier strings, I had purchased some springs when setting up other strats so I had some on hand, I will be adding a 4th spring to better balance the tension of the heavier strings and should be set. I play mainly rhythm and the feel and sound of heavier strings works better for me.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Guitar

        By MikeDV

        from USA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Beautiful Paint Job
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Very well constructed

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          My grandkids can hardly wait to play it when they get older. Not 'ready to play' but easy to get there. I bought a tuner to help. I also bought a better cord and the best small amp I could afford. Starts with 'M'.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          2015 Fender American standard strat

          By deluxe strat

          from Iowa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            the fit and finish was great and what you would expect from an American Fender. the guitar played well right out of the box. the guitar sounds good, I do like the fat 50's pickups
            If the Fender sound is what you are looking for, you wont be disappointed in this guitar

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            5.0

            Plays/sounds as nice as a '64 Strat

            By none

            from Warren, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beautiful Wall Art
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              As always, Fender is as good as ever. Many many years ago I foolishly sold a Strat that I had purchased new in 1964...regretted selling my baby the moment she was gone. I just had to have another!

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              5.0

              The best and most beautiful giutar!

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              By Bobba

              from Reno, Nevada

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Sienna Sunburst
              • Custom Shop Pickups
              • Fast Action Light Touch
              • Five Way Switch
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Molded Skb Case
              • Rosewood Fingerboard
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              Compared to my Gibson SG3 and my Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster both of which I play every day, I like the feel, sound and playability of the 60th anniversary American Standard Stratocaster more. Every detail, Frets, Fingerboard, Grains of wood, Dials and controls are just perfect.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good feeling,easy to play

              By JCat

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • I Own 14 Beautiful Guitar
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                I own vintage 335, Les Pauls and other strats......this white standard rosewood is my go to, plays like a dream, never goes out of tune...Love her!!!! All I need is compreeor/sustainer and with my 4 1965 blackface fender combos....Life is GOOD :)

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Almost compares with custom shop

                By RonL

                from Ct.

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  The workmanship on this guitar is incredible, I would almost compare it with a custom shop strat that I owned previously. The neck is comfortable and a pleasure to play, also the fat 50's pickups sound great. I would also like to mention that Musicians Friend was great to deal with, I returned one because of the color, they shipped me the three color sunburst I wanted with no hassle.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Run, don't walk.

                  By evenball

                  from mobile, alabama

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    a tool with which to communicate who you are,
                    expect to be exposed...

                    ..a wonderful thing.

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