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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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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 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (33)
  • Good feel (32)
  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good pick up (26)
  • Solid electronics (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (26)
  • Practicing (25)
  • Recording (23)
  • Rock concerts (17)
  • Small venues (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best American standard strat in years

By SOD-J6FrU

from Michigan

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Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Best American strat in years.. Well worth the money.. Get it... The new greenish color looks nice.. I just wanted a white strat..
Purchased this guitar about a week ago. Olympic white.. When it showed up to my house I gave it a quick setup and away we went. I guess the big difference maker for me were the fat 50's pups.. Very nice upgrade! Should've been on there all along. Plays just as you know it can. Very well.. It's an American strat....
Once again the pups are what does it for me... Very very nice vintage strat sound. I play through a slew of amps.. I prefer playing this through a twin reverb.. No pedals... Just clean with a hint of spring verb...
Very good purchase and not as expensive as a deluxe. But the pups make it sound better than the deluxe.
Maybe fender should do something like this to their deluxe models. Just sayin.. Blows the noiseless s1 crap away....
It a fender... It's very nice.... Clean and no blemishes.. The pups pole are staggerd quite a bit so a setup is needed.. But once dialed in.. It's very tone full. Round, full, almost woody tone.
Great value for the tones you are getting...

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By Just a guitar guy

from Chesterfield, IN

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Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

It's a Fender Stratocaster! Love at first sight and strum.
It's a Fender Stratocaster with Custom Shop Fat '50s Pickups being the only major change. Dark 3 Tone Sunburst. Rosewood fretboard. I give it a 10 because it's a classic guitar and everyone needs at least one Strat in their collection.
It's a Fender Stratocaster! Quality from the factory was perfect. Excellent finish, action, and really nice SKB case. The 3 tone sunburst was darker than I had expected, but it was more to my liking than a lighter sunburst -- but that's subjective. The Custom Shop Fat '50s deliver nice lows and shimmering highs. I can only compare it to my other Strat, a Texas Special I've had for 11 years. The Texas Specials have more midrange. These Fat '50s were a surprise -- totally different from what I'm used to, but I like them.
It's a Fender Stratocaster! It will last a lifetime. Some would say that it's too expensive, but it's iconic, Made In America, and plays and sounds great just plugged into an amp or with effects.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These new strats are awesome!

By Mbgoode

from Spartanburg , South Carolina

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Totally Satisfied
  • Wonderful Guitars

Cons

  • No Complaints
  • no cons

Best Uses

  • Great For All Styles
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

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.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this Guitar!!! Will keep for life!!

By theahn

from Potomac, MD

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Noisy Pickups

Best Uses

  • everything

Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. It's super light with a fast and lovely neck. It is superbly built and no matter what you do to the tremolo, it stays in tune. What I love most about this guitar is that it's meant for players rather than show offs. This you can tell because the neck is not coated in sticky gloss, the quality is in the electronics and the play-ability (such as staggered tuners). And they use custom shop pickups which sound AMAZING. I can play it for hours. Only cons is that while I understand single coil pickups are noisy, these seem especially so. I also wish the neck pickup worked better with high gain and overdrive/distortion. One surprising thing about this Strat is that the Tone knob adjusts tone for both middle and bridge. This is a mod that I usually do for every Strat I buy, but Fender beat me to it:) This is by far the best Stratocaster I've ever played because it has the player in mind, and there's something about buying a new guitar that makes it feel truly and wholly yours.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sounds great, with imperfections

By eric

from long island, ny

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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.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It's a nice Strat

    By Crow

    from NM

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I just bought a MIM strat a month ago. I liked it, except for the terribe sharp edges on the frets. So, I read the reviews on this, and the rolled edges and fretwork caught my eye. This one is what the MIM should be IMHO. The action was high for me. I adjusted it, and I set up the tremelo to float. if I didn't want a tremelo that worked, I would stick with my telecasters. Unlike another reviewer, mine is staying in Tune. I am not Jeff Beck, and I don't use the Trem a lot. But after I gave my choice of strings a good stretching, this guitar stays in tune just fine. I expected a little more from the pickups, but I have no complaints. The funny thing is that I compare it to my Classic Vibe Strat to see how good it is. It's as good. The Squire CV line are amazing for the money. But I wanted better electronics so I went for this guitar knowing I would be getting better electronics. I expected to get a guitar that played nice, sounded nice and looked great. This one does. It's a step up from the MIM strat, but not by much. The frets don't bite me, that's nice. I am keeping my MIM too. I don't have a rave review to give, but I don't have any dissapointments with this guitar. The bottom Tone knob is sticky, really sticky. I don't know why, but its not a deal breaker. I really didn't know what I expected from the Custom Shop Fat 50's. But they are nice and clean, no noise. THis is probably a weak review. But if you want a guitar you don't have to "fix" before it's nice, buy one of these. it's every bit as nice as my Suire, and belive it or not, that's not a slam. This is just as nice as my USA 2000 Lonestar Strat too. I can't put one above the other. I was never in love with the Tesas Specials in the Lonestar, but the SD Humbuckers in it were really nice. I wanted an Olympic White, with the Rosewood fretboard, and I am not dissapointed. I changed out the Aged White knobs and pup covers to Parhment, and I like the look better. So, what am I saying here? Nice guitar that won't disappoint. and it should last the rest of my life. I don't plan on selling or "upgrading" it.It's good as is. Very nice American made Strat.Get one! Enjoy!

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AN AMERICAN CLASSIC

      By Stevie Ray

      from Roeland Park, Ks

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        The Strat has what they call a floating bridge. I had to take the back off to tighten the springs so that bridge would not hardly move at all, because it would simply not stay in tune. Before I tightened the springs I spent 3 days just trying to keep it in tune. Now it plays nice, and stays in tune. If anyone else has that problem, this is the fix. Very happy now. Musicians Friend shipped it to me in 3 days. Great Job.!!!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Miles ahead of the 2008 model

        By Grimey

        from Utah

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        Pros

        • Custom Shop Pickups
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone
        • Great Broken-in Feel
        • Great Craftsmanship

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • everything

          Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is amazing. I own a 2008 Amer. Standard also, but this one is miles ahead. First off, both the strats I own are Olympic White with rosewood fretboard. The neck and and rolled edges on the 2012 are easily superior. The 2008 is nice as well, but this one plays like an old broken in relic, so smooth! The fretboard is much better quality, at least to me. On the 2008 the dark tint started coming off after a few weeks of playing. The 2012's neck is not as dark, but it seems a lot more durable. Also, the body color is incredible, especially the white with aged white plastic parts (tone/volume knobs, pup covers, etc), it just looks like a masterpiece. This one has the 2 point bridge/trem, which seems much better and stays in tune well, unlike my 2008.

          More importantly, the Pups in this sucker alone make this guitar far superior, (custom shop 50's!!!) go try one out!! it has incredible, I mean insane clean sounds, so clear and bright, but can be very warm and jazzy as well on the neck. and guess what? has a very classy growl as well with some dirt. tone bypass feature works very well with volume on 10

          Guys, this is by far the best deal Fender has put out in a very long time, no Gibson I've played has ever been better than this, and this is actually affordable for most people. this baby can do anything. (The SKB case is also awesome) if i were to have one guitar, this is it.

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          The last Strat that I will ever need!

          By JC

          from Gulf Coast, MS.

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • great price
          • Great sounding pick ups
          • Nice case
          • The finish is great

          Cons

          • Frets needed polishing
          • Neck was dry needed oil
          • Strings were cheap 9's

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          This is a very nice well built Fender Strat for a great price. I have always wanted a white Olympic Strat like Jimi's and this thing looks awesome in color.
          No mint green pickguard, that is a plus and the aged plastic looks very nice and well done. It is like an Ivory creamy white very classy looking. The only problem I had at first was that the frets felt kinda rough and so I gave them a polish with 8000 grit emery cloth and now they feel smooth and creamy. Also the rosewood looked a bit dry so I conditioned that as well and put some Dunlop 10's on it and now it plays like a dream. Other than that it is a great guitar that will keep me happy for many years to come! I think that Fender has upped their quality recently. Plus it is made in the good ole USA. I play it through a Mesa Trans Atlantic and it totally gets that Fender clear bell tone and also some very nice distorted tones too without any nasty dissonent overtones...so I think the 50's pickups they put in this guitar was a very good choice. I checked under the "hood" and it is routed to also accept neck/bridge humbuckers if needed. I really like that option too, and is so easy to slap a new pickgaurd loaded with that configuration on to it. So it is also a very versatile and easily upgradeable instrument!! Bottom line is that it has a great neck and body that feel awesome to play and this is my 3rd strat all US made, and this is by far the best one of all.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Run, don't walk.

          By evenball

          from mobile, alabama

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          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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