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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar  3-Color Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

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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...Read More

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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
  • 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

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FenderAmerican Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (32)
  • Good feel (31)
  • Fun to play (28)
  • Good pick up (26)
  • Solid electronics (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (25)
  • Practicing (24)
  • Recording (23)
  • Rock concerts (16)
  • Small venues (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Novice (5), Professional musician (5)

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 40 customers

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5.0

Love the Strat

By R E H

from Palos Verdes, Ca

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is fun to play and has the great strat sound I was looking for. Customer service is great..

     
    5.0

    Everything you would expect & more

    By Greg

    from Cave Creek, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Feels great to play, sounds great & looks amazing!

       
      4.0

      Musician's Friend still doing a good job!!

      By R E H

      from Palos Verdes, Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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:

        I asked to have the guitar checked out and M F did just that. It's hard to go wrong with an American strat and this is no exception. Really nice guitar and set up well.. I was apprehensive because of the G C connection, but it didn't matter. Good experience over all..

         
        5.0

        Superb all around, rewards familiarity and tweaking

        By Tigerer

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Novice

        Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I picked up a 2012 American Standard about three or four months back and am still blown away by the quality of the tone and feel every time I pick it up. For context, I've been playing for about twelve years and have owned a variety of mid grade guitars (Mexican Fenders, Epiphones, and a Schecter or two back in the day) and played plenty of vintage and higher end guitars.

        The guitar itself is beautiful. I have an Olympic white model and the finish is pretty much flawless. The hardware is an obvious step up from Mexi models that I've played and owned and the neck feels really, really great. I've always found strats to be one of the most comfortable guitars to play and this one is just that much more.

        The Fat 50's are lighter and clearer than any pickup I've ever heard and absolutely superb for clean playing. As others have noted, they are a little scooped and don't have as much mid range as other strat sets, but that's neither a pro or con in my book, its just the fact of the matter.

        My one gripe is a typical one - the two point tremolo system has a learning curve and I'm still climbing it. I bought mine used and it had been setup previously and then restrung with a different gauge of string than either factory standard OR the set described in a setup sheet I was given. Obviously, that's not a problem with the guitar itself but I've now restrung and tweaked the setup two or three times and a good mix of the desired tension, action, and float still eludes me. Most guitars require a little less time and effort to get right, but I feel that the payoff so far has definitely been worth it.

        If you're looking for a classic strat sound and want the best of every quality that goes into that definition, this is the guitar. If you're picky about setup or ignorant of a how a floating tremolo works, be prepared for some research and work. Or pay someone to do it and avoid the self made frustration I've faced.

         
        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.

          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bad Truss Rod

          By Timmy bag of donuts.

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Bad Truss Rod

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Beautiful instrument!

            By Vince

            from undisclosed

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            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.

              (0 of 2 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'.

                (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

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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