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    The icon, enhanced with modern tweaks!

    The Fender American Stratocaster Electric Guitar is a Fender icon. Yep, even the Lefty. Juicy upgrades include a richer, deeper neck tint for a more elegant and expensive appearance. Glossed neck front for improved looks with satin back for smooth playability. Bent steel Fender saddles with classic look and great tone. String spacing narrowed for modern playability, saddle height screws re-sized to reduce rough feel, and string slot on saddle elongated to reduce string friction or breakage. Copper Infused Cast Strat Bridge Block (steel with copper- 100% metal) for increased mass and improved tone. This Strat features the original headstock shape but has staggered machine heads losing one string tree and improving string angle over the nut. Custom staggered pickup magnets improve string-to-string balance and give the G-string better tone. Cosmetics include parchment/black/parchment pickguard and parchment pickup covers, knobs, and tips.

    The return of the American Standard Series Strat continues Fender's tradition of commitment to the people who play Fender instruments out there in the real world. Today's American Standard Stratocaster guitars are worthy heirs of their revered ancestors--mindful of player needs and taking full advantage of modern advances, yet remaining completely true to the elements and spirit that made these instruments legendary in the first place. They feature excellent bridges, neck and body finishes, and a Fender Fender Tolex case. Still there are the beloved hand-rolled fingerboard edges, alnico V pickups and staggered tuning machines for tone and stability guaranteed to last a lifetime (with its limited lifetime warranty). So make history with the American Standard.

    American Standard Strat Bridge
    Gives sought-after tone with modern smooth trem travel. Block retains the mass and tone of a vintage bridge block, but is chamfered for access to deeper dives. Saddles have the classic look and tone, but with modern improvements (spacing, slot elongation, height screw length).

    Bridge Component Specifics
    'American Standard' saddles- The original vintage-style Fender bent steel adjustable saddle is one of the components that give vintage Fenders their tonal 'mojo'. Fender conducted tone comparison tests, and fell in love with them all over again. They have a wider tonal range and more character many other saddles. Then Fender improved them; narrowing the spacing to afford more room (and complement the bigger frets and rolled edges), and also elongated the string slot to reduce friction and string breakage, while improving the string break angle over the primary contact point.

    'Tone-fusion' block- A typical cast bridge block is impregnated with a resin to eliminate 'voids' in the material and to bond it together… this steel block is infused with copper, which makes the block 100% homogeneous metal. The result is a more musical, higher mass bridge that has more of that machined-block sound. Fender was also able to keep the same American Series profile for increased tremolo travel.

    Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

    Features

    • Left-Handed Solid alder body
    • Modern C-shaped maple neck with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck front with satin back
    • 3 hot single-coil pickups
    • Delta-tone no-load circuit
    • 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
    • Fender Tolex case

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    FenderAmerican Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    May be the best guitar ever!!!

    By evilBOXevil

    from Cincinnatti

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar!!
      I was never a strat guy, but had never owned one either. This strat is really amazing!! The neck is flawless and the gloss front yet satin back makes for really smooth movement. The fret work is the best I've ever seen out of the box!!
      The pickups and tone of this thing are beatiful. The tone of this thing and the articulation of the pickups really transfer every nuance of your playing to the amp. I can't say enough positive about it.
      Also, for those who have said that they cant stay in tune on these strats- you need to understand the nature of these tremolos. It's not the tuners. The tuners are perfect. Try "decking" your tremolo if you cant stay in tune (tighten the spring claw in the back cavity until the trem is against the body), then you can die bomb, but cant pull back. Under normal setup, all strings bend when you bend a single string, and this will fix that.
      This guitar is now my favorite of all. The finish, craftsmanship, playability, and tone are all amazing.

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      5.0

      Lefty American Stratocaster

      By Steven McCarthy

      from WI

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful instrument
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      This thing is FLAWLESS! Just what I expected!

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      5.0

      First Fender

      By Big D

      from ALabama

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      Other than a slite tunning problem which can be fixed with new tunners or lock the tremolo all is great in my world with this guitar.
      This is the guitar of my dreams. This guitar has everthing you would look for in a strat. The tone cut and make your hair on your neck stand up.
      All of the features on this guitar are great. everything is easy to get to
      Just could not beat the price. These guys gave me a heck of a deal

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      5.0

      Friggin Amazing!!!!

      By Eez

      from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      Just got my Olympic white w/ Maple Fretboard. I love everything about it. Just so happens that my particular piece doesn't stay in tune much, which can get pretty frustrating if you are trying to record. But other than that, its a force to reckon with. Sometimes, I play at night and can't put it down even if my eyes start to close from being tired n working all day..just because how sweet and clear it sounds.

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      5.0

      Very suitable for alternative music!

      By Craig-Ie8G_

      from Keithville, LA

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      Hey Folks, you don't need a Tele to cut through the mix. This new American Standard has very good clarity and sustain to make a suitable rock guitar. I actually PREFER playing this through my Carvin Solid State SX200 vs my Marshall AVT 50 Watt tube preamp and Marshall cabinet. I think the Carvin solid state amplifier helps add that mid-range punch to this Stratocaster all while keeping good upper definition and less boomy bottom end. I've been soloing with it for two weeks to things like Sugar Ray, Sublime and Modest Mouse. It works really well. Great alternative/pop rock electric guitar. I do not regret my purchase.

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      5.0

      Stunning Quality Guitar

      By Strat Cat 420

      from Chicago

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      The 2008 American Standard Stratocaster is the BOMB. All of the "player centric" design changes on this strat, including the revised saddles, and the glossy fretboard, and darker tinted yet smooth and satiny (?) feel on the neck are real improvements. It is extremely comfortable to play and I feel as if I am much faster on the strings- they have tightened up the distance between the strings on this model, I actually measured and they are at least an 1/8 of an inch closer to each other, from the low to the high E. Maybe they are only a mm or two closer together from each string to string, but it definitely feels faster and easier to play. The increased mass on the tremolo also adds to the sound that defines a fender strat. Cosmetically, the headstock is completely vintage, and the 3 tone sunburst on mine is black, to a rich, almost RED color, then to natural. It is beautiful. Truly beautiful.Worksmanship, and materials get an A+ from me.

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      5.0

      get one.......NOW!!!!

      By SatStrat13

      from Kansas City, Mo.

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      This guitar exceeded all of my expectations. From the "all new" case down to the fit and finish of the guitar. The neck and frets are polished very nice and it plays outstanding.Sounds excellent with a good tube amp and the pickups have the excellent quack/bell tones you would expect. Thanks and keep up the good work Fender!

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