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The electric guitar heritage of the Fender Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar is obvious in its Stratocaster-influenced headstock and body profil...Read More

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The Stratocaster's acoustic brother.

The electric guitar heritage of the Fender Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar is obvious in its Stratocaster-influenced headstock and body profiles. The C-shape maple neck is instantly familiar and comfortable for electric players ready to add an acoustic to their collections. The Fender BG3-TN electronics have an onboard tuner and make playing in electric settings straightforward.

FEATURES
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Top: Laminated Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Fiberglass
  • Neck: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Finish: Polyurethane
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Tuners: Chrome, (Die-Cast)
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 12 Phosphor Bronze 12-53
  • Electronics: Fender BG-3TN
  • Case sold separately

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FenderStandard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (7)

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    (5)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

perfect for rythym/finger picking jamming

Bought myself a Stratacoustic and a Fender Acoustasonic amp for myself for Xmas & I LOVE IT!After being away from group music for too long I'm playing with a band again and...Read complete review

Bought myself a Stratacoustic and a Fender Acoustasonic amp for myself for Xmas & I LOVE IT!After being away from group music for too long I'm playing with a band again and jamming & I have to say this guitar (and amp) has the best electric acoustic sound I've heard. I don't use a pick--I combine fingerpicking and finger strumming--and it's hard to get a clear full sound with or without amplification but this stratacou is awesome sounding, especially plugged in. Unplugged the guitar isn't as deep or sonorous as my fullbodied Yamaha, but it's still pretty good. I also have arthritis and find my acoustic very hard to play most of the time these days, but w/the strat I'm back to four fingered chords and bar chords and rythym runs up and down the neck like I was a kid again--so EASY TO play! 2 suggestions--please make a hardshell case for it; and how about a 12-string stratacoustic electric?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad action

If it was not a "Fender", I would have returned this guitar in a heart beat. That being said, let me explain. The action at the 14th fret was a...Read complete review

If it was not a "Fender", I would have returned this guitar in a heart beat. That being said, let me explain. The action at the 14th fret was a whopping 1/4"!!! No poop! But, it's a Fender...so.

I started by removing the neck, and when I had it off, I saw there was already a shim at the heal of the neck. I replaced that peace of sandpaper/shim with a piece of a credit card, (slightly thicker), which brought the neck level with the top of the guitar. Then I straightened the neck, bringing the action down to about 3.5mm. At this point I then pulled to bridge and after CAREFULLY sanding it. (the bridge sits directly on the pickup, so be careful) I managed to get the action at the 14th fret down to 2.5mm.

Action is still a bit on the high side, but the guitar is much more playable now. I'll sand the bridge a bit more on the next string change.

I was concerned about the fiberglass body, but as it turns out, it makes for a more enjoyable playing guitar, when I'm just kicking back in a chair, for example. I quickly realized that I don't need to worry about scratching the body!

It's also a very light instrument, surprisingly light in fact. As much as I like playing my Pro Jet, this little Fender gets played more, because it sits by my desk, so I can pick it up anytime.

I know new guitars are sent out with the action on the high side, but Fender really dropped the ball on this one!

After all is said and done though, I really like my Fender Stratacoustic, sounds great through my VOX amp as well.

The price a too high though, considering how much work you have to put into the guitar just to be able to play it. Wait for a sale.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I bought a Stratacoustic about four months ago.

By ChryslerCraig

from Pittsburgh

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar because my father told me that I should play like Lindsay Buckingham. Well, that is a tall order, but I thought that this guitar might give me the right kind of sound. I play this guitar when I am playing at home. I have to adjust my amp, and I am looking for a nice acoustic amp, but this guitar sounds real gritty when the gain is right, and switches right back to the acoustic on songs like Beautiful Loser. Then I Que up Nat Bush City Limits and this guitar sounds awesome there too. I have a lot of fun with this and this guitar is hard to put down when everything is set up right. It can rock like a true electric and then play clean just like that.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great peice for on the fly and travel

    By captain rick

    from scott la 70583

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Light Weight Good Volume

    Cons

    • Needs A Set Up Cant Play
    • Out of the box

    Best Uses

    • Great Travel Guitar

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    i work off shore and took a chance on it for my boat guitar for the price if something happins to it i wont freak it fits in the overhead comp on the plane in a gig bag that you have to supply because the one that the add says it comes with never shows up ? i bought 1 and liked it so well i bought another it plays and sounds much better than the tele accoustic of which i also own

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Guitar

    By diecastchevy

    from Nebraska

    Pros

    • Good Guitar Depends Use
    • I Own Onethe Action Is G

    Cons

    • Not Loud Unplugged

    Best Uses

    • Pluggedwriting Songs

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I own one,the action is excellent,electonics are great! Its fast,if played unplugged it is not very loud. When plugged it sounds good in the right Amp.But it depends what kind of strings you have on it.If you want it to sound more Acoustic use Electric-Acoustic strings.More Electric use strings for Solid Electric guitar. On the stage you dont get feedback! So it depends what your using it for!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Beginner Guitar - Bad Action

    By ndelregno

    from Rowlett, TX

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Built in tuner
    • Narrow Neck For Beginners

    Cons

    • Action
    • Fret Finish

    Best Uses

    • Beginner guitar
    • Throwaway Guitar

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    As others have noted, this guitar would be a lot better if Fender gave a bit more attention to detail relative to the play-ability.

    The action is high as others have noted. The strings that ship with the guitar are trash. Replace them immediately.

    The frets are also rough. Whereas most frets on most guitars (even cheap ones) are nicely rounded, these have relatively sharp edges. No cut fingers, mind you, but there is a definite squarish edge to the frets.

    I purchased this for my 11-year old daughter for Christmas and it works. I purchased an Ovation shallow body (about hundred more) for my son, and it is far better.

    As my personal guitars are all high end, I could be spoiled, but the action and frets on this guitar are the main problem. Otherwise it is an awesome beginner guitar. But, I wished I had spent a little more and purchased the ovation for my daughter.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Bad action

    By starzbluez

    from FL

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    If it was not a "Fender", I would have returned this guitar in a heart beat. That being said, let me explain. The action at the 14th fret was a whopping 1/4"!!! No poop! But, it's a Fender...so.

    I started by removing the neck, and when I had it off, I saw there was already a shim at the heal of the neck. I replaced that peace of sandpaper/shim with a piece of a credit card, (slightly thicker), which brought the neck level with the top of the guitar. Then I straightened the neck, bringing the action down to about 3.5mm. At this point I then pulled to bridge and after CAREFULLY sanding it. (the bridge sits directly on the pickup, so be careful) I managed to get the action at the 14th fret down to 2.5mm.

    Action is still a bit on the high side, but the guitar is much more playable now. I'll sand the bridge a bit more on the next string change.

    I was concerned about the fiberglass body, but as it turns out, it makes for a more enjoyable playing guitar, when I'm just kicking back in a chair, for example. I quickly realized that I don't need to worry about scratching the body!

    It's also a very light instrument, surprisingly light in fact. As much as I like playing my Pro Jet, this little Fender gets played more, because it sits by my desk, so I can pick it up anytime.

    I know new guitars are sent out with the action on the high side, but Fender really dropped the ball on this one!

    After all is said and done though, I really like my Fender Stratacoustic, sounds great through my VOX amp as well.

    The price a too high though, considering how much work you have to put into the guitar just to be able to play it. Wait for a sale.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A great tool

    By harry timmons

    from U.S.A

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Once I adjusted the truss rod and shaved 1/8" off the saddle it is easier to play than any other acoustic I own. I love the neck, the sound when plugged in is very nice and crisp, no feedback no feedback no feedback! and of course unplugged it is thin sounding (small body small sound) what do you expect, this guitar is at it's best plugged in but still an adaquate tool for practice or writing unplugged. A great axe to add to any guitar players collection. Wont ever be trading or selling this one.

    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not Bad At All...

    By Jospeh

    from California

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The Stratacoustic is a pretty nige guitar. When I first picked this up to play it I was pretty amazed by the way i played and the way it felt. As far as the cons go, there are very few. First, the glossy black finish is somewhat of a fingerprint magnet but the sound is what matters. Secondly the low E string has a little rattle to it but other than that, I would reccomend this guitar to anybody that wants to do anything from playing at the beach to recording with it. Thumbs up Fender!

    (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Pretty but not Playable

    By Acoustic Convert

    from Alberta Canada

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I used to own a Stratacoustic. The action was high and yet it still managed a buzz on the E string. Hard to play and flat sounding. The price point would lend itself to youth or beginners but I think it's more likely to discourage than inspire. Nice to look at if you want to hang it on a wall but I'd keep my fingers off it.

    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not a work of art, Electrically wonderful

    By MJS52

    from Harrisburg, PA

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought this about 6 months ago.I have a great sounding Guild acoustic that I put a pickup in the bridge. Sound wonderful at a low volume, but it fed back like crazy under normal Rockin' volumes. So, I got this little guy. The skinny neck took a bit of getting used to, but it sounds great through a PA. And little to any feed back under normal volumes.

    (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect for rythym/finger picking jamming

    By FUOG

    from Leominster, MA

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratacoustic Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Bought myself a Stratacoustic and a Fender Acoustasonic amp for myself for Xmas & I LOVE IT!After being away from group music for too long I'm playing with a band again and jamming & I have to say this guitar (and amp) has the best electric acoustic sound I've heard. I don't use a pick--I combine fingerpicking and finger strumming--and it's hard to get a clear full sound with or without amplification but this stratacou is awesome sounding, especially plugged in. Unplugged the guitar isn't as deep or sonorous as my fullbodied Yamaha, but it's still pretty good. I also have arthritis and find my acoustic very hard to play most of the time these days, but w/the strat I'm back to four fingered chords and bar chords and rythym runs up and down the neck like I was a kid again--so EASY TO play! 2 suggestions--please make a hardshell case for it; and how about a 12-string stratacoustic electric?

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