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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard  

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Overview
  • Traditional alder body for classic Strat tone
  • Comfortable C-shaped gloss maple neck with maple fretboard
  • 3 Standard single-coil pickups with ceramic magnets
Description & Specs
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    $669.99 - $699.99
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All the best Strat features with an alder body, 3 single-coil pickups and vintage-style tremolo.

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. This model offers legendary Fender tone with classic styling for those on a budget. It has an alder body that's contoured to be comfortable during long sessions, whether you're standing or sitting. Its maple neck is super-comfy with a modern C shape.

This Fender Strat come with a long list of standard features including three single-coil pickups, synchronized tremolo with high-mass bridge block, tinted neck, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, parchment pickguard, die-cast tuners and '70s-style headstock logo.

Features
  • Traditional alder body for classic Strat tone
  • Comfortable C-shaped gloss maple neck with maple fretboard
  • 3 Standard single-coil pickups with ceramic magnets
  • Stable vintage-style tremolo with high-mass bridge

At this low price, why play anything but the real thing? Order today.

 

Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the Face of the Headstock
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
  • Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
  • Switch Tips: Parchment
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender® USA Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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FenderStandard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard
 
4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (37)
  • Good tone (34)
  • Fun to play (32)
  • Solid electronics (29)
  • Good pick up (22)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (31)
    • Practicing (30)
    • Recording (21)
    • Small venues (19)
    • Rock concerts (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (25), Professional musician (6), Novice (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Guitar, Great Value

    I've been using Fender Standard Strats for many years now. I'm a professional musician and have been making a living out of guitar playing for the last 30 years and the last 20 years...Read complete review

    I've been using Fender Standard Strats for many years now. I'm a professional musician and have been making a living out of guitar playing for the last 30 years and the last 20 years or so I've been using Strats almost exclusively. I've also been repairing and customizing guitars for over 25 years so I do have enough knowledge to back up this review and what I'm about to write.

    Aside from the now discontinued Highway One series, the Road Worn Series, and a few classic models, the Standard Stratocaster is maybe one of the most traditional feeling Startocasters for under a grand. I prefer these over the American Series any day. The construction is equal to the quality of the American made. The electronics are of quality CTS pots and the selector switch is the same as the high end American models. The same can be said about the tuners. The bridge is vintage style which provides a more traditional feel and tone than the bridge used in the American Series. The pickups are decent sounding and usable although upgrading is usually what most players will want to do to personalize their individual tone. Even the American made Strats get pickup upgrades so it's not an issue. Body wood is alder and of good quality with an excellent finish. I prefer the neck on these over the neck used on the American Series because it's slightly thicker and rounder. Medium frets are just perfect.

    I can't find anything negative to say about these guitars. I've bought about 20 of these and as a repairman, I've had several in my shop for set ups and upgrades and I can truly say, I've never seen a lemon. Sure, like any guitar, it will require a personal set up including anything from action, intonation, neck set up, fret polish, pick up balancing, and many other regular maintenance issues so it is unfair to consider this as being a con. It's just part of owning any guitar.

    Even if you decide to upgrade anything, for example, adding locking tuners (direct fit by the way), pickups, Strap Locks, and a case, you still end up spending less than a grand. Keep this in mind. My Standard Strats are always upgraded by installing a set of Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups, Fender Deluxe Locking Tuners, Brass Tremolo block, Gator case, and frequent string changing with Ernie Ball 11's. I set my action fairly high (5/64ths at 12th fret), polish frets regularly, and check intonation at every string change. The bridge is blocked (I don't use the trem) and it has 5 springs holding it flat to the body.

    By the way, the newer models currently built are the best I've seen yet. Definitely a bargain. Built by machines and human beings in Mexico, as opposed to being built by machines and human beings in the United States. Contrary to some ridiculous and ignorant ways of thinking, country of origin does not dictate quality. At least not in the last ten years or so. These Standards have come a long way. How can you make it better? Paint them with nitro cellulose lacquer. That's about it. Try one out.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lower your standards.

    Hardware had to be tightened, neck had to be tightened and adjusted which cracked the finish by the neck joint, finish very thick in that area, luckily its very hard to see, I...Read complete review

    Hardware had to be tightened, neck had to be tightened and adjusted which cracked the finish by the neck joint, finish very thick in that area, luckily its very hard to see, I don't count the bridge adjustments because that is a matter of each players comfort, small scratches on the top by the strap button, and a few small dents where your arm rests, looks like they were in the wood and finished over. Nice feeling and sounding guitar, maybe I got a bad one. Luckily I got it on sale, I understand its a cheaper guitar but I think they could do better than that. I'd like to get a white one but not at the price, I will wait for another sale and cross my fingers in hopes I get a good one. I recommend it but only to those who have done guitar repair before, not to a beginner.

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    5.0

    Awesome for a beginners-experts

    By Ezekiel

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Little Set Up

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

    This Guitar is EPIC, I got one of these used for a steal and it rocks my socks, man! It gives a classic sweet strat tone for a very reasonable price, if you are a beginner, get one of these used and you won't be disappointed. I actually put Gold Lace Sensors, a LSR Roller Nut, and Locking Tuners in to resemble my dad's strat plus from the 90's, which he unfortunetly sold. I am a big Clapton, SRV, and Hendrix fan, so I had to get a strat. I love the sound of the unchanged strat as well as my upgraded. I would definitely reccomend this to anyone looking for that epic strat tone for a good price

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    5.0

    Standard StrotocasterMaple Fretboard

    By bcheong

    from Gainesville, FL

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      More than anything I am very happy with the person that helped me with the ordering and the service received from Musician's Friend.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      GOOD RIGHT OUT THE GATE

      By T JAMES

      from PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

          WONDERFUL ISTRUMENT,PLAYED GERAT RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. SET UP WAS JUST FINE,I DON'T PLAN ON DOING ANY FURTHER MODIFICATIONS.WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE PRO OR NOVICE

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Praise for Muscians Friend

          By Bro. Robert

          from Mayhill, N.M.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Practice And Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

          I recieved a strat and had a problem with it. I call MF and they immediatley sent me another one. I can't say enough about the "Great" service I have recieved from MF. They are friendly and relate to the customers problems. I have been a MF customer for several years and have never had a problem. I am thankful that we have MF to serve us. I just can't say enough about the service I have recieved at MF. I am a retired minister 75 years of age and am just learning to play and love it. Keep up the good work MF. Bro Robert

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          nice guitar/great price

          By Wilber

          from Minneapolis, Mn.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

            Nice Ax at great price.
            I upgraded tuners, and all electric's in it right
            away, because I know what I'm looking for, for sound. nice action. I love the color.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Very Happy with this product.

            By Slinger

            from San Antonio

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

              I am a novice guitar player. I've been playing for a few years for my own enjoyment. What I can say is that I plug this Fender Stratocaster guitar in to my Peavy Vypyr I amp and I can hear some great, clean tones. I am enjoying my new toy a lot. Can't wait to get back to playing every day. I'm very happy with this guitar. It's a keeper!

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              I am completly satisfied by my purchase!

              By Boz

              from Fergus Falls, MN

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Shipped Safe
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Quality Play For Learning

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                I have played acoustic guitar my whole life, and wanted a Fender Stratocaster to learn how to play rock n' roll. I play by ear, and am having a blast with this guitar! Best I have ever had, and am playing bar chords and faster than I ever could imagine.

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great Value, Great Choice!

                By Boz

                from Fergus Falls, MN

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Action And Tune
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Great Phone Order Support
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                  I ordered the Artic White with the Maple Fretboard, and it plays much better than my (fake Strat) Indy model. I use it with my Fender Mustang Amp that I got on sale at MF, and I am having a blast! I love it!

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Heckuva deal ..... highly recommend it

                  By BoBo

                  from Warren, PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                    Have played with middle of the road guitars all my life.
                    Basically have taken beaters, set them up best as possible and went from there.
                    This guitar is a heckuva deal.
                    Pretty much arrived perfectly setup.
                    I adjusted the intonation slightly; but other than that sounds great and plays like butter.
                    Definitely recommend.
                    You won't be disappointed.

                    Comment on this review

                    (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Guitar, Great Value

                    By Joe Quintana.

                    from Puerto Rico.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                    I've been using Fender Standard Strats for many years now. I'm a professional musician and have been making a living out of guitar playing for the last 30 years and the last 20 years or so I've been using Strats almost exclusively. I've also been repairing and customizing guitars for over 25 years so I do have enough knowledge to back up this review and what I'm about to write.

                    Aside from the now discontinued Highway One series, the Road Worn Series, and a few classic models, the Standard Stratocaster is maybe one of the most traditional feeling Startocasters for under a grand. I prefer these over the American Series any day. The construction is equal to the quality of the American made. The electronics are of quality CTS pots and the selector switch is the same as the high end American models. The same can be said about the tuners. The bridge is vintage style which provides a more traditional feel and tone than the bridge used in the American Series. The pickups are decent sounding and usable although upgrading is usually what most players will want to do to personalize their individual tone. Even the American made Strats get pickup upgrades so it's not an issue. Body wood is alder and of good quality with an excellent finish. I prefer the neck on these over the neck used on the American Series because it's slightly thicker and rounder. Medium frets are just perfect.

                    I can't find anything negative to say about these guitars. I've bought about 20 of these and as a repairman, I've had several in my shop for set ups and upgrades and I can truly say, I've never seen a lemon. Sure, like any guitar, it will require a personal set up including anything from action, intonation, neck set up, fret polish, pick up balancing, and many other regular maintenance issues so it is unfair to consider this as being a con. It's just part of owning any guitar.

                    Even if you decide to upgrade anything, for example, adding locking tuners (direct fit by the way), pickups, Strap Locks, and a case, you still end up spending less than a grand. Keep this in mind. My Standard Strats are always upgraded by installing a set of Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups, Fender Deluxe Locking Tuners, Brass Tremolo block, Gator case, and frequent string changing with Ernie Ball 11's. I set my action fairly high (5/64ths at 12th fret), polish frets regularly, and check intonation at every string change. The bridge is blocked (I don't use the trem) and it has 5 springs holding it flat to the body.

                    By the way, the newer models currently built are the best I've seen yet. Definitely a bargain. Built by machines and human beings in Mexico, as opposed to being built by machines and human beings in the United States. Contrary to some ridiculous and ignorant ways of thinking, country of origin does not dictate quality. At least not in the last ten years or so. These Standards have come a long way. How can you make it better? Paint them with nitro cellulose lacquer. That's about it. Try one out.

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