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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard   

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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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard

  • 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
 
4.7

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (54)
  • Good tone (50)
  • Fun to play (49)
  • Solid electronics (40)
  • Good pick up (33)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (48)
  • Jamming (45)
  • Recording (29)
  • Small venues (29)
  • Rock concerts (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (38), Professional musician (10), Novice (9)

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

what a deal!

By brother Lewie

from polo, Illinois

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

    Bought this as an open box. It was like New! The setup was impressive for out of the box. I would definitely buy this again if the chance arises.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Mark

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Performing
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      First of all, if you played a Mexican strat 10 years ago, you need to grab a new one and check them out. The quality is worlds better today.

      These are great guitars that play very very well after a decent setup. I think the Mexican Fenders today compare very favorably to anything else at the price point on the market, and they continue to get better over time.

      After checking out the new one I just received, I have no complaints at all. The fretwork is good, there are no sprouty ends or crazy high frets, although like any new guitar (even up to high price points) it will benefit from a level and crown, and some precision nut work. However, out of the box I measured the neck relief and it was right on. Pickups were set well low of where I like them, but that's a simple fix. The saddles were set very high from the factory, but after I got the action dialed in using my action gauge and a magnifying glass for precision, the guitar plays great.

      I opened the pickguard and was pleased to find quality components throughout - there are no mini-pots or cheesy switches here. The only compromise has been made in the area of the pickups, which are ceramic but actually sound very nice. If you want a guitar at this price point you can't expect Lollars, but the stock pickups are better than I expected.

      There are some advantages to the MIA Fenders, of course. You get a little more quality in the hardware and pickups, you get a case, a bit nicer finish, etc. But at half the price of an American Standard, this guitar is a home run.

       
      5.0

      Great guitar!!

      By Slick Johnny

      from Covington Louisiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

        Great guitar!! The frets are just the right size you can pull off some very high bends without fretting out with this guitar. Plays very fast neck shape and size are perfect. I use this guitar for blues, jazz, hard rock heavy metal and it does a great job. Just use a boost pedal for the more high gain stuff. Mine weights around 7ibs 10oz. The pickups are not the best, but they do a decent job, you could always change them out. This guitar stays in tune really good without trem use. Check out the bridge tone pot mod!! it's very easy and gives you tone control for the bridge pickup, very useful. Check out the owners manual for set up tips!!

         
        1.0

        Scratch and Bang

        Pros

          Cons

          • Damaged

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

            Bought on S&D sale, these usually have a small ding. Not this one. huge dent, very disappointed. Is only good for parts

             
            5.0

            Awesome !!!!!!!

            By RONNIEJAMES

            from Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Gr8 action
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Large venue$
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

              I had an American Strat years ago. This MIM is just as good and affordable. I love the modern C'm eco action, and sound.

               
              5.0

              Great guitar, i love it!

              By Stratman

              from San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

              I own a 2013 Standard Stratocaster in a beautiful candy apple red finish with a rosewood fretboard. The guitar is solid. I highly recommend this guitar!

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Later

              By Plug

              from Columbia, MD

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Harsh static noise. Trying to fix the problem

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                  Everyday. Studio, gigging.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice price

                  By Ace

                  from Memphis Tennessee

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                    Playing at home

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great MIM!

                    By loudog

                    from Louisiana

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                    I've had my black Strat for over 10 years and I don't see how it could be made better. Although the stock pickups were fine, I was unable to live with the buzz/hum from the standard pickups. I upgraded to Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups and it is now quiet and sounds the same as any regular Strat pickups without the noise. I had used the 1 meg pots and the .022 cap that were provided with the pickups, but there was very little change in volume or tone with the 1 meg pots. I replaced them with 250K pots (CTS) and .047 cap (Orange Drop) and it sounds great! I also added a Graph Tech nut. This guitar stays in tune and sounds as good as any Strat I've ever heard. These MIM Strats provide a great platform to upgrade and I will be happy to use it for any music anywhere.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A real beauty!

                    By Rob

                    from East Tn.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    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 Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                      Wow! Great guitar! I am very impressed and pleased with my purchase. I especially love the neck. Great feel. I love this guitar more every time I play. To be expected from a company with a half century of experience.

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