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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard  

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. This model offers legendary Fender tone with classic st...Read More

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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
 
4.8

(based on 49 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (42)
  • Good tone (38)
  • Fun to play (37)
  • Solid electronics (31)
  • Good pick up (23)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (36)
  • Jamming (34)
  • Recording (22)
  • Small venues (21)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (8), Professional musician (7)

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

great guitar

By Guitar Players Dad

from Ledyard, Ct

About Me Novice

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

Great looking guitar and great price.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great deal

By Guitar Players Dad

from Ledyard, Ct

About Me Novice

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Good To Deal With
  • great price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

    Musician's friend was great to deal with. Fender MIM Strat was the best price that I could find.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Guitar

    By Guitarista

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      You can't beat this guitar at this price. I bought the arctic white for less than the other finishes! Nice action, comfortable to play,and beautiful to look at. One minor problem: I had to return the first one I received because of a crack and a chip on the body finish next to the neck. I believe the guitar accidentally slipped through QC this way because someone had written a number in black marker (86, I think) on the body where the neck is joined (adjacent to the crack and chip). However, Musicians Friend provided a free return and the replacement is great. The guitar is made in Mexico.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      50th anniversary MIM Strat

      By MR_MOJOMAN

      from SUFU SD

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      I own a 50th anniversary strat, almost 20 years old, purchased used from the original owner. With basic maintenance, a MIM will last just as long as any American strat. I would recommend the standard MIM with some upgrades to the musician looking for the most value for his/her money.

      One thing to note: there are some variations each year regarding material, hardware, and electronics. Mine happens to have a poplar body, vintage style neck (old contour/fretboard radius and frets), vintage style bridge, and modern style non-locking tuners. The stock pups were ceramic but were upgraded to DiMarzios.

      The bottom line is that it is still a Fender Stratocaster, and you will get more for your money with just a few upgrades. You should consider buying new if you like modern style design or used if you prefer vintage style. Always try an instrument before purchasing!

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      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      MY FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR

      By ROCKNROLLARKIE

      from CAMDEN, ARKANSAS

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      I'M 60 YEARS OLD AND IT'S MY FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR

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      5.0

      Great product from Ensenado

      By Tennessee Lee

      from jefferson,georgia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

        The standard MIM Fender Stratocaster,finish is
        flawless. I chose the sunburst. I thought the burst could have been a little lighter in color
        while its certainly not a detractor. The fret work is fine, and the guitar sounds great and plays great. I got the 15% off and also the holiday special. As usual musicians friend are the best to deal with. Better hurry up and grab one of these babies. Tennessee Lee

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (2 of 2 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

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              (5 of 5 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

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