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Setting the standard for electric guitars.

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. This affordable model offers legendary Fender tone with classic styling, but at a price within reach of most budgets. Features include three single-coil pickups, synchronized tremolo with high-mass bridge block, tinted neck, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, parchment pickguard and '70s-style headstock logo. At this low price, why play anything but the real thing? Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Contoured alder body
C-shaped gloss maple neck with rosewood fretboard
3 Standard single-coil pickups with ceramic magnets
Vintage-style tremolo
Chrome hardware including die-cast tuning keys
Case sold separately



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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: Rosewood
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 Rosewood Fretboard
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (22)

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    (6)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (23)
  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Solid electronics (20)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (22)
  • Jamming (21)
  • Recording (15)
  • Rock concerts (12)
  • Small venues (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One of the best for the money

Usually, you get reviews of a just bought instrument while the honeymoons phase is on, and sometimes those aren't too accurate due to buyers remorse, or over happiness in the instrument without long...Read complete review

Usually, you get reviews of a just bought instrument while the honeymoons phase is on, and sometimes those aren't too accurate due to buyers remorse, or over happiness in the instrument without long term usage.

MY MiM standard is now 6 yrs old and is just as playable, maybe more than when it was new. The neck is the DEAL on these guitars. I have multiple strats and this one is the only "import" yet plays better than it's American cousins by a long shot.

Mine has the rose neck and it is a thing of beauty play wise. The ceramic pickups aren't everyones taste, but they suit me just fine.

It's arctic white, now going yellow which I was surprised at, but I live in Hawaii and play outdoors alot.

I've checked out this guitar from stem to stern and have found no glaring construction faults or QC items, if it had them, they caught and corrected them.

I would recommend this to beginners, and pro's alike for a guitar that is not going to break the banks, plays and more importantly sounds as stratty as any other and at the present pre 2007 pricing, you cannot go wrong with this guitar.

Fit finish and craftmanship is no worse than my American made guitars, I do know that components are slightly less quality to meet price point, however, after countless hours of play, everything is solid, and tight. Simply a great guitar at a great price if you want a strat and aren't put off by it's origin.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wake up Fender

This is a poor quality instrument due to fret buzz on several of the frets. Also the screws in the saddles used to adjust bridge height stick up so far they scratch your hands...Read complete review

This is a poor quality instrument due to fret buzz on several of the frets. Also the screws in the saddles used to adjust bridge height stick up so far they scratch your hands when doing palm mutes or muffling
the strings. This is obviously a design flaw during production. What find of people do they have in QA
at fender these days? One last thing the Nut not cut deep enough on the low E side so when you adjust the truss rod and bridge it new gets low enough to play like a guitar thats had a normal set up. Its still too high.

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender versatility

By None better than SRV and Malmsteen

from Sacramento, CA

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

Excellent tone, meaning the highs are smooth and clear, but they will scream if overdriven. The lows are clear with the punch that's classique. All I had to do was adjust the neck pick-up, change strings and lower the action. That's common on all guitars. I've read reviews strongly criticising this guitar. Just remember, not all equipment fits all people.
Solid selector switch, nice full neck, I purchased the new metallic sunbursed finish, and it is certainly a show piece.
Quality is fantastic. It shall last me for years. I won't spend more on an American Standard because this is on par.
See above

(12 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Stratocaster

By Dennis

from Newark De

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

      Brought this issue to Musicians Friend and was told this problem is common with rosewood fret boards. That is was a fungus growing in the wood. I couldn't understand how a brand new guitar could be inspected and leave the factory with a 14" streak. Was not happy with the response I got. And will not be ordering any more guitars online or any other equipment from Musicians Friend.

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar, great price, fast shipment

      By Struck_By_Hammerz

      from Tyler, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

        Very satisfied with my Strat purchase from Musicians Friend. The guitar is beautiful, plays well, and was shipped to me 2 days early. Best part was I didn't even have to pay sales tax. Will buy from again.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        One of the best for the money

        By jamman dummy

        from Honolulu, Hawaii

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

        Usually, you get reviews of a just bought instrument while the honeymoons phase is on, and sometimes those aren't too accurate due to buyers remorse, or over happiness in the instrument without long term usage.

        MY MiM standard is now 6 yrs old and is just as playable, maybe more than when it was new. The neck is the DEAL on these guitars. I have multiple strats and this one is the only "import" yet plays better than it's American cousins by a long shot.

        Mine has the rose neck and it is a thing of beauty play wise. The ceramic pickups aren't everyones taste, but they suit me just fine.

        It's arctic white, now going yellow which I was surprised at, but I live in Hawaii and play outdoors alot.

        I've checked out this guitar from stem to stern and have found no glaring construction faults or QC items, if it had them, they caught and corrected them.

        I would recommend this to beginners, and pro's alike for a guitar that is not going to break the banks, plays and more importantly sounds as stratty as any other and at the present pre 2007 pricing, you cannot go wrong with this guitar.

        Fit finish and craftmanship is no worse than my American made guitars, I do know that components are slightly less quality to meet price point, however, after countless hours of play, everything is solid, and tight. Simply a great guitar at a great price if you want a strat and aren't put off by it's origin.

        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good guitar

        By Phillip Baggett

        from Mississippi

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

        Good guitar. I love the feel of the neck...like butter. Guitar can create an enormous array of sounds (neck position is my fav.). I got the black and expected a dull looking guitar prior to delivery, but it looks much better in person. Guitar is not heavy so no back pain during long shows. If I had the money (YES) I would buy an American, but I didn't. If this tells you anything, I currently have the money for an american made but instead of spending all that money i'm going to purchase a standard mexican telecaster and put the extra money towards effects. 11 years of guitar experience, good guitar.
        This guitar was perfect for my needs. With the three single coils and five way selector, you can get any sound you want (ANY).
        I have a 2008 model, so I know about the quality of this instrument. My strat has some problems that have just now begun to arise, but in it's defense I have put the guitar through hell. Punishment: dropped down an entire flight of stairs (more than once unprotected by case), left in the tour van for hours upon hours (through extreme heat and near freezing temperatures), been subjected to a fair amount of water, and even been pumbled by our PA speakers. Problems: Neck pickup does not always function, input jack has a short. I still gave it an eight because it has been subjected to more punishment than most guitars will ever see and it's still kickin.
        I did get mine in 2008 and they were slightly cheaper, but for the new price you're still getting a great guitar. If you're looking for a versatile guitar this will do the trick: blues, rock, country, indie, jazz, jam, soul , anything experimental, and if you know how to use effects even metal (although the action is not as low as on a heavy metal guitar). I have not even come close to taking care of mine, and almost four years later i'm having only a few problems out of it. TOUGH

        (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing guitar

        By LB

        from IL

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

          I've owend american standards and american special strats all awesome guitars and this one is no excetion its awesome I love it I do recomend changing out the pickups I put custom shop american specials in mine and it was what the doctor orderd amazing tone.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender strat is a great guitar.

          By Butch

          from Horse Shoe N.C.

          About Me Novice

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          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

          I thing the fender strat is a great guitar for the price. I had a peavey at one time and the strat was so much better. I would highly recommend the Fender strat. I got the candy apple and it is georgous.

          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          These MIM strats keep getting better!

          By chris drake

          from NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

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          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 Rosewood Fretboard:

            I have a few Mexican Strats... 1999, 2003, 2007, and finally a 2012. They are all quality instruments, but the necks on the newer ones are absolutely to die for... you could strap a crummy Squier body on one of these necks and be happy as a clam. I also own one American made Strat, and anyone who claims there is a huge quality difference is just being a snob or maybe being an elitist... I'll play Mexican and Japanese Strats for the rest of my life and have no regrets. Also at this price point, you don't have to worry when you take it out to gig (no museum glass cases at my house, all my guitars are for playing, and I have small children). Fender's Mexico plant has really come into their own in the past few years. No QC or cosmetic problems to speak of on any of mine.

            (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great guiter for the money

            By blue039

            from ellabell ga

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Gr
            • Nice Guiter
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Great All Round Mex Fend
            • No Problems I Am Veryi

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

            i have own and play fencer since 1955 to now this is my 2, mex i have found no problems aas some of the reviews on here about this mex, all i did was un pack it set it up to how i like to play plug into my line 6 2 x 12 150 watts amp a-1 in my book and also no sharp frets on my new fender as some of you have said it your reviews on here i play custom shop american fenders but as i see it give the mexs, a great hand for a job well done i do not see any thing swrong no where on this fender and just rec it to nite note will use on my job, this wk end, that is how good it plays sounds looks ok if you want a nice fender for the money then this is a great fender , thats mexs, you did a great job, william , ellabell ga, note - thanks musician friends that for such a nice guiter for the monet yes yes,

            (6 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PLEASE READ. DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT.

            By JazzBlaster

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • 60 Cycle Hum Unavoidable

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

            WARNING: DO NOT GET THIS GUITAR IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HIGH GAIN SOUND. Don't get me wrong. This is a very high quality guitar. It has a great tone, and it is so fun to play. But if you are looking for a grungy, loud, whiny tone, this is not for you. This is good for blues, jazz and, lighter rock. So, its a great buy if its capabilities suit you. Don't try to push it out of its comfort zone.

            (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MIM Standard Strat

            By Albert Rubio

            from TEJAS

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            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

            I been playing my Strat thru a Fender Mustan II and it sounds beautiful with that amp!
            Well this is a guitar has all the bell and whistles that a beginner, intermediate, heck maybe even a proffesional would want and need. Neck is easy playing and beutiful tone from the rosewood fingerboard. Very solid and heavy guitar. Great sustain and warm tone. Pick ups are slightly on the hot side to me but still has plenty of clarity, very balanced sound. Tuners, paint and laquer, knobs are high quality. Havnt tried the tremolo yet but im not really a big user of that. Guitar action was right on and ready to play! For the price you cant beat this guitar, its a steal. Hurry and get one before demand drives the price up. I had an Ibanez(use to play Metal) guitar before this one, she now sits in the corner on a guitar stand all alone...

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Fender MIM Strat

            By Tyler

            from Fairland, OK

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Feels great
            • Fun To Play
            • Looks great
            • Sounds Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                I love everything abou this guitar except for the ding and chip on the back of the lower horn. Guessing it was a UPS screw up. Was kinda upset but it wasn't worth send itack and hoping for an in damaged one weeks later. Didn't affect the sound or playability and you can't see it from the front. Other than that it is a sweet guitar and I recommend anyone getting one. Just might want to buy one in a store

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Geeetar

                By Seawolf3265

                from Troy, MI

                About Me Novice

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                  Really nice guitar and I love the brown sunburst finish!

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Hard to beat the original

                  By jakeyrotten

                  from VA

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                    I scored myself the classic sunburst, maple fingerboard Standard strat. I've never owned an American or Custom Shop Strat so I'm not going to try to compare the different strat models. But at this price point, you get a great value for your money. Satin finish on the neck, beautiful gloss maple fingerboard for that classic glassy Fender sound. I've given mine a through inspection and haven't found any cosmetic issues. I must have gotten pretty lucky with this purchase, the neck on mine has an almost quilted maple look to it and it has some really unique markings on the fingerboard. Absolutely stunning. Soncially, this is THE classic vintage Fender sound. Works for blues, jazz, rock, funk and everything in-between. One thing to note is the tremolo is a vintage style, so if you're really into dive-bombing or Hendrix-style whammy bar action, you might want to go with the American standard with it's more modern-styled tremolo. But it works nicely for more traditional tremolo usage.

                    One more thing: This isn't a metal guitar. Guys complaining that they can't get a Metallica tone out of it are kinda missing the point. A fender strat isn't going to make your sound for you; it's going to be a quality vessel for your personal tone. A strat is more like a blank canvas for you to put your sound into.

                    (4 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Wake up Fender

                    By axerunner

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz
                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                    This is a poor quality instrument due to fret buzz on several of the frets. Also the screws in the saddles used to adjust bridge height stick up so far they scratch your hands when doing palm mutes or muffling
                    the strings. This is obviously a design flaw during production. What find of people do they have in QA
                    at fender these days? One last thing the Nut not cut deep enough on the low E side so when you adjust the truss rod and bridge it new gets low enough to play like a guitar thats had a normal set up. Its still too high.

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    fender

                    By dookbutt

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                      Smooth clean feel, great sound for a great price.

                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My daughter is ecstatic!

                      By Sasha's Papa

                      from Warwick, NY

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Pick Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                        This made my 8 year old's Christmas. SHe has been playing acoustic for one year and adding this guitar to the arsenal has her very enthusiastic about practicing. I expect her to have it for a lifetime!

                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Decent guitar

                        By Greg

                        from Westminster, MD

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
                        • Rough Fret Edges

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                        Generally a well-made guitar, but the rough fret edges are irritating. Five extra minutes in production would have made a big difference.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Play one, then decide.

                        By D Mill

                        from Michigan

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                        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                        TtT
                        This Fender Standard Stratocaster delivers everything you need in a strat. Plug it in to a good
                        tube amp and have some fun. My is a 2008 model, it needed very little setup adjustment, when
                        new. Action is very good, intonation is fantastic. It stays in tune, and has no problems at all.
                        I play this guitar hours at a time, 5-6 days a week. Solid, save some coin, buy this strat.
                        2008 Model, stock hardware, SKB Fender case, usually played thru a Fender Vibro Champ.

                        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good but not great.

                        By Crow

                        from NM

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                          I just bought one of these, Artic White with a Rosewood Fretboard. I like it, but I am befuddle by the sharp edges on the frets. Why can't this guitar be as finely finished as my Sqire classic Vibe guitars? I didn't expect sharp frets. I am going to have to work on that before I call it great. It's playable, it sounds good, I love everything else about it.I am glad I bought it, but I am a little dissapointed that it would leave the factory with these sharp frets. If I can feel them, the QC guy that inspected it should have. Maybe they should start making them in China, where they make the CV's, beccause the workmanship on all three of my Squires is flawless..If I didn't have to work on the sharp frets I would give it all the stars. I like the neck, and I love the satin finish on the back of teh neck. I have to give my honest opinion, Fender needs to hire a new inspector, I shouldn't have to do fretwork, and since I am not equipped to do it, and live nowhere near a guitar tech, I may have to leave them like they are, which I will notice every time I play it the guitar. I have seen worse frets, but I have three CV's that were smooth as glass.

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