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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard  Brown Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard

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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

Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood 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: 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 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good pick up (19)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (21)
  • Jamming (20)
  • Recording (14)
  • Rock concerts (11)
  • Small venues (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), 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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected

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?

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5.0

Better than I thought it would be

By HCC

from Atlanta

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

      I have several MIM Fenders, including a 2013 MIM Strat. This one seems better than the rest. The satin neck is a big improvement over the glossy necks of the past. The rosewood fretboard is very dark and looks great. Set up was near perfect out of the box. Sounds great too. I'm really happy with this one.

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      (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Wake up Fender

      By Les Paul Man

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not what I expected

      By Les Paul Man

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      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?

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      (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.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fender MIM Strat

        By Tyler

        from Fairland, OK

        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

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fender strat is a great guitar.

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            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.

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            (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!

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              (9 of 17 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.

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                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing guitar

                  By LB

                  from Barry IL

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                  Ask me a question

                  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.

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                    (9 of 9 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.

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