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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

Get the real deal. Order today.

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
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good feel (18)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (18)
    • Jamming (17)
    • Recording (13)
    • Rock concerts (11)
    • Small venues (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

    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

     

    Stratocaster

    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...Read complete review

    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.

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    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.

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          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!

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 9 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.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing guitar

                By LB

                from usa

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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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 6 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,

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                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Really a great guitar

                    By BOB

                    from NILES OH. 44446

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz
                    • Needs Set Up
                    • Only 2 Complaints
                    • Volume Knob Placement

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fretboard:

                    GREAT GUITAR,JUST NEEDS A COUPLE OF THINGS TO MAKE IT A PERFECT GUITAR.MUSICIANS FRIENDS ARE THE BEST

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good but not great.

                    By Crow

                    from High desert

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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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (5 of 12 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.

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      These MIM strats keep getting better!

                      By chris drake

                      from NJ

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      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.

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