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Fender Standard Stratocaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. This left-handed version features a select alder body, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A real legend at a price real people can afford!

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. This left-handed version features a select alder body, 21-fret maple neck with your choice of a rosewood or maple fretboard, 3 single-coil pickups, a vintage tremolo, and die-cast tuning keys.

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • 21-fret maple neck
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard
  • Vintage tremolo
  • Die-cast tuning keys
  • 3 single-coil pickups
  • Thicker bridge block for increased sustain and more stable point of contact with strings
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4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

Best line guitar in its price range!

By omie

from Lompoc, CA

This is one beautiful beautiful guitar! I'm sure this varies, as it does with all 'made on a line' guitars, but the quality was 100% to me. The natural wood grain is clearly visible under the lighter brown portions of the burst. The maple neck is strong and 'fast', and the electronics/tuners do their job without any problems so far. The electronics, in my opinion, are way better than the korean line guitar electronics, which are sub-standard. The standard tuning machines do a good job keeping tune, considering that they're the stock tuners with a standard MIM (made in mexico) bridge/trem kit. If you do a lot of heavy trem bombs, you're going to slip out of tune eventually. Stock strings usually aren't the best strings. Tone/volume knobs and switch all work just fine. The pickups aren't too bad, but it really depends on taste. I will most likely change them out when I find a good left-handed set (hard to find). I did look into changing out the bridge/trem kit for a callaham setup, but for us lefties, it's double the listed prices on their site, and it's not that imperative that I change it out right now. With the stock strings and stock pickups, it's a decent guitar. It really comes down to taste. Right now, it sounds beautifully bluesy to me with everything stock, but the pickups can be a bit muddy and tinny at the same time. I will most likely replace the strings with a higher quality set of the same gauge. I will also sink a few hundred into upgrading this guitar, because it IS worth it. I plan to install a callaham bridge/trem unit, and new pickups. MIM strats have a different spacing than american, so you can't just go out and buy a replacement. Also, staggered pickups, because of the way they are setup, are best being LEFT HANDED specifically, than just flipping a right-handed set. Like I said, I will eventually upgrade, but only because that is something fun I like to do. It sounds acceptable as is. Again, this is one of the best 'affordable' guitar options in its class, and while the stock single coils are a bit weak, if you pump them through a good amp modeler, you can get some amazing sounds. This is one of my favorite guitars, so far.

 
5.0

Amazing, Simply That

By Roc-xbGlO

from Ontario

Great Work Fender.Simply the funnest and most durable guitar in my books.You truly made an ace!

 
5.0

Very good buy

By Garcia

from Meridian, ID

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Bought the electron blue/ maple neck. looks amazing. it is very smooth with beautiful single coil sound. i plan on switching to fender vintage noiseless to get rid of the hum. obviously a little noisy when overdriven, but sounds wonderful clean! honestly a good buy regardless of experience

 
5.0

THE BEST

By Nicholas A. Prince

from IL

In 2004 I bought a sunburst MIM Stratocaster, and its the best guitar I?ve tried. I?m into metal music and people told me to get a metal guitar and would reply "I don't think they make guitars out of metal." To fit more to my style I just bought another strat off here to mod with hotrails. VERY NICE!!!

 
5.0

Fender Standard Stratocaster - THE Stratocaster!!!

By Chi-Town Lefty

from Chicago, IL

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I've had my left-handed 3 Color Sunburst Fender Standard Stratocaster electric guitar for about a year now and I have no complaints. I adjusted the bridge so that the saddles are staggered. I DO NOT have problems with the guitar going out of tune all of the time (I DO use the tremolo quite often). The tone is excellent!!! I changed the stock strings (I use Ernie Ball Super Slinky's). I love the action and the tone. For these reasons, this guitar is my MAIN guitar!!!

 
4.0

Time to take it to the chop shop

By KrankIT

from Asheville, North Carolina

ok i got this guitar a lil over a year ago. It gets some pretty decent classic rock sounds, and with the right pickup selection you can get a decent metal tone out of the pups. The neck is fast and the action came set perfect. With that being said.... im sick of this guitar the way it is. Its starting to make me crazy with the constant tuning after using the whammy the slightest bit. Its time to get to work, im gonna install a floyd rose, cut out the bridge single coil slot and install a dimebucker and give this guitar some balls.

 
4.0

Good value for price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is really the only worthwhile guitar I've ever owned. I bought it brand new almost 10 years ago with my old guitar teacher. Since then I've replaced the pickups, but other than that zero work has been done on the guitar. It's seen small shows and been played through a variety of amps. It's withstood the test of time, and shows no signs of breaking anytime soon (some chips in the neck is it). The frets buzz sometimes, but doesn't make it unplayable for me (have yet to do something about it). It very rarely comes out of tune. I would have to say that I was not a fan of the original stock pickups, and maybe the strat sound isn't my thing, but it sounds fantastic w/ the seymoud duncan rails series.. Replacing them made rekindled my love affair with this guitar.I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone who's taking guitar a little more seriously. It's a good thing to begin with, and once you master this, then it becomes more worth-while to spend 2k on a guitar. This guitar can produce all the sounds an inexperianced to decent guitar player will want.Oh yes: I don't use the tremelo.

 
5.0

Quality at an affordable price!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is honestly the best guitar I have ever owned. In no way, shape, or form do I regret buying this Stratocaster. Buy this guitar, don't think about, just buy it. Thanks Fender!

 
5.0

Wonderful Guitar

By WWI

from Waterloo, NY

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First of all, I'm a Bass player needing a Guitar. I own new and old Fender bass' so I'm not new to Fender. This guitar was made very well, it palys Great and looks Fantastic! It makes you want to play it.Compared to the US models, the pickups are not as Hot (Output level.) I did compare both using the same Amp with all setting in the middle, using only the volume and tone on the guitars.I also use Heavier gauge strings and had to remove the spring on the low E string saddle to properly intonate the guitar. This is no fault of the guitar, just my choice in string gauge (11-48.)The 9 rating on the Features are only for the pickups. All in all this is a wonderful Guitar and I paln on making wonderful music with it.

 
5.0

Amazing Value!

By PxMoney

from paducah

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I have a black 1995 Lefty Standard Strat, And I'm in love with it! It's a best! If you have a good hum-canceler you can get any sound you want out of it. It's a thin, light tonal monster and it plays great! It's a good guitar to work on and mod. So far, I've taking out the Pickguard, mounted the pickups to the body and did it all with it taking a whole lot of beating. It can take a BUNCH of dings and dents. Buy this effin thing! You won't regret it.And honestly, its the best playing guitar I've ever owned... And I've had several Gibsons...

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