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Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard  Aged Cherry Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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The Standard Stratocaster Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body. Oth...Read More

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The Standard Stratocaster Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body. Other features include three single-coil pickups, tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish, rosewood or maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius, three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and '70s-style headstock logo. Available in Tobacco Sunburst (rosewood fingerboard, our sku# H96904) and Aged Cherry Burst (maple fingerboard shown here).

A flame maple top and tinted maple neck make the SSS Strat something special.

FEATURES
  • Flame maple top on the alder body
  • Single-coil neck, middle pickup and bridge pickups
  • Tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius
  • Three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs

Enjoy streamlined performance and classic Strat tone. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard

  • Body
    Body Material: Alder with Flame Maple Top
    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" (648mm)
    Fingerboard Material: Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Number of Frets: 21
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
    Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
    Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

    Electronics

    Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
    Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
    Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
    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: S/S/S
    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

    Hardware

    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
    Tremolo Arm: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
    Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
    Switch Tips: Parchment
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
    Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
    Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

    Miscellaneous

    Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
    Other Features: Flame Maple Top, Vintage Styling, Parchment Plastic Parts
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FenderStandard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will for sure be buying another one someday!!!

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from Franklin Mass

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

    I purchased this exact one in the aged cherry sunburst with the maple neck and all i can say is, wow, wow and wow !!! This axe plays as good as it looks.and It is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a MiM from made in USA... The maple neck shines just as much as the beautiful body shines. The sound and the action is unreal delivering that distinct Fender sound. I would not trad this guitar for any other it sounds and plays that well.. Thank you Fender and Musicians Friends for making and selling a guitar that can be enjoyed for many many years !!!

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    4.0

    great buy

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    from N.W. Iowa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

      when received had 3 G stings and an unset bridge but after restringing and a little bridge set up is a joy to play. Great looking and great sound comparable to my american standard.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth every penny

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      from Rexburg, ID

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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 Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

        I highly recommend!!! This guitar sounds and looks great. It doesn't cost much more than the traditional stardard strats, but I sure looks like it cost a lot more. Also this style is a limited edition so don't pass it up.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Almost perfect

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        from Shady Spring , WV

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

        Let me just say that while it may be a mim strat make no mistake it is a strat. I have owned several in my time and as far as feel and build quality it ranks right up there with the American made strats. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the pups are noisey when distorted. Other than that this thing is beautiful, and it's solid. The flame maple veneer really sets it off. So far no issues other than the noise, which I plan to remedie with Lace sensor pickups. The neck feels really good even for my short fingers. If you keep it clean this thing is fine, but if you like to dirty it up a bit you may have to change the pickups. Other than that a great guitar for the money.

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        5.0

        Excellent Guitar

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        from boise

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • May Need To Upgrade Pups

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

          Love the quilted top. Excellent quality, and much improvement from 15 years ago. Couldn't find anything wrong. If playing professional concerts I would consider putting dimarzio pups in it with black pickguard. no complaints

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender has improved to near perfection

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          from boise

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Improvement
          • Not A Squire
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

            I love this guitar. For a little extra denaro you get a quilted top. Made in mexico, mine came perfect. I haven't bought fender guitars in exactly 15 years, and just for giggles I bought this one and a telecaster. Whoaw is all I can say. The necks, fretwork, electronics, paint job-- everything is much much better, almost to perfection. I say that because if I wanted to play concerts I would put the billy corgan black pickguard and dimarzion pups in it. Other than that, I'm floored.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful guitar for the price

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            from Rexburg, ID

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

              First off I have to say that Musician's Friend has been a pleasure to buy from. Their customer service has been great at working with me to make sure i'm satisfied. This guitar is great. While some other guitars in this price range have cut on quality in recent years, Fender has not. I mostly use this guitar for jamming and recording through my mac and it is a very comfortable guitar for. The pick-ups sound good and I have no complaints about them. You're getting a standard start body and quality, but the plus top makes this go from a nice looking guitar to a beautiful guitar. This guitar really looks like a much more expensive guitar than it is, and I feel like the pictures don't do it justice. Overall, I love the guitar and I'm happy dealing with MF.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple FB

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              from Texas

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

                I;ve played and preferred Gibsons most of my life, but decided to give Strats a (second) chance. I bought the CAR MFB Stnd, and liked it so much I got this one about a month later. Fit and finish are great. Was easy to set up to my liking, being sesitive to small adjustments but very stable once setup was comlete. Easy, fun to play. Sounds good, handles effects well. Sounds good through my Solid state and tube amps. I would reccomend this to beginners, (skip the Squier),advanced players, and to pros, perhaps with some mods. Satisfied with these 2 standards ( remember that's MIM), and strongly considering a MIA Strat, Fender of course. Dealing with MF is always a good experience. Enjoy.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Guitar!

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                from Traverse City Michigan

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Sweet Flame Top

                Cons

                • Pickups could be better

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard:

                I bought the first one of these that my local dealer had. Very nice quality and a flame maple top to die for! It is just a veneer, but it's about 1/8 thick. I put Lace Sensors in the neck and middle and a dimarzio tone zone in the bridge. The stock pickups sound "ok" but now it sounds AMAZING! The neck on mine had some flame as well. Nice thick deep c shape neck. I also put Graph teck saddles on as I didn't care for the vintage saddles, but thats a personal preference. This Strat is worth every penny!

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