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Step up to the Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar. 2-point fulcrum tremolo provides smooth motion and superior tuning stability-modeled on the Fender American Series Strat, as is the 22-fret fast-action neck. 3 alnico single-coil pickups blast out classic Strat tones. Squier includes sealed die-cast tunersdie-cast tuners are lifetime-lubricated for years of trouble-free service and tuning stability, and multi-ply pickguard with your Standard Stratocaster.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Authentic Fender design, upgraded throughout.

FEATURES
  • Agathis body
  • Polyurethane finish
  • Maple, C-shaped neck
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Rosewood or maple fretboard
  • Dot position inlays
  • 3 alnico magnet single-coil pickups
  • 5-position blade pickup switch
  • Master volume, neck tone, middle tone
  • Synchronous twin-pivot tremolo
  • 3-ply pickguard (4-ply on Antique Burst)
  • Chrome hardware
  • Die-cast tuners
  • Large '60s-style headstock

Now you can have a really sweet-playing Strat for a really sweet-sounding price. Put it in the cart and make yourself happy.

SPECIFICATIONS

Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar

  • 25-1/2" scale
    9.5" radius
    1.650" nut width
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SquierStandard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 246 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (132)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (16)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Solid electronics (13)
  • Good pick up (12)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Squier Standard Stratocaster

I have had this thing (black metallic, maple fretboard) for a short time and it rocks!

-Neck: The reason I bought a Strat in this price range is I wanted...Read complete review

I have had this thing (black metallic, maple fretboard) for a short time and it rocks!

-Neck: The reason I bought a Strat in this price range is I wanted something with an unfinished neck, and this is perfect for me. The neck is thin, fast, smooth and non-finished, which I love! The only thing about the neck is the frets are a little bit sharp, and they kind of stick off the edge of the fretboard. But this is really no big deal.

-Body: Made out of agathis, the weight and feel of it is fantastic. I'm a Les Paul player of almost three years, and I wanted something different, and this is just what I was looking for.

-Hardware: Still has factory made hardware on it, but I don't care. The bridge, machine heads, pickguard, pickups, knobs and whammy bar all work awesome. The only thing I really don't like about this guitar is the whammy bar gets in the way when you want to do some palm-muting stuff, but I'll get over that soon. And even the strings; I'm going to swap the factory strings for some Ernie Ball Slinkies soon, but until then, these Fender gauge strings are holding up really well.

-Sound: People say single-coils can't handle lots of distortion, and they're right. That's why I use as overdrive pedal, and it sounds fantastic. It kind of sounds like Dream Theatre's John Petrucci (my hero) if you ad some flanger to it, which is quite cool.

-Overall: Like I said before, I'm an avid Les Paul fan, but this guitar works just as well if not better than my Epiphone Les Paul. I would definitely recommend this to anybody.

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Hit Or MIss

If I could get one without major defects, that has been finished well, this would be a stellar value at this price point. The feel of the neck is quite good. The first...Read complete review

If I could get one without major defects, that has been finished well, this would be a stellar value at this price point. The feel of the neck is quite good. The first one I received was beautiful. I was so very impressed. It had impeccable finish, body and neck. It set up well. Then I saw that the strings were offset to the high side of the neck, such that the high E string was right at the edge of the fretboard. This made it ticky to play as the string would easily slide off the fretboard. The replacement guitar was received and it had some minor issues with the finish, enough to bug me, and when attemtping to set it up, I found the truss rod inneffective. It would simply spin freely without adding any relief. I may try again to get a good one, but not through an Internet source. I have local options so I can check out the quality.

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4.0

Acceptable

By JAMES

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I love the guitar, sounds great like my Strat plus. I wish it stayed in tune,I would have given it 5 stars..

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    4.0

    Acceptable

    By JAMES

    from undisclosed

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      The tuning machines are not good at all. The guitar has to be tuned every couple days, did not expect them to be this bad..

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      5.0

      Beautiful guitar that can bang!

      By NoChrome66

      from Watertown, WI

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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 Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I ordered this guitar at far below MSRP. That said, MSRP would still have been well worth it. It is a fine instrument. Finish is great. Intonation/playability is nearly perfect out of the box. The neck is super-fast. I own several guitars and am proud to add this to my collection. Like all guitars, it has it's own unique sound(s). Love it.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        This Level 3 Strat was the Pits

        By Listenin and lernin

        from West Palm Beach

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        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Looked Great

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
        • unstable bridge

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I received this level 3 strat in a timely fashion and found it looked great and the neck felt great.
          There was a minor nick in the body and some stringy material under the coating. The color was beautiful and I wanted to keep this guitar. But the bridge was so unstable that tuning the guitar was mpossible and at the twelve fret nothing but fret buzz.. It was impossible to keep this guitar. So back it went with full cooperation from MF. I have had only one problem experience from MF and i have bought lots of gear from them. Still I have squires that play nearly every bit as good as my MIA, but this was not one of them and to be fair the price was a fair deal.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Hit Or MIss

          By DM

          from Salt Lake

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
          • Serious QA Issues

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            If I could get one without major defects, that has been finished well, this would be a stellar value at this price point. The feel of the neck is quite good. The first one I received was beautiful. I was so very impressed. It had impeccable finish, body and neck. It set up well. Then I saw that the strings were offset to the high side of the neck, such that the high E string was right at the edge of the fretboard. This made it ticky to play as the string would easily slide off the fretboard. The replacement guitar was received and it had some minor issues with the finish, enough to bug me, and when attemtping to set it up, I found the truss rod inneffective. It would simply spin freely without adding any relief. I may try again to get a good one, but not through an Internet source. I have local options so I can check out the quality.

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            don't waste your money

            By eddy

            from new zealand

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Bought this guitar from the local music works shop and at first there no problems with playing it, but a week later i discovered a split in neck wood where it joins on to the body ( a guitar tech told me that this due to poor quality wood). This isn't good enough...i took the guitar back to the shop where i had purchased it from
            and got myself a second hand jackson pc 3 for roughly around the same price and have had no problems!

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The sound is so Stratocaster!

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            By Arless

            from Florence Alabama

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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 Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I bought the antique burst with rosewood fret board.It arrived this afternoon at my door step, everything was packaged tight and sound. The guitar is beautiful not a scratch or blemish no where.

              So I tuned it up and played it through my Epiphone 15 watt amp with treble and overdrive. It sounds so good I could not put it down, only now to write this review.

              Intonation is spot on the Fender strings are fresh and sound great. the neck is straight and string height is spot on per Fenders factory specs.

              Every note is clean no buzz, no high frets or anything to nit pick about. This humble little Squire plays and sounds better than my friends American Stratocaster.

              My friend is ordering him a Squire standard in antique burst also, said that he is shocked at the quality and fit and finish are all top notch.

              The alnico pickup's sound so good it is hard to describe, modern yet that original early sound that everyone loves from a Fender Stratocaster, It's that good for sure.

              It's all Fender original sound and playability, why is it sold at such an affordable price? It is put together in Indonesia. "Rest assure" It is a genuine Fender through and through.

              After all Fender put their name on the head stock, plus it is backed by Fender's warranty and Sweet-water has a free two year warranty back up also. Get this guitar you will not be disappointed. Fender you nailed this remarkable Fender guitar.

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              (2 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              needs work...

              By oldman

              from montgomery.alabama.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Great Finishsatin Neck
              • Great Finish Satin Neck
              • Solid Electronics
              • Solid Soundbeautiful Gtr

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Intonation Off
              • Needs Nut Slot Work
              • Needs Nut Work
              • Out Of Tune
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • None

              Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              E,B, AND G strings are cut too high in the nut, which can be repaired ...however the guitar de-tunes itself after just a few chords or notes and I haven't touched the tremolo bar! The E,A,and D strings may be cut too deep, causing high action to avoid fret buzz which means the first 3 strings are in the atmosphere and play SHARP from the nut to the 5th fret and FLAT after the 12th...also requires too much relief in the neck for comfortable play...so far it's a know show.

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ilikeitalot

              By ukeslanger420

              from Hanalei, HI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                Some people can get pretentious about the Squire label and sometimes rightfully so. Some of the really low end Squires i've tried I was not too impressed but I like the Standard alot. Bought mine in a music shop in Oregon and the sales guy had me close my eyes while he played a Fender Strat and the Squire Strat and sound wise i could not tell the difference. They have a good feel and look too. Nice finish. Felt solid and well built. I'm not like a ripping lead guitarist or anything, mostly just strumming and vocals, and for that this guitar performs really well. If you are a guitar hero shredder you might find some nuances you don't like, but overall I'm really happy with mine. Great guitar for the price.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                FINE GUITAR!

                By Maccadave

                from Memphis, TN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Squier Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar came ready to play, right out of the box. All I had to do was tune it. Why pay $$$$ for a "real" Fender logo. Excellent value for the price.

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