Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar

 
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(16 reviews)

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar delivers traditional Strat tone, feel, and style, without the vintage price tag.

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar stays true to many of the original specs that put the Strat on the map in 1954. This Stratocaster features an alder body with the legendary 'comfort contour' design that was way ahead of its time. The body is outfitted with a trio of single-coil pickups that deliver those clear, bell-like, bright Strat tones that were the driving force behind an endless list of guitar legends. A parchment colored pickguard adds an old school vibe to this modern day classic.

This updated Standard Stratocaster is available with a gloss finish maple neck in either a 1-piece solid maple or with a rosewood fingerboard. Standard appointments include 21 medium jumbo frets on a slightly flatter 9.5" fingerboard radius. The flatter radius facilitates easier, cleaner string bending and faster action. A vintage-style synchronized tremolo with a high-mass bridge block for increased tone and sustain completes the package. See for yourself why the Stratocaster is the standard by which all other solidbody electrics are judged by. Case not included.

Get your Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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FenderStandard Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (9)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

I will absolutely purchase another in the future.

By 

from Oxford, CT

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    For most of my life I have been a fan and serious player of Fender basses and guitars. I have played many American and Standard Strats over the years, and have always loved them. For me personally, they are exactly what I want in a guitar. I purchased a beautiful used Standard Strat in the translucent white blonde finish that I saw behind the Sam Ask counter in New Haven, CT and was immediately drawn to it simply by it's appearance. I compared it with some others and was amazed at how great it sounded and played, even though it needed new strings and a set up. Jim at Sam Ash set it up and put new strings on it and then it really came alive! Without question, I will purchase another Standard at some point down the road, it plays, sounds and looks fantastic, especially for what I paid for it. As always, great help and customer service from Jim the guitar tech and Big Jim in sales, thanks guys!

     
    5.0

    I would tell anyone...,..

    By 

    from Austin, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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 Electric Guitar:

      I would tell anyone that only had a few hundred dollars to spend on a guitar, to get a MIM Stratocaster or Tele. IN my opinion they deliver more value for the money than just about any other guitar. Mine is a Made in Mexico Strat. (arctic white w/ a rosewood board). It's very well made, it's beautiful to look at, it has fantastic tone and playability. Not too many guitars in the 4 to 5 hundred dollar (or less) range can make that claim.

       
      5.0

      I'm very pleased with it

      By 

      from Loveland, OH

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        This guitar looks very good, and the build quality really seems first rate. The Mexico Fender facility is owned and operated by Fender, not a contract supplier. This gave me the confidence to buy the product. The light strings and 9.5" radius neck make it easy to play, and the sound seems very good to me. It's all standard Stratocaster, so all the common upgrades will fit. You can customize as much as you like.

         
        5.0

        Truly great guitar

        By 

        from Bradenton, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Have owned other more expensive Strats over the years. Been exclusively a Tele player for many years. Got the hots for a Strat, went to Sam Ash and found a Standard in (dark) Midnight Wine. Beautiful guitar with great finish including satin finish on the back of the neck.

            Also played American Standard Strat but liked the Standard just as well. Why pay more than twice the amount. I own it and play it through a 1953 Fender Tweed Deluxe. heaven.

             
            4.0

            Great bang for the buck!

            By 

            from Indianappolis IN

            About Me Experienced

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            Great price for a solid Stratocaster! These are very well made instruments with the fit and finish being outstanding at this or any price. Great playability and fantastic Strat tones!

             
            4.0

            One of the best for the money

            By 

            from Indianapolis IN

            About Me Experienced

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • School Bands

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              You can't beat these for the price. Really well built and excellent sound quality too. Comparable to instruments at a much higher price point as well. I am a Sam Ash reviewer.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              MIM Strat outdoes my custom shop Strat

              By 

              from Seattle

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                I bought this MIM Stratocaster to take to my condo in Mexico and leave it there. Imagine my surprise when I found that I like playing this guitar more than my custom shop Strat? In fact I told my wife, I'll have to bring this guitar back. I like it too much to leave it for months. And now I'm wondering why keep the custom shop at all. Hard to admit, but it's true -- and maybe I should be happy. Ok, I am happy. And - -Sam Ash is fabulous. Great prices, great service and easy to work with. I first bought a Les Paul I didn't like and they took it back without a whimper. I'll be back as soon as I decide what I want next.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Rock-and-roll Music

                By 

                from New York, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar is used by lots of rock-and-roll singers, like Buddy Holly, Dick Dale, Mark Knophler, David Gilmour, and Jimi Hendrix.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar

                  By 

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    This was my first guitar when I began my journey with the guitar an it still sounds as good as it was when it was purchased brand new. It carry's a bright sound an fits every genre of music. It has a great feel an easy to move up and down the neck.

                    (0 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    ):-0

                    By 

                    from NH

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flat Sound
                      • Fret Buzz
                      • Poor Pick Up
                      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                        HORRIBLE

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                        Number Of Frets 21
                        Scale Length 25.5"
                        Nut Width 1.650"
                        Neck Shape Modern "C"
                        Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
                        Body Style Double Cutaway
                        Neck Type Bolt On
                        Neck Wood Maple
                        Body Wood Alder
                        Pickup Configuration S-S-S
                        Bridge Pickup Standard Single-Coil Strat
                        Neck Pickup Standard Single-Coil Strat
                        Middle Pickup Standard Single-Coil Strat
                        Bridge Type 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
                        Tuning Machines Standard Cast/Sealed
                        Orientation Right-Handed
                        Other Features Polyester Body Finish

                        Tinted Satin Neck Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Face and Front (On Maple Fingerboard)

                        Medium-Jumbo Frets

                        Synthetic Bone Nut

                        Dot Inlays

                        Standard Truss Rod

                        Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle 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

                        3-Ply Parchment Pickguard

                        White Plastic Control Knobs

                        Parchment Switch Tip

                        Chrome Hardware

                        4-Bolt Standard Neck Plate
                        Case/Bag Included No
                        Series Standard
                        Model Standard Stratocaster
                        Warranty Info:

                        Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar

                        Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.