Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar

 
4.6

(19 reviews)

SKU: F46005

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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 19 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (9)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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    • Experienced (11)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a Mexican Strat and I love it

By 

from Nashville, TN (tourists go home)

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This is my first Fender guitar. Been a Gibson man my whole life and started with a Mexican strat. Plays amazing after a proper set up. Sounds awesome too! Id recommend this for sure. Sam Ash folks were also super helpful and courteous. Cheers all around.

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5.0

This is an excellent guitar...

By 

from Oxnard, Ca

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Stays in tune

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I played the sea foam green Squire Strat for two years and then got this one in black with white pick guard and blonde neck. OMG! I really didn't expect that much of a difference because I could make the Squire sound pretty good.
    BUT, the real Stratocaster is way better in a bunch of subtle ways like incredibly clear, long sustain on power cords. Plus, in the sweet spot on the neck, the notes just blast out.
    The smoothness of the neck and the glossy fingerboard makes your hand fly.
    Plus It seems like I don't have to use much muscle force to make this thing crank out lots of sound.
    I have been playing along with Cream at The Albert Hall and my tone exactly matches Clapton.

    I'm totally and completely happy with this guitar. It will live much much longer than me. The guy in Sam's called it a legacy guitar and now I am a believer. Excellent work Fender! I am proud to be seen with this thing on!

     
    5.0

    Always my best go to guitar!

    By 

    from Fayetteville, GA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garage Band or On Stage
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I'm unable to travel due to health issues, so I don't use it, although I'm sure that it is beneficial for those who travel frequently.

       
      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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  (4 of 4 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.

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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.