Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Electric Guitar


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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top pairs famous Fender tone and classic style with an elegant flame maple top.

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top offers a striking blend of legendary Fender tone, playability, and style, with the added elegance of a gorgeous flame maple top over the alder body. The body comes dressed in your choice of two flattering burst finishes that accentuate the beautiful top figure: Aged Cherry Burst and Tobacco Sunburst. Carved from maple into Fender's cozy Modern "C" profile, the neck carries a maple or rosewood fingerboard (maple on Aged Cherry Burst, rosewood on Tobacco Sunburst) with a more contemporary 9.5" radius and 21 medium-jumbo frets for excellent playability and effortless string bending.

Just as the Standard Stratocaster, the Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top comes equipped with a trio of Fender Standard Single-Coil pickups to deliver that classic single-coil Strat tone that made the originals legendary. The pickups are wired through a versatile 5-position blade, a Master Volume control, and dual Tone controls (Tone 1 for Neck Pickup, Tone 2 for Middle Pickup).

Chrome hardware rounds out this attractive, yet affordable package, and includes a 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge and a set of Standard Cast/Sealed tuners. Case not included.

Get your Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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Great guitar at a great price


from Gastonia, NC

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Electric Guitar:

Beautiful guitar. Easy to order and shipped quickly.

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  • Flame Maple Cap
  • Maple Finger Board
  • Sounds Sweet Like Honey


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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Electric Guitar:

So I need to start out by saying that the Fender Strat' has never been my favorite guitar when it comes to appearences. They are ubiquitous and...a bit unsightly with the long horn. The rounder, more curvy LP style looks better to my eyes.
But we don't really buy instruments for their looks because it's all about tone. And there are reasons why the Strat seems to be everywhere. They have tone!
I have a MIM fat strat with a rosewood fingerboard and I like it, but it definitely wasn't my favorite guitar.
A good deal came along from Sam Ash on Memorial Day and so I decided to add this standard Strat with a maple finger board into the stable.
Wow! Great choice! I'm now a Fender Strat convert! This maple fingerboard sounds and plays so much smoother than the rosewood that is just blows me away!
My wife was less than thrilled about "another guitar" purchase until she heard it. She came downstairs and said, "That is without a doubt the nicest sounding guitar you own". I agree completely!
The maple cap is a nice addition and gives this guitar a little extra in the looks department. I suppose it is also possible that it could be adding something to the tone as well, but I don't have any other Strat's with maple fret-boards, so I can't say for sure.
If I had to pick a single word to describe the sound of this guitar it would be a hard choice between, "syrupy", "honey" or "silky" in the 4-5 positions. And positions 1& 3 have enough voice to get their point across with some overdrive and higher gain settings on the amp. And speaking of amps (which are equally or more important than the guitar) I'm playing through a Fender Super Champ XD.
This is a great guitar! I'm 100% happy with the purchase of it.

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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
Top Flame Maple
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, Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face

Medium-Jumbo Frets

Synthetic Bone Nut

Dot Fingerboard 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

Chrome Hardware

3-Ply Parchment Pickguard

White Plastic Control Knobs

Parchment Switch Tip

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

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.