Every guitarist has to own a stratocaster at least once in their lifetime, make it one of these! Many have tried to emulate the vintage tone of a Strat but few have succeeded - the American Standard is an authentic slab of true Rock and Roll history!
A hand-made, all-American classic
Conceived at the USA Fender factory originally in 1954 by Leo Fender himself, the American Stratocaster has left its mark on the music industry and helped shaped the sound of Country, Rock, Blues and Punk, plus countless other genres. Think Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore and Eric Clapton to name but a few of the legends who famously wielded a Strat in their prime years.
A Classic Formula For Success
Over the years, the Strat has changed very little. Why fix something that isn't broken, right? The sleek, contoured Alder body has defined the tone and playability of the Strat since 1956 and remains today. The trademark 'whammy' tremolo system offers up outrageous string-bending tone without affecting tuning stability.
The American Standard Stratocaster boasts a bridge that gives sought-after tone with modern smooth trem travel. This redesigned block retains the mass and tone of a vintage bridge block, but is chambered for access to deeper dives. A typical cast bridge block is impregnated with a resin to eliminate 'voids' in the material and to bond it together. Fender's new steel block is infused with copper, which makes the block 100% homogeneous metal. The result is a more musical, higher mass bridge that has more of that machined-block sound.
Custom Shop Fat 50s pickups
In the past, the premium Fat 50s single-coil pickups were typically reserved for Fender's top-of-the-line Custom Shop guitars. Adding incredible value to the American Standard Strat, these are now fitted as standard, so you get fantastic tone with all the bark and bite that typifies a Stratocaster sound.
Premium comfort neck
The latest incarnation of the all-American Fender Standard Strat employs the hand-rolled fingerboard edges that players love. A super smooth neck finish makes fast fretting a dream and offers great accessibility all the way up the fretboard.
Case and Accessories Included
As with all American-made Fenders, the Standard Stratocaster comes with a hardshell case and all the case candy - Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth and Trem Arm all included. Everything you need to keep your prized guitar in tip top shape. Nothing quite beats the feeling of unearthing a box-fresh Strat straight from the Factory. Fantastic!
- Body Shape - Stratocaster
- Body Material - Alder
- Body Finish - Urethane
- Neck Material - Maple
- Neck Shape - Modern "C"
- Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets - 22
- Fret Size - Medium Jumbo
- String Nut - Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width - 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Neck Plate - 4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment
- Neck Finish - Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
- Fingerboard - Maple
- Position Inlays - Black Dot
- Bridge Pickup - Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
- Middle Pickup - Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup - Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
- Controls - Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
- 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 - SSS
- Bridge - 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
- Tuning Machines - Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
- Orientation - Right-Hand
- Pickguard - 3-Ply Parchment
- Control Knobs - Aged White Plastic
- Strings - Fender Super 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features - Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots, Copper Infused High Mass 100% Metal Bridge Block, Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance, Tinted Neck, Aged Plastic Parts.
- Included Accessories: Hardshell Case
|Pickup Config||3 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||stratocaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
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