Fender Stratocasters

From Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, through to Gilmour and Frusciante, it was the sound of the Fender Stratocaster that helped define the sound of early Rock'n'Roll. To this day, the Fender Stratocaster is considered the 'go-to' axe, for all levels of guitarist. Whether you're just beginning with a Starter Package or a seasoned veteran after a priceless Relic Strat, we've got them all.

We stock one of the UK's largest selections of Fender Stratocaster guitars - visit any PMT Store and you'll see all of these classic guitars hang from the walls!

 

 

A HISTORY

Since 1954 the Fender Stratocaster has been inspiring guitarists to create some of the best music in the world – they’re THAT good! Designed by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares, the signature double-cutaway design has been copied and emulated by many brands. The Fender Strat still remains one of the most iconic and sought-after guitars in history.

The Fender Stratocaster appeared on some of the most important songs and albums of all time, courtesy of slick body style and versatile sonic qualities.

LEGENDARY TONE

The Stratocasters infamous 'SSS' single-coil pickup configuration provides an instantly recognisable sound that only Fender can achieve. Most Fender Stratocaster guitars feature a 5-way pickup selector. This allows you to utilise the bridge, middle or neck pickup in isolation, or blend them together.

There is also a range of different Fender Stratocaster models with humbucker configurations that dish up fatter, more powerful tones. These are referred to as 'HSS' or 'HH' Strats, with one or two humbuckers respectively.

FENDER CLASSIC SERIES STRATOCASTER

The Fender Classic series Stratocaster guitars are designed for those who want a vintage style instrument but don’t want to stretch their budget to the likes of the Custom Shop range. These guitars have all been designed to pay homage to the likes of the classic Stratocaster models of the 50s, 60s and 70s, but offer premium appointments and modern improvements that make playing them more enjoyable and reliable!

AMERICAN ELITE SERIES STRATOCASTER

With their 4th Generation Noiseless pickups, the American Elite series is the most controllable Strat guitars Fender have made. With this range, the designers at Fender have managed to eradicate that hum that can sometimes creep in with single-coil pickups – ideal for professional performing musicians. The crisp clear tones are all intact, except their just easier to manage! A “Modern D” shaped profile neck is comfortable for chords and solos whilst an exposed truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a lot easier for us to make changes when needed.

Shop a full range of American Elite guitars here.

FENDER AMERICAN PERFORMER STRATOCASTER

The range of Fender American Performer Stratocaster guitars is a perfect option for players in need of a total workhorse that allows them to make subtle changes to their sound on the guitar. The inclusion of a Greasebucket tone system allows you to roll back the tone of your guitar without suffering from an increased bass response. Jumbo frets and a “Modern C” shaped neck all contribute to a more comfortable playing experience for your Stratocaster. The new Yosemite pickups sound incredible when clean or with a little distortion thrown at them.

View the full range of Fender American Performer guitars here.

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL II STRATOCASTER

The Fender American Professional Stratocaster guitars are the new ‘Standard’ American Stratocaster guitars that come loaded with lush sounding, Tim-Shaw designed V-Mod pickups. These offer more growl when need it most, while a new Treble bleed circuit allows you to maintain the bright, open Strat sound when you turn the volume down too! The Narrow tall frets in combination with a “Deep C” neck is perfect for soloing guitarists and those with slender fingers.

View the full range of Fender American Professional II guitars here.

FENDER CUSTOM SHOP STRATOCASTER GUITARS

The Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster is there for when that off-the-shelf option just won’t do. Each guitar has been meticulously designed and handcrafted to offer exceptional playability and hand-finished at every level. We have a vast selection of custom-made options put together by our guitar experts which take homage from guitars of the past. Our Custom shop offering includes period-correct models including rare Relics and more.

However, if you want to create your own signature Custom Shop guitar, we can facilitate that for you – just speak to our in-store experts today and we can ensure you get the guitar you’ve always dreamed about owning. You can design every aspect, from pickguard colour to tuners, to pickups and neck shape.

Choose your Fender Custom Shop guitar here.

FENDER FSR STRATOCASTER GUITARS

We also stock a range of Fender FSR (Fender Special Run) guitars here at PMT. These guitars are extremely limited edition and utilise a variety of unique tonewoods, finish options and pickup configurations which really helps them stand out from the crowd. This is your chance to get a rare Fender Stratocaster that will likely never be made again!

Shop the full range of Fender FSR guitars here.

NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO INVEST IN ONE OF THE MOST COVETED, HIGHLY RESPECTED GUITAR DESIGNS EVER. PICK UP A FENDER STRATOCASTER AT PMT ONLINE TODAY.

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LEGENDARY TONE

The Fender Stratocaster has appeared on some of the most important songs and albums of all time, courtesy of slick body style and versatile sonic qualities.

The Stratocasters infamous 'SSS' single-coil pickup configuration provides an instantly recognisable sound that only Fender can achieve. Most Fender Stratocaster guitars feature a 5-way pickup selector. This allows you to utilise the bridge, middle or neck pickup in isolation, or blend them together.

There is also a range of different Fender Stratocaster models with humbucker configurations that dish up fatter, more powerful tones. These are referred to as 'HSS' or 'HH' Strats, with one or two humbuckers respectively.

AMERICAN ULTRA SERIES STRATOCASTER

Thanks to their American Ultra Noiseless pickups and S-1 switches, the American Ultra series introduces the most controllable Strat guitars Fender have ever made in an HSS and more traditional SSS format.

With this range, the designers at Fender have managed to eradicate that pesky 60-cycle hum that can sometimes creep in with single-coil pickups – making them ideal for professional performing musicians.

The crisp clear tones are all intact, except they're just easier to manage! A “Modern D” shaped profile neck is comfortable for chords and solos whilst an exposed truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a lot easier for us to make changes when needed.

Shop a full range of American Ultra guitars here.

FENDER AMERICAN PERFORMER STRATOCASTER

The range of Fender American Performer Stratocaster guitars is a perfect option for players in need of a total workhorse that allows them to make subtle changes to their sound on the guitar.

The inclusion of a Greasebucket tone system allows you to roll back the tone of your guitar without suffering from an increased bass response. Jumbo frets and a “Modern C” shaped neck all contribute to a more comfortable playing experience for your Stratocaster.

In addition to this, the newly-designed Yosemite pickups sound incredible when clean or with a little distortion thrown at them.

View the full range of Fender American Performer guitars here.

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL II STRATOCASTER

The Fender American Professional Stratocaster guitars are the new ‘Standard’ American Stratocaster guitars that come loaded with lush sounding, Tim-Shaw designed V-Mod pickups. These offer more growl when need it most, while a new Treble bleed circuit allows you to maintain the bright, open Strat sound when you turn the volume down too! The Narrow tall frets in combination with a “Deep C” neck is perfect for soloing guitarists and those with slender fingers.

View the full range of Fender American Professional II guitars here.

FENDER CUSTOM SHOP STRATOCASTER GUITARS

The Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster is there for when that off-the-shelf option just won’t do. Each guitar has been meticulously designed and handcrafted to offer exceptional playability and hand-finished at every level. We have a vast selection of custom-made options put together by our guitar experts which pay homage to guitars of the past.

Our Custom shop offering even offers period-correct models, with aged "Relic" finishes, and much more.

However, if you want to create your own signature Custom Shop guitar, we can facilitate that for you – just speak to our in-store experts today and we can ensure you get the guitar you’ve always dreamed about owning. You can design every aspect, from pickguard colour to tuners, to pickups and neck shape.

Choose your Fender Custom Shop guitar here.

FENDER FSR STRATOCASTER GUITARS

We also stock a range of Fender FSR (Fender Special Run) guitars here at PMT. These guitars are extremely limited edition and utilise a variety of unique tonewoods, finish options and pickup configurations which really helps them stand out from the crowd. This is your chance to get a rare Fender Stratocaster that will likely never be made again!

Shop the full range of Fender FSR guitars here.

NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO INVEST IN ONE OF THE MOST COVETED, HIGHLY RESPECTED GUITAR DESIGNS EVER. PICK UP A FENDER STRATOCASTER AT PMT ONLINE TODAY.

FAQs

  • When was the Stratocaster invented?

    The Fender Stratocaster was invented by Leo Fender in 1954, and is widely regarded as the guitar that changed the sound of modern music forever.
  • Where are Fender Stratocasters made?

    Whilst the higher-end guitars - from the likes of the American Ultra Series - are created in Corona, California, you will also find fantastic examples of Stratocasters from the company's Ensenada factory (Mexico), and also from the Fender Japan factory.
  • Do many famous guitarists play a Stratocaster?

    For the past six decades the Strat has been one of the most played instruments amongst pro performers. Some notable names who favour the Strat have been: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Blackmore, John Mayer, and much more besides.