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 rock and many other genres of music. This iconic guitar has appeared on some of the most important songs and albums of all time thanks to its signature single coil twang and extremely versatile sonic qualities.
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, but the Fender Strat still remains one of the most iconic and sought-after guitars in history. The signature SSS single coil design provides an instantly recognisable sound that only Fender can achieve. Best of all, you have expert control over your sound thanks to the 5-way pickup selector which allows you to utilise the bridge, middle or neck pickup in isolation or blend them together.
There are also a range of different Fender Stratocaster models with humbucker configurations that give you a fatter, more powerful sound overall. We stock a full range of Fender Stratocaster guitars here at PMT including the budget friendly made-by-Fender Squier guitars, Player series, Alternate reality models, Fender Mexican Stratocasters which are now known as the Fender Player series, FSR models and the coveted Fender Custom Shop guitars.
We also stock a full range of Fender American Stratocaster guitars. Read our blog here if you want to know the difference between the Fender Made in American Stratocaster guitars or view our complete Stratocaster Buying guide for more information on the differences between every available model.
But which option is right for me?
The range of Fender Squier Stratocaster guitars offer up exceptional playability and performance all at a budget friendly price point that all can afford. We stock the full range of Fender Squier guitars here at PMT including the new Squier Classic Vibe guitars which are based on some of the most iconic Strat designs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. These designs take inspiration from these classic guitars including the likes of neck shapes, pickup configurations and finishes to offer players a chance to own a piece of Fender history, for less. View the full range of Fender Squier Guitars here.
The new range of Fender Player series guitars builds on the already stellar reputation of the Made In Mexico line. Each of these pro-level Stratocaster guitars have been made by experienced guitar technicians in the Fender factory in Ensenada Mexico to provide beautiful playability and soaring sounds. These are the ideal next step from the Squier range. A modern “C Shaped” Neck offers exceptional comfort whilst playing. the new Player Series pickups are crisp and articulate and provide a more modern take on the classic Strat sound.
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!
With their 4th Generation Noiseless pickups, the American Elite series are 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.
The range of Fender American Performer Stratocaster guitars are 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 increased bass response – ideal for those discerning players out there. 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.
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 that offer more growl when needed and a new Treble bleed circuit allows you to maintain the treble high-end 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.
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 hand crafted 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 and include period correct parts to offer that vintage sound you want. However, if you want to create your own signature Custom Shop guitar, we can facilitate that for you – just speak to our 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 – whatever you need, we can make it happen.
Choose your Fender Custom Shop guitar here.
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 Stratocaster guitar that will likely never be made again!
Shop the full range of Fender FSR guitars here.
The range of Fender Alternate Reality guitars also comprises of a range of very weird, but very cool looking takes on Stratocaster guitars. This series takes classic Fender designs, like the Strat and mashes them together to create a selection of unique looking and sounding options that guitarists will love.
We have one of the UK’s largest ranges of Fender Stratocaster guitars here at PMT. We stock the full range of Fender Stratocaster guitars including Fender Made In Japan, Fender Mexican models and Fender American Stratocasters. We also stock a wide range of Fender Custom Shop guitars and can help you create your very own custom-made Fender guitar to suit your needs and ideal sound. So, speak to our guitar experts online or call in to your local Professional Music Technology store to try out a full range of Fender Stratocaster guitars and Fender amplifiers for yourself.