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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!
Here you can browse and Buy Fender's affordable Fender Player series, American-Made Strats, FSR Stratocasters and the coveted Fender Custom Shop Guitars. All available with Free Next Day Delivery and 0% Finance over £299.
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.
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 are 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-made or Mexican?
We also stock a full range of Fender American-made Strats. Check out our in-depth guide on the differences between the Fender Made in American Stratocaster guitars.
Following the recent discontinuation of the Fender Standard Series, Mexican-made Stratocasters are now known as the Fender Player series. Why not check out our complete Stratocaster Buying guide for more information on the differences between them all!
But which option is right for you?
The range of Squier Stratocaster guitars offer up exceptional playability and performance all at a budget friendly price point.
The new Squier Classic Vibe guitars are based on some of the most iconic Fender Stratocasters throughout history. These designs take inspiration from classic Fender Stratocasters including designs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Everything from neck shapes, pickup configurations and finishes are modelled very closely on original Fender factory designs. These are a great way to own a piece of Fender history, for less.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
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.