Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
The Fender Stratocaster is a special that changed the world. This model offers legendary Fender tone with classic styling for those on a budget. It has an alder body that's contoured to be comfortable during long sessions, whether you're standing or sitting. Its maple neck is super-comfy with a modern C shape. Whether you play the American-made classic or the Mexican-made Standard, you know you’ve got a guitar that lives up to the Fender name.
Of course the Fender American Standard Stratocaster is a legendary instrument, sought after by many players from the moment they learn to fret a note. The list of players who have relied on the Strat for their sound reads like a who’s-who of guitar history. From Jimi Hendrix, to Yngwie Malmsteen, to Stevie Ray Vaughan, to Eric Clapton — musicians in every genre and style have squeezed incredible sounds out of the Stratocaster.
This Fender Strat come with a long list of standard features including three single-coil pickups, synchronized tremolo with high-mass bridge block, tinted neck, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, parchment pickguard, die-cast tuners and '70s-style headstock logo.
Unfortunately, while the asking price is well worth it, the cost of new American Strat may be too steep for some players. So Fender gives us the Standard Stratocaster, a made-in-Mexico version of this iconic guitar. Often referred to as the MIM (Made in Mexico) Stratocaster, it’s a great instrument, and comes in at less than half the price of a USA Strat.
- alder body
- Die-cast Tuners
- 2 Standard single-coil pickups with ceramic magnets
- Vintage-style tremolo