Fender Standard Stratocaster (Brown Sunburst)Item ID: StratSTMBSB
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - Brown Sunburst
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Weight: 7lbs 10oz
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A Real Strat. Why Settle for Less?When Leo FENDER® introduced the world to his newest creation, the Stratocaster®, nobody could possibly have known it would change the face of contemporary music forever. Now it's back to the basics! The fast-action maple neck, the comfort-contoured alder body, three single-coil pickups and standard synchronized tremolo - this is where the tradition began and still carries on today in the surprisingly playable, affordable Standard Series Stratocaster®.
Fender Standard Stratocaster® Features at a Glance:
Lightweight alder body with three-ply white pickguard and shielded body cavities
It doesn't get any more basic than this. The Standard Series Stratocaster features a lightweight, "comfort contoured" alder body which has actually changed very little since the first Strats rolled off the production lines in 1954. However, this new version actually has shielded body cavities for reduced hum and quieter operation than you'd get with a vintage 1950s Strat®. A three-ply white pickguard completes the classic look. Oh, and that low sticker price is pretty nice, too.
Vintage Style tremolo with high mass bridge block
While there's no denying the fact that Leo Fender's guitar designs were an amazing blend of art and engineering, it was the erroneously named synchronized tremolo (it's actually a vibrato) that may well have been his most inspired bit of engineering. With it you could bend notes or even entire chords up or down without throwing the guitar out of tune. Even though Fender has continued to improve upon the tremolo, many players simply prefer the look and feel of the original. The Standard Strat comes with that vintage style tremolo, but adds a high mass bridge block for improved sustain and tone.
Three standard, single-coil Strat pickups
The Stratocaster was the first production line guitar with three pickups, and it's no surprise that this basic configuration is just as popular today as it was in 1954. So your new Standard Stratocaster comes from the factory with three standard Strat single-coil pickups with vintage style ceramic magnets. Way back in the 1950s and '60s, players had to carefully fiddle with their three-position blade switch to get those "in between" pickup combinations. Don't worry. Your new Standard Strat comes with a modern five-way blade switch for instant access to all the cool Strat tones.
Maple neck and fingerboard with modern "C" shape and satin polyester finish
Leo Fender wasn't a guitar player. In fact, he got his start repairing radios. So he had no idea that guitars weren't supposed to have maple necks. In time, those blond maple necks and fingerboards became a Fender trademark, though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards on most of its models. This Standard Strat has a maple neck and fingerboard that helps deliver the classic Strat "spank and sparkle." In keeping with contemporary tastes, this Strat has a more modern "C" shape maple neck with a satin polyester finish.
Fender Standard Series Stratocaster Features:
A real Strat - really affordable!
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Jason, San Diego, CA
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
Wonderful guitar,...excellent quality!
by Dewey Jacks from Bluffton,In.Being that this is my first Stratocaster guitar,I have to say it is wonderful and of excellent quality,...hard to believe it's made in Mexico. The action is light and the playability is smooth. Set up... read more [+] was perfect thanks to Sweetwater's 55 point inspection. I can't find any fault in this guitar at all. I play this guitar straight into a Hot Rod Deluxe III amp that I also bought to go along with this guitar and they are a great pair. I'm no Buddy Holly,but my Strat looks darn near identical to the one he used. And to top it all off,...you just can't beat Sweetwater's service. I HIGHLY recommend this guitar! close [-]
May 21, 2013
Music Background: beginner/amateur
by Ron Jones from TexasBest Start I own, I own a few. Perfect out of the box. GREAT Setup and sounds great. Sweetwater makes it simple to order a bind ships fast. Couldn't ask for more.
March 23, 2013
Music Background: hobby player
by Ricardo Mijares from usaIncredibly amazing !!!!!!!!!!!! nothing else to say....
July 8, 2012
Music Background: guitar player
Great guitar, great experience!
by Ron from Rochester, Pa.From the start, my buying experience with Sweetwater has been great! Mr. Robert Williams was excellent, he cared about my satisfaction and delivered admirably.
December 20, 2011
Music Background: Musician
My Strat came with a per... read more [+]fect set-up, i won't change a thing. The picture of the Brown Sunburst doesn't do it justice, it's beautiful.
Plays very well, for this being a supposedly "lower end" guitar, it's awesome. close [-]
These come set up and playable without issues!!
by Guitarist from New your,USAI wasn't sure what to expect and I hate buying without trying but Sweetwaters 51 point inspection including set up, New strings and perfect intonation has me convinced where to get my guitars from. Pl... read more [+]ays like a dream, Looks awesome and leaves you enough money for a tube amp. Why buy an American strat when you can get a Mexican (on par with the Americans) and have enough left over for a decent tube amp. This guitar sings. Glad I got it!! Plays as good as any American you'll try and you don't have to worry about it. This is a TRUE workhorse guitar. Stays in tune really well despite what I've heard and read and seen. The upgrades are noticeable especially in the Quality Control dept. My rep Tom Maxwell went out of his way to make sure everything went smooth. I can't recomend Sweetwaters and Tom enough. GREAT JOB! GREATER GUITAR!! close [-]
February 22, 2011
Music Background: Been playing, buying and selling for 40 years
Fender Standard Stratocaster (Brown Sunburst)
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