Fender Standard Stratocaster (Candy Apple Red)Item ID: StratSTMCAR
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - Candy Apple Red
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Weight: 7lbs 13oz
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A Real Strat at a Really Great Price!The FENDER® Standard Strat® solidbody electric guitar brings you a legendary design and timeless tone - at a great price! 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 with the Standard Strat! 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 parchment 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 parchment pickguard and control knobs add a classy touch, and the '70s-style logo provides a vintage vibe. 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 on the back and a gloss finish on the fretboard and headstock.
Fender Standard Series Stratocaster Features:
The Fender Standard Strat gives you a legendary instrument that's surprisingly affordable!
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Brandy, Upper Sandusky, OH
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
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 Bill Haegele from Centreville, VAAfter 20 years, I decided to take up playing the guitar again. But not just any guitar. I had to have a Fender Stratocaster. I would liked to have bought an Eric Clapton Custom Shop Strat, but finance... read more [+]s wouldn't allow it. So I settled for a Fender Standard Strat in Candy Apple Red. Did I say settled? To be truthful, I couldn't be happer with this guitar. The finish and workmanship are excellent and the sound is fantastic! I've already blocked the tremolo and am considering some wiring mods, but she is absolutely stunning as is. Its great to be playing again, and great to be playing a genuine Fender Strat. Gotta go. I can hear her calling my name! close [-]
April 20, 2010
Music Background: I just like to play and have fun.
Great For the wallet
by William Neer from Mountain Home AFB, ID USAEverything that it came in stock makes Fender meet its standard. The Pickups are bright and clear the stock tuners sometimes go out of tune after a while but that can be quickly remedied with a new se... read more [+]t of tuners. Other than that its a great start for the next level! close [-]
May 16, 2012
Music Background: Musician, Hobbyist, enthusiast
Fender Standard Stratocaster (Candy Apple Red)
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