Fender Standard Stratocaster (Candy Apple Red)Item ID: StratSTRCAR
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - Candy Apple Red
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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 (topped with a rosewood fingerboard on this model), 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 rosewood 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 rosewood fingerboard that helps deliver the classic Strat "spank and sparkle," while adding a richness to your tone. 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:
The Fender Standard Strat gives you a legendary instrument that's surprisingly affordable!
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Wyndell, Mckinney, TX
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
my friend loves it
by alvin from Landover, MDI bought this guitar as a gift to my friend who is part of this band I joined up with. He said he always wanted a fender so got him one ever since his playing style has been evolving it's so sick. Til... read more [+] this day he can't stop thanking me for it, I heard for myself and I was blown away by it's sound. In short it's a perfect guitar for anyone to own. close [-]
November 6, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist
by Timothy from Fort Wayne, INI've never really cared too much for Stratocasters too much, but I have to say, this one was great. It felt great, the neck was really smooth and easy to play, and it gave a good sound through a Line... read more [+] 6. If you like the Strat, but are on a budget, this is for you! close [-]
June 11, 2010
Music Background: Hobbyist
Fender Standard Stratocaster (Candy Apple Red)
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