Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Left-handed - Aged Cherry Burst with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar, Left-handed, with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 3 Single-coil Pickups, and Synchronized Tremolo - Aged Cherry Burst
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Affordable Strat with a Luscious Figured Maple Top

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top solidbody electric guitar gives you classic Strat tone and playability along with gorgeous visuals. With the Plus Top's comfort-contoured alder body and fast-action maple neck, you'll feel instantly at home. Loaded with three single-coil pickups, this Strat delivers tone by the truckload, and there's a vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo onboard for added expression. But it's the stunning figured maple top that'll keep your fans' eyes riveted on you. When you want a juicy-looking Strat with killer tone, choose the Fender Standard Strat Plus Top.

Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Lightweight alder body with gorgeous figured maple top

  • Synchronized Tremolo with high mass bridge block
  • Three standard, single-coil Strat pickups
Lightweight alder body with gorgeous figured maple top

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top 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 Strat. And something else you won't find on a vintage Strat: a luscious figured maple top that not only looks drop-dead gorgeous, it actually enhances the tone, adding snap and sustain to your notes.

Synchronized 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 Stratocaster Plus Top comes with that vintage-style trem, 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 3-position blade switch to get those "in between" pickup combinations. Don't worry. Your Strat comes with a modern 5-way blade switch for instant access to all the cool Strat tones.

Fender Standard Stratocaster Plus Top Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Comfort-contoured alder body with figured maple top

  • Modern C-shape maple neck with 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard and 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 3 standard single-coil Strat pickups
  • Pickup switching: 5-position blade
  • Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo bridge/tailpiece
  • 3-ply parchment pickguard; parchment control knobs
Fender's Standard Strat Plus Top is the ideal Strat for modern players!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Left-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Top Material Figured maple
Body Finish Polyester
Color Aged Cherry Burst
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners Fender/Ping standard cast sealed tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Standard Strat single-coil
Middle Pickup Standard Strat single-coil
Bridge Pickup Standard Strat single-coil
Controls Volume, tone (neck pickup), tone (middle pickup), 5-way pickup selector
Strings Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0144624531

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Great Service, Great Guitar

I bought this guitar for my 9 year old Grandson. I started him on a 3/4 size cheap acoustic two years ago. He didn't get that far, but still wanted to learn and I thought I would take the leap and buy him this guitar. (After all if you're going to be a carpenter you need the best tools to be at your best, and it is the same with being a musician). Because he is young I felt like the Fender Strat would be the way to go. (It is after all the guitar that changed the world of electric guitars and arguably made rock and roll.) Anyway, this guitar, made in Mexico, is excellent in appearance, workmanship, etc. He could not be happier and he is learning like crazy. He is so proud of his new guitar. It is a left-handed model because he is left handed and if that's your situation then you know your choices are limited and so this is a great choice and at a price that is incredible by today's standards. Now a quick word about my sales rep Derek. He is like all of Sweetwater's reps the best. He is knowlegable, helpful, and professional. The guitar was out of stock when I first place my order, and somehow he got it in and delivered in time for Christmas. I got a Fender tweed case with it and the guitar and case are just nothing short of gorgeous! Sweetwater wil have my business for ever! The are simply the best. Thanks again, Derek and Sweetwater.
Music background: Professional back in the day, weekend warrior now!

The best guitar I ever had!

From the sound to it's appearance. It's perfect. Thanks to my sales engineer, David Cochran for the fast shipment.
Music background: Pro Musician
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