Fender Standard Stratocaster - Arctic White with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Arctic White
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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, pleasantly affordable Standard Series Stratocaster.

Fender Standard Stratocaster Features at a Glance:
  • Lightweight alder body with three-ply white pickguard and shielded body cavities
  • Vintage Style tremolo with high mass bridge block
  • Three standard, single-coil Strat pickups
  • Maple neck and maple fingerboard with modern "C" shape and satin polyester finish

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 maple 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 and all-maple neck for a more traditional sound, look and feel. 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:
  • Color: Arctic White
  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C" shape
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Ping standard
  • Scale Length: 25 1/2"
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Position Markers: Dot
  • Pickups: Three standard Strat single-coil pickups
  • Controls: Master volume, two tone
  • Pickup Switching: Five-position blade
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage style tremolo with high mass bridge block
  • Hardware: Chrome

The Fender Standard Series Stratocaster is a real Strat - really affordable!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Polyester
Color Arctic White
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black 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 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone (neck and middle pickup), 5-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Super Bullets 3250L, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0144602580

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Great Guitar

I love the neck on this guitar!!! Yes, it's a Mexican Strat, but does everything it was made for very well. I'm sure there a Fender Traditionalist out there that will disagree and it may not last as long, but this Strat "Plays" better than the one I played in the 60's.
Music background: Strumer and hummer for 54 years.
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Fender Standard Strat, Maple Fretboard

I have had this guitar since May and it is definitely a great guitar to play. It was set up well by Sweetwater when I received it. The quality of these Mexican made guitars are exceptional and make it easy for those on a budget to enjoy that great Fender sound. I have no problem recommending these guitars and Sweetwater to friends.
Music background: Worship team and Cover band
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Great guitar

I had Sweetwater install a pearl white pick guard before it shipped. Guitar looked great. I then ordered custom shop 69 pup's and I installed them. The guitar is now perfect. I play through a fender Deville american made amp. The combination has the perfect fender clean sound I wanted. Thanks Sweetwater!!!!
Music background: Been playing for over 30 years
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