Fender Standard Stratocaster Left-handed - Arctic White with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar, Left-handed, with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 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! Between the fast-action maple neck, 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 3-ply white pickguard and shielded body cavities
  • Vintage-style tremolo with high-mass bridge block
  • Three standard, single-coil Strat pickups
  • Maple neck and fingerboard with modern C-shape and satin polyester finish

Lightweight alder body with 3-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 that 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 3-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 also 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 1960s, players had to carefully fiddle with their 3-position blade switch to get those in between pickup combinations. Don't worry. Your new Standard Strat comes with a modern 5-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 blonde 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-shaped maple neck with a satin polyester finish on the back and a gloss finish on the fretboard and headstock.

Fender Standard Series Stratocaster Features:
  • Arctic white color with polyester finish
  • Maple neck with modern C-shape
  • Alder top
  • Fender/Ping standard machine heads
  • 25.5" scale length
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Dot inlays
  • 3 standard Strat single-coil pickups
  • Master volume and 2 tone controls
  • 5-position blade for pickup switching
  • Vintage-style tremolo with high-mass bridge block
  • Chrome hardware

A real Strat - and really affordable!
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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Left-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 0144622580

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Great value, great looking, great sound. Joe at Sweetwater made this a great experience.
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Fender Standard Stratocaster Left Handed (Artic White)

What a Great guitar, looks great ,sounds great ,Simply Fantastic feels great at a great PRICE!!!
Music background: Chief Recording Engineer, Guitarman
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You had me at the E chord.

Hey, it's a Fender! What more can I say that hasn't been said in the past 50+ years. It plays well, looks nice with the white on white, stays in tune, looks cool, and plays well. And at half the price of an American Strat, why would you not get one?
Music background: Musician, Drums, Guitar
See also: Lefthanded Guitars, Fender, Fender Left-handed Electric Guitars, Fender Solidbody Guitars