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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar, with Maple Fingerboard and Case

Surf through any tone and style with this classic American Standard Strat. This release comes loaded with three high-end Fat 50s single-coil pickups. (31) Read 25 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coils Versatile pickups; bright, fat lows, smooth output
5-way pickup selector switch Versatile; wide range of tones from fat to thin
2-point tremolo system 2 pivot points enhance stability & sonic coupling
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain
Freshly updated, the American Standard Stratocaster combines the classic tone and style of its forbearers with a set of sleek refinements. This Strat wields upgraded Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups, improved hardware, and a thinner undercoating which enhances resonance through the entire instrument. The American Standard Strat has always been a go-to guitar for players in every genre; with this release, the incredibly popular guitar just keeps getting better.

Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-coil Pickups

The American Standard Strat includes three Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups. These powerful single-coils are featured on some of Fender's highest-end custom models and represent the best of the best in Fender electronics. Classic Stratocaster tone is most often defined by its brightness and versatility, and the Fat 50s do an outstanding job in both regards. There's enough high-end bite to play syncopated funk parts, and enough depth to strum some folk-rock chord progressions. The triple set of Fat '50s deliver everything you'd expect and more in vintage Strat sound.

Follow each step in the creation of an American Strat at Fender's Corona, CA facility with this video:


Improved Hardware and Features

In addition to its stellar new pickups, Fender has implemented other changes to enhance this guitar's tone and playability. The undercoating finish is thinner than in previous releases which allows the wood to breathe more openly and enables better resonance through the body and neck. The two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with classic Fender whammy bar has been refined for better tuning stability. The package also includes a molded SKB case and a healthy dose of Fender "case candy."

Comfortable C-shaped Neck and Maple Fretboard

Stratocaster aficionados have always celebrated the smooth playability afforded by the classic Strat neck. This version uses the popular C-shaped profile with a maple fingerboard to achieve that timeless Strat feel. Maple fingerboards have been preferred by such luminaries as Eric Clapton and David Gilmour. The neck's edges have also been hand-rolled for further comfort as your hands glide up and down the fretboard.

Features:

- Three Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups
- Comfortable Modern C-shaped maple neck with hand-rolled edges
- Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with classic Fender whammy bar
- Thinner undercoating for improved resonance
- Vintage vibe with aged plastic knobs and tinted neck finish
- Constructed in Fender's Corona, CA facility
- Included molded, hardshell case

Like the rest of Fender's American Standard Series, this stunning Stratocaster maintains all the classic qualities of the model while introducing a slew of useful features.

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- Series: American Standard
- Body: Alder, Ash (Sienna Sunburst only)
- Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Finish: Urethane
- Maple Fingerboard: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
- Neck Shape: Modern C Shape
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 inches (24.1 cm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
- Scale Length: 25.5 inches (64.8 cm)
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.685 inches (42.8 mm)
- Truss Rod: Bi-Flex Truss Rod System
- Truss Rod Nut: 1/8 inches American Series Nut
- Pickups: Custom Shop Fat 50s Strat Neck/Middle/Bridge
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
- Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tuning Keys: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage Style Bent Steel Saddles
- Strap Buttons: American Series Strap Buttons
- Control Knobs: Aged White
- Included Accessories: Molded rectangular SKB case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Black
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 7 in
Jade Pearl
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 7 in
Mystic Blue
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 6 in
Mystic Red
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
Siennaburst
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 7 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

The Fender American Standard Stratocaster electric guitar offers many of the features that made its predecessors best-selling, go-to guitars, but is upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups! This American Standard Strat is the very essence of Fender Strat tone thanks to the beefy pickups and copper infused high mass 100 percent metal bridge block. The American Standard Stratocaster is truly a beauty to see, hear and feel.

Features

- Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups offer beefy, bell-like Strat tone
- Bent steel saddles with elongated string slots
- Copper infused high mass 100 percent metal bridge block
- Thinner undercoat finish for improved body resonance
- Tinted neck for a luxurious look
- Aged plastic parts for great vintage vibe

Pickups

The sound of a '50s Strat but with a little more attitude! The Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups on the American Standard Strat deliver enhanced bass response without the harsh mid-range. Pickups feature hand beveled, staggered Alnico 5 Magnets and Formvar magnet wire. The middle pickups is reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum canceling in positions 2 and 4.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "What an Excellent Playing Guitar.."
Sound: Very Balanced between the three pickups. Very Versatile, can get any sound I desire.. Feature: Like the Floating Tailpiece, never use the Tremolo Arm. I like the Gloss and rounded edges on the neck. Very Comfortable to play.. My other two came with the new SKB TSA Case. This one came with the Traditional Hard shell Case. By Far my Favorite Case. The SKB might provide better protection but I just like the Traditional. Not sure if there would be any cost difference or even when Fender decided to change back? If it was Tweed would have made me any happier.. Ease of Use: Plug and Play. Stratocasters are the easiest to pick up and play with no difficult set up. I like the options to interchange necks if damaged. Almost like an assembly Line Guitar.. Came with a bag full of Case Candy, 10 foot Cord, Two Allen wrenches, Cleaning Cloth, Fender Logo Strap, Fender Decal and Tremolo Arm. Quality: The 3 Color Burst I received was beautiful. Excellent Quality Guitar.. I am very Picky when it comes money spent and products received. Since the Guitar came with Custom Shop 50's Pickups and the Pickup Covers came aged. The Tremolo Arm came with two tips. An Aged and Bright white one.. Value: I think the Price went up a few years ago. I think the cost should or could be a bit less. But the Guitar quality does warrant the price as is.. I think with cash I could have gotten it cheaper at a local Chain Music Store, but I am satisfied with the service I have always gotten from zZounds.. Manufacturer Support: I have only had one situation where I had to use Fender Service. I have a Fender Bandmaster Silver Face that I changed out the Red Indicator Light with a Blue One.. (It was in 1969 more mellow). The nut on the back of the light worked its way loose and traveled down the wires to the Output Transformer causing the Transformer to short out and catch fire. also same time the two Speakers Blew. The Dealer took in the Amplifier repaired everything making the Bandmaster look brand new. Took 2 Months to repair. The whole time the dealer gave me a Showman to use the entire time.. The Wow Factor: This is my third Fender Standard, I have an Artic White, Jade Pearl and this 3 Color Burst. all look and plays great. The Jade Pearl is my favorite out of the three. Can't pin point why just feels better. But I am very happy with this 3 Color Burst. Overall: Purchased the Stratocaster from ZZounds on a Wednesday and received by FEDEX on Saturday.. Quality was perfect. No Problems anywhere. Not sure how long this set on the shelf but the strings were really Flat, but a quick change and now the sound is very bright when wanted, gritty and nasty when needed. My primary Players are Gibson's between an ES335 and LP Standards. The addition of a Stratocaster fills in perfect... I play through a Bluesbreaker, with the Stratocaster I feel play better in my Old Silver face Bandmaster.. Great Guitar, Great Quality, Great Sound..
Style of Music: Blues and Classic Rock..
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "2012 Fender Am. Std. Strat - Sienna burst w/maple neck"
Overall: Awesome guitar for the price. Great look and feel. Fantastic tone. The wood and finish looks fine. The maple neck is smooth, and it's shape feels comfortable to jam and bend on. The 50's single coil pickups sound awesome. I was very pleased. I got the humbucker pickup in the bridge for extra bite like I have in my '03 Deluxe Strat, and it is a little disappointing. Kind of like someone with a sore throat singing the national anthem... A little hoarse and breaks up a little too early when belting it out. Having said that, no buyers remorse and I love to play this guitar. Sounds great, looks great, feels great. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.
Style of Music: Rock - Alternative, hard, classic, and blues. Christian.
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