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

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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.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
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.

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 read more tuning stability. The package also includes a hardshell 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.


- 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 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: Hardshell case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

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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.


- 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


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.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (45 ratings)
Submitted July 13, 2014 by David Winkler in Goodyear, AZ

"This Stratocaster is amazing"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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When I received my new strat I was anxious to check out the grain of the wood. Each guitar is different due to variations in the wood. I paid the extra for the sienna burst and the ash body as I love the look of highly grained wood. Well I as elated as the grain and finish was amazing and flawless.

When I plugged in my new strat I again was totally amazed. The variations of tonal quality was incredible. I played through my acoustic G120 dsp and the sounds I could get were phenomenal. From clear beach sounds using the neck pickups to the fender quack using the bridge pickups.

I absolutely love the tonal variations from the custom shop fat 50 pickups. The maple neck is smooth and fast.

Ease of Use
The Stratocaster plays so easy and smooth. Right out of the box, the setup was great with low action without a hint of fret buzz. I've read other reviews where the users had problems with the setup I had no such trouble.

Seems to be very well constructed the fit and finish of every part is perfect. I think my Stratocaster will be around for a long time and something I could pass along to my kid.

My Stratocaster was worth every penny that I paid. And I love Zzounds payment plan. This is the second guitar I've purchased with their payment plan and I couldn't be happier. Where other places have read more turned me down Zzounds always comes through.

Manufacturer Support
I haven't had the need to use Fender's customer service.

The Wow Factor
It's a Fender Stratocaster that totally lives up to it's name and heritage. I have other guitars but it seems to be the one I pickup first out of all my guitars.

Musical Background:
Been playing guitar for over 45 years and have played professionally but now just for fun.

Musical Style:
I play good ole rock and roll, blues, country, and a bit of Christian rock.
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