Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Maple Fretboard)

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Bring legendary tone and style to your next gig. This Standard Strat features a maple fretboard, parchment pickguard and control knobs, and '70s-style logo.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
5-way pickup selector switch Versatile; wide range of tones from fat to thin
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Maple neck and fretboard Bright, even tone with long sustain
Synchronized tremolo Fully adjustable vintage vibrato tailpiece
Going strong for the better part of six decades, the Fender Standard Stratocaster continues to deliver legendary tone and outstanding value. No matter what your genre, this Strat offers all the iconic features and qualities of the classic model at an exceptional price. For smooth playability, flawless quality, and legendary tone in an affordable Fender, the Standard Strat with maple fingerboard is an easy choice.

Timeless Features and Design

Every feature of this Strat comes backed with a legacy as old as the electric guitar itself. The time-tested combination of three single-coil pickups offer a robust tonal palette, while the iconic contoured body shape provides ample comfort and playability. The neck is made of maple using modern C-shape profile and capped with a maple fingerboard. Rounded out by an array of vintage-styled flourishes and a high mass bridge blocked with included tremolo arm, it's hard to imagine how Fender packed so much into such an affordable guitar.

The Right Tone for Any Occasion

Since 1954, the Stratocaster has supplied guitarists with an swiss army knife of tonal tools by way of its versatile three pickup configuration. A five-way pickup selector allows simple switching between the various combinations which places a huge range of tonal potential at your fingertips. Funky high-end sparkle, countrified twang, denser blues-rock tones -- the Fender Standard Strat does it all and more. Think of the guitar giants who have yielded Strats over read more the years: Bluesmen like Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn, classic-rockers like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, and alt-rock icons like Billy Corgan and John Frusciante. Every one of them left a mark on the sound of popular music, and they each did it with a Strat in hand.

Features:

- Classic Stratocaster design, tone, and feel
- Modern C-shape neck profile with comfortable maple fingerboard and smooth satin back finish
- Three classic standard single-coil Strat pickups and five-way selector
- Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with groovy whammy bar
- Three-ply pickguard and chrome hardware for major vintage appeal

For first-time players and old pros alike, no guitar collection is complete without an iconic Fender Strat. The Standard Strat with maple fretboard is an amazing deal on an absolute classic.
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General
- Model Name: Standard Stratocaster
- Series: Standard

Body
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Body Finish: Polyester

Neck
- Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black or White Dot Position Inlays
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
- Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
- Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics
- Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
- Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Bridge Pickup
- Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup
- Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Neck Pickup
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Hardware
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone
- Switch Tip: Parchment Switch Tip
- Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm

Tools
- Truss Rod Wrench: 0.1875"

Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Fender Transition Logo, Parchment Plastic Parts

Accessories
- Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Fender Standard Maple Stratocaster

The Fender Standard Stratocaster guitar offers legendary Fender tone with classic styling. Features include three single-coil pickups, synchronized tremolo with high-mass bridge block, tinted neck, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, parchment pickguard and 70s-style headstock logo.
(43 ratings)
Submitted November 20, 2014 by Domenic F in Boston, MA
"Lake Placid Blue Stratocaster"
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Great experience buying from zZounds - the play as you pay is great. Guitar showed up when expected and was packaged very well. Finish was excellent. Looks great. Setup was excellent right out of the box - have not stopped playing it since it showed up at the house!
Sound
The sound is very good. I will be changing the pickups - but I got a good deal on some 60th anniversary 54's The ones it came with are fine in my opinion
Features
All the standard Strat features work fine - nothing special here.
Ease of Use
Guitar was very playable out of the box. Setup was fine for me. Intonation was good, action was good. Pickup height is good as well - sounds really sweet.
Quality
Looks like it is made very well - second MIM standard strat I have purchased and the quality is very good. Went through and checked/tightened everything up - it was actually fine.
Value
I think the price for this is very good - 500 and then a set of pickups and you have a really nice guitar. Don't even really need to change the pickups. Not a pro here - but I have been playing for years - for a fun guitar you could gig with - I think it's worth it
Manufacturer Support
Have not had to use it
The Wow Factor
I had wanted the lake placid blue with maple for a while - and I have to say when you see it in person - the pics do not do it justice. It is a beautiful color and with the maple neck/fretboard - it just looks amazing!
Musical Background:
Longtime player - over 20 years - not a pro
Musical Style:
Rock and Blues
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