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I've had this guitar for nearly 20 years. While I prefer my Gibson, this guitar has sentimental value and has played a lot of shows back in the day. Mine is wine red with ebony fretboard
First thing's first. This guitar plays and sounds amazing right out of the box. An American classic with the tone to back it up.
But one of my favorite things about the Stratocaster is that it's basically inviting you to dig into it and turn it into your perfect guitar. That's what I've done and it's become an absolute tone machine!
Pops gave this one to me when i was 11. I now play it live all the time at age 21. I've got the bridge pinned down without tremolo and tune locks put on it. Aesthetic changes are only that of a tortoise shell pick guard, instead the plain white.
I've always been a bassist but recently decided to get a guitar and of course I wanted to get that one guitar that can play practically all music genres perfectly, so I picked up a good old strat. Great guitar
Beautiful in appearance, smooth in feel, and aggressive in tone. The Fender American Standard is the most universal and diverse guitar on the market. With an unlimited supply of aftermarket upgrades to personalize your sound and feel, or keep it perfectly stock. Good for all styles of music.
Originally a 2010 Olympic White American standard, I put in a set of BareKnuckle pups, making it an HSS, put on Fender locking tuners, and repainted it several times. love it! its my No. 2 guitar, behind my Gibson Les Paul
This guitar comes closest to the sound that most people think of when they refer to the Stratocaster sound. The Strat is generally viewed as the Swiss army knife of guitars, finding itself suitable to most music styles.
I would have preferred if it was from 1996 like my other American guitars, but never mind. I hated Strats for years, but during my first time in a proper recording studio, I learned their value, and one came up for sale near me at a good price. It's mostly used to play barre chords during choruses, on the middle pickup, through a Smokey amp, with the volume rolled off to seven or eight.
Bought this guitar on a whim after falling in love with the colour (Charcoal Frost Metallic with Maple Fretboard) and trying it out in my local music shop. Tones and playability are amazing and I always take it to gigs as a backup or as my main guitar. The clean tones available from the guitar are immense and the volume and tone controls alter the sound nicely as you'd expect.
I always thought I was a Les Paul guy but I couldn't be without this guitar (2008 model)
The American Standard Strat is such a classic guitar. You can't really go wrong with it. It works well for both lead and rhythm but I prefer to use it for lead with the bridge pickup. Amazing guitar.