Iconic Fender guitar model with legendary tone Alder body with a crisp arctic white polyester finish Maple neck shaped to a modern C profile with a smooth satin finish 21-fret maple fingerboard with contrasting black dot position inlays Matchi...
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Iconic Fender guitar model with legendary tone Alder body with a crisp arctic white polyester finish Maple neck shaped to a modern C profile with a smooth satin finish 21-fret maple fingerboard with contrasting black dot position inlays Matching pickguard and controls for a consistent, classic visage 3 standard single coil Strat pickups deliver versatile Fender tone 5 way pickup selector for instant tone switching Legendary Fender build quality guarantees decades of durability
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
I have 2008 model American Standard Stratocaster. I bought it used and it was refinished to Olympic White Nitrocellulose lacquer. Easily my favourite guitar. At time of my purchase it was equipped with Callaham vintage bridge, graphtech nut and set of DiMarzio pickups but I eventually swapped them with stock pickups that previous owner did provide with guitar. This guitar has great tone and sustain and is really lightweight. It holds tuning fantastically really just fine crafted instrument.
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!
This is my first really good electric that I've ever owned, and I absolutely love it. However, I recommend switching out the stock pickups. They sound great with the stock ones, but they sound even better with some Seymour Duncans or many other great pickup brands! Overall, a nice guitar to play, both sound and feel wise.
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.
This is the ax I've waited my whole life to play. It's a great instrument right out of the box, but I will be adding modifications to it as time passes. I am enjoying playing it as is at the moment, but know I will want more punch out of my pick ups than these will ever give me. Experimentation is key, and in time, I will know what I am looking for when I hear it/them. In the meantime, I will enjoy her extra smooth neck and fretboard as is while I explore the tonal possibilities this gem will undoubtedly provide. I'm new to playing again, and can't wait to see what she and I can come up with. I'm no pro, I just love to play the blues and some hard rock and have always wanted a strat, glad I finally found her.
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.
I love this thing. The action is perfect, which isn't always the case with Fenders. The stock pickups were pretty good, but I installed two Gibson '59s in it instead since most of my other guitars have humbuckers, and I like the sound better.
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.
Once you learn how to use a strat, it is easily the most versatile guitar for the money. I have two strats that I have modded to high heavens and back. This one has an olympic white American body, American single coil pups with bridge plate, upgraded CTS pots and wiring, mim 60th anniversary rosewood neck, D'Addario locking tuners.
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)