Fender American Standard Stratocaster Review

The Fender American Standard Stratocaster electric guitar is probably the most well known guitar in Fender’s line up. This upgraded strat has that classic look, great tone and excellent playability. The string spacing on this guitat is much smaller than older versions to accomodate for modern playability. You get the original headstock shape, except with staggered machine heads, losing one string tree and improving the string angle over the nut.

The return of the American Standard Series Strat continues Fender’s tradition of commitment to the people who play Fender instruments out there in the real world. Today’s American Standard Stratocaster guitars are worthy heirs of their revered ancestors—mindful of player needs and taking full advantage of modern advances, yet remaining completely true to the elements and spirit that made these instruments popular in the first place.

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Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • Solid alder body
  • Modern C-shaped neck
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 3 hot American Strat single-coil pickups
  • Copper Infused Cast Strat® Bridge Block for increased mass and improved tone
  • Rosewood or Maple fretboard
  • Staggered machine heads
Fender American Standard Stratocaster Review, 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

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  1. stratmaster2 says:

    Fender American Standard Stratocaster. I play psychedelic / fusion improv for my enjoyment. Small home studio.

    First, it took me a while to realize the Sienna Sunburst is Ash and all the rest are Alder. That is not very clear in the buying experience (here and other retailers).

    I wanted an Alder Strat and almost ended up with Ash because of the pretty finish. Found out just in time. Bought what I wanted in the three tone sunburst, Alder of course, and a rosewood fretboard.

    Fired off a few chords and runs and decided action and frets were perfect.

    So I started taking it apart (within an hour of it’s arrival) to install an N-Tune. Just enough room for the battery (whew!) the install went well considering I had no previous N-Tune experience and the instructions could have been better(geared toward a tech who throws instructions in the trash). I like the N-Tune and would endorse it but it’s not an install for everyone…

    Back to the Strat. This thing was almost perfect, but the bottom tone pot is sticky. I removed the pot from the pick guard and it is the pot, it’s not binding on something else. I gotta say I usually leave the tone pots on ten and control sound downstream so it’s no big deal to me, though I was rather disappointed that it made it out of Fender in this condition. Probably be upset if I ever used that tone control. BTW the other is just fine, very smooth like the volume (and this isn’t my first guitar, so I know what one should feel like). It works but is wonky. I will replace it someday, but shouldn’t have to.

    While I would prefer an option of an old style tweed case, the new poly case is pretty cool.

    Also purchased a Fender Blues Junior Re-Issue, sweet sound for this guitar. Still waiting on the extended warranty info, but I’m sure it will arrive someday (expect 60 days they say.)

    Posted by Clyde from As far west as you can get on Apr 29, 2010

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