Fender American Standard Stratocaster USA Electric Guitar in Sunburst (2016)

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When someone thinks of the idea “electric guitar,” a mental image of a Fender Stratocaster usually pops into their head. Any search for electric guitar clip art will prove as much. The sheer number of imitations, both corporate and homebuilt, are further evidence that the Strat is etching itself into our collective unconscious. Decades after its launch, the Stratocaster is a guitar that remains above trends, working its way into the pantheon of timeless human ideas.

Leo Fender claimed the Stratocaster was in development before the Les Paul debuted in 1952, but there’s no doubt the competition accelerated the timeline for the Strat’s eventual launch in 1954. Through 1981 the Stratocaster continued production under a single name. In the early 1980s, the model saw some experimentation while production moved from Fullerton to Corona. With the blooming Japanese market, Vintage Reissues and SuperStrat variations, Fender realized it needed to protect the identity of the original, launching the Fender American Standard Stratocaster in 1986.

While the model was briefly renamed the American Series Stratocaster from 2000 to 2007, the family line continued as the Fender American Standard Stratocaster. It remains the go-to choice for millions of musicians who need a well built, no frills guitar that looks sexy but still has deep history and credibility.
The fact that countless professional guitarists who can afford any guitar still choose to have at least one Stratocaster in their arsenal is a testament to its magnetism. Not to mention the guitarists whose careers are inextricably linked to the model, such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, and Mark Knopfler to name a few. It is the guitar that can do it all, the swiss-army-knife guitar, but still has enough signature tone in its glassy, bell-like attack to have a world unto itself. For anyone looking to have only one guitar, the Fender American Standard Stratocaster has to be part of the discussion.

  • Brand: Fender

  • Model: American Standard Stratocaster

  • Origin: USA

  • Year: 2016

  • Weight: 7lb 7oz /3.4kg

  • Body: Ash

  • Pickguard: 3-Ply

  • Control Knobs: White top hat

  • Neck: Maple, satin finish

  • Profile: Modern “C”

  • Fretboard: Maple, 9.5″-14″ Compound Radius, rolled edges

  • Scale length: 25.5″

  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo

  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)

  • Bridge: Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with block behind it (to add stability to tuning).

This guitar is in great used condition. It has  one surface scratch on the back and one tiny chip to the paintwork but, apart from that, it is in fantastic condition. We’ve tried to accurately capture the condition in the photos.

This item is available from our store in Exeter or by post (at an additional cost of £40 due to weight, cost of packing materials and levels of required insurance). 

If postage is selected, it will be packed very carefully and sent via Parcelforce48 within 3 working days of purchase. 

If you have any questions, please contact us before purchasing either by email or phone.