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.
The Stratocaster is arguably the most popular electric guitar ever built. Starting in early '90s, Fender began producing a classic-styled Stratocaster in a newly open plant in Ensenada, Mexico dubbed the Standard Stratocaster. These Strats (often referred to as MIM for Made in Mexico) are considered excellent beginner or utility instruments, and have been offered in a number of different configurations over the years. Like many Stratocasters, the Standard Stratocaster is available with either a Rosewood or Maple fingerboard and in a variety of finishes.
Years of Production: 1990 - present
Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody
Wood Composition: Alder body (some with Basswood or Poplar), Maple or Rosewood fingerboard, Maple neck
Design Elements: Three single-coil pickups, five-way pickup selector, dot inlays, white pickguard
Notable Stratocaster Players: Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton
For the last couple of years, Standard Series Fenders have represented the bulk of the Mexican Ensenada factory's output alongside the Classic Series vintage reissues. The Mexican Standard Stratocaster initially looks pretty much identical to its predecessor, but on close inspection there are a number of subtle, yet significant differences.
Immediately on removal of the guitar from the padded Fender gig bag - which is now included in the purchase price - the guitar's neck feels welcoming and sleek, with a thin coat of satin polyester varnish sealing the attractive one-piece white maple.
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple modern “C” shape
- Fretboard: Maple
- Frets: 21, Medium jumbo
- Scale: 648 mm
- Nut: 42 mm
- Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Inlays: Dot, black
- Plate: 4-bolt standard
- Pickup: 3x standard single-coil Strat
- Pickup selector: 5 positions
- Controls: Master volume, tone 1 (neck), tone 2 (middle)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Synchronised vintage style
- Mechanism: Standard cast/sealed
- Colour: White
- Made in Mexico
- Year: 2009