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You can't reinvent the classics, but you sure can tweak them to make them better! The Fender American Standard Stratocaster has been respecced for the 21st Century. Now featuring upgraded pickups, the American Standard series now has Custom Shop Fat 50s single coils with aged covers for an even more refined look.
The USA Standard Strat naturally still features high quality Fender tone woods and construction including Alder (or Ash) bodies, maple necks with a modern C profile, and the choice of a great range of stunning finishes that tastefully acknowledge the greatness and importance of the Fender Stratocaster in rock 'n' roll history.
Here's what Fender say about the American Standard Strat 2012
The American Standard Stratocaster is the same great best-selling, go-to guitar it has always been, and now it's upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups. The latest iteration of our time-honoured classic, it is the very essence of Strat tone and remains a beauty to see, hear and feel.
- Upgraded Custom Shop Fat 50's Pickups
- Aged pickup hardware
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 25 March 2014
My eldest son could not be happier with the guitar - a great recommendation
Anonymous review via Feefo | Purchase date: 24 November 2013
Absolutely delighted with the strat. It has a great tone and is a joy to play. I had spent a long time choosing it and it was worth it. Great sustain, neck is smooth and nice to play and the fat 50's are a plus! Would recommend.
Hoppo | Purchase date: 11 June 2012
I never liked Fenders for years, I was a Gibson man, and had a Les Paul (which I unfortunately had to sell to help finance my wedding) I now have a great Metal axe (Schecter hellraiser) it’s a very well made Korean guitar and I love it. However, the Fender makes a fantastic contrast with its maple neck Olympic white colour, maple fret board and Fender sound it makes me play so differently than my other guitars and for me this is a very good thing for my playing. The guitar itself is very well made, the neck is very good, and the overall build quality I would describe as very good as well. I will say that this is the American strat and I can honestly say my Korean Schecter matches the Fender for build quality easily. I was a little surprised by that. I know this is not a deluxe or custom Fender but I thought perhaps the build quality may be a little superior to my other guitar. That’s not to say it’s not good, its light weight (but not too light) sounds great, has a dead straight neck and stays in tune excellently (after applying a little nut sauce here and there) Over all I am very happy with this axe. This is the first Fender I have ever owned so I can’t compare it to any other Fenders out there, but it has the classic Fender sound for sure and is enjoyable to play.
David | Purchase date: 02 May 2012
What can I saw about this guitar.......its Fantastic. I real dream to play, the neck is smooth and the tone is perfect, clear and crisp - The step up to the fat50's is worth paying the extra bit for. I tried a few models in my local music store ranging from the mexi classic series and players to the american special - All were great but this guitar really is something. The service from Andertons was as always flawless. The guitar cam with a nice few extras too including a decent hard case, cable and cloth.