Fender Stratocaster Guitars
When someone says "electric guitar", what's the first thing that most people think of? It's probably a Fender Strat! We stock a huge range of genuine Fender Stratocaster guitars here at Andertons, from vintage-inspired to contemporary models.
Fender Stratocaster Guitars
It's hard to think of many musical instruments that are more iconic than the venerable Fender Stratocaster. It was one of the first widely-available electric guitars ever made, introduced all the way back in 1954 when rock and roll was in full swing. Over 65 years later, this legendary 6-string is more popular than ever and has remained largely unchanged. It's retained its comfortable 'doublecut' body shape, distinctive Fender headstock design, and the versatile electronics layout comprising three single-coil pickups — yielding that classic "jangly" sound!
Fender Stratocaster by Series
Fender offers over 100 factory-made Stratocaster models in its current catalogue, split into various series' that cater for different price-points and guitar players.
Made in Mexico
Fender's range starts with the Mexican-made Player Series, which is ideal if you're looking for classic Fender tone and feel without breaking the bank. Some of these models are modified with bridge humbuckers (HSS) and even feature Floyd Rose locking tremolo systems. The Stratocasters from the Player Plus Series are similar, but taken up a notch — sporting locking tuners, rolled-edge fingerboards, noiseless pickups and much more! Fender's mid-priced Vintera Series Stratocasters, also crafted in Mexico, are based on vintage '50s, '60s and '70s models.
Made in Japan
Some Fender Stratocaster guitars are also made in Japan. These are considered a step above the Mexican-made instruments in terms of build quality, and often boast traditional specifications only. A lot of MIJ (Made in Japan) Fender Strats that we stock are limited edition, however the new-for-2022 JV Modified Series models are made in larger quantities and are more accessible.
Made in the USA
Fender Stratocasters built in the USA are considered an industry standard among pro touring musicians and home hobbyists alike. Starting with the American Performer Series, the Strats from this range are relatively affordable and stripped-back, while those from the flagship American Professional II Series are refined with modern tweaks that include expanded pickup switching options and contoured neck heels. If you're looking for a high-performance Stratocaster, the American Ultra Series is where you'll find one! Ultra Noiseless pickups, locking tuners, Modern "D" neck profiles, medium jumbo frets and rolled fingerboards make these some of the most sophisticated, player-friendly and innovative instruments that Fender has ever made.