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Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Brown Sunburst

Product ID: 64725

Special Price £497.00

Regular Price: £527.00

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Highlights
  • Iconic Fender guitar model with legendary tone and feel
  • Lightweight alder body with a classic brown sunburst polyester finish
  • Maple neck shaped to a comfortable modern C profile with a satin finish
  • Smooth maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and position black dot inlays
  • Upgraded high-mass steel block and vintage style synchronized tremolo bridge
  • 3 standard single coil Strat pickups capable of outstanding tone and response
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

Delivery above 30kg to ANY location will vary according to weight and will be indicated at the checkout

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster might be where it all starts for Fender, but the all the ingredients for a legendary Fender Stratocaster tone great guitar are right here. The Fender Standard Strat has been a long-established model in the universe of electric guitars, and this upgrade has everything you would expect. Powered by the usual single-coil pickups and featuring a new, upgraded bridge, you are guaranteed a full-bodied, resonant Fender voice.

Outstanding build quality

The Fender Standard Series is what we have come to know and love as the most affordable Fender guitars in the range. Built in Mexico with a level of craftsmanship and quality control that defy their price-point, these guitars are more than capable of producing professional results. With the official Fender 70's style logo on the headstock, you know you are playing the real thing and have become part of the worldwide Fender family!

The main features include a traditional alder body with 21-fret bolt-on neck and 3 single coil pickups. Frets are medium-jumbo size which suits most playing styles, and the 9.5 inch radius maple fretboard adds just a subtle extra top-end bite to the sound compared to the same guitar with the rosewood fretboard option. The back of the neck has a super smooth satin finish giving a nice free-flowing playing feel.

Upgraded components

Fender improved the synchronized tremolo bridge from an older design to have a new "high-mass" steel block underneath to add stability when using the whammy bar, and overall sustain to the guitar sound. The electronics are also shielded to reduce unwanted low-level background noise. Accompanying the three single-coil pickups are the usual Volume and Tone controls as well as a 5-way pickup toggle switch to shape your sound. A tasteful, slightly off-white parchment pickguard and simplistic headstock face bring the looks of the Standard Stratocaster right up to date.

Specification
ManufacturerFender
Model NameStandard Stratocaster Electric Guitar Upgrade
Body MaterialAlder
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialMaple
Pickup ConfigurationSSS
BridgeTremolo
Pickups Neck, Middle and Bridge: Standard Single-Coil Strat Pickups (Ceramic Magnets)
Product RangeTelecaster
Neck ProfileModern C Shape
No. of Frets21
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Pickguard3-Ply Parchment
Bridge/TailpieceRoad Worn 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Bridge
Active/PassivePassive
TunersFender Road Worn Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Controls Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
FinishBrown Sunburst
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Reviews
Great Guitar, Great Buy
Posted on 19/05/2017 by Zanybirch I would like to thank all the staff at customer support including Kim, Paul, Oliver and Tim who over the last few weeks have been really supportive and looked after me.

I ordered this guitar as I had one back in the 60s and have been trying to get one ever since, I could never justify the price though but now I am retired so I thought why not.

The guitar arrived nicely boxed up and well packaged, so that was a good start. Taking it out of the box I carefully examined it for any marks or scratches and found none, I was delighted. Just the look and feel of a fender is all you need but after so many years of waiting, I was just drooling over this guitar.

I plugged it in and was met with the Fender sound that we all love so much. I tried the bridge pickup first - nice and clear with that twang. Bridge and Middle pickups offer less twang but still clear with treble. Middle pickup is smooth and great for rock styles; middle and neck pickup very nice but a little to much treble - I would have liked a bit more bass on this setting. Neck pickup nice and mellow just right for blues, all-in-all a very good sound but the sound from my amp really isn't up to the job (I will have to get a Fender amp).

So yes, I am very impressed with my purchase. The neck is smooth and very easy to slide on, and the maple fretboard combined with the medium-jumbo frets is a pleasure to play on.

The body of the guitar is brown sunburst. I chose this because the one I had many years ago was this colour, and the finish is superb.

So, have I got any bad points? Well not really. I even like the tremolo but I must admit that I have altered it so that it sits a little lower to the body - but that's my preference.

All round a great guitar that I am sure will give me many years of service and with the great support I have had from the guy's at Dawsons I am a very happy Chappy!
Very Impressed, Read on
Posted on 17/05/2017 by Zanybirch After years of deliberation and searching for the right guitar I finally decided on this one. The story is too long to review it all here but, today my guitar arrived and it was ready to be unboxed but before that, let me tell you the customer service at Dawsons is second to none! They have bent over backwards to help me get the right guitar and I have to thank Tim, Paul, and Oliver for being so patient with me, and to all the other staff in the background who helped me get my guitar, Thanks Guys.

On taking the guitar out of its box and unwrapping it, I gave it a complete inspection right down to the screws and could not find a thing wrong with it - a beautiful finish and a good looking guitar too. Inspection brought up a couple of little things like the bridge being too high for me but that was soon lowered and placed just where I wanted it, the finish on the guitar was consistent all over and looked and felt smooth.

I plugged in and checked the electrics, Fine, all working now to try it out.

Since I am a fan of the sixties and seventies it seemed right to play some Shadows so, backing track at the ready, echo switched on, I started the CD. I put the selector switch to the bridge position, and hit the first note. I am not kidding when I say that the sound that hit me was the 'Shadows sound' is an understatement. The action was just right and my fingers only had to lightly touch the strings to get the notes. The smoothness of the neck helped me to slide up and down the fretboard with ease, and the whole experience was one of pure joy.

I needed to adjust the tremolo arm tension slightly but even after that It was superb to play.

All-in-all a fantastic guitar and one I hope to be playing for years.

The sound from the pickups is clear and precise at the bridge end and nice and twangy, whilst still giving a clear sound at the middle pickup, definitely sweet whilst still remaining crunchy, and the bridge end nice and melodic for jazz or blues. The in-between settings give a good mixture of the two selected pickups and are more mellow, although I might change the pickups at a later date for some original Alnico pickups.

So good to look at with the sunburst finish, a maple fretboard, and a great Fender sound - what more could you want? I am glad.

It took near on 50 years (I had one when I was 17 some 50 years ago) to buy one, and yes it is Mexican, but I think Fender can be proud of this model. I certainly am a very proud owner of a Fender Stratocaster that not only looks good but plays beautifully.
Excellent guitar
Posted on 03/01/2016 by Matt I love this guitar! The iconic shape and the sunburst looks really make it one of a kind and the guitar itself feels and plays fantastic. Admittedly, I'm still a beginner but do have a musical background in playing the piano. Having said that, this guitar really keeps me playing and practising. As such, with a (still) reasonable price tag and easy handling it may actually count as a 'beginners' guitar.

I bought it together with a Fender Champion 40 and play it either plugged in or (for practising sessions) 'unplugged'. The latter is great for not annoying your fellow flatmates. The shape of the fretboard makes it really easy to handle, which is great for (endlessly ;o) practising chord progressions.

Plugged into the Champion 40 it sounds fantastic. I've got it for a little bit over nine months now and I'm still discovering new settings and sounds.

I bought it from Dawsons at Manchester (Piccadilly Gardens). Although I was pretty sure I was going to by the Fender MM Stratocaster, James did a brilliant job in running me through the basics (bear in mind that this was my first electric guitar). At the time, this particular model was out of stock but after some wizardry, James was able to order one for me within a week. Nice!

The only thing that I could see as a small niggle is that my model has a fret buzz on the low E string. However, after some research it seems that this may not be uncommon feature of electric guitars in the first place and is only perceptible when playing the guitar unplugged. Hooked up to the amp, it is not noticeable. Given the price of the guitar an acceptable compromise I believe.

Overall, a choice I will never regret I have made!

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