Fender Standard Strat Lake Placid Blue with Maple Fretboard £466 @ Andertons
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Fender Standard Strat Lake Placid Blue with Maple Fretboard £466 @ Andertons

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Found 5th May 2017
Seems like a cracking deal, nice colour as well. FREE DELIVERY.
This is the Maple fret board, the equivalent Rosewood Fret board is £517. One of the best "All Rounder" guitars out there - good mid price guitar.

The Fender Standard Strat is a benchmark for guitars everywhere. It's great value, has strong tonal variety and a solid build at a price that wont hurt your wallet. This is the sort of guitar you can use from your first chord all the way to regular gigging and studio work, it's designed to be a workhorse. Check out our video comparison guide and you'll see that it's tough to tell the difference between the Mexican and American models when you're strumming away. Mexican made Strats are a step up from Squier branded instruments and a really affordable way to get into the Fender brand which is signified by high quality instruments that are a joy to play and sound like all the hundreds of records that probably influenced you to start playing the electric guitar in the first place!

Body
◾Body: Alder
◾Body Shape: Stratocaster
◾Body Finish: Polyester

Neck
◾Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
◾Number of Frets: 21
◾Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
◾Position Inlays: Black or White Dot Position Inlays
◾Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
◾Fretboard: Rosewood or Maple
◾Neck Material: Maple
◾Neck Finish: Tinted Satin Urethane
◾Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
◾Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
◾Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
◾Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut

Electronics
◾Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
◾Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Bridge Pickup
◾Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Middle Pickup
◾Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat Neck 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
◾Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Hardware
◾Hardware: Chrome
◾Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
◾Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
◾String Nut: Synthetic Bone
◾Switch Tip: Parchment Switch Tip
◾Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm

Tools
◾Truss Rod Wrench: 0.1875"

Miscellaneous
◾Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
◾Unique Features: Vintage Styling, Fender Transition Logo, Parchment Plastic Parts

Accessories
◾Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
◾Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
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chrisredmayne

oooo is this what John Frusciante plays ???


Yes. In the same way that Lewis Hamilton drives a Mercedes.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Mercedes_A_160_Elegance_%28W168%29_front_20090926.jpg/280px-Mercedes_A_160_Elegance_%28W168%29_front_20090926.jpg
Edited by: "rbz5416" 6th May 2017
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get in quick if want one . only 2 in stock
So is this Mexican Strat?
haggisheid

So is this Mexican Strat?



Almost certainly.
Same price on Thomann with more colour options. Amazon have a couple of different colours with a rosewood fretboard for a few pounds less. Most retailers are putting these out around £500, give or take a few pounds, but Standard Mex Strats can be had without too much digging around for between £460-£470.
there are other colours available for £466. it does not say USA strat so must be Mexican. I personally think its too expensive for a Mexican strat, but having said that the US models are £600-£800. you can get a quality used Mexican strat for £300-£350.

however, if this is your first guitar purchase and you want a new one, It's not a bad price.
Didn't realise Andertons is that popular..

Many of my friends rate it for service etc.
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 6th May 2017
I really don't think this is a good deal at all. You could get a decent American second hand for this.
This is a beautiful colour! Wanted a telecaster in this colour before but ended up buying an old Korean Squire Tele for some reason lol
Edited by: "SClub" 6th May 2017
Good guitar if you absolutely must buy new. But my advice is always to be patient and buy second hand. I've just picked up a 2012 American Standard HSS Strat with the Custom shop fat 50 pickups and a diamondback humbucker. Literally brand new condition with all stickers still in tact, case, tags the lot... For £500! The person selling was a friend of a friend but the American Standards are a better guitar if you can get one at a good price.
haggisheid

So is this Mexican Strat?



​Definitely!
oooo is this what John Frusciante plays ???
chrisredmayne

oooo is this what John Frusciante plays ???



​It's the same model, but not the same spec by a million miles!
chrisredmayne

oooo is this what John Frusciante plays ???


Yes. In the same way that Lewis Hamilton drives a Mercedes.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Mercedes_A_160_Elegance_%28W168%29_front_20090926.jpg/280px-Mercedes_A_160_Elegance_%28W168%29_front_20090926.jpg
Edited by: "rbz5416" 6th May 2017
X) X) X)
Their description definitely suggests MiM -

http://i68.tinypic.com/21o9g1v.jpg
Edited by: "Llyllyll" 6th May 2017
rbz5416

Yes. In the same way that Lewis Hamilton drives a Mercedes.



Ha, very good, but I have one of these guitars myself (a Mexican Strat, that is) and it is genuinely a lovely thing. No doubt the American is better but on a limited budget this is great.

Mine cost slightly less than this about 10 years ago.

As it happens, I bought it as Frusciante played one too - this video being the reason I bought it (mine is Tobacco Sunburst):

youtube.com/wat…bdE
Who cares where it was made? They're all mass produced by workers who are paid peanuts, there is no love and care into any of these guitars. Even these £5000 guitars are made in the same places by the same people who couldn't give a crap. It's not like one made in the US was hand crafted by some famous artist and it's a one off...

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