Fender Stratocaster Buyer's Guide Fender Stratocaster Buyer's Guide Fender Standard Strat Fender American Special Strat Fender American Standard Strat Fender American Deluxe Strat
Standard » American Special
  • Made in Corona, California
  • Thinner body undercoat allows for improved body resonance
  • Texas Special Pickups: Most requested pickups for Custom Shop and artist’s guitars
  • Jumbo Frets
  • Greasebucket tone circuit: Rolls off highs without adding bass
  • Gig Bag
American Special » American Standard
  • Custom Shop Pickups
  • Rolled fingerboard for ultimate playing comfort
  • Bent steel saddles, and copper-infused steel bridge block for improved tonal clarity
  • More detailed fret work
  • More color and fingerboard options
  • Ash Bodies & Left-handed models available
  • Delta Tone “no load” tone circuit
  • Bi-Flex Truss Rod and Micro-tilt for quick neck adjustments
  • Hard-shell Case
American Standard » American Deluxe
  • Greater variety of custom-level options. Premium colors, Ash bodies, V-Neck option, deluxe pick guards
  • Compound radius fingerboards
  • Contoured neck heel
  • Fender N3 Noiseless single coil pickups
  • Staggered Locking tuners
  • S-1 pickup switching for ultimate tonal variety
  • Straplocks included
  • LSR roller nut and Passing Lane switch (switches to bridge pickup and bypasses tone controls) for HSS models
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Fender Stratocaster Buyer's Guide