Since its introduction into the musical world in 1954, the Fender Stratocaster has been the backbone behind many of rock ‘n’ rolls classic songs. The classic guitar was invented by former accountant Leo Fender, who founded Fender before selling it to CBS in the mid-sixties. Today the Fender Standard Mexican Stratocaster is one of the most popular model Stratocasters’ sold today because of its versatility. The sleek, smooth playing guitar can really sing, so whether you are playing blues, punk, funk, or rock you will get a great sound out of this guitar.
The Fender Standard Stratocaster’s solid-body design is made from Alder, which has been the wood of choice since the ‘50’s, and is protected by a 3-Ply Parchment pick-guard. Alder has great tonal resonance, brightness, and balance. This hardwood also has excellent sustain and a sharp attack. The thick, one-piece, C-shape neck is available in rosewood or maple. Both the rosewood and maple neck’s come with 21 medium jumbo frets, and black/white position inlays. A Satin Urethane finish covers the back of the neck, and a gloss finish is used on the face of the headstock. At first glance, this guitar’s vintage style makes for an authentic rock ‘n’ roll look.