Icon. Not a word to be used lightly. But the Stratocaster is just that. The new American Standard left-handed Stratocaster guitars are beauties to behold in sound, look and feel. Fender kept the hand-rolled fingerboard edges, alnico V pickups and staggered tuning machines for playability, tone and stability, and added several new features, including:
- A new bridge with improved bent-steel saddles and a copper-infused high-mass block for increased resonance and sustain. - A new neck treatment—tinted for a richer presentation, with the maple or rosewood fingerboard buffed to a high gloss. The back of the neck still has that silky satin finish. - A thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance. - A new Fender-exclusive SKB molded case. - A beautiful new Blizzard Pearl finish option.
- Body: Alder - Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape (Gloss Headstock Face with Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck) - Fingerboard: Rosewood (p/n 011-0420) or Maple (p/n 011-0422), 9.5" Radius (241mm) - No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets - Pickups: 3 American Strat® Single-Coil Pickups
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
- Bridge: Left Handed 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles - Machine Heads: Fender® Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines - Hardware: Chrome - Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment - Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) - Width at Nut: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Unique Features: - New Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots - Copper Infused High Mass 100% Metal Bridge Block - Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance - Tinted Neck - Maple Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front - Rosewood Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard - 4-Bolt Neck Attachment with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment - Bi-Flex Truss Rod System - Parchment Knobs and Pickup Covers - Rolled Fretboard Edges - Staggered Tuning Keys - H/S/H Pickup Routing - New Molded Fender/SKB Case with TSA Locks, Glass Reinforced Nylon Trigger Latches, and Form Fitted Plush Interior