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Few electric guitars can boast the enduring versatility of the Fender Stratocaster, an iconic American classic and the most-copied electric guitar of all time. From Buddy Holly and surf guitar great Dick Dale through to Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, the Strat has been the guitar of choice for countless legends.

Since the Fender Stratocaster was designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton and Freddie Tavares, the Strat has been in continuous production. Nearly six decades on and the Fender Strat has gone through a vast array of refinements and permutations, but the essential design and elements remain the same.

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What is S1 Switching, and how does it work?

What is S1 Switching, and how does it work?

You may have heard about Fender S1 switching, and be wondering exactly what is S1 switching and how does it work!.   The short answer is that it gives you more tonal options by offering extra pickup-wiring configurations. Further, S-1 switching does this without significantly altering the appearance of an instrument, because it’s a “push” switch built into a single volume or tone control knob. Consequently, instruments with S-1 switching don’t look notably different than instruments without it.   The tricky thing about explaining S-1 switching is that it does different things on different instruments. That’s sensible enough, since different instruments have different pickups, ...

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iPad iPhone Compatible Stratocaster

iPad iPhone Compatible Stratocaster

            The Squier by Fender USB Stratocaster, featuring a built-in audio interface which allows players to record directly on to their Mac, PC or iOS device, is now available on the Apple Store. While many USB solutions for guitarists already exist on the market, the USB Strat represents an attempt by one of the world's leading manufacturers to provide an all-in-one recording, monitoring and playing solution. Priced at $199.95/£159.95, the USB Strat includes both standard USB and 30-pin iOS cables and is said to be compatible with a number of iOS devices, using Apple's Lightning to 30-pin adapter. The Strat also includes a 1/8" stereo ...

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American Standard Stratocaster Rosewood 3-Color Sunburst

American Standard Stratocaster HSS

Fender says: "The American Standard Stratocaster® HSS is the same great best-selling, high-output hot-rodded guitar it has always been, and now it's upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s neck and middle pickups in addition to the Diamondback™ humbucking bridge pickup. The latest incarnation of the modern workhorse Strat® with an added measure of muscle, it's now more graceful and powerful than ever." We are currently having a debate here at Fender Statocaster Reviews, as to which color we prefer - It really depends on if you prefer the warmer feel of the Rosewood fingerboard or the ...

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Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS

Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS

Throughout its history, Fender® has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic™, Mustang® and Musicmaster® models). These models sound great, and look great, with solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that tradition, with thoroughly modern features and a few different twists on our most revered instruments, while maintaining outstandingly value for money. At first when you compare this guitar to others in the Fender Catalog  there's nothing particularly special about the Modern Player Stratocaster HSS. What makes this guitar worthy of ...

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2013 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster – Maple

2013 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster - Maple

Fender says, the Custom Deluxe series exemplifies the high-end instrument for the discerning player. With the Custom Deluxe, they use their finest woods, hardware and electronics for this series, and the new 2013 models embody cool sophistication better than ever. The Custom Deluxe Stratocaster, which features a hand-selected okume body with a 3/16”-thick flame maple top and comfortable contours. Other premium features include a flame maple neck, 9.5”-radius fingerboard in maple or dark rosewood with 22 medium jumbo frets, Fat ’50s pickups, modern wiring (second tone control affects the middle and bridge pickups), pearl-button chrome tuners and a 1018 milled steel tremolo ...

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NAMM 2013: Fender launches Mando-Strat

Fender Mando StratFender press release

The classic Fender electric mandolin returns as the new Mando-Strat. This highly distinctive and charmingly diminutive instrument evokes the Fender electric four-string mandolins of the 1950s and ’60s, with an updated and improved design for modern players.The distinctive shape and chiming tone of Fender’s late-’50s electric mandolin are back, with features including a solid alder body, 13.78″ scale,”C”-shaped maple neck with 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, and specially designed pickup with volume and tone controls. Other features include a vintage-style bridge with chrome plate made on the actual machine used to produce the original parts half a century ago, three-ply tortoise shell pickguard, vintage-style tuners, and chrome hardware.