Fender Stratocaster | Mexico
The Fender Stratocaster is a special guitar. Whether you play the American-made classic or the Mexican-made Standard, you know you’ve got a guitar that lives up to the Fender name.
Of course the Fender American Standard Stratocaster is a legendary instrument, sought after by many players from the moment they learn to fret a note. The list of players who have relied on the Strat for their sound reads like a who’s-who of guitar history. From Jimi Hendrix, to Yngwie Malmsteen, to Stevie Ray Vaughan, to Eric Clapton — musicians in every genre and style have squeezed incredible sounds out of the Stratocaster.
Unfortunately, while the asking price is well worth it, the cost of new or used American Strat may be too steep for some players. So Fender gives us the Standard Stratocaster, a made-in-Mexico version of this iconic guitar. Often referred to as the MIM (Made in Mexico) Stratocaster, it’s a great instrument, and comes in at less than half the price of a USA Strat.
We have got one of these guitars here with us added to our inventory list. Its Body is made out of Alder, a tonewood that most Fender guitars are made out of. Vintage. This particular guitar has some upgraded parts, a custom WVPC series (Wilkinson) 6 hole tremolo bridge, locking tuners as well as Fender-lace sensor pickups. Lace Sensor Red: The hottest output of the Sensor Series. Perfect for the bridge position when fat, punch humbucking output is required.
The Neck's shape is a modern C, which means it’s a nice C shaped curvature being slightly thinner. It has a one-piece satin poly finished maple neck with 21 medium frets on a Maple fretboard.