Experience the Inspiring Sound of a Stratocaster, plus FREE Puresonic Wireless Earbuds
- Alder body with gloss finish
- Three Player Series single-coil Stratocaster pickups
- “Modern C"-shaped neck profile
- 9.5"-radius fingerboard
- 2-point tremolo bridge with bent-steel saddles
- FREE Fender Puresonic Wireless Earbuds Valued at R1995!
The inspiring sound of a Stratocaster is one of the foundations of Fender. Featuring this classic sound—bell-like high end, punchy mids and robust low end, combined with crystal-clear articulation—the Player Stratocaster is packed with authentic Fender feel and style. It’s ready to serve your musical vision, it’s versatile enough to handle any style of music and it’s the perfect platform for creating your own sound.
A Game Changer
Introduced in 1954, the Stratocaster has flaunted its svelte body curves, tonal dexterity, and expressive vibrato in the capable hands of guitarists cross-genre. At once a working musician's axe and cultural icon, the Fender Player Series Stratocaster takes the grand tradition into the future with a fast-action 22-fret maple neck, vibrant vintage-inspired finishes, and three Player Series Alnico 5 Strat pickups that deliver all the legendary spank and sparkle you expect from a Strat.
Vintage Vibe, Modern Edge
For their new Player Series guitars, Fender went back to the drawing board with updated radii for more historically accurate body shapes, new vintage-inspired finishes, and a classic logo that harkens back to the Fenders of yesteryear. But these smooth-playing instruments also look to the future with modern enhancements that include 22 fret necks, upgraded bridges for better sustain, and new Alnico 5 pickups that crank out legendary Fender tone by the boatload.
The Timeless Classic
Though the original Stratocaster was first introduced more than 60 years ago, it's unquestionably more popular now than ever. The Fender Player Stratocaster combines the guitar's sleek, elegant lines with the perfect blend of vintage and modern features. You start with the classic comfort-contoured alder body with a gloss polyester finish, then add a 3-ply parchment pickguard and a trio of Player Series Alnico 5 Strat single-coil pickups. The Stratocaster's original master volume plus two tone pot configuration left the bridge pickup without a tone control; but in the Fender Player Series Strat, Tone 1 operates on both the neck and middle pickups, while Tone 2 is dedicated to the bridge pickup.
The Trademark Stratocaster Sound
Leo Fender designed the original Stratocaster with three single-coil pickups, enabling it to produce sounds that no other guitar could — particularly once players discovered they could lodge the 3-position blade switch in those in-between positions to access polarity-reversed neck/middle and bridge/middle pickup combinations that produced what is affectionately called the Strat "quack." The Fender Player Stratocaster comes with three sweet-sounding single-coil pickups selected by a modern, 5-position blade switch, making it easy to nail those glassy Strat sounds with a flick of the switch.
- Comfort-contoured alder body, gloss polyester finish
- Maple, modern C-shaped neck (satin polyurethane finish)
- 9.5"-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
- 3 Player Series Alnico 5 Strat single-coil pickups
- Fender 2-point "Synchronized Tremolo" floating vibrato bridge/tailpiece
- Fender standard cast/sealed tuning machines
- Synthetic bone nut, width: 1.650"
- 25.5" scale length
- Chrome hardware
- Model: 014-4502-513