With its curvaceous lines and range of classic colours, the Fender Stratocaster is as American as Coca Cola or Chevrolet, but it's come along way since Leo Fender first released it to the world back in 1954. We offer a range of Fender Strats right up to the most fully-featured American built models, and all our Stratocasters are checked thoroughly both when we receive them and when we despatch them.
As one of the most iconic - if not *the* most iconic - guitars of all time, the Fender Stratocaster needs no introduction. The Fender Strat has graced the hands of pretty much any major guitarist you can care to mention. We offer a range of Strats right up to the most fully-featured American built models, and all our Stratocasters are checked thoroughly both when we receive them and when we despatch them.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fender Stratocaster
Can you play Metal on a Fender Stratocaster?
Yes, is the short answer. The Fender Stratocaster is a very versatile instrument that can play any music style you could be interested in. The single coils might give a bit thinner tone but, this can be adjusted through EQ and even the use of a Fuzz pedal instead of a Distortion pedal.
Who plays Fender Stratocaster Guitars?
The list is quite large over the years as Fender Strats are quite iconic. Players such as David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nile Rodgers, Billy Corgan, just to name a few. Multiple genres of music are represented in this list.
Why are Fender Stratocasters so expensive?
Fender Stratocasters actually vary in price quite a lot depending on the series that you are looking at. Price difference has a lot more to do with where the guitar was manufactured (quality of components, quality control and tone) and whether there are more customised features offered, otherwise they are all quite similar. Fender also have a sister brand, Squier, who make a range of cheaper Squier Stratocasters.
What is so special about a Fender Stratocaster?
Do Fender Stratocasters only come with single coil pickups?
Fender Stratocasters are also available in an HSS format which is a Humbucker in the bridge position with a single coil in the middle and a single coil in the neck. There is also models available in an HH format which is Humbucker in bridge and neck positions.