Dating a fender mexican strat

There are just so many Stratocasters at so many price points these days that even we feel a little bewildered on occasion.

Although for some, 'Standard Stratocaster' is a label that evokes an American-made instrument.

As a result, perhaps even the gap between these instruments and the more expensive American Series is narrowing.

That there is no more iconic electric guitar design than the Standard Stratocaster is a given, but it's reasonable to say that the periodical reorganisation of the Fender range and its demarcations might leave some prospective buyers scratching their heads.

These went on to be the American Deluxe Strat Series. (Why you are at it, check out my wild and crazy Custom Strat Plus guitars!

) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).

Add versatility and thicken your tone with a fat humbucker at the bridge.

The Fender Standard Fat Strat Electric Guitar features a traditional Fender Stratocaster body and neck shape with alder body, maple neck, and sealed tuners.

Although it was initially designed with a great deal of input from country and swing guitarists, such was its versatility that the Strat soon caught on with rockers like Buddy Holly and English instrumental band The Shadows, as well as blues, surf, and jazz players of all stripes.

There’s even a Custom Shop replica of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s treasured Lenny guitar for some truly authentic Scuttle Buttin’!

Fender offers the iconic Strat design in several versions, including various models in the Standard, Classic and Deluxe Series, as well as the US-made American Standard, Vintage and Deluxe Series.

For the last couple of years, Standard Series Fenders have represented the bulk of the Mexican Ensenada factory's output alongside the Classic Series vintage reissues.

The Mexican Standard Stratocaster initially looks pretty much identical to its predecessor, but on close inspection there are a number of subtle, yet significant differences.