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For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Stratocaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features. Time-honored Fender style and performance-minded modern upgrades don't have to break the bank, and this model delivers the best of both in an instrument ideal for Stratocaster players everywhere at every level.
Paul Reed Smith S2 Standard 22 McCarty Sunburst
The S2 Standard 22 is a workhorse guitar for gigging musicians. With an all mahogany body and 22-fret set mahogany neck, this guitar is warm and sweet, making it toneful enough to stand on its own plugged straight into an amplifier and solid enough to serve as a great platform for even the most modern pedal board set up. The 85/15 "S" pickups are clear and can cover the tonal spectrum from high gain punk and metal to low, bassy blues. The push/pull tone control allows for coil tapping for added versatility. For the player who wants to cover a lot of ground with their music, the S2 Standard 22 is a perfect choice.
Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster ’50s Butterscotch Blonde
In the early years of Fender, the Telecaster® quickly became an everyman’s guitar because of its versatile sound, ease of playing and reasonable cost. The Classic Vibe Telecaster ’50s in Butterscotch Blonde delivers on that original promise. Features include a gorgeous new Butterscotch Blonde finish on a pine body, and a vintage-tint gloss fast-action maple neck with 21 medium-jumbo frets and modern 9.5” Fingerboard radius. Setting this guitar apart from its Classic Vibe Telecaster ’50s Vintage Blonde brother is a custom set of alnico 5 single-coil pickups that provide warmth and clarity and enough punch for country, blues, rock and jazz.
Squier Black and Chrome Standard Stratocaster HSS
Squier's special edition Black and Chrome Stratocaster HSS guitar offers classic appeal with a modern edge. The stylish looks include a gloss black finish with matching headstock, pickguard and hardware with an eye-catching chrome look, and a huge-sounding humbucking pickup in the bridge position for fat modern tones. This guitar is an amazing value—designed and backed by Fender!
EVH Striped Series Black with Yellow Stripes
The EVH Striped Series guitar features a basswood Stratocaster®-style body decked out in Eddie Van Halen’s famed striped graphics, in black with yellow stripes . The guitar also has a graphite-reinforced quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish and thumbwheel truss rod adjustment, compound-radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays, and a single ferocious direct-mount Wolfgang® humbucking pickup. Other premium features include a single white volume control knob (labeled “tone”), bar string retainer and Floyd Rose® locking nut, EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®, EVH die-cast tuners, chrome hardware, vintage-style strap buttons and EVH neck plate.