« Little bit better than standard »Published on 11/30/11 at 11:38
Select ash body with contoured heel and body
Rosewood or maple neck
22 medium-jumbo frets
Compound radius fretboard (9-1/2" at the nut, 12" at the 12th fret, and 14" at the 15th fret)
Three N3 Noiseless single-coil pickups
S-1 switching system
High-mass tremolo block
Locking tuning keys
Upgraded, molded case
I love the tone of the Fender Stratocaster because it meets every demand that I'm looking for in a guitar instrument. It has the right balance, feeling, and tone for the needs that I have. Pretty much any setting that I put it in, it feels good and compliments the current rig or setting. Whether I'm using a load of effects on the floorboard with pedal boards or effects or a clean amplifier to a high gain amplifier Fender Stratocaster will complement anything that I put it in. It's a kind of chameleon type guitar because it adapts to its environment quite well. The tone is lush focused and smooth, and that's probably why I really dig the character in the vibe of this instrument.
You can find these guitars for right around $1500 or so in the new market. They hold their value quite well so I would suggest picking one up on the used's market if you can find a good price. They are a great for recording and I highly recommend every guitar player on the planet to own at least one Fender Stratocaster at some point in their career.