FENDER Stratocaster: Standard (made between 1954-1985)

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FENDER BOWLING BALL STRATOCASTER (MARBLE FINISH)

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FENDER STANDARD STRATOCASTER (1983-1985)

The 1983 - 1985 American Standard Stratocaster was the last in the Fender CBS era.This variation on the Stratocaster was designed to reduce production and retail costs: it had a single tone control, 3-position pickup selector, the newly designed Freeflyte vibrato system (surface mounted without a tremolo cavity - less routing required!) and a basic output jack that was flush with the pickguard. The remodelled ‘Comfort Contour’ body had deeper forearm and waist contours, similar to the early 1960s strats.

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FENDER STRATOCASTER (1954-1959)

The deluxe version of the 1957 Stratocaster had gold plated hardware and blonde finish: this model is sometimes nicknamed the Mary Kaye model, because Mary Kaye posed with the deluxe model in the 1957 Fender catalog supplement.

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FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD (PRE-CBS, MODELS 1959-1964)

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FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH TILTED NECK AND BULLET HEADSTOCK (CBS MODELS 1971-1980)

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FENDER STRATOCASTER without TILTED NECK (CBS MODELS 1965-1971)

We all know that Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmore played that Strat style. But, did you know Jimi Hendrix's first guitar was a Danelectro.

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish colorsFinish effectsFinish materialNumber of strings
FENDER BOWLING BALL STRATOCASTER (MARBLE FINISH)
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FENDER STANDARD STRATOCASTER (1983-1985)
1983 to 1985
black finish, brown finish, ivory finishsunburst finishpolyurethane finish6 strings
FENDER STRATOCASTER (1954-1959)
1954 to 1959
No image yetblack finish, blonde finish, blue finish, gold finish, red finish, white finishsunburst finishnitrocellulose finish6 strings
FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD (PRE-CBS, MODELS 1959-1964)
1959 to 1964
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FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH TILTED NECK AND BULLET HEADSTOCK (CBS MODELS 1971-1980)
1971 to 1980
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FENDER STRATOCASTER without TILTED NECK (CBS MODELS 1965-1971)
1964 to 1970
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ModelBody materialBody shape featuresBody stylePickguard material
FENDER BOWLING BALL STRATOCASTER (MARBLE FINISH)
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FENDER STANDARD STRATOCASTER (1983-1985)
1983 to 1985
alder bodydouble cutawayStratocaster stylewhite pickguard
FENDER STRATOCASTER (1954-1959)
1954 to 1959
alder body, ash bodydouble cutawayStratocaster style3-ply pickguard, metal pickguard, white pickguard
FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD (PRE-CBS, MODELS 1959-1964)
1959 to 1964
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FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH TILTED NECK AND BULLET HEADSTOCK (CBS MODELS 1971-1980)
1971 to 1980
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FENDER STRATOCASTER without TILTED NECK (CBS MODELS 1965-1971)
1964 to 1970
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ModelBridgeHardware colorTuner layoutTuners
FENDER BOWLING BALL STRATOCASTER (MARBLE FINISH)
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FENDER STANDARD STRATOCASTER (1983-1985)
1983 to 1985
Freeflyte vibratochrome hardwaresix-per-side tuners-
FENDER STRATOCASTER (1954-1959)
1954 to 1959
strings-through bridge, tremolo bridgegold hardware, nickel hardwaresix-in-a-row tunersKluson tuners
FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD (PRE-CBS, MODELS 1959-1964)
1959 to 1964
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FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH TILTED NECK AND BULLET HEADSTOCK (CBS MODELS 1971-1980)
1971 to 1980
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FENDER STRATOCASTER without TILTED NECK (CBS MODELS 1965-1971)
1964 to 1970
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ModelFingerboard inlay materialFingerboard materialFingerboard position markersNumber of frets
FENDER BOWLING BALL STRATOCASTER (MARBLE FINISH)
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FENDER STANDARD STRATOCASTER (1983-1985)
1983 to 1985
pearl fingerboard inlay materialmaple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers21 fret
FENDER STRATOCASTER (1954-1959)
1954 to 1959
-maple fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers21 fret
FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD (PRE-CBS, MODELS 1959-1964)
1959 to 1964
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FENDER STRATOCASTER WITH TILTED NECK AND BULLET HEADSTOCK (CBS MODELS 1971-1980)
1971 to 1980
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FENDER STRATOCASTER without TILTED NECK (CBS MODELS 1965-1971)
1964 to 1970
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