US-made (“MIA”) US-made Stratocasters are built in Fender’s factory in Corona, California. The finish is generally polyurethane, except on the Originals, which are finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. With the exception of the American Special, they all come with cases. American Special The American Special is Fender’s entry-level US-made Stratocaster. It […]

Fender 2018 Stratocaster lineup

Fender has introduced another Stratocaster model: The Blacktop. Based upon the Mexican Standard series (9.5″ fretboard radius, six-screw vintage tremolo), it features two humbuckers instead of the three single coils. Three colors are available: Black, Candy Apple Red, and Sonic Blue. Both rosewood and maple fretboards are available. The Blacktop […]

Fender Blacktop Stratocaster

Fender introduces a revised version of its American Deluxe models. For the Stratocaster, Fender highlights four changes: Compound radius fretboard, 9.5″ to 14″ Staggered tuners New N3 noiseless pickups Reconfigured S1 switching The American Deluxe Stratocaster is also available as left-hand, HSS, V-Neck, and ash-bodied version. Color choices depend on […]

American Deluxe Stratocaster