Fender American Standard Stratocaster

Bought in 2009 this American Standard Stratocaster is awesome!

Fender Stratocaster American Standard 2009 - Tony McKenzie's Guitars

I have a great collection of many leading brands of electric guitars including Gibson, Fender, PRS, Ibanez and others. Check them out from the 'Tony's Guitars' section of this website. While the images of this guitar are not massive, the quality of the guitar is - so you get a real idea of just what this guitar is like in real life. Many of my guitars are investigated in great depth on the reviews pages so don't forget to check those reviews out. Also don't forget to visit my image section of this website showing my  guitars in high resolution images. Many of the guitars are quite rare now.

This Fender stratocaster is an off the shelf guitar bought and made in 2009. This is an Olympic white Fender with all the latest stuff as of that time - what other colour would anyone want? We all have some of Jimi Hendrix in side us right? But as you might have guessed from the images, I did a little work to get this Stratocaster the way that Fender should have made it and that work is reflected in the look, but most of all the sound. If you buy one of those 'Road Worn' type of Stratocasters then frankly you are doing yourself a bit of a disservice - an inferior guitar and crap sound, this IS different and relatively easy to make your Stratocaster look and sound as this one does.

Here's what I think are the most pertinent points of this guitar in a short review as it is after I did the work on it:

  • Fender American Standard 2009 Olympic White - just like Jimi's
  • Made in 2009 to be played
  • Light guitar with great sounds
  • Fender thin neck
  • Fender pickups - much improved over the old last ones
  • Scratch plate custom aged by 'Fatboy' from the isle of weight - awesome job!
  • Although new/old design parts (Fender do you know what you are doing?) this guitar is one of the best Stratocaster sounds on the planet
  • Many original design parts but they made the tremolo 2 point
  • Custom shrouding by Tony Mckenzie reduces hum by over 90%
  • Review online now
  • Case: Fender custom case made from ABS - an excellent case


Here is a video review I carried out a while ago showing close up detail of this exact guitar:


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