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Your Guide to Fender Strats

Play your favorite songs from any number of genres on the Fender Stratocaster, a guitar first manufactured in 1954 and known for its distinctive double cutaway body shape and horns. Before making your selection from the choices available on eBay, consider some of the following information about this cool guitar.

Are Fender guitars tuned for standard music?

The Fender brand uses a chromatic scale tuning for all of its guitars. You can start playing your favorite songs as soon as you get your product. Those songs will use the same tuning range as this guitar. The six strings of a new or used Fender Strat are compatible with what’s become the industry standard. It includes a sequence of E, A, D, G, B, and E for simplicity of playing.

Where the Fender Strat gets its tone

The tone in the affordable Fender Strat comes from the single-coil pickups revolutionized by this guitar. The classic tube sound of power amps, when mixed with single coils and a whammy bar, creates a sound that fans often recognize from Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Ritchie Blackmore. Here are some other features that sustain the classic Fender tone:

  • Electronic connections: The way electricity runs through a Fender is important. The body of these guitars are sometimes hollowed out to create a unique tone.
  • Stringed to go: Action is what measures the distance from the fretboard and body where the strings are laid. Fender guitars feature low action for ease of play.
  • Anchored bridge and nut: The nut of a Fender guitar is narrow and short, which prevents extra vibrations and tones from creeping into your playing.
  • Volume and tone knobs: You can control volume and tone with knobs built into the guitar. These offer power, bass, and treble on one panel.
Does Fender make more than the Stratocaster?

You can find affordable Fender guitars like the Jazzmaster, the Jaguar, some vintage acoustic models, the Mustang, the HM, and the Telecaster, to name a few, on eBay. Some use the same bridge of a Strat that bounces and moves to give you an elastic feel while the strings remain anchored in place. You can choose between single-coil and solid-state pickups and between the specific genre of music you play.

Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
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