Musician's Friend Features Fender Stratocasters and Shows Guitarists How to Modify Their Electric Guitars Like a Pro

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Fender Standard and Standard American Stratocasters available at Musician's Friend along with informative article, "How to "Hot Rod Your Strat"

Direct music gear marketer Musician's Friend is highlighting Fender guitars, basses, amplifiers, and guitar effects during June. Among their best-selling models are Fender Stratocasters, the classic electric guitar model with a double cutaway body and wide "dogleg"-style headstock. Musician's Friend offers a range of Stratocasters, including the American Standard and Standard Series Stratocasters. These Fender Guitars now feature a thicker bridge block for increased sustain and a more stable point of contact with the strings.

The Fender Standard is an affordable Stratocaster with a select alder body, 21-fret maple neck, and your choice of a rosewood or maple fretboard. Musician's Friend offers 12 models, each with three single-coil pickups, a vintage tremolo, and die-cast tuning keys.

Redesigned in 2008, the Fender American Standard Stratocaster now has features that improve playability and tone but retain the time-honored qualities that have made the Strat a favorite among modern guitarists. The American Standard Stratocaster features the original headstock but has staggered machine heads to improve string angle over the nut. The string spacing has been narrowed for a modern feel and it has three custom staggered single-coiled pickups, bent steel Fender saddles that give it a classic look. A copper-infused cast bridge block offers increased mass and improved tone while a richer neck tint, glossed neck front, and satin back give it a more elegant appearance and smooth playability. For a limited time, the American Standard Stratocaster comes with a free copy of the Stratocaster Chronicles, a $50 coffee table book and CD with foreword written by Eric Clapton.

Pioneered by George Fullerton, Leo Fender, and Freddie Tavares in 1954, Stratocasters remain popular to this day and customizing the components have become a major preoccupation for many guitarists seeking to improve both the sound and look of their guitars. Musician's Friend encourages Fender Stratocaster players to learn more about how to modify their guitars by reading the new article, Hot Rod Your Strat. Written exclusively for Musician's Friend by an industry professional, the article explains how to improve your guitar's tone and appearance by replacing the Strat's pickups, electronics, pickguard, and tuners. Musician's Friend offers all the parts needed to give Stratocasters a makeover.

Musician's Friend also sells the Fender Accessory Kit for guitarists who want to restore their guitars while retaining that traditional Fender Strat look. It includes two tone knobs, one volume knob, a tremolo bar tip, switch tip, backplate, and three pickup covers in a choice of colors.

About Musician's Friend:
Musician's Friend, Incorporated is the world's largest direct marketer of music gear and musical instruments. Its assortment of more than 45,000 products including guitars, bass guitars, pro audio, keyboards, live sound and recording equipment, and drums and percussion is marketed through its print catalogs and websites, including

Along with the widest assortment of musical equipment and instruments possible, the Musician's Friend website also offers informative musician's resources including in-depth buying guides, tech tips, hands-on gear reviews, tech articles from highly respected music industry professionals, interviews with well-known artists, and over 135,000 product reviews and ratings.

Located in Medford, Oregon with warehousing in Kansas City, Missouri, and a call center in Salt Lake City, Utah, Musician's Friend can be contacted at 1-800-776-5173, or by visiting


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