The Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster from Fender pays tribute to a truly original Chicago blues legend. This classic strat features a lightweight, resonant alder body with Guy's iconic polka dot art covering the top, back, and sides. The Buddy Guy Standard is outfitted with three single-coil pickups for punchy, crisp tone and loads of snappy attack. A smooth maple neck cut to a "V" profile with a maple fingerboard offers incredible playability and response. Much like the legendary bluesman himself, this Strat is designed for no-nonsense, straight-ahead playability and stellar tone! And for killer sustain and solid tuning support, the Buddy Guy Standard features a 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo — a favorite bridge style here at Music Experience.
The "V" neck profile on the Buddy Guy Standard has a uniquely comfortable shape that represents a slightly softer, more rounded shape than the sharper cut of a '50s "V" profile. This neck profile is ideal for players with larger hands who like to wrap their thumb over the top of the neck to fret lower strings or utilize this position for cool pull-offs — as Mr. Guy is known for doing.
The trio of standard single-coil Strat pickups in this amazing axe have been wired to deliver straight-ahead punchy, classic single-coil tone. Engage the neck pickup for a brighter, snappier sound; drop back into the bridge pickup for a thicker, more powerful tone; and don't sleep on that middle pickup — engage it with either the bridge or the neck and you will hear that legendary spank and snap response that the legendary Stratocaster is known for. And with a master volume, a tone control, and a 5-way pickup selector, you can dial in a variety of sonic combinations that will take you beyond the blues into rock and even jazz realms.
Buddy Guy has been playing the blues for nearly eight decades. He played alongside none other than Muddy Waters in Chicago in the 1960s as a behind-the-scenes session player. It wasn't until the 1980s that Guy's popularity truly soared when the likes of Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page — to name only a few — continually brought up his name as one of the unknown greats that had inspired their own playing for decades. Guy's style has been praised for both its streamlined, tasteful approach to the blues as well as his willingness to push the boundaries by way of soaring bends, a rapid-fire staccato pick attack, and inventive melodic exploration that blends rock and blues elements in creative ways.
Nail Buddy Guy's stinging tone and vibe on the dot with the Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster. With a bold polka-dot finish as flamboyant as Guy himself, it's likely one of the most distinctive Strat® models you'll ever lay eyes (and hands) on. And with pure tone and vintage-style features, it's a superbly spot-on performer worthy of one of the greatest names in electric bluesd.
You get spot-on Buddy Guy authenticity with his highly distinctive signature model’s eye-popping black finish with big white polka dots.
The “soft V” neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) on the Buddy Guy Stratocaster has a distinctly comfortable fretting-hand feel that takes the more pronounced sharpness of a ’50s “V” profile and “softens” it into a somewhat more rounded shape. Ideal for players with larger hands whose thumb extends over the edge of the fingerboard.
In more than half a century of Fender history and modern music history, there’s really nothing like the timeless singing, snapping, screaming and sparkling sound of Fender Standard single-coil pickups, as heard on the Buddy Guy Stratocaster.
|Body Shape||Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Color||Black with White Polka Dots
|Neck Shape||Soft V|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||21, Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||6-Saddle Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tuners||Fender Vintage Style|
|Neck Pickup||Standard Strat Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Standard Strat Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Standard Strat Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch|
|Case Included||Deluxe Gig Bag|
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