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Fender Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Single-coil Pickups - Polka Dot
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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.

Fender Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster at a Glance:

  • Polka-dot finish
  • Soft "V”-shaped neck profile
  • 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Standard single-coil Stratocaster pickups with five-way switching
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge

"V" neck profile for superior comfort

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.

    Trio of single-coils deliver!

    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.

    A legitimate living legend

    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.

    What Fender Says...

    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.

    Polka-Dot Finish

    You get spot-on Buddy Guy authenticity with his highly distinctive signature model’s eye-popping black finish with big white polka dots.

    “Soft V” Neck Profile

    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.

    Standard Single-Coil Pickups

    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.

    Fender Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

    • Classic standard Strat pays homage to a true blues legend
    • Iconic polka dot art covering the top, back, and sides of a resonant alder body for stage-ready presentation
    • Smooth maple neck cut to a "V" profile with a maple fingerboard offers incredible playability and response
    • 3 single-coil pickups for punchy, crisp tone and loads of snappy attack
    • 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo for killer sustain and solid tuning support
    • Master volume, tone control, and 5-way pickup selector allow you to dial in a variety of sonic combinations

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape Buddy Guy Standard Stratocaster
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material Alder
              Body Finish Gloss Polyester
              Color Black with White Polka Dots
              Neck Material Maple
              Neck Shape Soft V
              Radius 9.5"
              Fingerboard Material Maple
              Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
              Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
              Scale Length 25.5"
              Nut Width 1.650"
              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
              Strings 9-42
              Case Included Deluxe Gig Bag
              Manufacturer Part Number 0138802306