What is so special about a Fender Stratocaster?
The Stratocaster had a distinctive voice thanks in part to its three pickups, the wire-coiled magnets that transmit string vibrations to the amplifier. Most electric guitars at that time had one or two. Fender also designed a new vibrato — the metal arm at the end of the strings that allows player to vary their pitch.
Should a beginner buy a Stratocaster?
Most beginner guitarists will find that the Stratocaster is an easier guitar to play than the Les Paul. It’s lighter, and has a contoured body, compared to the heavy and flat-bodied Les Paul. This means that it’s generally more easier to sit and stand with.
Is a Fender Stratocaster worth it?
The Fender Player Stratocaster is a great guitar, especially for the money. But the American Professional Stratocaster is the real deal. For many players, nothing short of the best Fender has to offer will do. The price tag may be higher, but Fender’s American instruments are among the best guitars in the world.