Fender Stratocaster Jr.
Fender Stratocaster Jr.

Stratocaster Jr., Guitarra de forma Stratocaster from Fender in the Stratocaster series.

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Phil_Guitar 10/12/2009

Fender Stratocaster Jr. : la opinión de Phil_Guitar (content in English)


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Statocaster Jr (Junior) Features & Technical Specs

Model Number : 013-3800-(Color#)
Series : Standard Series
Colors : (506) Black, (558) Torino Red, (Polyester Finish)
Body: Alder
Neck : Maple, Modern “C” Shape, (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard : Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets : 21 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups : 3 Standard Single-Coil Strat Pickups (Ceramic Magnets)
Controls : Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching
5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup </span></td>

Bridge : 6-Saddle Strings-thru-body Hard-tail Bridge
Machine Heads : Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Hardware : Chrome
Pickguard : 3-Ply White
Scale Length 22.72” (577mm)
Width at Nut : 1.625” (41.27mm)
Unique Features : 10% Downsizing of the Stratocaster,
Standard Headstock Size,
Vintage Styling
Strings : Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003
Accessories : None
This musical instruments offer includes Case : None
Introduced 1/2004


<span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Verdana;">The Fender Stratocaster Junior has a shorter scale than a standard Stratocaster.
<span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Verdana;">Stratocaster Junior : 22.72” = 57.7cm
<span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Verdana;">Standard Stratocaster : </span>25,5”  = 64,77cm

Compared to a standard Stratocaster scale, the scale of this guitar is 2 frets and ¼th of a fret shorter.

<span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Verdana;">The Fender Stratocaster Junior is designed to give a comfortable and easy play to children around 9 to 14 years old, as well as to people with rather smaller hands.

Adults can also play this instrument without any problem, and therefore use it as a travel guitar.

Except the scale length the major differences between the Junior Stratocaster and a standard Stratocaster are that there is only a master Tone pot (instead of 2 Tone pots for the Neck and Middle pickups on a standard Stratocaster), and that there is a fix bridge (instead of a tremolo bridge on a standard Stratocaster).

There is an easy way to have a ROUGH idea of how it feels to play on such a smaller scale instrument :
You put a capo at the 2nd fret of your standard scale guitar, and then you tune the guitar back down to E-A-D-G-B-E.
It is going to give you something similar, except that the neck of the Junior guitar is slightly thinner and narrower than the Standard scale one.</span>


<span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Verdana;">The Stratocaster Junior sounds just like a standard Stratocaster with single coil pickups.

Dued to the shorter scale, and in order to tune it to E-A-D-G-B-E, it is preferable to use a slightly heavier string gauge. For instance a set of 10-52 strings will give a great rich tone to the guitar and improve the stability of it's intonation.

IT IS A STRATOCASTER, just a little smaller.


<span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Verdana;">The Fender Stratocaster Junior is really a great instrument, and it's a pity that it has been discontinued (at the moment when I write this report - dec 2009).

(Approved by Louis ...)