Starcaster Strat Is there a difference between a fender strat and a fender starcaster strat?
The basic difference is that the Starcaster was an entry level guitar made in China for Fender in 06 and 07. They were never intended to be professional quality, just inexpensive beginner guitars made with basswood and maple components. Now there are various Strat models that range from inexpensive to very expensive. These typically have to do with country of origin, custom options and the like. Starcasters were only made for 2 years. Unless you are really on a budget stick with a regular Strat for any type of serious playing