Stratocaster Bridge & Mounting Spacing Measurements

Stratocaster Bridge & Mounting Spacing Measurements

This article details the string spacing measurements for Fender Stratocaster guitars, originals and reissues. This is very handy for working out which bridge you should be looking for to fit your new build project.

From: Callaham Vintage Guitars and Parts (Tremolo Blocks)

Fender made from 1954 – 1969

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 7/32 inches
  • Metric: 56.35 mm

American Reissue Strat
Highway 1 Strat (up to & incl. 2005)
Custom Shop Relic
WD exact vintage
Stewart MacDonald vintage
Jimmie Vaughan Strat
Eric Johnson Strat

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 7/32 inches
  • Metric: 56.35 mm

Made in Japan (MIJ) Reissue Strat

Japanese reissues have varying tolerances through the years. Mine however is the same as the ones above:

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 7/32 inches
  • Metric: 56.35 mm

Left-handed Vintage
Stevie Ray Vaughan Strat (SRV)

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 7/32 inches
  • Metric: 56.35 mm

Made in Mexico (MIM) Classic (50’s,60’s,70’s)
Mexican Gold Plated Deluxe

6-pivot bridge
String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 7/32 inches
  • Metric: 56.35 mm

Made in Mexico (MIM) Standard Series Strat

6-pivot bridge

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 7/32 inches
  • Metric: 52.38 mm

Made in Mexico (MIM) Classic Player Strat
2-pivot bridge

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 1/16 inches
  • Metric: 52.38 mm

Highway 1 Strat (2006 on)

6-pivot bridge

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 1/16 inches
  • Metric: 52.38 mm

Mounting Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 7/32 inches
  • Metric: 56.35 mm
Stratocaster String Spacing Measurements

Highway 1 Strat – 6 pivot bridge

American Standard Strat
American Series Strat
Strat Plus

2-pivot bridge

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 1/16 inches
  • Metric: 52.38 mm

American Deluxe Series Strat
Strat Ultra

2-pivot bridge

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 1/16 inches
  • Metric: 52.38 mm

Made in Korea Lite Ash Strat

String Spacing:

  • Imperial : 2 1/16 inches
  • Metric: 52.38 mm