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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar   

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Introducing the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup ...Read More

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Pure and powerful HSS sound.

Introducing the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup guru Tim Shaw to create a brand-new bridge pickup of unrivaled tone and quality. Shaw's expertise dates far back to his work with the first and biggest names in the history of humbucking pickup design, and the result of his efforts-the "Shawbucker" humbucking pickup-is an electrifying new landmark in Fender pickup design.

Shaw's handiwork makes the American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker a formidable new instrument for guitarists who want the ultimate in modern humbucking tone. Its forceful Shawbucker bridge pickup is complemented by N3 Noiseless single-coil neck and middle pickups for classically brilliant sparkle, and with all the other great American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS features players already love, it's a truly phenomenal new Strat experience. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on with Contoured Heel and Micro-Tilt neck angle adjustment
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Bi-Flex truss rod
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: Compound (9.5 “ 14)
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid dot
  • Nut width: 1.685" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
  • Bridge: Shawbucker Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • S-1 switch for even greater tonal versatility
  • Passing Lane switch for bypassing tone controls
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in tremolo arm
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Nut: LSR Roller Nut
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Cable, strap, straplocks
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would recommend this guitar.

By B

from Florida

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    If you are looking for a humbucker equipped strat, this is an excellent choice. The Shawbucker pup is amazing. With this guitar I can get every sound from country to metal. This is the Swiss Army knife of guitars.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    TOP of the Line HSS Stratoaster!!

    By BeeZee

    from Chesapeake, VA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • "Passing Lane" Switch
    • 10 Pick up Combinations
    • Best Value, Worth the Extra $$$
    • Box Comes with all Kinds of Stuff
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Gorgeous finish
    • Locking Tunners
    • No Fret Buzz at all
    • Shawbucker is AWESOME!
    • Smooth action
    • Solid Electronics
    • Sounds Great Even Unplugged!
    • STAYS in Tune Like a Champ!
    • Superb Versatility
    • Well above other HSS Strats

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • ANYTHING! Seriously
      • Creating Original Music
      • Having fun
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Professional Performance
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Showing OFF
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I find it hard to describe how awesome this guitar is. So let's start by the realization that is likely the best HSS Stratocaster you can get, unless you are ready to take your leap to the custom shop. The value, just a bit more $$$ than a AM standard, but it is light years ahead considering the return on investment! Holly goddess of music, the Shabucker pick-up its a beast! I've thrown all kinds of effects to it, and it sounds AMAZING no matter what, it's like a "musical growl" that just delivers out-of-this world tones. Really, you have to hear it to believe it. Add to that the 10 pick up combinations and the full range of electronics and tone controls, this guitar has an unrivaled versatility. The N3 pickups give you that sweet fender clean sound, and before you know it, you spent hours having fun with the tones that come out of this thing. I got the three color sunburst finish, the craftsmanship is flawless in every inch of the instrument. Even guitar case comes with all kinds of nice fender stuff to include a cable, with a black leather strap and strap-locks, hardware and literature. This is the first time I get an all maple neck. Even the inlay dots have some elegant attention to detail. This is sure to be an instrument to pass down the generations. The bridge is just solid-great, the whammy bar is incredibly responsive, and no matter how spirited you get, this things does not go out of tune. Come to think of it, I probably only had to tune it twice since I got it a couple of weeks ago. In other words if you are a Fender fan, you want to add this to your collection. If you are only going to get ONE Fender, get THIS ONE, seriously... it might cost a bit more than the standard, but you are getting the equivalent of two awesome guitars, not to mention all the additional pro-details that come with it. Really, if you need to save your $$$$ for a bit, it will be well worth the investment. Plugged or unplugged, It is very hard to put this thing down!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Son loves this guitar!

      By Guitar Junkie

      from Lacombe, LA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • As per my son: None! Guitar is sweet!

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      Bought this guitar for our 17 yr old son as a Christmas present. Let him play it for a while before putting it back in the box. He said it has an awesome play and fits well in his hands, which are small. From my son playing this guitar it has one off the chart sound. He first guitar, Fender Starcaster, just sounds dead after hearing what this guitar sounds like. But that is just me after listening from both guitars. All in all my son loves his new guitar and can't wait til he gets it for Christmas. Yes, I am that kind of a parent. :) lol!

      (13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The ulimate electric guitar experience

      By Avatard

      from Victoria.BC

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        This guitar sounds great; is versatile; is comfortable to play; stays in tune when you use the whammy bar, on stage, live, it delivers, all the notes, harmonics, dynamics and noiseless; looks awesome; has all the best Fender high end mods for versatility and playing ease and is pedal friendly; the pickups are balanced; play clean, play overdriven; if you are a good guitar player it will make you sound great; if you are a bad guitar player...oy vay! ... you will appreciate the guitar more if you have chops and it will appreciate you for having chops by making you sound like an in-tune rock star. I have one in my hands and one on the way. I never want to be without this guitar. I ordered another one exactly like this one. Appreciate the compound radius maple neck and select alder sunburst body. Such a nice grain. Stays in laser beam tune. The best of what a Strat can be. A self-actualized guitar. Evolution, perfection, years of labour, attention to detail, the ultimate guitar playing experience personified. It happened in 2015. You were here when history was made again by Fender. I made it my go-to Strat. I made a difficult decision; I traded in my Jeff Beck Strat for this, I have seen the future of the electric guitar. The first number I played on stage with this axe was Eruption. This guitar is a racehorse. 6L6's bring out the resonance, EL34's bring out the 1966 perfect attack Eric Clapton sound on Hideaway. The neck is attached to the body; the bridge is over troubled water, the tremolo arm snaps in, the strings glide over LSR orbitals unimpeded by string trees on the way to locking tuners. When you're weary, when tears are in your eyes, when times get rough, play it and find the magic zone.

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