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Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar  Black Maple Fingerboard

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The American Special Stratocaster HSS puts U.S.-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-01-2017

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A full-featured Strat with added horsepower at a budget-friendly price.

The American Special Stratocaster HSS puts U.S.-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Strat design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including Texas Special neck and middle pickups, a powerful humbucking bridge pickup, special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States. Includes gig bag.

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
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.675" (42.5mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Texas Special single-coil
  • Middle: Texas Special single-coil
  • Bridge: Atomic humbucker
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Greasebucket tone circuit
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Large 70s Style Headstock, Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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4.0

A Solid Value & Extra Punch

By CCM Guitarist

from South Carolina

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Humbucker Power
  • Solid Electronics
  • Wider Neck for String Bends

Cons

  • Needs Setup
  • Standard Tuners
  • Weak B-String Pole

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

It's all Stratocaster plus that extra kick from the Atomic Humbucker. Love the overall tone and classic Strat playability. The downside issues are fairly simple to fix... I replaced the tuners with Fender locking tuners. It should come with a case, not a cheap little gig bag. The single coils can be replaced, but for now I've adjusted the screws for pickup height. From player to player, opinions wilil vary about the neck; it's wider than your average strat. I bend strings a lot so it works for me. All things considered, it's a solid value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this guitar again... and again...

By Fat Mikey C

from Dallas, TX

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    This American Special HSS Strat looks sharp and plays great! I was very glad to see Fender expanding the AM Special selections, because I was looking for this configuration with a maple neck. I've been Fender loyal since I was about 15, and the American Special series allows me to build a collection of quality guitars/basses at a not-too-crazy expense.

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