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Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard   

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The American Standard Stratocaster HSS is the same great best-selling, high-output hot-rodded guitar it has always been, and now it’s upgraded with a...Read More

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Incredible tonal versatility on a distinctly American axe.

The American Standard Stratocaster HSS is the same great best-selling, high-output hot-rodded guitar it has always been, and now it’s upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s neck and middle pickups in addition to the Diamondback humbucking bridge pickup. The latest incarnation of the modern workhorse Strat with an added measure of muscle, it’s now more graceful and powerful than ever. Includes Fender Tolex 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 Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Middle: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Bridge: Diamondback humbucker
  • 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
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States

A guitar that gives you every tonal option you could hope for, and then some. Make it yours today.

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FenderAmerican Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Recording (10)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My first Strat

I've had many guitars over the years and always watned a Strat but never bought one until now. I am very pleased with this guitar. It did require some setup to meet my personal...Read complete review

I've had many guitars over the years and always watned a Strat but never bought one until now. I am very pleased with this guitar. It did require some setup to meet my personal preferences and once dialed in it preforms every bit as well as I hoped for.

The neck is very comfortable and easy to play. Im not used to the more rounded radius but it did not present any problems.

The neck and middle pickups deliver that great classic Strat sound the neck being my favorite. The Diamondback humbucker in the bridge while not high output does deliver some great tone and I can get some good crunch when overdriven. Switching to a lead chanel on my amp yields some great sustain and plenty of sear.

Overall the guitar has a great feel with wonderful tone and the jade pearl metallic paint job is superb. I find myself spending hours playing this guitar, very happy with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little underwhelming

First, the bad. Specifically, substandard quality control; not what you would expect from an American Stratocaster that costs $1k +

1) Black case has white styrofoam (glue?) stuck...Read complete review

First, the bad. Specifically, substandard quality control; not what you would expect from an American Stratocaster that costs $1k +

1) Black case has white styrofoam (glue?) stuck onto the sides. Not a huge deal, but not what you would expect for something brand new.

2) Guitar looks like it may have been a display? Tuning machines were covered with greasy finger prints and very fine scratches in the top coast of the finish. Sure, this is fine after I've played the thing, just a little taken aback that this was the condition upon removing it from the case.

3) Beautiful neck - would be perfect if it wasn't for some odd imperfections on the back of the neck that were "filled" with extra polyurethane. Doesn't effect playability - just a nuisance when my thumb rubs across it.

4) Odd noise from the tremolo. Resolved upon screwing in the tremolo arm.

5) Tremolo is not at all set-up in the factory. Order extra springs as it doesn't function well as a "floating" trem.

I know this is a lot of negative, but with spending this kind of money on a brand new guitar; I expect more. I haven't had this issue with other new guitars from other manufacturers.

On a positive note, the maple neck/fingerboard is absolutely wonderful (aside from the finish imperfection I noted above). This pickups are better than I expected as well, but still falls a little short of the Seymour Duncan JB/TB I have grown accustomed to.

It's a stratocaster, so you're getting a great guitar, but I urge Fender to put a little more care into these.

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5.0

Fender

By 

from staunton IL

About Me Professional Musician

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 Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

    The set up was perfect,The neck feels so good. its hard to put this guitar down.The diamondback pickup,is way better than i thought. it adds body and punch,without sacrificing sparkle.And looks great.spend the money.these guitars hold value.its a easy purchase.

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    4.0

    beautiful guitar

    By 

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Color Is Excellent
    • Good Feel
    • Very Beautiful Guitar

    Cons

    • Set Up Was Poor

    Best Uses

    • Very versatile

    Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

    really nice guitar. Delivery was on time and well packaged. The guitar seemed like it was just assembled and put into the box. You will need to plan to get it set-up either yourself or professionally. it plays well and the hum buckers add a different sound between the start and les paul type guitar.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    American Strat For Me

    By 

    from Indiana

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • 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 Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      I can only speak from my experience, so here it goes. The box was delivered with one end open but after inspecting it, I did not see any signs of damage and accepted it. After removing the case from the box, I was pleased it looked great and when I opened it to find the lining was black plush material and all the eye candy, I was really happy. This was an open box sale, the guitar looked great and had no blemishes. I plugged it into my Fender Chorus amp and played Hotel California by the Eagles, great feel and sound.Rock on!

      Comment on this review

      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      A little underwhelming

      By 

      from Malletts Bay, Vermont

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      First, the bad. Specifically, substandard quality control; not what you would expect from an American Stratocaster that costs $1k +

      1) Black case has white styrofoam (glue?) stuck onto the sides. Not a huge deal, but not what you would expect for something brand new.

      2) Guitar looks like it may have been a display? Tuning machines were covered with greasy finger prints and very fine scratches in the top coast of the finish. Sure, this is fine after I've played the thing, just a little taken aback that this was the condition upon removing it from the case.

      3) Beautiful neck - would be perfect if it wasn't for some odd imperfections on the back of the neck that were "filled" with extra polyurethane. Doesn't effect playability - just a nuisance when my thumb rubs across it.

      4) Odd noise from the tremolo. Resolved upon screwing in the tremolo arm.

      5) Tremolo is not at all set-up in the factory. Order extra springs as it doesn't function well as a "floating" trem.

      I know this is a lot of negative, but with spending this kind of money on a brand new guitar; I expect more. I haven't had this issue with other new guitars from other manufacturers.

      On a positive note, the maple neck/fingerboard is absolutely wonderful (aside from the finish imperfection I noted above). This pickups are better than I expected as well, but still falls a little short of the Seymour Duncan JB/TB I have grown accustomed to.

      It's a stratocaster, so you're getting a great guitar, but I urge Fender to put a little more care into these.

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      5.0

      Excellent Instrument - WOW!

      By 

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Absolutely None

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      Purchased this as a gift for my son. He says absolutely love it, the best guitar I've ever owned, easy fingering, back of the neck is smooth and can't believe what a difference this guitar makes. Makes me sound like a professional.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great buy!

      By 

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Work of art

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

          Great buy on a great guital. Very pleased.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ITS GREAT

          By 

          from milton, ky

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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
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

            have to admit i was a bit leary about buying a guitar on line. especially a nice one. cant tell how many times i looked at various models on line. finally took the leap of faith. no regretts. played it every day since it came in. love it. all i expected. play it through Crate Flex Wave 120/212. a real nice sound. i have an old Strat from the 60s. the new one feels just as good. would also like to comliment on your speed of delivery and on line UPS tracking. had a bad experience with another company. got billed for something and never got it. your sevice was great. i dont buy a lot but what i do all comes from you guys.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW says it all !

            By 

            from Mississippi

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Finish Is Beautiful
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues
              • This Guitar Does It All

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

              Fast shipping-rec'd in 3 days-sienna s/b guitar is beautiful-set-up was perfect for me-case is solid and very functional. great purchase-great experience-great company.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Might replace my 1970 tele as favorite!

              By 

              from Taos, NM

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Great Action
              • Great sustain
              • Sunburst Red Is Beautiflu

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Play - Any Place Or Time
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

              Maple neck is smooth and the contoured body is very comfortable. The string action makes playing up the neck extremely easy. The sound is pure Stratocaster spark and hum.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My first Strat

              By 

              from Illinois

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                I've had many guitars over the years and always watned a Strat but never bought one until now. I am very pleased with this guitar. It did require some setup to meet my personal preferences and once dialed in it preforms every bit as well as I hoped for.

                The neck is very comfortable and easy to play. Im not used to the more rounded radius but it did not present any problems.

                The neck and middle pickups deliver that great classic Strat sound the neck being my favorite. The Diamondback humbucker in the bridge while not high output does deliver some great tone and I can get some good crunch when overdriven. Switching to a lead chanel on my amp yields some great sustain and plenty of sear.

                Overall the guitar has a great feel with wonderful tone and the jade pearl metallic paint job is superb. I find myself spending hours playing this guitar, very happy with it.

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