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Overview

  • Modern C-shaped maple neck
  • Staggered Tuning Machines
  • High-output Custom Shop Fat '50s Strat pickups in the front and middle
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,729.99 - $1,949.99
  • Your Savings:
    up to - $550.00
  • New Starting At:
    $1,24999
4 Used From $948.59
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  • Sienna Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

    $1,399.99 Top Rated

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  • Black Maple Fingerboard

    $1,249.99 Top Rated

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  • Mystic Blue Maple

    $1,249.99 Top Rated

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  • Mystic Red Maple

    $1,249.99 Top Rated

    Ships By 5/16/14

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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

  • Modern C-shaped maple neck
  • Staggered Tuning Machines
  • High-output Custom Shop Fat '50s Strat pickups in the front and middle
  • Diamondback humbucking pickup at the bridge
  • Bent steel Fender saddles
  • Copper Infused Cast Strat Bridge Block (steel with copper- 100% metal) for Increased Mass and Improved Tone
  • Thinner undercoat for improved body resonance
  • American 2-point trem
  • Maple fretboard
  • Includes Fender Tolex case

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 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (10)
    • Jamming (8)
    • Recording (8)
    • Rock concerts (6)
    • School bands (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10)

    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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    2.0

    A little underwhelming

    By Butch

    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 Mpane

    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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    5.0

    Great buy!

    By Wyatt

    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 patter

        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.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW says it all !

          By Old Man

          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Might replace my 1970 tele as favorite!

            By Zalmoxis47

            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

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My first Strat

            By Mike

            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.

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Greatest Gift EVER

              By BossKetteringJr

              from Ypsilanti, MI

              About Me Experienced

              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 Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                My incredible brother - the greatest person in the world - bought me this guitar as a birthday present. It's my dream guitar that I denied myself for 46 years.

                It's an American Strat. I'm not even sure what I could say to add to that. This is simply THE guitar.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One Awesome Axe

                By Jamminout

                from Virginia Beach, VA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

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

                  This is one awesome guitar. I bought this strat
                  about three weeks ago and put it thru its paces
                  and it is one of the best playing guitars that I
                  have ever owned. The maple fretboard is very
                  smooth & fast and the neck is very comfortable.
                  The HSS is a very versatile guitar creating whatever tones/sounds that you need. The fender light gauge strings that came on the guitar stay in tune very well and are easy to bend.
                  Musicians Friend is a great company to buy from and they offer some nice discounts. I will definitely buy from them again. Rock On!!

                  Comment on this review

                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Finally a Strat.

                  By BC

                  from Rocky Hill, CT

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    I'm 69 years old and all my life I wanted a strat. I was a classical guitar major and for years played my 1964 pre-CBS Jazz Bass in many groups. I recently purchased a Gretsch but I have not touch it since the strat took over. Love the sound, the feeling, the pickups are awsome. Great guitar and great service. Have not played in groups for over 25 years, but I am getting very itchy to hit the stage again. Thanks

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