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Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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Introducing the American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender enlisted acclaimed humbucking picku...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pure and powerful HSS sound.

Introducing the American Standard 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. The model is made even more forceful by the added innovation of a dual 250K/500K volume potentiometer, which optimizes the tonality of each pickup switch setting by automatically running the Shawbucker bridge pickup at 500K for greater openness and brilliance, while the neck and middle pickups run at 250K for spine-tingling single-coil sparkle. Along with all the other great American Standard Stratocaster HSS features players already love, it's a truly phenomenal new Strat experience.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Bi-Flex
  • Neck finish: Satin on back, gloss on front
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.685" (42.8mm)
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single Coil
  • Middle: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single Coil
  • Bridge: Shawbucker Humbucking
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume with dual 250k/500k Volume potentiometer, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point Synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Fender Custom Shop Pickups & Humbucker designed by Tim Shaw
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, cable, polish cloth
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This is a Decent Fender Instrument

By Doc

from Tejas

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

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

Everything was just fine with this Guitar. The only issue noticed was a problem with the Bobbins on the Shawbucker Pickup being a bit lop-sided, However; the pickup still functioned so I wasn't about to go thru a return procedure this time around.
I will say this about the Shawbucker Pickup...the craftsmanship on this particular pickup was poor. Fender after being sent photos said that they saw the "issue" but that the Pickup fell into acceptable guidelines! This was disappointing to hear!
Since the Shawbucker did work and sound Good, I kept the guitar because I don't want to go thru another return. Musician's Friend has always been good about taking back defective Guitars so I continue to do business with them, but no return this time. I can see that Fender's Quality has gone down some...they need to take a tad bit more pride in their Workmanship and Set-Up Procedures.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar.

By Rich

from Springfield

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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 Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Playing a fender Stratocaster is wonderful. It has just the right sounds you need for any kinds of music. The new humbucker really has a warm sound. If you live in Philly, do not take you guitar to Ron Rigerio for repair because he does very poor work. So buy yourself a Stratocaster and you can not go wrong.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW!

    By Shaw to the Bucker

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

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

      This was a blemished model, cheaper than new. I could not find a scratch on it. Looked and played like brand new.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic value in an American made guitar

      By Metal Dad

      from Milwaukee, WI

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      Pros

      • Flawless factory set up
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Love the rolled edges on the neck
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I wanted to get one of the last "American Standard" models before they were gone. I purchased an open box guitar because of the huge discount from retail. I didn't realize how fortunate I was to get such a superior instrument for such a fabulous price. This guitar is fast becoming my favorite in practice and on stage. You had better get one soon, they're going fast.

         
        4.0

        American Standard Strtocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple fingerboa

        By Bob's Durango

        from Hamburg, NY

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          I own 14 Fender guitars and this is one of my favorites!

           
          5.0

          Came out of the box ready to go!

          By Strategy Junkie

          from Palm Desert California

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Nice Axe Nice Price
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            I was a little miffed when I discovered the molded plastic case rather than the normal hard shell case that comes with Fender guitars.

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