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Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar   

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A formidably modified classic, the Modern Player Stratocaster HSH gives you a singing Strat middle pickup flanked by the powerful voice of humbucking...Click To Read More About This Product

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Affordably priced with a powerful pickup configuration and a transparent finish.

A formidably modified classic, the Modern Player Stratocaster HSH gives you a singing Strat middle pickup flanked by the powerful voice of humbucking neck and bridge pickups.

Other features include a mahogany body, maple neck with œmodern C profile, 9.5-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, five-way switching, three-ply black pickguard and black plastic control knobs, and two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with block saddles.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck with œmodern C profile
  • 9.5-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Humbucking neck and bridge pickups
  • Five-way switching
  • Three-ply black pickguard and black plastic control knobs

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SPECIFICATIONS

Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar

  • Series: Modern Player
    Body Shape: Stratocaster
    Body Material: Mahogany
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape
    Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241 mm) Radius
    Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays: White Dot
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
    Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
    Strings: Fender USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    Pickup Configuration: H/S/H
    Pickups: Modern Player Humbucking (Bridge and Neck) Modern Player Single-Coil Strat (Middle)
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Pos 2. Inside Coil Bridge Pickup/Middle Pickup, Pos 3. Middle Pickup, Pos 4. Middle Pickup/Outside Coil Neck Pickup, Pos 5. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
    Other Features: 4-Bolt Neckplate, 3-Ply Black Pickguard
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FenderModern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very nice guitar for this price point

By MoltenSynapse

from New York

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Versatile Sounds

Cons

  • Set Up Too High
  • Slight Inbowed Neck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

This guitar is surprisingly good for the price. I got the red stain mahogany and the body finish was eye poppingly beautiful. The pickups and switching are versatile. The middle position single coil has the brightness of a regular strat and the neck and bridge humbuckers provided plenty of bite. I was expecting wimpy sounding pickups with this but that isn't the case. The overall sound is bright, with plenty of definition.
The 2 and 4 positions give that nice chimy Fender tone (I believe one coil of the neck and bridge humbuckers are tapped together with the middle single coil for these two positions). In general, the sound is a little darker than a regular Strat, but that is a function of the mahogany body. The pickups are nice and loud, though I had to raise the middle pickup slightly to compensate for the humbuckers.
The tremolo is stable, and although it is stamped metal, is a 2 point tremolo with block saddles, modeled on the equipment in the Fender Deluxe models. Chrome finished unlike the matt satin of the more expensive model, but very functional. Time will tell if the finish will bear up under sweaty palms.
The guitar came out of the box with a fairly high action and a slight inbow of the neck. I adjusted the truss rod to straighten the neck and adjusted the saddle heights to comform to the radius of the neck. The tremolo was sitting a little high, with some float. I prefer my tremolo to lie flat, and I added a 4th tremolo spring (which is not provided with the guitar). Minor adjustments if you are familiar with this kind of work.
One thing I noticed while playing this guitar is that the neck is highly lacquered, and this makes for some friction between the palm and the neck with extended play. May need to sand this down. I much prefer the satin necks.
Overall, with a little bit of work, this Fender performs splendidly. The workmanship is good, with no sharp fret edges or finish imperfections. I know this guitar is made in China, but it is comparable to a Mexican strat, and the H/S/H combination is unique, giving this guitar a special voice.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Very nice low cost Fender

By Strata1437

from Barboursville WV

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

Guitar player for 44 years.
Welp after setting up the intonation and removing the bow in the neck the guitar plays great smooth and easy to play.
I replaced all pickups with EMG's neck-89R,middle-SA and bridge with a 81TW and went with string-saver saddles for the tremelo.
My 1976 strato has a much thicker neck so this one feels thin to me while others say it feels thick.
Bottom line it plays great once it's set up.
Tremelo works fine but i will put a Super-Vee BladeRunner tremelo on it.
All these mods are just for my taste.
For the price you can't go wrong with this guitar if you're looking for a Fender Stratocaster with humbuckers.
I really don't care that it is made in China.
Sure it's not my 1976 Strato but nothing is ;-)
Great price and can be made into a sweet solid mahogany body Strato.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good guitar

By drindifference

from minnesota

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

      This is a very good guitar. Action was very low on mine but with about 10 minutes of tweaking it plays like butter with zero fret buzz. The frets seem a bit different than typical strat frets, but not worse. They are more rounded, you will notice on string bends. (just an observation, no issues with the frets)

      If you bend, you absolutley have to tweak this guitar a bit. If you have a gentle touch you may like how the action comes stock, otherwise raise it.

      Another thing worth mentioning is the pickups. They are fantastic and sound super mellow. You can get alot of tone out of the bridge humbucker and the neck humbucker is great for blues scaling on a clean setting.

      The only minor flaw with this guitar is you have to work hard for sustain. (this may be because the action is still on the low side, but I love how the guitar plays now and dont want to mess with it anymore)

      As far as the whole made in china debate goes, I have looked this guitar over for flaws thoroughly and cannot find a single one. The neck feels amazing, the body is beautifully finished mahogany, the transparent crimson looks awesome.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Felt as good as my American Standard Hss

      By mmstrat22

      from Evergreen, Al

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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
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

        Loved this guitar, the humbuckers drive the amp great but still retain that strat tone everyone loves. Finish is very nice and the neck feels great, when plugged into a tube amp this guitar shines, very nice pickups for the money spent. I plan on selling a few things to make room for this one. LOVE IT!!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very Nice Guitar for the money

        By Jrodie

        from Lake City, MN

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar as a replacement to a fender stat Squire that I have had for years That never played right from the get go. I was a little hesitant becuase of the the squire, but wanted the strat sound, I was so supprised how nice this guitar plays. I just love this guitar! I wish I would have bought it sooner, Great looking finish and feels just right. This Is the nicest guitar.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sounds Awesome

          By GuitarPat

          from Santa Boo Boo

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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
            • School Bands

            Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is a big step up for me from my Xaviere LP copy and Ibanez G10 guitars. In fact it's a big step up from most any guitar I've had, including a Tex-Mex Strat and an ESP LTD (great guitars, ESP, BTW).
            MY AMP(Bugers V22) LOVES THIS GUITAR!!!
            Just got it, setup was perfect, intonation was good, haven't checked yet, seems to be settling into tune, tremolo seems good, sounds great. Just got it, so we'll see. So far, so great.
            SUPER VERSATILE. I don't think it can be matched, really. A large variety of single coil and humbucker tones, very well thought out IMHO.
            LOOKS GREAT TOO !! Beautiful even. Thought I would rather have it in natural but seeing that red, maybe not.
            Well, this is my first ever review, I'm that pleased, but I would like to summarize.
            YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO AT LEAST GIVE THIS ONE A TRY. Thanks.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice guitar for the price!

            By Quido

            from Blaine, Mn.

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            Pros

            • Fairly Good Pickup
            • Fun To Play
            • Good electronics
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Soundtone
            • Good Tone
            • Guitar Is Fun To Play Too
            • Solid Electronics
            • This Guitar Feels Good

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

              This is a very nice guitar, great craftmanship and sound too!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A First Quality Guitar in Every Way

              By JB Steel

              from Wheeling WV

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              Pros

              • 2 Post Tremelo
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Outstanding Value
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Stratocaster Sound

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

              This is a First Quality guitar. I own a Diamond Series Srat that costs 3 times as much and this guitar compares favorably across the board. The crimson red finsish doesn't show as much grain as the photo but is still beautiful. It feels much like my more expensive Strat, with a smooth sync tremolo. Great for Jeff Beck style stuff. The humbuckers are the brighest I've ever heard. They just don't sound like Strat single coils is all. I'm going to put in some Texas wound pickups but I am definitely reusing these on my next DIY which will be more like a PRS. They are great and have a fantastic sear. They just can't handle songs like 'Little Wing' with harmonized rhythm lines. They breakup like a humbucker... which they are. The guitar is dead quiet in all but the middle switch position. The second and third positions sound great with the HB SC combo. And I like that the headstock doesn't have a 'Serial Number of Shame' like Fender used to put on MIM Strats. Neck is straight. No buzz or dead frets. The vintage tuning pegs feel like they will slip when you're tuning the guitar but I've been wailing on it for about 16 hours and only had to tune it a couple times in the first few hours, due to the new strings stretching. I'm going to sell my Diamond Series and make this my #1 Strat, so that should tell you something.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Gorgeous Guitar!

              By AKMax

              from Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Loose Pickups

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

              I've been playing an acoustic-electric Martin for the last few years, and never owned a "true" electric. I loved this guitar right out of the box. The finish is beautiful, and it arrived ahead of schedule. I did adjust the action down slightly before I even tried it out, which was easy to do, and it plays great. I already love this guitar, and wish I had made this purchase much sooner. It's so much easier to play than my acoustic, and it's a lot of fun.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Totally awesome looks and tone!

              By RonV

              from Pawleys Island, SC

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

                The guitar was shipped promptly, arrived in a few days and came packed in a terrific fitted cardboard box. Couldn't believe how beautiful it was in crimson. Fit and finish were perfect. I couldn't find a single flaw anywhere. You can't tell from the pictures how nice this strat is; be sure to look at the video to get some idea of how it looks and the tones it produces. For me, an intermediate player, this strat played great right out of the box. Love the HSH pickups through my Marshall 30 watt amp. I'm really happy with this purchase and would highly recommend the HSH Modern Player. What a great value for a genuine Fender strat!

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