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Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar Charcoal Transparent Rosewood Fingerboard

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  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck with “modern C” profile
  • 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
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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 “modern 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 “modern 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

Get good looks and great sound. Order today.

 

Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (4)
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    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    4.0

    Hard to find anything to fault here

    By Duke-DvtpP

    from boston, usa

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar:

      Aside from features and sound, the guitar arrived in pretty much perfect condition. China or no China, the setup was great, finish was flawless and semi transparent wood grain is quite nice.
      Modern-player humbuckers are a balance of traditional 58PAF sound+some bite, though they are a bit thinner (more Strat-like?) in this guitar. I may add a coil split to the neck and move the bridge pickup closer to the strings, but otherwise this is a great Strat for those players, like myself, who have always considers Stat sounds a bit too thin. And the price is right: this could easily be a 499/599 priced instrument and still deliver great value.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sounds Awesome

      By Musicman

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice guitar for the price!

        By Quido

        from Minneapolis, 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!

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Very nice low cost Fender

          By Strata1437

          from Barboursville WV

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          Verified Buyer

          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.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very good guitar

          By drindifference

          from minnesota

          About Me Experienced

          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.

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              (5 of 5 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!!

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                (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very nice guitar for this price point

                By Bryan Knower

                from New York

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                Verified Buyer

                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.

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