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Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Olympic White Rosewood Fretboard

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Overview
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
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    $559.99
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The return of a fabled and seldom-heard Fender name from the 1960s.

The Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS—throughout its history, Fender® has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic™, Mustang® and Musicmaster® models), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that great my-first-Fender tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.

The Modern Player Stratocaster® HSS offers the tonal versatility of two Modern Player single-coil pickups and a full-throated Modern Player humbucking pickup at the bridge, with the addition of the second tone knob serving as a push-pull coil-split switch for the bridge pickup. Other features include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck, rosewood fretboard with 9.5” radius and 22 jumbo frets, five-way pickup switching, three-ply pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Modern Player Strat® Pickup (Bridge)
  • Middle Pickup: Modern Player Strat® Pickup (Middle)
  • Neck Pickup: Modern Player Strat® Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1.(Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2.(Bridge Pickup)
Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Auxiliary Switching: Push/Pull Rear Coil Selector Switch on Tone Control 2
  • Case sold separately

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FenderModern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Good pick up (12)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (17)
    • Jamming (16)
    • Recording (13)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Rock concerts (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Modern Player Strat Review

    Buy this guitar if:your are looking to upgrade a well constructed guitar made from good quality woods..want a good quality guitar to play in the basement with your buddies.Don't buy this guitar...Read complete review

    Buy this guitar if:your are looking to upgrade a well constructed guitar made from good quality woods..want a good quality guitar to play in the basement with your buddies.Don't buy this guitar if:you play metal and need to gig before swapping Pups, pots...
    I like the push/pull split-coil. feature and HSS configuration. Also, 22 frets on a non-USA strat is a plus. The latter is one reason I stayed away from the MIM Strats. Vintage style tuners, vintage style tremolo, Alder body, Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard, nut is synthetic bone. 9.5" fingerboard radius.
    I bought this guitar with the understanding that the electronics and hardware might be sub-par. My intent was to upgrade the humbucker with a Pearly Gates and swap out the single coils, as well as the caps/pots. While I think they sound pretty good, especially the single coils I am going through with the upgrade. The humbucker has pretty good definition but lacks the punch I like in a 'bucker. The split coil is a tad thin but it is certainly functional enough. Nice glassy strat tones from the single coils. The pickguard was the most disappointing thing about the guitar. Very cheap and has the feel of soft rubber. I compared it to my Epi LesPaul Custom ( yes, it is a Silverburst, too) and Fender obviously cut a corner here. The Vintage Tuners did their job and the Rosewood finger board is fast and smooth as butter. Frets are smooth and seated properly. The body is Alder not that softwood junk (Agathis) you find on Squires. The Maple neck was smooth and straight. Exceptional fit and finish. I got exactly what I hoped for...an inexpensive but well-made guitar that can be something special after a few upgrades. Vintage style tremolo seems like the one you might find in a MIM. I actually might keep it. Don't let the "Made in China" throw you. My MIC Epi Les Paul compares well to my Gibson Black Beauty in build quality. Besides, where do you think your iPhone was made? MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE THE STRINGS BEFORE PLAYING. I put 009 Boomers and it made a HUGE improvement over the Fender strings.
    Even with the stock electronics you cannot beat this guitar for the money. Built at least as well, if not better than the MIM, although I think the MIM has superior electronics and pickguard. I have 4 kids and can't just drop 1000-2000 bucks on a new guitar anymore, so I like to find inexpensive but well made ones to upgrade over time. That is what this guitar is. Word of the wise to you single guys. Get your expensive gear before your married and have kids

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I wanted to fall in love ....But.

    Packaged very well.Paint job was flawless.Got the white one.Weight was excellent.Vintage tuning gears nice.Tremelo was good aswell.Now for the bad.Input jack nut had to be tightened,no big deal.Setup was needed,once again not a...Read complete review

    Packaged very well.Paint job was flawless.Got the white one.Weight was excellent.Vintage tuning gears nice.Tremelo was good aswell.Now for the bad.Input jack nut had to be tightened,no big deal.Setup was needed,once again not a big deal.Major problem was the fret job.Over rounded edges,too flat.Couldn't feel them.Not alot of sustain.I wanted to keep this guitar.So try one out thouroughly for yourself before you buy,like you should with any instrument.I'll send this one back and look again in future.For the price you should take a look.The exchange policy was EASY.So don'y be afraid to try it out.Nice guitar.Mine just wasn't.

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    5.0

    Who would of thunk it...

    By AlienRocker

    from Roswell, NM.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Needs Better Tuners

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    So I was looking for an HSS strat with rosewood to add to my collection. Looked at the deluxe, MIA std and MIM. Then I ran across this gem. First thoughts were "MIC?? It's got to be aweful". Then started reading reviews on this guitar. Needless to say that I decided to try it out. Recieved it in about 3 days and haven't put it down since. As most all guitars it needed a little set up and I changed the strings out for a set of nickle bullet 10s. I have found that the fit, finish, action, frets, electronics and overall feel of the guitar is superb. My only ding would be the tuners, but not a deal breaker. I am shocked by the level of quality of this MIC strat as opposed to it's MIA and MIM counterparts. Definately a gig worthy machine.

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    4.0

    Great piece

    By RJ 423

    from Richlands NC

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      Love it

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent for the money

      By Jerkowitz

      from St Louis area

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        My wife bought me this as a surprise, she said she liked the color (Silverburst)....Out of the box it was set up well and almost in tune. I love Strats and own 25 or so and lots of other various guitars so I have plenty to compare it to. I always look things over in detail so my impressions are as follows:

        Finish is well applied. The only area of concern was the tapering of the arm contour, it could have blended in better but not a big deal for most people I would guess. Bridge is solid and has a full size block although made of zinc MIM style. Neck to body joint is nice and tight. Fret ends a little sharp...I filed the ends, not a big deal. I like the vintage Fender logo and the vintage tuners, classy. Neck has a glossy back and rosewood fret-board, I like it a lot. I did a light fret leveling, it would have worked with a medium low action but I like mine perfect. As far as the electronics.....the pickups are alnico, on my meter the neck and middle pickups are around 6K and the bridge 8.4K and 4.2K when split. The neck and middle have a modern stagger which works well with the 9.5 radius. The switch is solid. The pots are dime sized but work fine. Jack seems OK. The guitar sounds very good, it has a vintage sparkle until you switch to the bridge you get a vintage humbucker sound. The only thing I wasn't impressed with was the split sound of the humbucker was weak. I tweaked that by adding a 2.2K resistor the coil split to let part of the other coil through which helped immensely.....now I can get a tele type sound by rolling the tone back and the volume drop when split is much better. If they had these in a few other colors that would help sell a lot more of these. In short the guitar is a good value for the money and should play well with a basic set-up. I didn't find a need to replace anything, everything is of acceptable quality. As with any guitar you should figure in the cost of a set-up....unless you can do it yourself.....

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great guitar well worth money

        By Roger DeLano

        from Taylorsville N.C.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          I had to do a complete set up because I use lighter strings than came on it but even that was small adjustments,afterwards it had no fret buzz perfect intonation and good playability . it has a bright crisp sound.seems very well made ,I'm very happy

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fine Guitar

          By Mark

          from Maryland

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          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 HSS Electric Guitar:

            I got the Olympic white.Took it to a Luthier and had it checked out.I had to spring about 100 to reset the neck and put on new strings.He said that this is typical for an electric.Now,it is one fine guitar.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Meets my expectations for the price!

            By Quido

            from Minneapolis, Mn.

            About Me Experienced

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Feels Great Too
            • Fun To Play
            • Good electronics
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Nice To Play
            • Pickup Is Good Also
            • Solid Electronics
            • Tone Works For Me
            • Typical Fender Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Good For Practicing
              • Good For Recording
              • Good For Small Venues Etc
              • Great For Jamming
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              I like jamming on the fender strat, there quite fun actually!

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              5.0

              this is a great value for the money

              By fooman

              from charlotte , nc

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Guitar
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • no cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              Best stratocaster for the money....excellent Quality...Get one soon...

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good quality....surprised.

              By jstrat121

              from Surprise,AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                I just got this Strat delivered today...bought a "used:like new" condition. I gotta say...for a "Made in China" I was pleasently surprised.Has same quality as my Mexican,Japanese and US strats.Mine has zero problems out of the box....dont even need a basic setup.I can not figure out why someone possibly returned this guitar......it is a "keeper"

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Guitar.

                By Dara James

                from Charlottesville, VA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Okay Pick-ups
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Modern Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                  I've been wanting a silverburst strat for a while now and I finally got my chance. I bought this guitar a few months ago and I loved the color. I started to play it and, just like almost every guitar I've ever pick up, I needed to set it up how I like it. That's not a complaint. I think everyone likes they're neck set differently. Anyway, after I set it up, I plugged it up thru my effects that I run for my gigs and it had a killer tone. I think I might change the pick-ups in it at some point but it's not a dire need. I would definitely recommend this guitar to others.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Follow Up Review

                  By Richard Fondo Jr

                  from Orlando

                  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 HSS Electric Guitar:

                    I have owned this guitar for 10 months now and couldn't be happier. The only issue I have is the input jack periodically needs tightening. Wide range of tones with these pickups. The humbucker initially sounded weak but after being broken in, it really growls. Thrash is about the only genre this guitar can't do. The single coils give you the quack and spank and great Mark Knopfler, SRV tones. Excellent build quality. I really don't see any difference between this guitar and my old American Standard. The Silverburst finish is beautiful. I am so impressed that I intend on buying the MP Thinline Tele and Marauder. Get this guitar!

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