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Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar  Candy Apple Red Gloss Maple Fretboard

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. Includes select alder body, 21-fret gloss maple neck wi...Click To Read More About This Product

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Setting the standard for electric guitars.

The Fender Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar is the guitar design that changed the world. Includes select alder body, 21-fret gloss maple neck with a maple fretboard, 2 single-coil pickups and a humbucker bridge pickup, a vintage-style tremolo, and die-cast tuning keys. At this low price, why play anything but the real thing?

FEATURES
  • Select alder body
  • Modern, C-shaped gloss maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Vintage-style tremolo
  • Die-cast tuning keys
  • 2 Standard single-coil pickups with ceramic magnets
  • Humbucker bridge pickup
  • Chrome hardware

The Fender Strat is made with the perfect blend of ingredients to help you take your music to the top. Call or click to order now!

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FenderStandard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (17)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (19)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Recording (10)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Novice (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing guitar

About a week ago my wife's grandma sold her house and split the money up with her kids and grandkids. With my portion of the funds, I wanted a new guitar. My previous...Read complete review

About a week ago my wife's grandma sold her house and split the money up with her kids and grandkids. With my portion of the funds, I wanted a new guitar. My previous guitar was a Squier Tele Custom. I was looking to get the Squier 50's Vibe Strat. Ive often payed them and it had everything I wanted in a guitar and at a great price. When I got to the store my wife suggested I get a real Fender instead of a Squier (I wasn't gonna argue that) and so I saw this guitar. It wasn't too much more than the 50's Vibe.

The quality is outstanding. I got the brown sunburst with the maple neck. I was looking for a SSS strat, but I like a little distortion and I thought the humbucker wouldn't hurt. I was already used to the neck because it is pretty similar to my Tele, however this neck has an awesome finish and the back is so soft and smooth. No fret buzz or problems anywhere on the neck.

When I got to an amp at home, I used a small GDec amp that came with my brothers Squier Strat combo thing. I was surprised at the amp itself. The sound of the guitar was just like I wanted. It has those classic Strat tones I was looking for but can also handle some distortion. I used to own a strat and the pickups buzzed alot, with this guitar they don't buzz at all even with high gain. The tremolo is nice, and stays in tune pretty well except for the D string, so I just widened the nut slot for the D and its perfect.

Overall, I would recommend this guitar to anyone, even if you are new or experienced. its a very affordable Fender with the same Quality as American Strats I've played.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just OK.

When I received the guitar, I was disappointed to find some indentions in the body under the paint, and what looks like a knot that goes all the way through the maple neck from...Read complete review

When I received the guitar, I was disappointed to find some indentions in the body under the paint, and what looks like a knot that goes all the way through the maple neck from front to back. Has a couple of sharp fret ends that didn't get filed as well. I've had cheaper Epiphones and Yamahas that had nicer finish quality. Overall, it's a decent guitar, I suppose, but I expected better build quality on a Fender. If I had it to do over, I'd save up more money and buy an American Standard Strat at a local music store where I can see and try it first.

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(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar

By Devinhullphoto

from Norwalk, Ohio

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Amazing quality
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    About a week ago my wife's grandma sold her house and split the money up with her kids and grandkids. With my portion of the funds, I wanted a new guitar. My previous guitar was a Squier Tele Custom. I was looking to get the Squier 50's Vibe Strat. Ive often payed them and it had everything I wanted in a guitar and at a great price. When I got to the store my wife suggested I get a real Fender instead of a Squier (I wasn't gonna argue that) and so I saw this guitar. It wasn't too much more than the 50's Vibe.

    The quality is outstanding. I got the brown sunburst with the maple neck. I was looking for a SSS strat, but I like a little distortion and I thought the humbucker wouldn't hurt. I was already used to the neck because it is pretty similar to my Tele, however this neck has an awesome finish and the back is so soft and smooth. No fret buzz or problems anywhere on the neck.

    When I got to an amp at home, I used a small GDec amp that came with my brothers Squier Strat combo thing. I was surprised at the amp itself. The sound of the guitar was just like I wanted. It has those classic Strat tones I was looking for but can also handle some distortion. I used to own a strat and the pickups buzzed alot, with this guitar they don't buzz at all even with high gain. The tremolo is nice, and stays in tune pretty well except for the D string, so I just widened the nut slot for the D and its perfect.

    Overall, I would recommend this guitar to anyone, even if you are new or experienced. its a very affordable Fender with the same Quality as American Strats I've played.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome first guitar.

    By Precision70

    from Cary, NC

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    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    I purchased this instrument because I started to get better on the acoustic and I want to play some blues and surf licks. Nothing better then a strat for that purpose. I don't usually put such a high rating to a non-us made piece of gear, but I must admit that the Mexican factory is manufacturing some serious stuff.
    I just picked this mexican HSS brown sunburst with Mapple neck Strat.

    Feature wise, it's hard to beat a Strat.

    I use it with an old Peavey Classic 50/212 amp and it sounds great.

    It was a hard choice betwee the hss and the single coil bridge pickup. I love both equaly.

    The humbucker pickup has a more up front sound and would probably be better for solos than the single coil bridge pickup which has a prettier rythm sound. When mixed with with the midle pickup it doesn't make much difference anymore.

    The pickups are hot enough to get a bit of crunch from the clear channel. Sounds very nice with a Little Big Muff.
    For the price, I'm impressed by mexican made Fender guitars. I am a bass player and favor US made instruments for basses, but it doesn't seem so make such a difference with guitars.

    The neck and fret work is impecable, and the body resonates very well. It feels sturdy and is agreable to play. Bridge and nuts are the same as US made. Switches and knobs are not making any noise.

    I can lower the action at the bridge a lot without buzz, but I will lower the action at the nut to get this playability. Nothing wrong with the nut, I just like it better when lower and I can do it myself, but the factory setting is REALLY good compared to an Epiphone Les Paul for sample.

    The Fender strings which came with it sounded great, but I switched right away to DR pure blues 9-42 strings which last much longer and stay better in tune. They are a bit stiffer though, so I had to adjust the neck right away. I always loved the sound of Fender strings, but they tend to break early, and usually decideto break during a gig.
    Great value. Good playability and sounding insturment. If you want a better sounding strat, install different pickups.

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar for and level, style, type

    By Mr.Man707

    from Rohnert Park, California

    About Me Novice

    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 Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      This is like the greatest deal for a name brand guitar that is reliable and sounds good. Because its got the humbucker it has a rich sound that is very good for punk, metal, alternative, blues and many other genres.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FANTASTIC INSTRUMENT

      By BOB

      from NILES OH.

      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
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        REALLY LIKE MY NEW STRAT,ONLY PROBLEM IS I WILL HAVE TO TAKE IT TO A SHOP AND GET IT "SET UP",OTHER THEN THAT IT IS BEAUTIFUL. AGAIN MONEY WELL SPENT,IT'S MY FIRST STRAT ALWAYS PLAYED TELECASTERS,THIS DEAL CAME UP AND COULD NOT PASS IT UP.THANK YOU MUSICIANS FRIEND,THEY HAVE ALWAYS TREATED ME "OK"

        (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar, okay pickups.

        By Jakedub97

        from Mandeville, LA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is great! Fender through and through, minus the pickups. I got a special edition MIM Strat, and I must say, I love it. Although I prefer the American made strats, the Mexican ones are stil phenomenal. It really is kind of hard to get a bad strat(unless it's a Squire). I am definitely going to change the pickups though, because the neck pickup gives off quite a bit of static when you turn the tone up, the middle pickup is really quiet, and I mean REALLY quiet, and the humbucker is harsh on the ears. Also, you do have to intonate the strings a little bit. If you like the classic strat sound, get the standard SSS, not the humbucker. I learned my lesson on that one. I'm going to change out the pickups with '69 vintage custom pickups. In conclusion, this is an amazing guitar with great action and a smooth feel without any buzzing frets.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great guitar

        By Drew

        from Flower Town

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        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

            Okay, out of the box this was, as my luthier neighbor said, "unplayable". Action sky high and a couple other issues he mentioned. Once he dialed it in for me, it has been fantastic. So I recommend getting a professional setup.

            Neck is fast and easy to shred on, body is nice and light, strats are maybe the most comfortable guitars to play.

            Sound is where I took off a star. The single coils give that strat quack. The hum bucker is nice and thick. But the two don't seem to go together well if that makes any sense. Switch to the hum bucker and it sounds like a completely different guitar. Not really in a good way, it's kind of jarring, especially the volume change as the hum bucker is MUCH louder.

            Had it two years now and thanks to a proper setup I have only done one or two minor adjustments. It has played like a dream the entire time.

            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Fender at reasonable proce

            By JeanMusicMan

            from San Juan, Puerto Rico

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            Pros

            • Comfortable size
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Annoying 60s cycle hum
            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is great, i still cant believe its a Fender, the guitar feels great, plays great and has a great tone to boot. My only griped with this guitar are its weak pick ups and annoying 60s cycle hum, other than that the guitar sounds great and everybody in my class think its an american when they hear and then i have to tell then its an MIM.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Shipped Wrong Guitar Grandson's Birthday

            By Charley Marley

            from Claremont, California

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              I am writing this in behalf of my grandson. We had a large birthday party for him and everyone watched while he opened the box that was suppose to be a black Fender Stratocaster. Unfortunately everyone felt bad for him, because the "wrong guitar" was shipped and was identical to the one he already had (telecaster). Although there was an error in shipping the wrong guitar, I must say that the returns/customer service department was absolutely phenomenal! They recognized the error, sent me a return shipping label immediately and shipped the correct Stratocaster guitar that same day. It arrived 4 days later and everyone was happy that this error was corrected so efficiently.

              My hat goes off to you, Cyia for providing me such wonderful customer service! Prior to my retirement in 2010, I worked in Banking in excess of 35 years, so recognize the importance of providing outstanding customer service, and Cyia certainly went out of her way to please me. Thank you Cyia for a job well done!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Cool guitar!

              By Jwanyc

              from Gainesville, GA.

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              This is my first Fender, I have 22 years playing guitar and I used other brands. For the price this HSS has a great sound, nice body and color, and you can play any style with this guitar. Just one thing, needs 24 frets, but, I love it!!!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar!!!

              By jesse89

              from philadelphia, pa

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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 Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                For the money this guitar is great! I got the lake placid blue color. It looks great and sounds even better. I play mostly alternative rock, this guitar will be perfect for that genre. I'm very happy with my order, and musicians friend! This Fender rocks.

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