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Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar

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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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The quintessential electric guitar with a 'bucker. The quintessential electric guitar with a 'bucker.

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 rosewood 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
Rosewood 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
Case/gig bag sold separately

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 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice, Elegant, and Good Quality Insturment

By Alfonso Lopez

from Eagle Pass, Texas

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I have played Fender guitars for nearly twenty years, and they have always been consistent in quality. I recently purchased this MIM Fender guitar (HSS) and it is really an awesome instrument. The color (Artic White) looks very classy and has a mint green pick guard, which makes it even more elegant. The action feels smooth and the fret board feels like silk. The pickups, however, will need an upgrade, in my opinion. The Humbucker sounds really good, but the other single coils are extremely noisy. In my opinion, this guitar will be flawless if the company adds better quality pickups. This can be remedied by replacing the three pickups altogether. I would replace them with a hotter, but noiseless, pickups. In my case, for example, I replaced the Humbucker with the Crunch Lab, the middle with an Area 67, and the neck with an HS3. This small upgrade will turn this guitar into a fine instrument suitable for intermediate, advanced, and professional players, and it will work wonders in both studio and live settings. Overall, I highly recommend this Fender guitar to anyone looking for a best value deal that does not compromise quality, elegance, and charm.
I give it a 9 because the pickups need an upgrade. I will give it a 10 if this guitar includes a better quality pickups that are not as noisy
Good quality. The color is exeptional. The action, intonation, fretboard, and sustain are excellent (out of the box), and it plays like silk!!!!!
Best value for the price. One gets a very fine piece of instrument for the price

(10 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overpriced

By AARRKK

from the Mitten

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar to modify and becaue the transparent red finish is really cool. But, if you're someone looking for a very playable out-of-the-box guitar, I would honestly save my $$ or look at another type of guitar all-together. My collection did consist of all Epiphone LPs which I think are the best bang for the buck guitar on the market. Fenders have a tone all their own which I love. All in all, if you are looking for the sweet Fender tone and feel, go w/ a more expensive, all single coil strat. That's what I'll be doing on my next purchase.
Bridge - From the store, the trem was horrible. Couldn't even do half-step bends w/o having to re-tune. The Fender website has awesome info on setting up your Strat. In using these available instructions and specs, my bridge now has an almost 2-point trem functionality. Pretty cool. Thanks Fender!

Pickups - The middle single-coil is decent and produces a nice Strat tone. Neck p/u is almost too noisy to use and the bucker is very weak. Metal? Not the kind I play. But it does "Buck the Hum" enough to give it some credible tone if you have a decent amp. Having no tone control for the humbucker is a big minus to me.

Tuners - Decent tuners on this guitar. Once I made adjustments to the bridge, it stays in tune pretty well. I do like the Fender "F" logos on the back of them. Nice touch.
Nice and solid with a pretty good neck feel. I'm used to LPs so to me the neck is paper-thin. Good looking rosewood fretboard. Back of the neck is nice and slick. Very good finish. Mine is some kind of FSR w/ a transparent candy red finish and black pickguard. The wood grain is visable which (to me) is pretty cool.
Value? 7 at best. Its a mexican strat.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HSS Strat

By MrBuz

from Walla Walla WA

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

If you buy this guitar you won't go wrong. Action, intonation, and neck set proper. Tune and play right out of the box. Nice new tones with the HSS and just a nice feeling guitar.
Liked the humbucker, definetly adds some new tones to play with.
Not a flaw on it. finish work is really nice.
Couldn't have got a better deal, guitar is steal at this price.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Satisfied

By Daddose

from Maryland

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fit and finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Prompt Customer Service
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Missing Tremolo Arm

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This is a used guitar that looks absolutely new and was ready to play after tuning. The neck was straight with not fret buzz or any other discernable problems. The price was just right but the savings were astounding. Customer service promptly sent me the missing tremolo arm.

(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Used Standard Stratocaster HSS

By Don F

from Cape Girardeau, MO

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Pros

  • Great tone variety

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I love my new Strat, plays great . . sounds great! It was classisified as used, but still has the protective film on the pickgurard. (nice!) Even though it was advertised as "mint", it has a very,very noticable scratch/indentation on the back that was not mentioned in the ad. I still would have bought it, but expecting mint condition, I would have appreciated a "heads-up" on a significant flaw.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Standard Stratocaster HSS

By Luis Aguilar

from El Paso Tx

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

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I Love everything about this guitar there is only one thing that i wisjh it had. I just wish I could control the tone of the humbuker pick up with the tone Knob other than that Im loving it

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Guitar

By Joseph Mascetta

from Palm Bay, Florida

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    The purchase of this instrument was a real investment for me ...... always wanted to be able to play , but time, money all that ,made it difficult , got a pawn shop guitar ,was ok .......I met a friend at tennis who recommended Musicians Friend ........called up a few times with questions etc & and was advised that the Fender Stratocaster was the guitar to have .................I purchased an open box that was BRAND NEW , perfect price, performance and SERVICE !!! THANK YOU !!!!

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Stratocaster for the price

    By Bert Rowell

    from Florida USA

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    Pros

    • Better The Exspected
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Solo And Lead

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    It looks and sounds great,not a blemish on it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    standard hss strat

    By steve23

    from Liverpool ny.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        Beautiful guitar, the frets were nice and smooth and candy apple paint
        Is perfect. The tone controls have to be turned way up to make a tonal
        Difference but that's OK . l have the rosewood neck which I love because
        Of the warm sound. The neck on mine is a little wide but I have very long
        Fingers which make the neck ideal and restful to play for hours.
        Musicians Friend is great to do business with , they always stand behind
        The products that they sell and make things right for the customer. Thanks
        I will be buying more music gear from you in the future sincerely Steve.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        HSS Standard Strat

        By CC Rider

        from Tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          I use this guitar to record with. It has a pretty good tone to it. I am not a professional, nor is my recording equipment so this was a good fit in both quality and money for my use. I kind of feel like for the money Fender could put better pickups in these Standard Mexican Strats, but they are not horrible or anything. Would just like more bang for the buck I guess. As far as being ready to play out of the box, mine was fine. Action is good and in tune all the way up the neck. No buzz on any of the frets anywhere on the neck either. I bought the blue and it doesn't look anything like the blue in the picture. (which is good) I really dig the color. I searched online for real pictures of this color before deciding.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Highly recommended

          By Big Steve

          from Sweet Home Alabama

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

            I have been playing guitar for 33 years. I play in two bands and do a good bit of studio work. I have owned several MIM (made in Mexico) Stratocasters. I like MIM guitars for working musicians. The pickups sound good and they are well built. I bought this one because I wanted a rosewood fretboard and a humbucker in The bridge position. My other MIM strat has 3 single coils w maple fretboard. If you don't want to spend the money for American fender, the MIM is a good choice. I did adjust the neck and the action at the bridge saddles as I always do to make them play like I want them to. But out of the box it was a good player and stays in the e very well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Possible Value!

            By Nader

            from Washington C.H., OH

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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 Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              I was kind of on the fence about buying one of these but I just couldn't resist. I got the Lake Placid Blue HSS with Rosewood fingerboard. I was immediately impressed by the construction of the guitar. The hardware is top notch, the finish is flawless, it plays perfectly and it sounds great. It was even set up properly out of the box. There is not a better value out there for a guitar. The price is well worth it for this quality of an instrument that would last a lifetime if maintained and taken care of.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Top Rate Instrument.

              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
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                Excellent guitar and very well made. Professional quality and playability.

                 
                4.0

                On Balance Very Good

                By Henry

                from Connecticut

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                  I am very pleased with the quality of this guitar given the price. Of course, only time will tell, and I'll add a review in two years to see how it holds up.

                  Tone is great, action is wonderful, and just very pleased. Only giving four stars for two reasons:

                  1) Product was packed terribly. I bought a Blackstar mini-amp and I guess they threw it in the box. The box was half OPEN when it arrived. Fortunately the guitar arrived without any defects due to shipping.

                  2) The volume and tone knobs, and the humbuckers are shown on the website as being the color white. In the guitar I received, they are all black. Doesn't do much for the aesthetics as they blend into the rest of the guitar where the white on black background looks much more attractive. I would return the guitar for this reason, but the quality and sound far outweighs this issue. It's a keeper.

                   
                  5.0

                  My grandson lovedloved it

                  By Seva39

                  from Chattanooga

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                    This was a Christmas present for my grandson. It is beautiful

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