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Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar   

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The Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS offers immortal Fender tone combined with classic styling that includes a one humbucking/two single-coil pickup ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A hot-rodded Strat with special switching and an ash body.

The Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS offers immortal Fender tone combined with classic styling that includes a one humbucking/two single-coil pickup configuration with special switching, a synchronized tremolo with high-mass bridge block, shielded body cavities, and medium jumbo frets. New features on this Fender Strat include a tinted neck, parchment pickguard and control knobs, and a '70s-style logo. Plug one in and listen for yourself!

FEATURES
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple, modern C-shaped, (tinted satin urethane finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" radius (241 mm)
  • No. Of frets: 21 medium
  • Pickups: 1 Standard humbucking pickup (Bridge), 2 Standard single-coil Strat pickups (neck and middle)
  • Controls: master volume, Tone 1. (neck pickup), Tone 2. (middle pickup and middle/bridge combination)
  • Pickup switching: 5-position blade
  • Bridge: Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Machine heads: Fender/Ping standard cast/sealed tuning machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-ply tortoise shell
  • Scale length: 25-1/2" (648 mm)
  • Width at nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Unique features: special switching
  • Fender transition logo
  • Parchment plastic parts
  • Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003
  • Case: sold separately

A Fender Stratocaster that has it all! Order now.

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FenderStandard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Plays Great

I bought this guitar after not having one for 10 years. I agonized over Fender or Ibanez and the store employee convinced me to go with the Fender. I have not been disappointed. ...Read complete review

I bought this guitar after not having one for 10 years. I agonized over Fender or Ibanez and the store employee convinced me to go with the Fender. I have not been disappointed. In fact, I love this axe. This Mexican model plays as well as an American model I played in the store and since it costs much less it's a great value. It doesn't have the locking tuning knobs and it has a plastic nut but those items obviously don't affect the sound. The humbucker gives it great crunch yet you can dial it down for more traditional blues sounds with the single coils. It comes setup for .009 gauge on the high E and it plays very smoothly. I've had it for 6 months and I love this guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice, but NEEDS work.

I got this guitar and was stunned at the finish quality. It is truly beautiful. The bad news: The set up out of the box was absolutely unacceptable. It plays very very well...Read complete review

I got this guitar and was stunned at the finish quality. It is truly beautiful. The bad news: The set up out of the box was absolutely unacceptable. It plays very very well after a full set up though. Also, some fret edges are sharp and not dressed properly. Once again it needed to be filed and set up. And the pickups are very generic and un-inspired. The Bridge pickup is only suited to a light distortion, not full on shred type gain. Im planning on replacing ALL the electronics with USA made components. The build quality is so good that after all these set up issues and parts upgrades it will be a very useable and dependable guitar. I got mine used from Musiciansfriend, and got it on sale. If I had not gotten it so cheap, I would have passed on it. But since the price was right I dont mind taking the time and money to upgrade everything else. So if you want a decent guitar right out of the box, this is a gamble. I would probably look elsewhere. But If you want a guitar thats built super well, and can be something very special after some work, then try one out!

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(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pretty nice guitar...

By jdw1066

from Maryland

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This guitar is my second electric and I've been using it for 2 years now. It sounds pretty good except there were some intonation problems. It also does not stay in tune that well, but never gets drastically out of tune. The pickups are mediocre, and I'm planning on replacing them. This guitar is fairly well built and there are no real defects. An all round good guitar! :)

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By steve vai-l6xnN

from los angeles , california

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

i love this guitar it has a nice quality sound set to the humbuck pickup its also really heavy compare to other strats

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Plays Great

By ColoBro

from Colorado

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar after not having one for 10 years. I agonized over Fender or Ibanez and the store employee convinced me to go with the Fender. I have not been disappointed. In fact, I love this axe. This Mexican model plays as well as an American model I played in the store and since it costs much less it's a great value. It doesn't have the locking tuning knobs and it has a plastic nut but those items obviously don't affect the sound. The humbucker gives it great crunch yet you can dial it down for more traditional blues sounds with the single coils. It comes setup for .009 gauge on the high E and it plays very smoothly. I've had it for 6 months and I love this guitar.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!!!

By Barbara Dunn

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

Overall its a great guitar. I have no complaints this is now my main show guitar that I use on stage. It has great tone for any kind of music thats why I love it. So if your looking for a great guitar thats great for everything this is it.
The humbucker is great i wish it had a tone control and a coil split thats why i gave it a 9 and not a ten. I love how it splits the humbucker in the 4th position for a more traditional sound I just wish you could split it in the 5th position also. other than that amazing guitar love the color and feel and the ash body gives it something extra.
This is a very well made guitar.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Spencer26

from New Jersey

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This guitar was a great buy. On top of looking beautiful, it's a great guitar to play. my hands are huge, and the size of the frets on this guitar get the job done. I also use the whammy bar a good deal, and it doesn't go out of tune the way I have seen other guitars. Also, in the pictures, you may think that there isn't a clear coat, but, there is a nice thick clear coat. so you get a great looking guitar with the sunburst finish, and a visible wood grain, with a nice clear coat to protect it all! It's a great overall guitar. Really could not have been happier with my purchase.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful guitar

By shane daly

from rochester ny

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I am very happy with this purchase
I love the finish on this guitar its absolutely amazing as far as looks go. It has a great sound and feel to it.
Very well made guitar however you will need to spend $40-50 to get it set up professionally.
I spent around $430 with the 15% memorial day promotion, If you are planning on buying this i would wait till you can get a good deal on it.

(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fender Std Strat Ash HSS

By Roger Starnes, Sr.

from Ohio

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Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

Finish and ash body are beautiful, overall great guitar
Ash body with lots of grain, Beautiful Siennaburst finish!
Great guitar with lots of eye appeal for the price!
Very Happy with the guitar, well built

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good product

By Stratplayer

from Weslaco Texas

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

Got this Strat over a month ago and I must admit I have not been disappointed at all. Took it out of the box and it was ready to go. All I did was was tune it up. I was very impressed by the the quality. Very beautiful looking guitar. Sounds awewsome played through my Fender Frontman 212R. I love it!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's a players Strat

By Guitardan

from NJ

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Ash Is A Bit Heavy

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

well made good feel nice sound

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

standard strat hss electric guitar

By william tynes

from waco, texas

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    excellent playability and sound. beautiful finish!

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