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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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Verified Buyer

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!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice, but NEEDS work.

    By AngolaJonno

    from Indiana

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • well built

    Cons

    • Bad Fret Dressing
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    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!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice guitar

    By Sonny

    from Wyo

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      A nice medium use guitar, sounds good, nice pickup quality. New strings and a few adjustments and the guitar sounds and feels good. Had to add a spring in the trem bridge to compensate for better strings but that was to be expected. I am very happy with it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for the money!

      By Bossaboy

      from Dallas, TX

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      Verified Buyer

      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:

        This is very close to an American Standard. Well built and a great feel.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This guitar Does it All

        By Aguitargrl

        from Pennysylvania

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          Right out of the box this guitar has a flawless finish!..No fret Buzz,string action was great!.no sharp fret ends..then I plugged it in,this is the second strat I own with the humbucker in it.but This guitar Sounds way way better!!..and I used a Fender 25 watt sidekick amp to run it through every pick up configuration etc..No Effects..Sounds Amazing. This is NOW my go to guitar !..can't wait to run it through my Mustang amp..and will be doing some recording with it soon..stays in tune,and it is super fun to play from rock to blues,this guitar does it all..BUY ONE NOW!!..and Rock On!!

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Standard Strat

          By No One

          from USA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              My expiernce with the HSS Standard Startocaster has been different. The guitar seems to be built with cheap parts, for example; 6 of the saddle height adjustment screws came bent, the saddles seem bent, the humbucker sounds terrible, no amount of adjustment can make the low e sound right, cover screws front and back were ready to fall out and can't be tightened, the finger board is so rough in some places it interfers with bends.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Amazing finish, but poor components

              By Jason

              from Detroit, MI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Craftsmanship
              • Good Feel
              • Great Sounding Humbucker

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Poor Single Coil Pickups

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              Purchased on 10/26/12
              First off, let me say the guitar I received was beautiful! The problem came after I put new Ernie Ball strings on and set it up. The tremolo was sketchy at best. Once I tuned the thing and strummed it, after about 30 minutes the strings were out of tune. The pickups aren't the best. I love the hot sound I get from the humbucker, but the single coils I found were rather weak, almost thought they were wired wrong. I cant get rid of a buzz on the low E string no matter how much I tweek it.
              I kind of figured that these things would come at the price I paid, but I'm going to have to have to invest in better pickups and have to pay to have a professional try and set it up to get rid of that buzz.
              If I had to do it over, I'd pay more money to get the better components. If you have a limited budget, and want a beautiful, well crafted Mexican Fender, you should pick this one up. Be prepared to put money into it if you expect better sounds though.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Strat, Great Value, A Beauty, Too

              By Safety Bill

              from Hilliard, Ohio

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Ash Body
              • Beautiful finish
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Terrific Crafsmanship

              Cons

              • Cheap Bridge Block
              • Meh Pickups

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              I've had several nice American Deluxe Strats, and IMO you can't beat this guitar for the money. It's a great Strat in its own right, regardless of price. I love a Sienna Sunburst finish and ash bodies anyway, and the wood and finish are as nice as any Strat I've seen. The Sienna burst has a warm tint to the center, and the neck is warm tinted to make it not so bare white-looking as some other downline maple necks. The neck is fast and plays very well. Frets are well-finished on the ends so no sharp edges or stickouts. THe neck is comfortable, although slightly thinner than I prefer (I like a chunkier neck) but it's fine. The body wood is good-looking and straight grained. Best of all, it's nicely resonant. Ash is heavier than basswood or alder, so this model weighs more than non-ash Strats, and the tone is generally brighter/spankier...balances a rosewood fretboard's mellower-then-maple tone just right for me. I can get surf or twang or funk/soul with the volume backed off some. With the volume dimed, it growls nicely. I changed the bridge assembly out for a Callaham complete bridge assembly, got a new Fender tortoise SSS pickguard and loaded it with new CTS pots, Oak Grigsby switch, and Tom Anderson single coils (VA7/VA7R/VA7+), put on black knobs, pickup covers, and vibrato arm tip. It looks great and plays great, with killer vintage sound. I have less in it than an American Standard costs, and it's a LOT better guitar. Even as-is, it's a GREAT value and a nice instrument with room to get better.

               
              5.0

              Very nice instrument. Good value.

              By Oldguitarist

              from Park City, UT

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              Thanks for a seamless guitar buying experience. I got the guitar I wanted at a great price with excellent customer service.

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