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Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar  

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    This heated Strat features a humbucker on the bridge and a Floyd Rose tremolo.

    This Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS is an electric guitar that features a Floyd Rose double-locking 2-point tremolo bridge. Like its vintage-style synchronized tremolo cousin, this Strat offers special switching for its humbucking bridge pickup and 2 single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. Other features include an alder body, modern C-shaped maple neck, and chrome hardware.

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    Features

    • Floyd Rose tremolo
    • Fender transition logo
    • Parchment plastic parts
    • Body: Alder
    • Neck: Maple, modern C-shaped
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood or maple, 9.5" radius
    • # of frets: 21 medium jumbo frets
    • Pickups: 1 humbucking pickup (bridge), 2 standard single-coil Strat pickups (neck and middle)
    • Controls: Master volume, Tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2 (middle pickup)
    • Pickup switching: 5-position blade, special switching: Position 1: Full bridge humbucker (no tone control)Position 2: Front coil of bridge pickup and middle pickup (lead tone control)Position 3: Middle pickup (lead tone control)Position 4: Middle and neck pickups (lead and rhythm tone controls)Position 5: Neck pickup (rhythm tone control)
    • Bridge: Floyd Rose double-locking 2-point tremolo
    • Machine heads: Fender/Ping Standard cast/sealed tuning machines
    • Hardware: Chrome
    • Pickguard: 3-ply white
    • Scale length: 25-1/2"
    • Width at nut: 1.650" (42mm)
    • Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, nickel-plated steel, (.009 to .042)
    • Accessories: Standard gig bag

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    4.7

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    Excellent Value on a Solid Guitar

    I always wanted a real Fender Floyd Rose Strat. The neck and Floyd Trem on this guitar are worth the cost alone. This tremolo equals my Gotoh unit and surpasses my Schallers-very sweet!...Read complete review

    I always wanted a real Fender Floyd Rose Strat. The neck and Floyd Trem on this guitar are worth the cost alone. This tremolo equals my Gotoh unit and surpasses my Schallers-very sweet! Pickups are also good enough to work with until you ever decide to upgrade. The Sunburst Finish is a beautiful three tone sunburst on a great sounding maple venered alder body. Yes, actually probably five to six pieces of Alder are in this body from what I can see in the cavities. But it nails the classic fender Strat tone and vibe-we'll see how it ages. Bath tub route on this one with decent electronics. Also remarkable fit and finish on the Strat I received. The builder's pride seemed evident in the set-up:perfect intonation. The Ping Floyd tremolo has no interference with the body or pickguard in its motion and floats about 1/32" of an inch when set up properly allowing you to raise as well as lower pitch. In all, this is a well thought out Floyd based Strat and its an AUTHENTIC FENDER. It is also an excellent platform to do what we all do with Strats-customize them over time and make your own-Bravo Fender! Nicely done.

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    Strat Style over Substance-Avoid

    First the "Good"-1-Single piece maple neck has skunk stripe and a beautiful rosewood board. 2-Neck has micro-tilt adjustment unlike 2001 MIM strats. 2-Burst is almost a three tone...Read complete review

    First the "Good"-1-Single piece maple neck has skunk stripe and a beautiful rosewood board. 2-Neck has micro-tilt adjustment unlike 2001 MIM strats. 2-Burst is almost a three tone burst-but better-subtle but w/deep red hues at edge of brown burst-veneer (ouch!) visible in the burst has subtle quilting. 3-Electronics are solid w/full size pots (but the 5-Way switch is like a sealed import not "open feame" CRL or Oak-Grigsby quality). 4-Parchment plastic parts look great. Now the "Not so Good": 1-Floyd Nut width is 1 5/8"-but it sits on a nut shelf that is 1 11/16" wide making the High E string a full 3/16" from the edge of the fret board. 2-Sunburst body is for show-not tone: comprised of three to four planks of Alder with a (Maple?)veneer on the front and back where the burst wood grain can be seen: the burst on the back of body is limited to the flat areas and does not go into the belly cutaway-which is pure black: This finish will wear/chip and eventually expose the veneer glued onto the alder planks in the cut-away. (I would have preferred an honest straight burst exposing the wood grain of the alder planks w/o the "Department Store Guitar" veneer.) 3-(and most serious)Guitar was assembeled-but not set up. As delivered, the floyd pulled way up out of the body when trying to tune to pitch, which could not be done. The amount of work needed to make the guitar marginally playable will void the warranty: adjust trem in cavity, replace the nut and may have to carve the body and pickguard away from the floyd base plate. The Floyd is limited to dive bombs as it is w/no room to raise pitch as the base plate sits right on the body. Neck pitch angle is also incorrect (Major flaw)with the action still at around an 1/8" @ the 12th with the floyd sitting right on the body-chording is OK, but tough shredding on this floyd axe particularly with the strings so close to each other. 4-Back plate is not recessed into body. (Which along with the blacked out cutaway is further indication of rather cheap build in this price range.) If you are an experienced tech, handy with a dremel and like being faced with a boat-load of projects requiring some new part purchases on a brand new guitar all to render a visually stunning, but pretty mediocre, instrument then this one is for you. I'm returning to MF for an IBZ Prestige.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy this guitar. It does everything!

    By Charles Dunn

    from Virginia

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    Overall I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a very versatile guitar.
    Okay,
    So I picked up one of these used from MF. I had been wanting for one with a Floyd Rose trem forever, however I wanted to find a sunburst used. Well I cannot keep my hands off of this thing. The best part is the Floyd Rose/Lock nuts and the humbucker. The Floyd is so sensitive that I find when I am fine tuning the strings it will move on me (really sensitive, which to me is great for accents when playing). Also, what I love is that because the Floyd is so sensitive, I can get some monster bends out of the strings. I own a HM strat with a kahler Spyder and the tremolo response is terrible compared to this guitar. Playability is great. And you can play just about any style on this from SRV to Setzer, which makes this my new go to guitar.
    Oustanding...Finish is great, floyd, pup switches all great.
    Extremely good value with the Floyd. Pups are very hot too.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best stratocaster- better than american

    By whitestrat

    from phoenix

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    I bought the 2007, I upgrade the neck PUP to noiseless, installed a d tuna, (I just insert a quarter temporarily when I used drop d) if I want it floating I just take it off. very good guitar. sounds like SRV on clean tone (neck PUP) and really lots of harmonics on the bridge H PUP. If you buy this guitar, you will have some more left to get a Gibson les paul studio.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Value on a Solid Guitar

    By JLO

    from OR

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    I always wanted a real Fender Floyd Rose Strat. The neck and Floyd Trem on this guitar are worth the cost alone. This tremolo equals my Gotoh unit and surpasses my Schallers-very sweet! Pickups are also good enough to work with until you ever decide to upgrade. The Sunburst Finish is a beautiful three tone sunburst on a great sounding maple venered alder body. Yes, actually probably five to six pieces of Alder are in this body from what I can see in the cavities. But it nails the classic fender Strat tone and vibe-we'll see how it ages. Bath tub route on this one with decent electronics. Also remarkable fit and finish on the Strat I received. The builder's pride seemed evident in the set-up:perfect intonation. The Ping Floyd tremolo has no interference with the body or pickguard in its motion and floats about 1/32" of an inch when set up properly allowing you to raise as well as lower pitch. In all, this is a well thought out Floyd based Strat and its an AUTHENTIC FENDER. It is also an excellent platform to do what we all do with Strats-customize them over time and make your own-Bravo Fender! Nicely done.

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Strat Style over Substance-Avoid

    By JLO

    from OR

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    First the "Good"-1-Single piece maple neck has skunk stripe and a beautiful rosewood board. 2-Neck has micro-tilt adjustment unlike 2001 MIM strats. 2-Burst is almost a three tone burst-but better-subtle but w/deep red hues at edge of brown burst-veneer (ouch!) visible in the burst has subtle quilting. 3-Electronics are solid w/full size pots (but the 5-Way switch is like a sealed import not "open feame" CRL or Oak-Grigsby quality). 4-Parchment plastic parts look great. Now the "Not so Good": 1-Floyd Nut width is 1 5/8"-but it sits on a nut shelf that is 1 11/16" wide making the High E string a full 3/16" from the edge of the fret board. 2-Sunburst body is for show-not tone: comprised of three to four planks of Alder with a (Maple?)veneer on the front and back where the burst wood grain can be seen: the burst on the back of body is limited to the flat areas and does not go into the belly cutaway-which is pure black: This finish will wear/chip and eventually expose the veneer glued onto the alder planks in the cut-away. (I would have preferred an honest straight burst exposing the wood grain of the alder planks w/o the "Department Store Guitar" veneer.) 3-(and most serious)Guitar was assembeled-but not set up. As delivered, the floyd pulled way up out of the body when trying to tune to pitch, which could not be done. The amount of work needed to make the guitar marginally playable will void the warranty: adjust trem in cavity, replace the nut and may have to carve the body and pickguard away from the floyd base plate. The Floyd is limited to dive bombs as it is w/no room to raise pitch as the base plate sits right on the body. Neck pitch angle is also incorrect (Major flaw)with the action still at around an 1/8" @ the 12th with the floyd sitting right on the body-chording is OK, but tough shredding on this floyd axe particularly with the strings so close to each other. 4-Back plate is not recessed into body. (Which along with the blacked out cutaway is further indication of rather cheap build in this price range.) If you are an experienced tech, handy with a dremel and like being faced with a boat-load of projects requiring some new part purchases on a brand new guitar all to render a visually stunning, but pretty mediocre, instrument then this one is for you. I'm returning to MF for an IBZ Prestige.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One of my favorite guitars

    By midlifecrysis

    from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    I own a 2006 Fender Standard HSS FR. I chose this guitar because the neck felt very comfortable and I prefer the Floyd Rose over the standard tremolo. I had intended to changed the pickups with active EMGs which I use in other guitars, but I really like the tone I am getting with the factory pickups and decided to leave it stock. The pickguard was not installed centered over the bridge, so I had to file it a bit to clear to bottom edge of the Floyd Rose. Other than that the quality is excellent. I occasionally miss that 22nd fret, but not enough to justify swapping necks. It's difficult to nail down my favorite guitar, but this is in the top 3 of over 20 I have owned and countless I have played.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT guitar

    By birthday boy

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    i just got this guitar for my birthday a few days ago and man is it awesome put this with a line 6 spider IV 15 amp and youve got yourself one nice little practice setup

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    80's re-hash

    By V guy

    from Salem, Or

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    I'm a huge Fender Nut, Alot of what I do isn't to normal for most people. I'm also a Big fan of Charvel. Lets Get started.Features: I dont have any beef with vintage 6-pivot trems of 2-point Fulcrums. But it definatly brings a tear to my eye to se an FR equipped strat. This thing is essentialy like getting a Charvel So-Cal for less the coast. You can always swap out the 21-fret neck for a Warmoth 22-fretter. Quality: Okay I'll admit for about a six month period in '08 before they let the new '09 Mexi standards drop, Fender's quailty did get a little lax. But now for the most part the new mexi's are just as good if not better than the American's. I sat this only because of the price and to be blunt the electronics in the Mexi's are hottter than the Americans. Value: I think personally your getting a whole hell of alotta bang for you buck here, like I said before. It's like buying a Charvel So-Cal for a whole lot less money. Overall: Swap out the pick-ups for some EMG's or Duncans' Whatever your poison. it's a beatiful guitar and a whole lotta bang for your buck, personaly you'd be an idiot to pass this up or give this up. You don't need 22 or even 24 frets to shred if you know what your doing and if you have technique and experiance enough you dont need a rescess with your floyd either.

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    5.0

    Terrific Strat

    By tone seeker 500

    from florida

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    bought this strat from musicians friend, and after a small issue with UPS, it arrived at my house with the middle pickup not functioning. a quick warranty repair call later, and it was perfect. the action is smooth, and pickups clear and bright. everything you'd expect out of a standard strat. the bridge pickup was surprisingly powerful, much more saturated with harmonics than i had expected. The lake placid blue finish looks much better in person than in the pictures. if you understand how the floyd rose trem operates, even floating, you can keep it in tune for weeks at a time. My only gripe is that the trem arm rattles slightly in its socket, but this is pretty typical. I may eventually change out the bridge pickup for a dimarzio PAF Pro, for more clarity, but the stock pickups are very good. this stratocaster will definitely stay with me for many years to come.

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    5.0

    incredible

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    ok first off i love traditional style guitars (strat, tele, les paul, sg, etc.) and i have quite a few guitars already. my main guitar was an epiphone les paul with 2 SD pearly gates in it, i didnt think id ever find a guitar that was better. well i did, i was in my local guitar center and stumbled across this strat, i played on it for a few minutes and i really liked the sound and feel (which is much different from a squire, not to say that squire's are bad cause they're not, just different). but since i didnt have any cash on me i didnt get it. well some time went by then about a month ago, i ordered it off of here, and let me tell you its awesome. i got it in black, and being the perfectionist i am, i immediately changed some stuff, such as i changed the pickguard to a diamond plate one. changed the knobs to black, and added a SD screamin demon in the bridge, a duckbucker in the middle, and a lil 59 in the neck, and let me tell you, this guitar screams. i could waste my time telling you that iron maiden uses strats like this, but believe me, this guitar has its own goodness. it beats all my other guitars (custom epi les paul, dean ml, esp V, jackson RR, squire j5 tele, and all 3 of my squire strats (bullet, standard, and affinity)) if you get it, you wont be dissappointed.

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    5.0

    One of the best Strats I've ever played.

    By Guitarmattms

    from Quad Cities

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS FR Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar back in 06. SSH is setup with a Floyd Rose which is quite handy. This is slightly recessed but the tremolo is bolted onto the body like the Wolfgangs. Which is great cause when you change strings you don't have to worry about the intonation going all screwy on ya. The pickups are okay but you would need to replace them. Which I'm finally doing. This guitar has great sustain and it's built to last. I'm really thinking of purchasing one of these again for a 2nd guitar. I've thought about selling it to purchase a rg but I've reconsidered and now keeping it. Instead I'm going to be upgrading everything on it. Anyway, This guitar is great and you would def. be happy with this purchase.

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