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Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Aged Cherry Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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The Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body....Click To Read More About This Product

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A flame maple top, comfortable "C" shaped neck and versatile pickup configuration.

The Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body. Other features include single-coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup, tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish, rosewood or maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius, three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and '70s-style headstock logo. Available in Tobacco Sunburst (rosewood fingerboard, our sku# H96913) and Aged Cherry Burst (maple fingerboard, shown here).

FEATURES
  • Flame maple top on the alder body
  • Single-coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup
  • Tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius
  • Three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs
  • '70s-style headstock logo

Enjoy high performance and classic Strat tone. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body Material: Alder with Flame Maple Top
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Urethane, Satin Back with Gloss headstock face
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Electronics
  • Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • Bridge Pickup: Standard Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Pos 2. Inside Coil Bridge Pickup/Full Middle Pickup, Pos 3. Middle Pickup, Pos 4. Full Middle Pickup/Outside Coil Neck Pickup, Pos 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tremolo Arm: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Switch Tips: Parchment
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Other Features: Flame Maple Top, Special Switching, Parchment Plastic Parts
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FenderStandard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top

By Guitar Player

from NC

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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 Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Not much to say here. I bought this Strat months ago after I tried four (yes four) EVH Wolfgang Standards MF sent me that were horrible. When I played this Strat I knew it was a quality guitar. Fit and finish is excellent, one slightly high 12th fret that is not a big deal at all, I have the action slightly higher than 4/64th from low E to high E and there's no buzzing. Once I found the sweet spot for the relief and action I was set. The pickups sound great, I'm keeping them in the guitar. Also, I know how set up a Strat tremolo so it stays in tune. Look up the Carl Verheyen tremolo setup video on Youtube, yes his method works, it's not smoke and mirrors. Also adding some lubrication to the nut slots helps as well.

    All in all a well made guitar that will be a permanent addition to my lineup. By the way it looks better in person, the top is beautiful.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value!

    By SD

    from SD

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        Beautiful finish in aged cherry burst! As I cannot afford an American Strat, this is the next best thing. I had a discount coupon from Musicans friend for a great price with Free shipping. Great variety of tone with the HSS. Appears well made. Highly recommend.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A true strat with some extras!!!!

        By pioneerofdisaster

        from planet earth

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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

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          solid construction, top notch quality contol, skilled craftsmen, timeless design. all equals a five star product.please do not waste your time with knock offs. some fender locking tuners, usa string trees and a graph tech nut and you pretty much have as good as it gets.(maybe a change of saddles but it changes sound a bit too much for me) single coils give you the strat sound, 3 positions hum cancel thanks to the humbucker at the bridge.they changed back to full sized metal bridge block on this one, which limits trem travel. if your a complete metal head this might not do it for you, if you play everything from bach to chet to rammstein like I do ,its got enough to satisfy. i like flamey bright color, its a bit on the dark side.so what. for price to quality, boat loads of modifying and maintainance possibilities because its a design thats been around 50 + years, teamed with musicians friend best customer service in the industry. one of the only 4 guitars you need fender gibson gretsch rickenbacker.. but thats just my opinion

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent product

          By AA

          from Washington, DC.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            Use it for personal playing and recording. Great tone and and great feel. Great product for the price.

             
            5.0

            Nice Strat for the Money

            By DJ Daniels

            from East Central Minnesota

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              I received the guitar just in time for a Sunday morning service at church. Fit and finish was equal to an American Strat (I have owned two of them) and the flamed maple top is striking. Nice deep, dark color tone and even though it was listed an open box item that had been returned, I could not find a single mark on it anywhere - the plastic cover was still on the pickguard and tremlo cover and they were perfect!
              The neck is straight and the fret work is very good with no high spots or buzzing that I could find. Just had to set the intonation (all strings were slightly sharp at the 12th fret) but other than that it was ready to play.

              The only issue, as others have commented, is that the pickups are a little weak and noisy with any sort of gain. However, they are well balanced and the volume is consistent in all pickup settings (unlike my Texas Special Strat where the bridge pickup was MUCH louder than the others).

              I will put on a set of Fender locking tuners and install either a set of Seymour Duncan pups or Fender Noiseless - haven't decided for sure which ones yet. I have already installed a set of Dunlop strap locks on it which I highly recommend with these since the strap will easily slip off of the stock strap pins. With those modifications, this guitar will equal any American made Strat for about half the money. If you are looking for a good Strat that can be gigged - and look good on stage - you will be well satisfied with one of these.

               
              5.0

              Nice Fender

              By fingerlakes joe

              from fingerlakes NY

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                Very nice guitar.I had been watching this one because of the finish combination.I also have a Mexican tele and it plays as smooth as the expensive guitars.All I expected for the price.If I had any complaint,it would be that the color might be a couple shades darker than I expected,but it may grow on me.I have a blue burst at 3x the money and this is just as nice.....

                 
                5.0

                great job

                By pioneerofdisaster

                from planet earth

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Limited Trem Arm Travel

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                this is an addendum to a previous writing. I find a very simple cut on the solid block would not impead the total sound quality and trem arm travel would be greatly increased. still,not a big deal. I find the finish is easy to mar,again not a deal breaker.stays in tune and sounds great!bought a tusk nut,but it does not need it.neck and body wood has a nice grain look to it .nothing needed to be changed except to locking tuners,even that was not 100 percent needed. alloy on frets different than usual,hopefully its better material than previous years. finish on fretboard a good idea if your guit has to go into different enviroments I.E too dry!,will resist shrinkage and thus reducing fret wreckage! a sturdy classic all around with a few modern appointments

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