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Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Black

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The FSR Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar is a factory special run. It ups the ante with upgraded details like a vintage tinted neck, custom-...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great player and looker at a special price.

The FSR Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar is a factory special run. It ups the ante with upgraded details like a vintage tinted neck, custom-color hardware, and two classic Fender single-coil pickups (neck and middle) and a high-output humbucker (bridge). You'll also love the standard Strat features the rocker is fitted with such as alder body, maple neck, 21-fret maple fretboard with a 9.5" radius, and a Synchronized Tremolo bridge. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Alder body
  • Vintage-tinted gloss maple neck
  • modern "C" neck profile
  • Maple fretboard with a
  • Black dot position inlays
  • '50s era "spaghetti" logo on the headstock
  • Three-ply black-white-black pickguard
  • Two classic Fender single-coil pickups (neck and middle) and a high-output humbucker at the bridge
  • Master Volume, two Tones
  • 5-position blade selector switch
  • Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Black knobs and pickups
  • Grey hardware

Don't miss out on this special run Strat at a super price!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Model number: 014 0009 506
  • Fretboard radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Frets: 21 vintage jumbo
  • Nut width: 1.653" (42mm)
  • Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
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FenderSpecial Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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    • Experienced (7)

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(15 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By BDC

from San Diego, CA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Funk Till Ya Die
    • Its Not A Tele

    Best Uses

    • Replaces A Tuxedo
    • Scaring Chihuahuas
    • Staring In A Mirror

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    I bought this in a pawn shop in Seattle on the 21st anniversary of getting my first guitar while up for xmas. A flight (in a case) and a setup later, this thing is my go-to guitar next to my 91/92 MIM Tele. I had am Am Std that I could never really get into no matter what mods I did, but this thing was love at first strum. Quality construction, finish, and sound. The neck is CHUNKY -just how I like it. Deeper than the "modern C" and fun to play. The pups sound great and I have no intentions of changing them at the moment. If you're looking at this with any interest, buy it. If you don't like it, pawn it and maybe some lucky person will swoop in.

    (13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Feels Great, Sounds Great!

    By Kevin

    from Pittsburgh, PA

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    Pros

    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Neck

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        I've owned this guitar for a couple years now, and it's a real workhorse. It's done everything from punk to blues to jazz and everywhere in between.

        Pickups: The single coils, to my ears, sound pretty much the same as the single coils on a normal MIM strat. The humbucker definitely has more punch than the MIM models; it is a hotter sound.

        Neck: This is where this guitar shines compared to normal MIM strats. Maybe it's just the one I have, but the gloss coating on the neck makes it feel buttery smooth and can't-put-it-down amazing. The neck profile is also a little fatter than normal strats, which I like.

        Hardware: Nothing out of the ordinary here, 5-way switch and normal fender trem.

        Great guitar. 5 stars for sure!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect Guitar!

        By Erik

        from Mountain Home, ID

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          I've recently gotten back into the game, been playing 18 years, played dozens of guitars trying to find my new style after a little time away. This is my absolute favorite guitar! I own all types of guitar for quality from cheap Jacksons to American Professional Series Fenders, this is the best value for the money. For the money, this guitar will give you everything you need, whether you're playing blues, classic rock, hard rock, or metal. Every pickup on the guitar is valuable, unlike some of the other models I've played that offer an extra s coil.
          The body is absolutely lovely. The neck is a little chunky, but plays fast at the same time. If you like the feel of a gloss neck, this is perfect. While I often prefer the satin finished neck, this gloss neck is absolutely perfect! Of my 20-odd guitars, this is the best at staying in tune, even after extensive use of the tremelo. None of this guitars parts feels "cheap." I've had other guitars of comparable price that have nice pickups and tremelo systems, but lack with cheap tuners, knobs, etc. Let me repeat, nothing on this guitar feels or sounds cheap!
          Bottom line, if you are a fan of Fender, and Stratocasters, and you are looking to upgrade from a Squire, or if you think you want to buy an American made, buy this guitar. Specifically, this MIM model offers everything a MIA would. For a little more money than Squires, this guitar is well worth the value.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sounding guitar

          By Sean

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          Looks great! Sounds Great!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Loving it!

          By N0YZE

          from Minnesota

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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
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

            I got my first Fender back in the late 80's, it is one of the Japanese Squier Stratocasters in white. I saw this one and had to have it, total opposite of my old one with the black body and maple neck, and humbucker in the bridge position. I'm not a professional guitarist and can't justify the extra expense of an American Strat but I am not disappointed in the least with what I received. This is an awesome guitar to play, sounds fantastic, and I just don't want to put it down. Very pleased in fit and finish, came ready to play after a quick tuning. Highly recommend!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great deal and a great guitar

            By DJ

            from Tampa, FL

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              Got this guitar, and after many years of not playing, I'm having a blast. Is a goog guitar and I got a great deal on it. Saved much over a new one.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I LOVE THIS GUITAR!

              By Red

              from KC Mo.

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              Pros

              • Feels at home in my hands
              • 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 Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                I ordered the Strat on Saturday, it was delivered on Tuesday. Right out of the box it was perfect {just needed tuning} No scratches,no blemishes and was set up perfectly.{just what you would expect from a new Fender. I have played for 50 years and this guitar far exceeds all I hoped for. I ordered from, a rep by the name of Ben. You will be blessed if you are lucky enough to get Ben when you call. l asked him a million questions and he was very informative and patient. He made suggestions, but never tried to up sell me. I will be back for effects and recording gear in the future.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A very pretty and playable Guitar

                By William Fielding

                from Huntington WV

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                My guitar came in needing a little TLC but after a small set up it plays and sounds great. I am only using it to practice with at this time but after I get used to the shorter scale of this Guitar I can see adding it to my stage lineup. The finish is fantastic but I kinda have a thing for Black Guitars.

                (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar

                By Gtardave

                from Pennsylvania

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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
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                  I bought this guitar to turn it into my own custom Kurt Cobain "VANDALISM" black strat that he played. I changed the black pick up covers to white, changed neck to rosewood, and nicked and scratched it up like Kurts Strat. After all the abuse I put it through sounds amazing. The maple neck felt great and played fast. I just needed the rosewood to make it like Kurts. But overall FN nice guitar.

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice ax

                  By noshadow

                  from Colfax, WI

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                  • Sounds a bit tinny

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                  The only reason I rate this a four is because Fender neglected to include a whammy bar in the box, and I'm still waiting to get this resolved after nearly 3 weeks. Also, the sound is somewhat tinny in certain 5-way positions; usually this works itself out after the strings have a chance to "heat up", but if it doesn't it could be the pups - will reserve judgement. Other than the aformentioned, it's a fun guitar to play. Everything from the classic warm, yet clear strat sound to some heavy stuff if that's your thing. Setup was nice right out of the box; no fret buzz, no water to wade in. Great good looks plus I have a thing for maple finger boards.

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