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Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Electric Guitar

 
5.0

(9 reviews)

SKU: FAMPROSTHSS-P

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The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender.

Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world's most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its release in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster HSS ShawBucker isn't a re-imagining of the classic design; it's the authentic original model, evolved.

The choice of musical legends since its release, the Stratocaster feel and sound set the world on fire, powering music movements from rock 'n' roll to EDM, and everything in-between. In your hands this Strat is ready to navigate the creative twists and turns of your music, inviting you to express yourself in new ways through your playing.

The fat-sounding ShawBucker humbucking bridge pickup is joined by tone wizard Tim Shaw's latest vintage-informed design—the V-Mod single-coil pickups. These brand-new pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern "Deep C"-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.

The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend. Includes hardshell case.

Features:

  • Pro level performance in a fat-sounding Shawbucker-equipped American Pro Stratocaster HSS
  • Modern "Deep C"-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand
  • Bend strings easily with narrow-tall frets for fleet-fingered accuracy
  • Vintage-informed tone is expanded by Tim Shaw-designed V-Mod single-coil and humbucking pickups
  • Preserve brightness when adjusting the volume controls with treble-bleed tone circuit
  • Retain fullness and balance when switching between thanks to special electronics
  • True resonance and sustain thanks to carefully shaped genuine bone nut
  • Improved break angle and straight string pull from staggered cast tuning machines
  • Fluid tremolo action, solid intonation and stability from 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with bent-steel saddles
  • Firm and reliable control from Pop-in stainless steel tremolo arm
  • Securely transport between gigs in ATA Molded Case with TSA-approved center latch

Get your Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

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5.0

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5.0

Incredible update to a classic lineup

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from Edison, NJ

Staff Reviewer

The Strat is arguably one of the most if not the most popular guitars ever. Light weight body and bright, twangy sound is recognizable to any guitar player. This year Fender unveiled their newest incarnation of the Stratocaster called the Pro series. The biggest update you get with this guy is the brand new V-mod single coil and humbucking pickups which gives you a nice little boost in tone compared to other models as well as diversity between pickups. You also get a new Deep "C" shaped neck which once played will never want t play a different one.

 
5.0

The new Stratocaster is amazing. Maybe the best one yet.

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from Cincinnati Ohio

Verified Reviewer

I play a lot of strats. This one is superior to most. These new pickups sound full and crisp without being harsh. The pickups are very balanced from one position to the next. The tremolo works great. l really like the new colors offered as well. If you haven't played one of the new strats, you should.
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5.0

i love the fatter neck and new shaw pickups

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from Buffalo Grove

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • less uncotrollable high end sparkle
  • more midrange balance
  • slightly beefier neck

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • overall workhorse

love the tim shaw pickups in these bad boys they are very well thought out articulate pickups that have been made specifically for these new guitars, and they are wonderful, all the fender chime that we know and love without the "icepick in the ear" high end. especially as a vox ac15 owner. I could not be happier with this guitars performance

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5.0

Great Upgraded New Strat!

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from sam ash nyc

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • easy to play
  • fun
  • great tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • live
    • recording
    • rocking
    • rolling

    These new American Strats are super upgraded, new pickups, new style frets, new neck shape, new case. What is not to love. The same old strat, upgraded!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Shawbucker

    By 

    from Cincinnati, Ohio

    Staff Reviewer

    Great feel and tone out of this killer start. Tim Shaw designed the pickups specifically for each position mixing alnico types to give a powerful sound. Great for all types of music

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not only for the pros

    By 

    from Lombard, IL

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Excellent electronics
    • Great neck
    • High quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performance
      • Practice
      • Recording

      The new Professional series is awesome! I love the improvements Fender has made for their new line. The neck is super comfortable and easy to play especially with the new narrow tall frets. It makes for excellent intonation and great playability. The Shaw designed pickups have tons of tone and each pickup position has a clear and defined sound that makes for a very versatile guitar. I've played multiple models of this guitar, and Fender definitely gives each one the Professional treatment. These guitars are great for any seasoned pro or hobbyist looking for a high quality guitar.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      America Standard Greatness

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      from Canoga Park, CA

      Staff Reviewer

      So, for 2017, Fender replaced its American Standard Series with this, America Professional series. I suppose they realized there's nothing Standard about this great axe. Top quality tone woods, fast neck, tone for days, and the colors this year are really unique. The humbucker sounds great as well. If you're going to have only 1 guitar, this might be the best choice.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING SOUND AWESOME CASE

      By 

      from Tampa, Fl

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Awesome Neck
      • Great Clean Tones
      • Great Distortion Tones
      • Great Feel
      • Great Hardshell
      • Versitile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amature
        • Jazz
        • Metal
        • Professional
        • R&B
        • Rock

        Wow! This guitar sounds so good. The Shawbuckers sound really nice with the lead tones when doing solos and even country stuff. I love using this guitar for smooth jazz style music but I can still rock out. The ABS TSA case is just the icing on the cake, super light and protective! I love all the fender stuff but they out did themselves

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        5.0

        Shawbucker for the win!

        By 

        from Cincinnati

        Verified Reviewer

        When Fender comes out with a new series they add features that players actually want while retaining the classic Fender experience, and the same goes for the new Professional series. Tim Shaw redesigned pickups sound better than ever, while narrow tall frets help intonate chords all the way up fret board. And now, the popular treble-bleed mod now comes stock!

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        Number Of Frets 22
        Scale Length 25.5"
        Nut Width 1.685"
        Neck Shape Modern "Deep C"
        Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
        Body Style Stratocaster®
        Neck Type Bolt On
        Neck Wood Maple
        Body Wood Alder (Ash on Sienna Sunburst Models)
        Pickup Configuration H-S-S
        Bridge Pickup Shawbucker™ 1
        Neck Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
        Middle Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
        Bridge Type 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
        Tuning Machines Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
        Orientation Right-Handed
        Case/Bag Included Yes
        Case Type Hardshell Case
        Series American Professional
        Model American Professional Stratocaster® HSS Shawbucker
        Warranty Info:

        Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.