Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar


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The Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar is perfect for players who are looking for a guitar versatile enough to cover a gig or a session without having to switch guitars.

The American Standard Stratocaster HSS is a hot-rodded version of Fender's flagship model.  The addition of a humbucker in the bridge position opens up a world of tonal possibilities that will take you far beyond a traditional Strat. The classic alder body (ash body on Sienna Sunburst finish) retains its legendary 'comfort contour' design that was way ahead of its time. The body also features a thinner finish which allows the wood to 'breathe' for improved resonance and tone.

The body is outfitted with a pair of high-output Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions that deliver a classic 1950s Stratocaster tone, but with more attitude thanks to the extended bass response and clean middle tones. The bridge position houses a Fender Diamondback humbucking pickup that hot rods your sound.

The control panel features the reliable master volume/two tone-knob configuration, along with the Delta-tone no-load circuit. The no-load tone pot works like a standard tone knob from positions 1-9, but at 10, it is removed from the wiring completely so that you get the full, unadulterated sonic output of your pickup. It means more output and more treble without using a booster pedal or active controls. A parchment colored pickguard, and Aged plastic pickup covers and knobs add an attractive, vintage vibe to this modern day classic.

The American Standard Stratocaster HSS is available with either a maple neck with a maple fingerboard or a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The neck is carved into a modern C-shape profile with rich, deep neck tint, glossed neck front with satin back and boasts 22 medium jumbo frets on a slightly flatter 9.5" fingerboard radius. The flatter radius facilitates easier, cleaner string bending and faster action. Hand rolled edges will give this Stratocaster a comfortable, worn-in feel.

Chrome hardware includes a Fender 2-point synchronized tremolo bridge with a high-mass copper infused bridge block for increased tone and sustain and bent steel Fender saddles. A set of Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Keys improve the angle of the strings over the nut and completes the package. Finally, a protective, hardshell molded case is included along with a cable, strap, and polishing cloth.

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  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Polishing Cloth
Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder or Ash
Pickup Configuration H-S-S
Bridge Pickup Fender Diamondback
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s
Middle Pickup Custom Shop Fat '50s
Bridge Type 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Body
Urethane Finish

Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck

Gloss Urethane Headstock Face

Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with Medium Jumbo Frets and Dot Position Inlays

Synthetic Bone Nut

Bi-Flex Truss Rod with 1/8" American Series Truss Rod Nut

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck and Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup and Bridge/Middle Pickup Combination)

Pickup Switching: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Chrome Hardware

Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered Tuning Machines

3-Ply Parchment Pickguard

Aged White Plastic Control Knobs

Strings: Fender USA Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

Unique Features: Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots, Copper Infused High Mass 100% Metal Bridge Block, Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance, Tinted Neck, Aged Plastic Parts
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Standard
Model American Standard Stratocaster HSS


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My new 'GO-TO' guitar..


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Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

So far -- Great sound and versatility with the pick-ups. Gorgeous as usual. Comfortable. Priced nice. Small extras including locking TSA approved hardcase, strap, and cord (I honestly did not know these last two items were in the hardcase -- a nice surprise).

Added to my Will -- I'll own this one 'til death do us part.

Inspires passion.

Try it, you'll probably like it. Proud addition to any stable.

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Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This is a fantastic guitar! Mine is a '96 with a beautiful road worn black finish and rosewood neck. The neck and middle pickup are what you can expect from a $1400 strat, but the hummbucker is somting else: loud, fat, and capable of soft and shrieking tones. Great for rhythm AND melody!

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American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This 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.

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