Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar


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The Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS 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 new American Standard Stratocaster HSS is a hot-rodded version of the 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 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’ and improve 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 delivering 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 new American Standard Stratocaster HSS is available with either a 1-piece maple neck 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.


  • Body Material: Alder, Ash on Sienna Sunburst
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the Face of the Headstock
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood or Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Dot
  • Truss Rods: Bi-Flex
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Diamondback Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck and Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup and Bridge/Middle Pickup Combination)
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • Switch Tips: Aged White
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
  • Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Other Features: New 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

Order your Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS today from Sam Ash Direct with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Polishing Cloth
Series American Standard
Other Features Bent Steel Saddles w/Elongated Slots, Copper Infused High Mass Bridge Block, Thinner Undercoat for Improved Resonance, Tinted Neck, Aged Plastic Parts


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By Riled

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Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with SKB Case:

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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