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As part of the American Performer Series, the HSS Strat received an overhaul with a DoubleTap humbucking pickup, a Fender evolution that combines coil-tapping and coil splitting technology to create a beautiful new voicing.

The Stratocaster has withstood the test of time. As a versatile instrument that's been around since the early days, it's certainly had its modifications. But the American performer Stratocaster HSS has gone from one small step for man, to one giant leap for mankind with the American Performer Series. Featuring gorgeous Fender craftsmanship, classic Strat appointments, and an evolutionary Fender DoubleTap humbucker, this guitar is for Strat players who want some innovative sound options in that classically reliable Fender package.

Gorgeous Fender Craftsmanship
Fender never misses the mark when it comes to building their famed guitars. The Stratocaster has always been solid, reliable and a real workhorse for musicians. The American Performer Series Strat has an alder body, cut into the definitive Strat shape, with a 25.5" scale length. The neck is cut from maple into a modern "C" for smooth playability and the fingerboard sports 22 frets and dot inlays. The look and feel of this guitar exudes comfort that will keep you playing for hours.

Classic Strat Appointments
The American Performer Strat boasts a large vintage-style headstock with American Performer tuning machines. It has a synthetic bone nut and 6-saddle vintage style synchronized tremolo bridge, so you can use the tremolo arm to add character to your playing. With aged white control knobs and a 3-ply pickguard in classic Strat style, this guitar will feel like home for the players who've played a Strat before, as well as for those who are picking one up for the first time.

Evolutionary Fender DoubleTap Humbucker
When you plug in, you'll realize what makes the American Performer Stratocaster HSS so special. Fender has given this guitar a special new design they call the DoubleTap humbucker. Some humbuckers can split coils, others have coil-tapping, but Fender's new patent-pending technology combines both concepts. One of the two coils is wound extra hot, so when the push-pull knob is activated, it taps into the half of the pickup that is over-wound. This creates a bright, expressive single coil tone without the all-too-common volume drop or added noise. This adds a whole new sonic dimension to the Strat.

Features:

  • Alder Stratocaster Body
  • Maple Neck in Modern "C" Shape
  • 22-Fret Fingerboard with Dot Inlays
  • Two Yosemite Single Coils and DoubleTap Humbucker with Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Push/Pull Tone Knob Engages Coil-Tapping Humbucker
  • 6-Saddle Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo Bridge and American Performer Tuning Machines
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag

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

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Gigbag

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration H-S-S
Bridge Pickup DoubleTap™ Humbucking
Neck Pickup Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster
Middle Pickup Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster
Bridge Type 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines N/A
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
Series American Performer
Model American Performer Stratocaster® HSS
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.