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Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar


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The Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS - Everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made Strat is within your reach!

For most guitars, you just don't see the words "affordable" and "U.S.-made" in the same sentence very often. But Fender has changed all of that with the American Special Stratocaster HSS. They call the American Special Series "guitars for the times," and they mean it. The American Special Stratocaster HSS really does have everything you're looking for—including a price tag that's within your reach. It's a real American-made Strat, all the way. With all that classic Strat vibe, bumped into the 21st century with all kinds of smart modern touches.

Let's take a little tour. Obviously, the first thing you're going to notice is that sleek, comfortably contoured alder body with a gloss urethane finish.  Contemporary playability and exceptional fretting-hand comfort are provided by the satin-finished Modern "C" maple neck and the modern 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets. The large '70s-style headstock adds some old-school Fender appeal to this modern classic.

But how does it sound? Well, those Texas Special pickups in the neck and middle positions are going to give you all the Strat spank you've been dreaming of. And then the American Special Series Stratocaster HSS throws you a little curve ball with the addition of a powerful Atomic humbucker in the bridge position. Which means you can add some explosive double-coil punch to your sonic arsenal (didn't we say it's got everything you're looking for?). Fender didn't stop there. They also give you their famous Greasebucket Tone Circuit, which solves an age-old problem, because it lets you roll off highs without adding bass. In other words, bye-bye, muddy sound!
The Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS comes equipped with all-chrome hardware, which includes a set of Fender Standard Cast/Sealed tuners along with a 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo for classic style and tone. Includes gig bag.

Get your Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS 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
  • Gig Bag


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My first Strat


from Bullhead City, AZ

Verified Reviewer


  • Awesome Sounds And Tones
  • Great feel


  • None what so ever

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    Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    I use it to jam around the house and play along with cd's.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




    from MPLS


    • This thing Rocks


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        Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        This is my all time favorite Guitar!

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


        A Very Special Guitar


        from Huntington, L.I.

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        Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is very well made and represents the latest technology. The Texas Specials and Atomic Humbucker pickups insure a variety of tones. It is quite playable and has impressive looks. If you could afford the extra $300 up from the MIM HSS Strat, grab this one. No comparison. Also no need to go higher in the American Fender line. I got mine at Sam Ash's great Huntington, LI store, where it was set up perfectly. They don't let you out the door until your completely satisifed.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


        Don't pass this one up!


        from Los Angeles


        • Great price versatile


        • None yet

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        • Blues Jazz soft rock

        Comments about Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        I had a mexican strat that I love. It played great,but I heard the tone of the American strat I was hooked. Sure, to some they hear no dif between the two.But, once I heard the American strat with the atomic humbuckers. That was it, I was sold. I returned the mex strat and got the American strat with the two texas special and the atomic humbuckers. This was it . I see my self keeping this as is for years.

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        Number Of Frets 22
        Scale Length 25.5"
        Nut Width 1.6875"
        Neck Shape Modern "C"
        Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
        Body Style Stratocaster®
        Neck Type Bolt On
        Neck Wood Maple
        Body Wood Alder
        Pickup Configuration H-S-S
        Bridge Pickup Atomic™ Humbucking
        Neck Pickup Texas Special™
        Middle Pickup Texas Special™
        Bridge Type 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
        Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
        Orientation Right-Handed
        Other Features Gloss Urethane Body Finish, Satin Urethane Neck Finish

        Large '70-Style Headstock

        Standard Truss Rod

        Jumbo Frets

        White Dot Fingerboard Inlays

        Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup) Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit

        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

        Special Electronics: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs Without Adding Bass)

        Synthetic Bone Nut

        Chrome Hardware

        Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuners

        3-Ply Black Pickguard, Black Plastic Control Knobs, Black Switch Tip
        Case/Bag Included Yes
        Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
        Series American Special
        Model American Special Stratocaster® HSS
        Warranty Info:

        American Special 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.