The Fender American Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar features two of the gnarliest pickups ever designed to grace the classic Strat body while S-1 switching gives you coil tapping on both picku... Click To Read More About This Product
The Fender American Series Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar features two of the gnarliest pickups ever designed to grace the classic Strat body while S-1 switching gives you coil tapping on both pickups and 8 different pickup combinations. Solid alder body, modern C-shaped maple neck with satin polyurethane finish, 2-point trem, and rosewood fretboard are crafted with genuine American attention to detail.
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This guitar is one of the most versitile guitars I've played. I was very surprised to see one consumer wasnt satisifed. The humbucker's on this guitar do have a very warm sound, but there are many options that can be tweaked on the guitar itself, or your amp to give it MANY different sounds. Hit the S-1 button & clean up the tone a bit. Granted, the AS Strat HH is not a tele, or a typical Strat w/ single coil pickups. Nor does it replicate the exact sound whith the S-1, but, this is a great guitar by any means. I would go out on a limb as far as "some" heavy metal, but not too heavy. The sidewinder & cobra pickups are not LP magnetic. I do own a LP studio as well, but the Strat HH was not meant to replace, or, even have equal sound to my Gibson. I bought this guitar for creative purposes, writing music, etc. This axe holds it own, I love it! - the end.
Please realise that this is not a normal stratocaster. It has humbuckers as opposed to single coils, so the sound is deeper and warmer, as opposed to the sharp bite of normal strats. I have a chrome silver one with a black pearl pickguard, and It is hands down a great guitar. It shares time with my Gibson LP Standard. It really holds its own in comparison, but LP's are a lot more expensive due to cosmetics and name (Binding, maple top, "Wow you have a Gibson?!" and etc.)Dollar for dollar this guitar does more than earn it's worth. All in all it's a nasty strat with great sound and feel. Just make sure you want HH, as opposed to the normal single coil strats.
This guitar isn't that great. I got mine with the symore Duncan pickups. I got home and played it and man, wheres the tone? The guitar sounded terrible. And you could basically only get one sound out of it, and it wasn't a good sound. It's not a versitle guitar. The Symore Duncans are terrible "sound like an Epi". My finall words are, Go with Gibson.
This story is the truth. I wandered over 16,000 miles this 2006 summer from Prince of Wales Island, Alaska to Abilene, Texas and stopped at every Music Store and pawn shop I saw and played hundreds of guitars. In the end I bought a new Fender HH Stratosonic. It is awesome, plays faster than I can with a rich , clear tone and is a beautiful work of American art.
Well I bought this guitar because I knew it was made by one of the best and I thought it looked really neat. The day I got it I plugged it in to my Marshall MG30DFX Combo amplifier and it gave me NO FEEDBACK which is really great! I mean there is absolutely no way that you can go wrong with this guitar. What I really like about is it's outstanding and packed full of tone and quality. Made with a glossy finish which I enjoy and this guitar is also pretty comfortable. I recommend the Ernie Ball Super Slinky Strings and if you really want to rock hard then I would get the Seymour Duncan Distortion Mayhem SH-6 Humbucker Pair. It's definately worth it and it's alot better than the vintage guitars that I've worked with. With a name like fender, you can't go wrong! I hope you enjoy this guitar as much as I do.
This guitar is absolutly amazing! I've owned it for a year and I would not trade it for anything. The neck feels wonderful and is easy to play. The tonal posibilites with the S-1 switch are endless. This guitar can play anything from rock, blues, or jazz. The humbuckers give amazing crunch. You should really give this guitar a try. You will not be dissapointed. Also the chrome blue looks wonderful.
This guitar is amazing !!!!! Once I played it I wanted to keep it. Its expensive but it sure is worth it. This guitar can do everything !!!! I recomend it to every one.
After putting down my guitar for years I decided to get back into playing. This meant I needed a guitar to get myself going. I left playing music in the early 70's and many things had changed since then. I knew I wante an American Fender, and I knew it had to be a Stratocaster. Something had changed during the 35 years I had stopped playing. You just didn't go in a store and say I want a Fender Stratocaster like you did when I was young. Now they ask me what kind do I want. After them explaining to me that Fender has a whole line of strat guitars, some made in Japan, some in Mexico, and some in America. I wanted the American one, plus this had something on it called S-1 switching. The sales person showed me what he called a Fender Strat HH. He the becan to show me that in place of three single coils, this modes had two humbucklers on it. After playing it, I liked the way it sounded and how it felt. The two humbucklers just give me a little more grind when I need it. This is a great guitar and Fender is still at the top of the list.
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