Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard Sienna Sunburst 888365185583

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The American Standard Stratocaster HSS is the same great best-selling, high-output hot-rodded guitar it has always been, and now it' upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Sh... Click To Read More About This Product

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The American Standard Stratocaster HSS is the same great best-selling, high-output hot-rodded guitar it has always been, and now it' upgraded with aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ™50s neck and middle pickups in addition to the Diamondback humbucking bridge pickup. The latest incarnation of the modern workhorse Strat with an added measure of muscle, it' now more graceful and powerful than ever. Includes Fender Tolex case.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Middle: Custom Shop Fat '50s
  • Bridge: Diamondback humbucker
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (11)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My first Strat

I've had many guitars over the years and always watned a Strat but never bought one until now. I am very pleased with this guitar. It did require some setup to meet my personal...Read complete review

I've had many guitars over the years and always watned a Strat but never bought one until now. I am very pleased with this guitar. It did require some setup to meet my personal preferences and once dialed in it preforms every bit as well as I hoped for.

The neck is very comfortable and easy to play. Im not used to the more rounded radius but it did not present any problems.

The neck and middle pickups deliver that great classic Strat sound the neck being my favorite. The Diamondback humbucker in the bridge while not high output does deliver some great tone and I can get some good crunch when overdriven. Switching to a lead chanel on my amp yields some great sustain and plenty of sear.

Overall the guitar has a great feel with wonderful tone and the jade pearl metallic paint job is superb. I find myself spending hours playing this guitar, very happy with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A little underwhelming

First, the bad. Specifically, substandard quality control; not what you would expect from an American Stratocaster that costs $1k +

1) Black case has white styrofoam (glue?) stuck...Read complete review

First, the bad. Specifically, substandard quality control; not what you would expect from an American Stratocaster that costs $1k +

1) Black case has white styrofoam (glue?) stuck onto the sides. Not a huge deal, but not what you would expect for something brand new.

2) Guitar looks like it may have been a display? Tuning machines were covered with greasy finger prints and very fine scratches in the top coast of the finish. Sure, this is fine after I've played the thing, just a little taken aback that this was the condition upon removing it from the case.

3) Beautiful neck - would be perfect if it wasn't for some odd imperfections on the back of the neck that were "filled" with extra polyurethane. Doesn't effect playability - just a nuisance when my thumb rubs across it.

4) Odd noise from the tremolo. Resolved upon screwing in the tremolo arm.

5) Tremolo is not at all set-up in the factory. Order extra springs as it doesn't function well as a "floating" trem.

I know this is a lot of negative, but with spending this kind of money on a brand new guitar; I expect more. I haven't had this issue with other new guitars from other manufacturers.

On a positive note, the maple neck/fingerboard is absolutely wonderful (aside from the finish imperfection I noted above). This pickups are better than I expected as well, but still falls a little short of the Seymour Duncan JB/TB I have grown accustomed to.

It's a stratocaster, so you're getting a great guitar, but I urge Fender to put a little more care into these.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have too many but never enough.

By Big Jack

from Waynesburg Pa.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

    I have been playing guitar for 30 plus years and have always been a fan of the Fender Stratocaster. I have owned and still own guitars from other manufacturers but my favorite is the Fender Stratocaster. The American Standard Stratocaster is a quality instrument with many great features. The one I ordered arrived promptly and was nicely packaged. After a quick inspection I took to setting things up to my liking. I pull the trem down to the body, replace the 9's with 10's, tighten every screw and nut, adjust the neck, set the action and pickup height and finally set the intonation. Every guitar that I have ever purchased new has required a proper setup and I always check screws and nuts because wood shrinks as it dries causing things to need tightened back up. This Stratocaster gets my Fender Strat collection up to 9. I like the fact that Fender guitars are easy to work on and easy to modify if you like swapping pickups or the look of a different pick guard on your guitar. I am happy with the current pickups, H/S/S Diamondback and 2 Fat 50's. They work well together. The Fat 50's may be my favorite Fender single coil pickup in any of my Stratocasters. The guitar plays and sounds great. The case is sturdy, can be locked and has enough storage room. I am quite happy with this purchase and the people that I have dealt with at Musicians Friend have always been helpful and polite with me.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender

    By Mark

    from staunton IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      The set up was perfect,The neck feels so good. its hard to put this guitar down.The diamondback pickup,is way better than i thought. it adds body and punch,without sacrificing sparkle.And looks great.spend the money.these guitars hold value.its a easy purchase.

       
      4.0

      beautiful guitar

      By SteveMc

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color Is Excellent
      • Good Feel
      • Very Beautiful Guitar

      Cons

      • Set Up Was Poor

      Best Uses

      • Very versatile

      Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

      really nice guitar. Delivery was on time and well packaged. The guitar seemed like it was just assembled and put into the box. You will need to plan to get it set-up either yourself or professionally. it plays well and the hum buckers add a different sound between the start and les paul type guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      American Strat For Me

      By D4doug

      from Indiana

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Beautiful finish
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

        I can only speak from my experience, so here it goes. The box was delivered with one end open but after inspecting it, I did not see any signs of damage and accepted it. After removing the case from the box, I was pleased it looked great and when I opened it to find the lining was black plush material and all the eye candy, I was really happy. This was an open box sale, the guitar looked great and had no blemishes. I plugged it into my Fender Chorus amp and played Hotel California by the Eagles, great feel and sound.Rock on!

        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        A little underwhelming

        By Butch

        from Malletts Bay, Vermont

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

        First, the bad. Specifically, substandard quality control; not what you would expect from an American Stratocaster that costs $1k +

        1) Black case has white styrofoam (glue?) stuck onto the sides. Not a huge deal, but not what you would expect for something brand new.

        2) Guitar looks like it may have been a display? Tuning machines were covered with greasy finger prints and very fine scratches in the top coast of the finish. Sure, this is fine after I've played the thing, just a little taken aback that this was the condition upon removing it from the case.

        3) Beautiful neck - would be perfect if it wasn't for some odd imperfections on the back of the neck that were "filled" with extra polyurethane. Doesn't effect playability - just a nuisance when my thumb rubs across it.

        4) Odd noise from the tremolo. Resolved upon screwing in the tremolo arm.

        5) Tremolo is not at all set-up in the factory. Order extra springs as it doesn't function well as a "floating" trem.

        I know this is a lot of negative, but with spending this kind of money on a brand new guitar; I expect more. I haven't had this issue with other new guitars from other manufacturers.

        On a positive note, the maple neck/fingerboard is absolutely wonderful (aside from the finish imperfection I noted above). This pickups are better than I expected as well, but still falls a little short of the Seymour Duncan JB/TB I have grown accustomed to.

        It's a stratocaster, so you're getting a great guitar, but I urge Fender to put a little more care into these.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Instrument - WOW!

        By Mpane

        from New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Professional Sounding
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Absolutely None

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands

        Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

        Purchased this as a gift for my son. He says absolutely love it, the best guitar I've ever owned, easy fingering, back of the neck is smooth and can't believe what a difference this guitar makes. Makes me sound like a professional.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great buy!

        By Wyatt

        from Little Rock, AR

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Work of art

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

            Great buy on a great guital. Very pleased.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            ITS GREAT

            By patter

            from milton, ky

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

              have to admit i was a bit leary about buying a guitar on line. especially a nice one. cant tell how many times i looked at various models on line. finally took the leap of faith. no regretts. played it every day since it came in. love it. all i expected. play it through Crate Flex Wave 120/212. a real nice sound. i have an old Strat from the 60s. the new one feels just as good. would also like to comliment on your speed of delivery and on line UPS tracking. had a bad experience with another company. got billed for something and never got it. your sevice was great. i dont buy a lot but what i do all comes from you guys.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Truly Awesome Axe

              By renee cole

              from Lawton, OK

              Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

              I had been waiting to buy an American-made Strat until Fender came out with some better colors. As soon as I saw this baby in Mystic Blue with the maple-neck, I knew I had to have it. Let me say it plays like a dream, but if an axe can look better than it sounds, this is one of them. When I picked it up, everyone at the OKC Guitar Center was, wow, what a nice guitar, man. When I showed up at band practice two days later, everyone was so jealous, hehehe. It was set-up very nicely out of the box. Of course, when I got home the 9's came off and 10's went on. I made some slight adjustments to the bridge because of the larger gauge. I had the tweak the torsion bar slightly, less than a quarter of a turn four days later to correct a slight buzz. Other than that, this Strat plays like a dream and looks great too. The pictures don't show the rich shade of blue or the really subtle metal fleck finish.The neck is super for bends and the frets are just right. I have big hands and the radius is excellent. I can cheat with the thumb, no problema. It is also 4 or 5 lbs lighter than my LP, which is really cool during marathon practice sessions. Can't wait to get this baby under the lights. It is going to stay unmodified for the time being, but I will probably add some shielding to the p/u cavities, it has a tendency to hum around strong emf fields, but so do a lot of other axes. Other than that it was five-stars out of the box, and it is still five stars IMHO. Buy this guitar now!

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WOW says it all !

              By Old Man

              from Mississippi

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Finish Is Beautiful
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues
                • This Guitar Does It All

                Comments about Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar with Maple Fretboard:

                Fast shipping-rec'd in 3 days-sienna s/b guitar is beautiful-set-up was perfect for me-case is solid and very functional. great purchase-great experience-great company.

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