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The FSR Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar is a factory special run. It ups the ante with upgraded details like a vintage tinted neck, custom-color hardware, and two classic Fender single-coil ... Read More

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The FSR Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar is a factory special run. It ups the ante with upgraded details like a vintage tinted neck, custom-color hardware, and two classic Fender single-coil pickups (neck and middle) and a high-output humbucker (bridge). You'll also love the standard Strat features the rocker is fitted with such as alder body, maple neck, 21-fret maple fretboard with a 9.5" radius, and a Synchronized Tremolo bridge. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Alder body
  • Vintage-tinted gloss maple neck
  • modern "C" neck profile
  • Maple fretboard with a
  • Black dot position inlays
  • '50s era "spaghetti" logo on the headstock
  • Three-ply black-white-black pickguard
  • Two classic Fender single-coil pickups (neck and middle) and a high-output humbucker at the bridge
  • Master Volume, two Tones
  • 5-position blade selector switch
  • Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Black knobs and pickups
  • Grey hardware
Specifications
  • Model number: 014 0009 506
    Fretboard radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Frets: 21 vintage jumbo
    Nut width: 1.653" (42mm)
    Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
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FenderSpecial Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love At First Feel

I've avidly collected, played, and studied the craftsmanship of guitars and basses for a little over a decade. Gibsons, PRS, Ibanez, ESP, Jackson, Charvel, Epiphone, etc, etc... But...Read complete review

I've avidly collected, played, and studied the craftsmanship of guitars and basses for a little over a decade. Gibsons, PRS, Ibanez, ESP, Jackson, Charvel, Epiphone, etc, etc... But let's set up the situation; I was at a new local GC, planning on purchasing a new guitar, with the full intention of it either being a Fender or a Gibson. I tried 28 guitars before I grabbed this one, each feeling wrong to me; the neck felt rough, the neck profile too fat or thick, the pick ups being too muddy or twangy, the balance of how it sat, or was held, etc. Then there was this guitar... I TOUCHED the neck, and immediately felt comfortable with it. I sat down, perfectly balanced as a strat should be, and was able to play every style of music without touching the amps knobs. No feedback and superbly diverse. The high output of the humbucker is astounding: clear cleans, and crispy/groove-laden distortions. The 2 single coils are equally effective for bluesy stuff, expectant of the infamous Strat sound. Then, there's the price: cheap for a finely crafted, highly reliable instrument. Then I got it home, have been actively performing with it (it's better than most American models for 1/2 the price). Because of this guitar, I now endorse Fender and Dean guitars for foreign models. But the real kicker? What's the real difference between this guitar and an American Strat? The distance between Corona, California and the Mexican Fender factory. Of course, there are always cases of rarities, and I always advise playing guitars before buying them, on the off chance you get a dud in shipping. Other than that, 5/5, highly recommended.

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not bad

I love strats,Bought this one a while back. Love it only thing that sucked was the factory humbucker kinda sucked for me. I play with a decent amount of gain and It just...Read complete review

I love strats,Bought this one a while back. Love it only thing that sucked was the factory humbucker kinda sucked for me. I play with a decent amount of gain and It just sounded kinda blah. I changed the pick up for a higher gain pick up,rewired it and now love it. I have other guitars but always come back to this one,I even record with it.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite guitar. MIM vs MIA

By Austin

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for a little over a year now and it couldn't be better! I saw this guitar in a Guitar Center catalog about 2 years ago and thought it was absolutely beautiful. I wanted it so bad, but I then noticed that it was an MIM and honestly I was kind of turned off. I had this perception that anything besides American made wasn't worth buying. I couldn't have been more wrong.

    Fast forward a year from that catalog experience and I came across the same guitar in guitar center one day so I decided to give it a play. From the second I started playing I knew I wanted to buy it, but I was still hung up on the fact that it was made in Mexico. So I decided to do a bit of research over the next few days, continuing to go back to guitar center to play it some more and talk with a couple employees there about it. Come to find out there isn't a whole lot of difference between MIM & MIA now days. Obviously you're going to get more consistent good guitars in an MIA and their value will last, but in many instances MIM can compare pretty well.

    Long story short I ended up buying this guitar and I've loved every bit of it. No regrets whatsoever. I'm actually looking to get another MIM in the future because I've loved this one so much. I also own an American standard, black with white pickguard, rosewood fretboard and double seymore duncan humbuckers, and this MIM can compare and compete with it. It plays just as good, and in some areas even better than my MIA (I can actually squeal easier with this MIM than my MIA). I also love this maple fretboard. It's got some like clear coating on it or something (I don't know what it is, but it differs from other maple boards) but makes it super easy to do bends.

    Granted I have done some upgrades on it to make it play better. I've put on locking tuners, changed the string tree to a rolling one, changed the nut to a graphite nut, did the intonation, and set the strings and pickups to the right height. Overall it's a great guitar!

    (2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    NOT AS GREAT AS MADE OUT TO BE

    By Doglover 1

    from NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • DOESN"T HOLD A CANDLKE TO AN AMERICAN STRAT
    • Flat Sound
    • HOMBUCKER IS WEAK!
    • JUST FEELS CHEAP
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • GREAT FOR A BEGINNER
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    Comparing This to an American Stratocaster with Custom Shop Fat 50 Pickups, bent Saddles and superb Quality is like comparing Apples to Oranges. There is no comparison.This guitar is put together with4 or 5 pieces of wood all glued and compressed together. The sound isn't even close to comparison. the neck on the American is just so much nicer and sound so much better it's ridiculous to compare the two. If a Mexican is all you can afford great-good for you but comparing the two is a joke. Personally I think your better off with a squire Classic Vibe Modern Player Straocaster. Just as well made and possibly better. The Butterscotch Classic Vibe with the Alnico 5's plays every bit as good as my 52 Telecaster. You wont see a lot of the classic vibe after this year as they are being done with. Comparing a Mexican Strat to an American is a joke and if it make you feel better and justifies the cheaper investment than good for you but you are only kidding yourself. That's my opinion and almost everyone owning an American Standard will tell you the same. i love the post by people who have both and say the Mexican is just as good (only because you don't really own an American Standard and probably never will) There's a big difference between the two and it's not only price. It's the quality ,the feel, the sound, the gorgeous case and the unbelievable playabilty that sets them apart and always will.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps... for Less Money

    By MoJo Naughton

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      "I would challenge anybody to come up with a better design for a guitar. The Stratocaster is as good as it gets, isn't it?" – Eric Clapton

      I've been a professional guitar player, musician and vocalist for over 25 years and my electric guitar of choice has always been Fender Stratocasters.

      My first guitar was a mint 1964 Fender Mustang. My guitar style and influences are Page, Beck, Gilmour, Hendrix, Trower, Blackmore and Buddy Guy. But my playing style is not limited to rock and blues guitar, I also play classical, acoustic and other stringed instruments. I know guitars. This is a genuine Fender Stratocaster. And for the amateur to the professional, this inexpensive axe is unbeatable on quality, sound and Fender factor standards.

      You could pay anywhere from $1500-$5000. for a Stratocaster depending on the model or edition, however this is Factory Special Run and consistent with all the features and tone you would expect from the high priced Strat.
      Keep in mind, this guitar is built with the best materials and craftsmanship and comes with factory specs, however you can adjust the action with some minor adjustments to suit your playing style and preferences (when your guitar is shipped various factors can affect the action such as climate conditions, shipping itself and assembly).

      Yes, this guitar is manufactured in Mexico... so are Sony, Dell, BMW, Blackberry and a whole host of major consumer brands that we use every day. The quality is not sacrificed and Fender, as a corporation, would not put their name on an inferior product. Note: Kurt Cobain used Japanese manufactured Stratocasters throughout his Nirvana heyday.

      "My guitar gently weeps..." just for a lot less money.

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      no setup for a stratocaster.?...disappointing....

      By Slammer

      from Clearwater, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      Got the strat home and started to notice lots of things not properly set up. Strings buzzing; had to adjust intonation; way off. tuning machines not staying in tune at all. Will take this back to Guitar Center for proper setup. This will be a nice guitar once it's properly set up. Shame on you Guitar center for letting me take this out of your store without the necessary work first being done!!!

      (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stratocasters

      By Forrest

      from Columbus Georgia

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      I am looking forward to having this guitar. I had a black one with three single coil pickups and a sunburst with two single coils and a humbucker. This guitar will be the best of both guitars. I can't wait to have it...

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Nice...

      By Al

      from Fredericksburg, VA

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      After playing several guitars in this price range...around $500., this was the one for me. Having relatively small hands, the Epiphone Les Paul's (which are beautiful guitars, and a real bargain) were a bit to chunky for me neck wise. This Strat plays like butter...has great Strat tone ( I play through a Marshall Valvestate). I think the bridge pickup could use a little more bite/growl, so that will be replaced in time. All in all, very good construction, set up well from the factory, and rumor has it (although I have not removed the pick guard yet, these "S R" special run series are made with USA Strat parts. Bottom line...I love this guitar.

      (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love At First Feel

      By Harrison Eastwood

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      I've avidly collected, played, and studied the craftsmanship of guitars and basses for a little over a decade. Gibsons, PRS, Ibanez, ESP, Jackson, Charvel, Epiphone, etc, etc... But let's set up the situation; I was at a new local GC, planning on purchasing a new guitar, with the full intention of it either being a Fender or a Gibson. I tried 28 guitars before I grabbed this one, each feeling wrong to me; the neck felt rough, the neck profile too fat or thick, the pick ups being too muddy or twangy, the balance of how it sat, or was held, etc. Then there was this guitar... I TOUCHED the neck, and immediately felt comfortable with it. I sat down, perfectly balanced as a strat should be, and was able to play every style of music without touching the amps knobs. No feedback and superbly diverse. The high output of the humbucker is astounding: clear cleans, and crispy/groove-laden distortions. The 2 single coils are equally effective for bluesy stuff, expectant of the infamous Strat sound. Then, there's the price: cheap for a finely crafted, highly reliable instrument. Then I got it home, have been actively performing with it (it's better than most American models for 1/2 the price). Because of this guitar, I now endorse Fender and Dean guitars for foreign models. But the real kicker? What's the real difference between this guitar and an American Strat? The distance between Corona, California and the Mexican Fender factory. Of course, there are always cases of rarities, and I always advise playing guitars before buying them, on the off chance you get a dud in shipping. Other than that, 5/5, highly recommended.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A happy customer!

      By Michael Brown

      from Anderson, IN

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      Although I would hardly call myself a guitarist, the new strat is a much better guitar then what I've been using. An old strat clone my son left in the garage when he came home from the Army (over 10 years ago). This is really my first guitar. It's apparent to see the difference in the quality, the nice setup out of the box. I now have some more inspiration to practice with the great sound now coming out of my 15 watt VOX practice amp.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wahooooooo!!!!!!!

      By Randy Mellinger

      from Scotts Mills, OR

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      I've just started back to playing the guitar and my teacher told me I needed to think about getting an electric guitar because the acoustic guitar is limited in sounds produced. So I ended up with this wonderful guitar that seemed to feel like butter when playing it. I took it to my lesson and my teacher asked if he could play it and he fell in LOVE with this guitar. He said that he had played Fenders built in Mexico before and wasn't impressed with the frets and necks on them, but he said the neck and the frets are amazing on this guitar and he is contemplating looking into buying one. Great Guitar at a reasonable price with outstanding craftmanship and sound.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Truly Enjoyable

      By Randy Mellinger

      from Scotts Mills, OR

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      I picked this guitar up at the local Guitar Center and I fell in love with the neck and the frets, it is truly smooth. It is also a beautiful piece of art that sounds great. I am taking lessons and my instructor asked if he could play it and when he was done he asked me how much I paid for it. He told me that the neck and frets on this guitar were equal to the $1200.00 Stratocaster he plays. He told me that I landed a great guitar and that he seriously was going to start looking at the Strats made in Mexico now.

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