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
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.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Bought this beauty yesterday and I can't put it down! The neck on this bad boy feels and plays just as good, maybe better than my 09 USA Tele, and the humbucker has...Read complete review
Bought this beauty yesterday and I can't put it down! The neck on this bad boy feels and plays just as good, maybe better than my 09 USA Tele, and the humbucker has a really nice growl. This is a real Strat,believe me, you won't be sorry!I finally found the black on black strat that i've been looking for and it didn't empty my wallet!
Most Liked Negative 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...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.
Reviewed by 15 customers
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This guitar was the first I played when I started shopping around for a new guitar. Played a few more, thought about it for a week then ended up getting this guitar. It is an excellent step up from my previous guitar! Plays really well, great sound, set up well right off the rack at the store. Highly recommend!
I needed a new electric guitar after growing bored of my old squire strat. I had also just purchased a 12 string months earlier, so my budget was limited to $500. I had a great idea to purchase a telecaster, and after looking online, I found a decent silver tele for 500. I walked in the store looking for the silver tele, but I had to stop and look at this beautiful black strat. I thought to myself, that's gotta be a thousand bucks, but it wasn't! It was on discount for 350! I quickly bought the instrument and completely forgot about the silver tele. I went home, plugged this bad boy in, and the sound was orgasmic. BUY THIS GUITAR. No matter what amp you have, it will sound great either way. The only concern was the film I had to peel off of the pick guard, in doing so, needed to unscrew a few things, but it was totally worth it! I am the happiest kid on earth!
I've been playing acoustic guitar most of my life and just recently decided to learn play the blues on electric guitar . I decided on the black Fender FSR HSS MIM. Once I got her home and got to know her better, I wish I got her years earlier. The Strat plays like butter. Great action with a fast neck and it stays in tune. Practice is fun again!
I ordered this guitar from guitarcenter.com, as I don't live very close to their store. I have ordered lots of stuff from GC. The pricing with GC is the best. I took advantage of a coupon they had. The order process was painless. My guitar arrived very quickly. It arrived in perfect condition. It is pretty stunning to look at. The black on black is beautiful. It was set up perfectly right out of the box. Aside from the strings, there really isn't anything about this guitar that I don't like. The strings are a preference thing though. I like Ernie Balls. The workmanship on my Strat is flawless. That's my two cents. I love it.