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Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar  

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If you're the kind of Strat player who wants more punch out of the bridge position, this distinctive Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster is made for you. It's got that classic look and feel that only a S... Click To Read More About This Product

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If you're the kind of Strat player who wants more punch out of the bridge position, this distinctive Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster is made for you. It's got that classic look and feel that only a Strat can deliver, with the added muscle of a bridge humbucker, so you can go from glassy single-coil tones to heavyweight growl and scream with the flip of a switch. This special Strat features a cool look with candy red burst finish and black pickguard.

Features
  • Alder body
  • C-shape maple neck
  • 25.5" scale
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 2 single-coil neck/middle pickups and 1 humbucking bridge pickup
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Case sold separately
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FenderSpecial Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (13)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (9), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome playing guitar

Started playing when I was 14 and continued into nid 20's when I stopped. Friend of mine plays bass and wanted me to jam with him. I'm now 48 and loving playing guitar...Read complete review

Started playing when I was 14 and continued into nid 20's when I stopped. Friend of mine plays bass and wanted me to jam with him. I'm now 48 and loving playing guitar again. Mainly because of this Fender! I would recommend DO NOT buy a guitar without trying it out in person first. After 20 years not playing could barley remember a chord! LOL Picked out "another guitar" with thin neck design for my short fingers online. (not going to name brand or knock it, it's a nice guitar). Got back into playing with it but neck proved too thin for me! Was having hard time nailing just basic open chords. Frustration led to guitar sitting unplayed .. again.

After 6 months or so was at the friends house with Bass and picked up his cheap Squire Strat. Very surprised I was nailing open chords with ease. Little researching and figured out the Fender modern C neck was for me! American Strat's not quite in my budget so was eyeing this one up. Made In Mexico - MIM - strat with Fender hardware. Went to Guitar Center to try out 3-4 different guitars with this one #1 on list. It WOWED me. Plugged in and before I knew it jammed for over 1/2 hour on it. Felt like 5 minutes. SOLD! LOL Never bothered trying out the others on my list.

Beautiful finish! This red really pops and you can still see some wood grain in middle. A very subtle sunburst effect to it. Buttery smooth neck. I'm playing with great ease! Great sounding pick ups. Stays in tune very well for a tremolo bridge, I have a pedal board with about 7-8 effects. Probably 2 out of 3 times I play never bother using it. Just plug this baby directly into amp and enjoy the great sound and variations you can get just with the three pick ups. And the bridge humbucker is a humdinger! LOL I'm playing better now than ever I ever did in my first years playing because of this guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very unsatisfied with order

I received what was obviously a return but was charged for a new guitar. I'm very disappointed in Guitar Center. Did not come with tremolo bar as advertised or even a manual or registration...Read complete review

I received what was obviously a return but was charged for a new guitar. I'm very disappointed in Guitar Center. Did not come with tremolo bar as advertised or even a manual or registration card. Was repackaged and shipped to me in a Gibson box. The pickup switch doesn't work.

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4.0

Nice guitar at a great price

By Russ

from Orange County, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Makes me feel like I'm 15 years old again

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Playing along to my favorite songs
    • Practicing
    • Pretending to be a rock star
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    I am an older guy who started playing in the mid-60's. I've had a few Les Pauls, Martins, a Gretch, and a few others. This Strat is as nice as any of them (except for my LP Standard). I love the deep red color with the black pick guard. It looks very cool hanging on my wall. The neck and fretboard width are a good fit for my medium-size hands. This may not be a top-of-the-line Stat. But it plays nicely, looks more expensive than it is, and it sounds terrific. If you have been wanting a nice electric that doesn't cost a lot, try this one. It's a keeper.

     
    1.0

    Very unsatisfied with order

    By Tim

    from Arizona

    About Me Novice

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

    I received what was obviously a return but was charged for a new guitar. I'm very disappointed in Guitar Center. Did not come with tremolo bar as advertised or even a manual or registration card. Was repackaged and shipped to me in a Gibson box. The pickup switch doesn't work.

     
    5.0

    Should have done this sooner!

    By Buzz

    from Vancouver, WA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Playing at home
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      Been playing on a Korean Strat knock off for 20 years and thought it was ok. This Fendor guitar is like picking up a light sabre (compared to my old one), a wonderful guitar. Quite an improvemnt in my playing. The color is cool, high quality components and finish with the rosewood fret board is nice.

      I love it.

      My budget was from $500 to $1500 and after looking at several guitars in the store, I could see this one is a high quality guitar and went with it.

      After I've played it a little, I may take it to Guitar Center to lower the strings just a touch. It's easy enough to fret the strings and I may change my mind. They just seem a little high as you move up the fret board.

       
      5.0

      Every bit a start

      By Mike

      from Nashville, TN

      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 Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        I had a '79 American strat and this runs circles around it. It's not as "pretty" as an American strat but it has all the sound and feel of the American version. If you can't afford an American strat, which is more "finished" or you just don't care about such things, this one will do just fine.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Have some fun without breaking the bank.

        By 63 going on 17

        from Orange County, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • It's ear and eye candy
        • Makes me feel like I'm 17 again
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Pickups are good but not great.

        Best Uses

        • Cure for boredom
        • Having fun
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        I'm another one of those guys who started playing back in the 60's. I then stopped playing for about 40 years (yeah, I'm gettin' old). Anyway, I bought this MIM guitar because I like the red color with the black pickguard. Plus, it's a Fender at a rock bottom price. Don't let the price fool you. The workmanship is outstanding. I checked every square inch of this instrument and it is perfect. The neck is straight, the set-up is just right, and the intonation is spot on. And, as everyone has said, "it plays like buttah". I have it hooked up to a Vox AC10C1 tube amp and it sounds excellent !!!! If you want a Strat that is well made, plays smoothly, and can ROCK with it's bridge humbucker pickup, get this guitar. At the sale price, it's a steal. This has to be one of the best deals around. No kidding.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy again

        By David

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        Nice price

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome guitar ...totally pleased!!

        By Wingnut

        from scranton pa

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        Great price..overall value...great sounding ...took it to my luthier after i purchased...he checked it out and did pro set up...couldnt be happier...

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good looking axe!!

        By bebop

        from huntingdon pa

        About Me Experienced

        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 Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          the only thing I didn't like is on the back of the headstock there is no special edition label on it... guitar center said that none of them did.Did anyone get one with the special edition on it?

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better than my american standard stratocaster

          By Eric Cartman

          from Hanford ca

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              I have been playing guitar since i was 15 im now 28 and i play a lot of different music but mainly blues and rock and this thing is awesome it feels plays and sounds a lot better than my $1,500 60th anniversary american standard stratocaster that i had to send back right out of the box five times

              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent for the price once I set it up it plays and sounds

              By Steve

              from Terre Haute In

              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
                • School Bands

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                Very good guitar once I set it up will be one of my favorites to play

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