Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar  

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The Fender Standard Strat HSS is an electric guitar that features special switching for its humbucking bridge pickup and 2 single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. Other features include ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Fender Standard Strat HSS is an electric guitar that features special switching for its humbucking bridge pickup and 2 single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions. Other features include an alder body, modern C-shaped maple neck, chrome hardware, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo.

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  • Parchment plastic parts
Specifications
  • Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple, modern "C" shape
    Fingerboard: Rosewood or maple, 9.5" radius
    # of frets: 21 medium jumbo frets
    Pickups: 1 humbucking pickup (bridge), 2 Standard single-coil Strat pickups (neck and middle)
    Controls: Master volume, Tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2 (middle pickup and bridge/middle pickup combination)
    Pickup switching: 5-position blade: Position 1: Full bridge humbucking pickup (no tone control)Position 2: Front coil of bridge pickup and middle pickup (lead tone control)Position 3: Middle pickup (lead tone control)Position 4: Middle and neck pickups (lead and rhythm tone controls)Position 5: Neck pickup (rhythm tone control)
    Bridge: Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
    Machine heads: Fender/Ping Standard cast/sealed tuning machines
    Hardware: Chrome
    Pickguard: 3-ply parchment
    Scale length: 25-1/2"
    Width at nut: 1.650"
    Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, nickel-plated steel, (.009 to .042)
    Accessories: Gig bag
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FenderStandard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 65 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fender Stratocaster, Year 2000 midnight blue edition.

Where do I start!?! First off, Mim strats are awesome for the fact that they are more like the original style strat (21 frets) over the american strat (22 frets)....Read complete review

Where do I start!?! First off, Mim strats are awesome for the fact that they are more like the original style strat (21 frets) over the american strat (22 frets). Mine sounds INCREDIBLE with my Fender amp. I can use the tremolo bar like crazy and that baby stays in tune no matter what! I get the most amazing clean sounds out of it and really nice distortion sounds, I am extremely satisfied with my buy! If you are looking for a beginner guitar or a upgrade definitely go with this, you wont be disappointed!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Super good looking Axe. (Arctic White/Maple)

I've had this Strat for a year and a week. Great packaging. First sight: my frets had about 1/8" of dust on both sides of the frets, so no telling...Read complete review

I've had this Strat for a year and a week. Great packaging. First sight: my frets had about 1/8" of dust on both sides of the frets, so no telling how long the neck sat flat "somewhere" in the factory. I found a human(?) hair in the springs. Nasty. Two big turn-offs. Anyway, one strum= very happy; played for about 20 minutes before tuning up. I should say attempting to tune up. I actually broke a string trying to tune up. After about 20 minutes of trying to tune this thing up, I decided to put on my Slinkys. Boom. Problem solved. Set ups are like opinions, so... Now, each of the tuners on this thing vary in feel, from brand new to old and loose. Not good at all. Within a half an hour of holding it in my hands I was questioning my purchase for that reason alone. A year later and the turners still (blank). The neck is nice. Silky, smooth. The one piece neck/headstock is (looks!) great for me, no problems except that the nut has such sharp edges that it hurts to slide up the neck from the headstock, so much so that I can no longer perform that move. Frets are nice and clean. I could do w/o the inlay on the back of the neck: I foresee future problems there, one drop and that thing will pop out. How do I know? 'Cause it did. I drop all my guitars (not on purpose!) and this one is alive and kicking: this thing is TOUGH (great build quality). Easy access to upper frets. The neck does feel and play great though, I am not impressed with the lack of sustain. The workmanship is very acceptable: fit and finish. The HSS configuration is why I bought this thing. Here you can get just about Every sound you need. I play 60's thru 80's "everything" and this one's got you covered. Can't dial in those classic rock tones? You need single coils! A great feature I really like: on the humbucker only setting, the tone switch is dead (in a good way). The single coils sound okay and I actually had to dial my gain down a little on all my settings when using the humbucker. Really, the pickups are flat and kinda lifeless, but are, overall, a go for the price. The bridge is only good for light bar work, but it'll get you through a few bombastic passages okay. I have lost some flesh on the height adj. screws on the bridge so...? This thing stays in tune very well. I rarely use the tone controls and use the volume knob even less; rather, I ride the volume pedal pretty hard and use the dynamic control of the same. This would make A Great First Guitar: easy to play, versatile, affordable, stout and just a dang good-looking axe. If this isn't your first guitar, but is your first Fender, save up and BUY AMERICAN.

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(57 of 58 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile and Thin

By Arruniel

from San Antonio, Texas

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

Thin neck, wide frets. Easy to play with small hands. Versatile, good for lead, rhythm, and, even, switching. Can stretch to any genre: blues, metal, and folk. It's the every day guitar for the musician that plays every day and everything. It's light, thin, and easy to handle and manhandle.

(45 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!! Fender has done it again

By chechepepe

from brentwood, NY

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This is one amazing guitar. I received one as a gift and i couldn't of been happier. This guitar can do it all. All those bluesy clapton sounds to that classic Hendrix madness. I highly recommend this guitar. I love having the best of both worlds with the new humbucker. Thank you Fender!!

(44 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender Stratocaster, Year 2000 midnight blue edition.

By Preston

from Royal Oak, Michigan

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

Where do I start!?! First off, Mim strats are awesome for the fact that they are more like the original style strat (21 frets) over the american strat (22 frets). Mine sounds INCREDIBLE with my Fender amp. I can use the tremolo bar like crazy and that baby stays in tune no matter what! I get the most amazing clean sounds out of it and really nice distortion sounds, I am extremely satisfied with my buy! If you are looking for a beginner guitar or a upgrade definitely go with this, you wont be disappointed!

(31 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Jesse F.

from Wildomar, CA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

Great guitar and also great versatility. I've been playing guitar for two years now and this guitar is one of the best I've ever played at an affordable price. You are foolish not to buy this guitar there is only one downside the fact that you will not be able to put it down. Great guitar overall.

(24 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Versatile Guitar !

By Alberto

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I've always loved the sound a distorted humbucker but also loved clear single coils for blues. This guitar gives you both options. Its humbucker gives a nice, warm tone. Its neck coil gives a beautiful glassy sound that is perfect for blues, and its middle pickup gives a mix between them. It is durable and the strings rarely go out of tune with the tremolo. The only thing you might need to adjust is the string action. It may come a bit low and rattle on the low E string. Simply a perfect guitar.

(18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Rounded Guitar

By Flanking Frank

from dfw, texas

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

The Fender HSS strat is amazing. You can play anything from SRV to Anthrax on this baby. I'm looking in to getting a LP, but this will always be my main. The only downside is that the tremolo can knock it out of tune, but I don't use it much anyways. It's a sweet guitar, great for punk,classic,alt,metal,blues...well everything to be honest. the most well rounded guitar ever made. (get some earnie ball strings though, they are the BEST)

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best guitar out there for the money!

By Begginner StratMan

from Virginia, Annandale

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I was originally looking at a low-end Ibanez rg series guitar, but then I tried out this Fender. All I can say is... wow! It blew the Ibanez away at everything. It stays in tune forever, you can get some really amazing tones out of it, and it has a really fast neck with a good action right out of the box. I got a black one with a maple fingerboard, and i couldn't be happier with it.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS GUITAR ROCKS!!!

By Lobob5

from ...

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar last year. I absolutely love it! The action is awesome, it sounds awesome, it looks awesome, IT IS AWESOME!!! Dont let the price fool you, this thing is definately one of the best guitars ive played! You wont regret buying this guitar, and theres no need to swap out the pickups. THIS THING KICKS ABSOULUTE BUTT!!!!

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy!

By Jake

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This guitar is FANTASTIC. I got this as a gift from my parents in early March and it is great. It captures any style of music from Johnny Cash, to Green Day, to disturbed. The neck playability is amazing and the body shape is uber comfortable. Its a great guitar.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Guitar Is HOT !!!!

By Brent

from Mobile, AL

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This guitar feels Awsome! I was torn between the American and this upgraded MIM. After playing both, I couldn't tell much difference. The neck feels great and very fast (maple). I did have it setup and put on new strings, now this baby sings!! I do suggest getting locking tuners. It sounds great... even on distorted channel. Try one out for yourself.

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