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Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

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Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its release in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster HSS ShawBucker isn’t a re-imagining of the classic desig...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its release in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster HSS ShawBucker isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authentic original model, evolved.

The fat-sounding ShawBucker humbucking bridge pickup is joined by tone wizard Tim Shaw’s latest vintage-informed design—the V-Mod single-coil pickups. These brand-new pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.

The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.

Includes hardshell 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 Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Deep C
  • Neck wood: Rosewood
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss top, satin back
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Tall narrow
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat 
  • Middle: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat 
  • Bridge: Shawbucker
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: 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: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm 
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Standard cast/sealed staggered
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body shape
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar. I enjoy playing it. I would buy again!!

By Ed C.

from Mays Landing, NJ

Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

I play a number of instruments and in a band that play music from the '60's, '70's and '80's, and decided it was time to step it up in terms purchasing a USA made guitar. I looked at PRS, Gibson and Fender. I looked at the Gibson Les Paul and it was a disappointment for me. The weight, the tuning issues, and the finish quality of the Gibson is lacking unless you are willing to spend more than $2,300.00. I looked at the PRS and while it is a great instrument, the Fender HSS Shawbucker setup cannot be beat.

Now, the Fender Telecaster American Professional. I got one with 22 fret, HSS Shawbucker, in 3-color Sunburst, with a Rosewood fretboard. The fit and finish is outstanding. The quality of the woods is top shelf. The neck is perfect. The deep-C profile makes it easy to play. The pickups make playing any genre of music easy. The bridge pickup can give you that hard rock growl and the five position pickup switch gives flexibility that is a perfect match for any amp, but even more so my Fender Twin Reverb. There are a few other cool features, like the the pop-in tremelo bar, the bone nut, the tuners were smooth and stayed tight and in tune, the tremelo system is easy to adjust and the treble-bleed circuit evens out the sound. Even the case is first-class and beats out anything Gibson matches up with its guitars.

In summary, the Fender Stratocaster American Professional's action is like butter, the quality of the build and materials are top notch and it is worth every penny spent. You can't go wrong buying it.

  • Was this a gift?:
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Product and Awesome Sales Support in store!

By Spider

from Scottsdale, Arizona

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    I played guitar for many years in my youth and then playing gradually declined as parenting took over my life. I am now an empty nester and wanted to pick up where I left off and not did I invest in this Fender Strat. but I also bough a Taylor acoustic/electric. Two awesome choices and enjoying every minute of my new found freedom.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth the wait!

    By Jaxe

    from NY

    Pros

    • Feels like Heaven in my hands!

    Cons

    • Pricey...

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Love this guitar

      By David

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I've owned a few strats and strat copies and this is the best playing and sounding one I have owned. The intonation was correct out of the box and the action great as well. Has a wonderful, rich sound and positions 2 and 4 both give those nice, quacky sounds strats are known for (which surprised me since the bridge is a humbucker).

       
      5.0

      Perfect straight out of the box!

      By Randall

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      The Sienna Sunburst is even prettier than the pic with a great finish and a hard case to keep it that way.
      The GC rep was attentive and knowledgeable and very helpful. Since I wanted a Strat since the 1970's and I am now 62. I looked at a lot of guitars and reviews before buying the best guitar I could get in my price range. I believe I got it right. Coupled with a Vox 100 watt amp it sounds great even turned down to "the wife's home" volume. Cranked up there is no static and more options on sound than I will ever use. I couldn't be more satisfied with the equipment or the service at Guitar Center!
      Thanks for a great experience.
      RR in Montgomery, Tx

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