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Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Aged Cherry Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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The Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body. Other features include single-coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup, tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish, rosewood or maple fingerboard with ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top delivers famous Fender tone and classic style, with the added elegance of a flame maple top on the alder body. Other features include single-coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup, tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish, rosewood or maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius, three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and '70s-style headstock logo. Available in Tobacco Sunburst (rosewood fingerboard, our sku# H96913) and Aged Cherry Burst (maple fingerboard, shown here).

Features

  • Flame maple top on the alder body
  • Single-coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup
  • Tinted maple neck with modern C-shaped profile and satin urethane back finish
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and 9.5" radius
  • Three-ply parchment pickguard and parchment control knobs
  • '70s-style headstock logo
Specifications
Body
  • Body Material: Alder with Flame Maple Top
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Urethane, Satin Back with Gloss headstock face
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Electronics
  • Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • Bridge Pickup: Standard Humbucking
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Pos 2. Inside Coil Bridge Pickup/Full Middle Pickup, Pos 3. Middle Pickup, Pos 4. Full Middle Pickup/Outside Coil Neck Pickup, Pos 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tremolo Arm: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Switch Tips: Parchment
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Other Features: Flame Maple Top, Special Switching, Parchment Plastic Parts
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FenderStandard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Guitar

This guitar is the only guitar I've ever purchased online without playing it first. You can't find this model in the stores. I played great right out of the box but still needed some...Read complete review

This guitar is the only guitar I've ever purchased online without playing it first. You can't find this model in the stores. I played great right out of the box but still needed some adjustments. It came with 9 guage strings which I immediately switched to 10s. I did some height adjustments, tightened the tremolo springs just how I like, and did a small neck adjustment to the neck. Now it plays like a dream! The pickups are fine for now. It still has that unique Strat sound but I'm gonna want a little more kick later. As to the look and feel of the guitar, FANTASTIC! I get compliments from people all the time. It is visually stunning to look at. Which is why I bought it. I wanted my first Strat to look a little differnt that the rest and it does! You can't beat the price for what you get. I'm a happy customer

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Finale Competitive Upgrade

Use able and fine upgrade for users of Finale. Please ignore my previous review and remove it. Price right too.

Use able and fine upgrade for users of Finale. Please ignore my previous review and remove it. Price right too.

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Guitar

By Shawn Marine

from Lake Forest CA

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the only guitar I've ever purchased online without playing it first. You can't find this model in the stores. I played great right out of the box but still needed some adjustments. It came with 9 guage strings which I immediately switched to 10s. I did some height adjustments, tightened the tremolo springs just how I like, and did a small neck adjustment to the neck. Now it plays like a dream! The pickups are fine for now. It still has that unique Strat sound but I'm gonna want a little more kick later. As to the look and feel of the guitar, FANTASTIC! I get compliments from people all the time. It is visually stunning to look at. Which is why I bought it. I wanted my first Strat to look a little differnt that the rest and it does! You can't beat the price for what you get. I'm a happy customer

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Gary

from Coventry, RI

Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

I've owned this Strat for 2 weeks now. It's a beautiful guitar and sounds great. The humbucking bridge pickup gives it a little more punch and nice tone. The guitar was set up perfectly right out of the box. I had it checked by the GC tech while I watched. The satin finish on the neck is smooth and has an easy playing feel to it. The guitar is a great quality instrument that Fender is known for. I'd recommend this guitar to anyone who wants a quality instrument at an affordable price.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful, Solid, and Sounds Fantastic

By Alec from Little Elm

from Little Elm, TX

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    The cherry burst finish is beautiful and the HSS configuration is a huge plus in easily broadening the range of tones. I can see this being a regular player for a professional musician, as I have seen demo after demo video out there that stacks up this MIM Strat very favorably to the made in the U.S. Strat. My brief experience with this guitar bears out the demos I watched before purchase. I believe the builders in Ensenada take a huge amount of pride in their workmanship, and it very much shows in the instrument I picked out from G.C. A big hat's off to the Denton, TX GC staff, as well. Very knowledgeable and courteous.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    First Fender

    By Papa

    from Lubbock, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      Have always owned Gibson's but thought I would add one of these to my Christmas wish list just for fun. I should know better than to never underestimate my wife. There it was Christmas morning. Out of the box intonation was a bit off but action was about what I like. Someone clearly takes pride in their workmanship. Finish was beautiful and perfect, fit appears to be great. Definitely feels different than my Les Paul or 339 but it is something I am sure I will get used to. If all Fenders are this nice out of the box then I have been missing the boat for the last 40 years.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEAUTY AND CHARM

      By SENSEI

      from TEXAS

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        WELL DONE. GREAT JOB FENDER. FIT, FINISH AND SET UP VERY GOOD. STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX (ONLY A SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT ON THE B STRING WAS NEEDED). HONESTLY, I COULD HAVE GIGED WITH THIS ONE RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX, IT WAS EVEN IN TUNE.

        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I has a great sound. . easy to play.

        By Doc

        from Tennessee

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          I play with my CD's at home and go to friends, etc. and play.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes I would recomend this guitar.

          By terri

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          Really beautifull guitar, And it soulds better than anything that I have ever played. Really good pickups and a very responsive guitar.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          4.8 Star Rating

          By 6 Finger

          from Urbana, IL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            The guitar sounds great, plays great, looks great. The feel and tone of the maple fretboard is punchy tight unamped and amped. My -0.2 ding on a true 5 star rating is only due to one issue: better attention could have been given to fret wire end filing. Mildly snaggy if you're looking for that kind of thing, as many of the fret ends stick beyond and are not flush with the neck edge. My hands don't actually get in the way while playing. Having built a guitar before, I have fret files and will smooth the edges myself. Other than that, I' McLovin' this Strat!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would recommend to anyone!

            By Mikey N

            from St. Louis Park, MN

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              Highly recommend to anyone. I am not a serious guitar player but I've been playing guitar for over 10 years. I was skeptical at first because of the MIM but for the price you can't beat it. Great guitar and so fun to play!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Would recommend to someone wanting to spend less than $500.

              By Don

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              Wanted a strat for some variety. I usually play a Gibson LP. I didn't want to spend a lot of money and wanted the humbucker on the bridge. Could not find a problem with it. It plays really nice and looks nice. I am sure I will mod the controls to give me some tone control for the bridge pickup though.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WOW!

              By Jerry

              from Bellaire, MI

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Solid as a Rock

              Cons

              • No cymbal holder on tom mount

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              Purchased this Safari kit to replace my Breakbeats that I passed on to a family member. The Safari kit is far more superior IMO to the Breakbeats. Not that I didn't like the Breakbeats the Safari just has a much more professional feel them. Sonor did not cut any corners on this drum set. I totally love it. Didn't have to do much tweaking out of the box. I can't believe how responsive the snare drum is either. A little bit of tuning and it cuts nice. Going to take it to my first gig today. 10 pc. Big Band Show. I can't wait. Been jamming on it since I got it and am ready to take it out and show it off. I purchased the Red Galaxy Sparkle. It is in your face beautiful. My only gripe about street kits is the over travel on the bass drum beater so I'm going to grab one of the Axis beaters to eliminate that issue. I had one with the Breakbeats and for the money you can't go wrong. I also wish Sonor would of made the tom tom holder with an extra hole for a cymbal boom arm for a ride. Other than that this is a world class kit. I love the fact that Sonor designs and produces the tooling in Germany then sends to China for manufacture. You won't go wrong with this kit. My next and probably last drum kit is going to be the Sonor SQ1, black with the 20" Bass Drum.

               
              5.0

              I love this guitar.

              By Jerry

              from Bellaire, MI

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Guitar wants to Explode with sound!
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                This was my first Brand New Guitar. The guitar I have been playing was a guitar I found at a garage sale for $25 bucks. The quality and the Cherry Sunburst is hypnotizing to look at. I love seeing the woodgrain that gives it a custom look because every guitar I looked the woodgrain was different. Down side to this guitar I have neglected my family because now I'm in my corner with my Headphones, Code 25 Marshall amp, and my Fender. LOL

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Finale Competitive Upgrade

                By Jerry

                from Bellaire, MI

                About Me Professional Musician

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                    Use able and fine upgrade for users of Finale. Please ignore my previous review and remove it. Price right too.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By navy42long

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming

                        Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                        Excellent service from Guitar Centers. It's a Strat, nothing more needs to be said.

                        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just love it

                        By Mapex

                        from Indio, Ca

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                            Awesome

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