Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS
Released November, 2008
The Pros:Plays well out of the box, doesn't need much reworking. Has the recognizable penetrating Strat sound. Gig bag is more than adequate protection for most situations.
The Cons:Gig bag is inadequate if you plan on shipping the guitar, won't survive baggage handling.
The Standard Stratocaster HSS is an electric guitar from Fender, released in November 2008. This reproduction guitar offers the characteristic Stratocaster tone and the original Stratocaster body design.
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The key difference between the Standard Stratocaster and the specialized HSS model relates to the pickups: the HSS model offers a humbucking pickup configuration, whereas the regular model offers thee single-coil pickups instead. Other essential features on this guitar include a synchronized tremolo neck, medium jumbo frets and shielded body cavities. This guitar also comes standard with a tinted neck, a parchment pickguard and a ’70s-style “Fender” logo. Five different switching modes are selectable, expanding the variety of tones a player can produce. Numerous color choices are available.
- Alder body
- Maple, modern C-shaped neck
- Rosewood or maple fingerboard (9.5" radius)
- 21 medium jumbo frets
- Humbucking Pickup configuration
- Controls: Master volume, Tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2 (middle pickup)
- 5-position blade
- Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
- 3-ply parchment pickguard
- Gig bag included
- Lake Placid Blue
- Candy Apple Red
- Brown Sunburst
- Midnight Wine
- Arctic White
User Reviews (1)
plays well out of the box, doesn't need much reworking
has the recognizable penetrating Strat sound
gig bag is more than adequate protection for most situations
quality control on paint job and finish are very good, generally flawless
action is set perfectly, not too high or low
extra pickups in the build offer more options than other guitars, nice full range
gig bag is inadequate if you plan on shipping the guitar, won't survive baggage handling
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