Among the new Fender American Standard Stratocaster guitars, the HSS model is definitely the hot rod of the bunch, with more output and warmth from the its Tex Mex single-coil pickups and Diamondback humbucking pickup. The S-1 switch is removed to keep it simple, but don't worry-Fender kept key features such as the hand-rolled fingerboard edges and staggered tuning machines, and they added several new features as well.
- A new bridge with improved bent-steel saddles and a copper-infused high-mass block for increased resonance and sustain.
- A new neck treatment-tinted for a richer presentation, with the maple or rosewood fingerboard buffed to a high gloss. The back of the neck still has that silky satin finish.
- A thinner finish undercoat that lets the body breathe and improves resonance.
- A new Fender-exclusive SKB molded case.
- Two beautiful new finish options, Sienna Sunburst and Blizzard Pearl.
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- Alder on:
(700) 3-Color Sunburst,
(755) Blizzard Pearl,
- Ash on:
(747) Sienna Sunburst
Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Gloss Headstock Face with Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck)
Fingerboard: Rosewood (p/n 011-0100) or Maple (p/n 011-0102), 9.5 in. Radius (241mm)
No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Pickups: 2 Custom-Staggered Tex-Mex Single-Coil Strat Pickups (Neck and Middle),
1 Fender Diamondback Humbucking Pickup (Bridge)
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck and Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup and Bridge/Middle Pickup Combination)
Pickup Switching - 5-Position Blade:
- Position 1. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series (Lead Tone Control);
- Position 2. Middle Pickup and Inside Coil of Bridge Humbucking Pickup in Parallel (Lead Tone Control);
- Position 3. Middle Pickup (Lead Tone Control)
- Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup in Parallel (Lead and Rhythm Tone Controls)
- Position 5. Neck Pickup (Rhythm Tone Control)
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles
Machine Heads: Fender Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.685 in. (42.8 mm)
- New Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots
- Copper Infused High Mass 100% Metal Bridge Block
- Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance
- Tinted Neck
- Maple Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Front
- Rosewood Fingerboard Neck: Satin Finish on Back, Gloss Finish on Headstock Front with Buffed Fingerboard
- 4-Bolt Neck Attachment with Micro-Tilt Adjustment
- Bi-Flex Truss Rod System
- Parchment Knobs and Pickup Covers
- Rolled Fretboard Edges
- Staggered Tuning Keys
- H/S/H Pickup Routing
- New Molded Fender/SKB Case with TSA Locks, Glass Reinforced Nylon Trigger Latches, and Form Fitted Plush Interior
Strings: Fender Standard Tension Bullet ST3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-203
Accessories: Fender/SKB Case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth
Case: High-Tech, Molded Rectangular SKB Case
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 22 lbs