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Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar (Rosewood Fretboard with Gig Bag)

Fender's American Special Stratocaster HSS delivers made-in-the-USA quality at an unheard-of price. An Atomic humbucker in the bridge gives your tone a kick. (20) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
Fender Greasebucket tone circuit Rolls off highs without adding bass
Atomic humbucking pickup Modern high-output humbucker; strong midrange bite
The Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS electric guitar combines the reliability of American workmanship with the sound and playability of a classic Fender Strat for a modest price. The HSS configuration means this Stratocaster has been hot-rodded with a scorching Atomic humbucking pickup in the bridge position, making it bolder than the standard single-coiled Fender Strat.

American-Made Strat

American-made Stratocasters are known for their superior quality, and the Fender American Special Strat HSS delivers American craftsmanship at a surprisingly affordable price. With a 25.5"-scale rosewood fingerboard and 22 jumbo frets, the American Special HSS feels just like a Strat should. It's got an alder body and maple neck, so it sounds great too, with all the richness and sustain you'd expect from a Strat. Fans of vintage appeal, take note: the American Special HSS sports a large '70s-style headstock, too.

HSS Pickup Configuration

Guitarists adore Fender Strats for their crisp sound. This particular Strat has been upgraded with an Atomic humbucking pickup in the bridge position, which when combined with the Texas Special single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions, makes for one hot and growling Strat. That extra punch is going to come in handy when you're riffing over the rest of the band. Classic tone and volume controls are on board, with one volume and two tone pots and a five-way selector switch. Electronics have been upgraded with Greasebucket circuits too, so you can easily roll off the high end, tailoring your treble response without adding muddy lows.

Features:

- American-made Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
- Humbucker, single-coil, single-coil configuration with Atomic Humbucking and Texas Special single-coil pickups
- One volume and two tone pots (neck and bridge pickups) and five-way selector switch
- Greasebucket tone circuit which rolls off highs without adding lows
- Contoured heel and body
- Alder body and maple C-shaped 25.5" scale neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 9.5" radius and 22 jumbo frets
- Large '70s style headstock and decal
- Gloss urethane body finish and satin urethane neck finish
- Vintage style synchronized tremolo
- Deluxe gig bag, Fender USA Super 250L .009-.042 gauge nickel-plated steel strings, and polish cloth included

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Specifications
- Model Name: American Special Stratocaster(R) HSS
- Model Number: 011-5700-(Color #)
- Series: American Special Series
- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, Modern C Shape, (Gloss Urethane Finish)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5 Radius (241 mm)
- No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets

Pickups:
- 1 Atomic(TM) Humbucking Pickup (Bridge),
- 1 Texas Special(TM) Strat(R) Pickup (Middle),
- 1 Texas Special(TM) Strat(R) Pickup (Neck)

Controls:
- Master Volume,
- Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
- Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
- Position 3. Middle Pickup
- Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
- Position 5. Neck Pickup

- Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Machine Heads: Fender(R) Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Scale Length: 25.5 (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.6875 (43 mm)

Unique Features: Large 70s Style Headstock, Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, Atomic(TM) Humbucking Bridge Pickup, Texas Special(TM) Neck/Mid Pickups, Large 70s Style Decal, Black Pickup Covers and Plastic Parts, White Dot Position Inlays

- Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
- Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth
- Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
- Introduced: 1/2010

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Black
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 15 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

Fender introduces the American Special Series Stratocaster HSS. Everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made guitar is within your reach.

Features include an alder body with gloss urethane finish, 9.5-inch-radius maple neck, jumbo frets, Texas Special(TM) middle and neck pickups, an Atomic humbucking(TM) bridge pickup, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo. The American Special Series--guitars for the times.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Retro but Current"
Sound: This is a very versatile guitar. I chose this model because if covers a lot of sonic territory having single coil and a humbucking pickup. Given my experience with Fender tremolos I always lock the trem down against the body by screwing the trem screws in the back cover in until the bridge is against the body. In my opinion this modification adds sustain and helps keep the guitar in tune. Feature: The standard 5-way pickup selector is offers the most options and those selections sound great. Again, having a humbucking and single coil pickups is a great feature.The body, neck and hardware is high quality and everything works very well together. An American Stratocaster should reflect 1st class finish and build quality and this guitar meets those standards. Again given the price - you get a lot for your money. Ease of Use: One of the best guitars I have purchased in this area. The guitar tunes easily and stays in tune. One of the most playable guitars out of the box I have every owned. Quality: The fit and finish of this guitar is first rate. I selected the sunburst with a rosewood neck. There are no defects that i can find with the finish. At rehearsal the first time the guys saw it they all commented on how shiny it is. Value: This is a very high value guitar. Top quality construction, components and everything works perfectly. If you are looking for a great guitar at a very reasonable price that you can play almost any style of music on then look no further. Manufacturer Support: Fender is 2nd to none. The Wow Factor: Great classic looks. A really nice combination of vintage and modern options. Most of all it is very affordable for an American Strat. Overall: I purchased this Strat because of the price. It has a few features that are obviously there for cost cutting reasons like the gig bag instead of a hard case, no Schaller strap locks included and a vintage style bridge. Those features have no real affect on build or sound quality.
Style of Music: Blues, Blues rock, classic rock, country
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Awesome strat !"
Overall: I am completely impressed and blown away with this excellent sounding and playing axe. I am 42 years old and have been playing since I was about 12 years old. I learned how to play on a Squire Strat and have been playing mainly Les Pauls for more than 20 years now. For a while now I have wanted another Strat and as luck would have it, I got this beauty for Christmas ( thanks to the wife). Mine is the black on black and it is a beauty. The atomic humbucker in this guitar is in my opinion very under rated. It can do metal to hard rock to blues very easily. Hate to admit it but it can stand up to my Les Paul with not much effort. The Texas specials can clean up very nice and get pretty dirty all the same. Put the switch in the middle and get very close to vintage Strat tone ( not perfect but very close). The thing that impresses me the most is the neck. Maybe it is because of how long it has been since I have played a Strat, but I have got to say this guitars neck is lightning fast and as smooth velvet ! I play through a Marshall DSL 40C and a Peavey Vypr 75 watt , I play everything from Metallica to Garth Brooks and this guitar does it all well. The more I play the more I like, I really cannot say enough. Zzounds were great throughout my ( wife's) purchase and shipping was very quick. Buy this guitar while Fender still makes it at this price , you WILL NOT regret it ! I gave the manufacture support 5 stars but I honestly cannot answer that because I have not had to deal with that.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, Blues, Alternative, and a little country
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