Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Electric Guitar, with Maple Neck

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With the S-1 switching system and a "Passing Lane" tone bypass switch, this guitar offers a ton of sounds. Get sparkling tones from the Shawbucker pickup.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Fender Shawbucker pickup Created by renowned humbucker builder, Tim Shaw
Noiseless N3 pickups Stacked design, vintage tone and dynamics
Passing Lane switch Bypass tone controls to output the purest signal

Introducing the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender has enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup guru Tim Shaw to create a brand-new bridge pickup of unrivaled tone and quality. Shaw's expertise dates far back to his work with the first and biggest names in the history of humbucking pickup design, and the result of his efforts--the "Shawbucker" humbucking pickup--is an electrifying new landmark in Fender pickup design. Shaw's handiwork makes the American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker a formidable new instrument for guitarists who want the ultimate in modern humbucking tone. Its forceful Shawbucker bridge pickup is complemented by N3 Noiseless single-coil neck and middle pickups for classically brilliant sparkle, and with all the other great American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS features players already love, it's a truly phenomenal new Strat experience.

Features:

- Alder body
- Maple Neck
- Rosewood headstock
- Maple fingerboard
- Shawbucker and N3 Noiseless single-coil pickups
- 3-Ply mint green pickguard
- Fender hard-shell case included

- Body Material: Alder
- Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
- Headstock Face: Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" - 14" Compound Radius
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dot on Maple and Pearloid Dot on Rosewood
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Nut (Material/Width): LSR Roller, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
- Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker
- Middle Pickup: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
- Neck Pickup: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
- 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
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 switch), Tone 1. Neck Pickup, Tone 2. Middle and Bridge
Pickups
- Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Series: Deluxe

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted March 21, 2015 by Gord A in Victoria, BC
"The ultimate electric guitar playing experience"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
This guitar sounds great; is versatile; is comfortable to play; stays in tune when you use the whammy bar, on stage, live, it delivers, all the notes, harmonics, dynamics and noiseless; looks awesome; has all the best Fender high end mods for versatility and playing ease and is pedal friendly; the pickups are balanced; play clean, play overdriven; if you are a good guitar player it will make you sound great; if you are a bad guitar player...oy vay! ... you will appreciate the guitar more if you have chops and it will appreciate you for having chops by making you sound like an in-tune rock star. I have one in my hands and one on the way. I never want to be without this guitar. I ordered another one exactly like this one. Appreciate the compound radius maple neck and select alder sunburst body. Such a nice grain. Stays in laser beam tune. The best of what a Strat can be. A self-actualized guitar. Evolution, perfection, years of labour, attention to detail, the ultimate guitar playing experience. It happened in 2015. You were here when history was made again by Fender. I made it my go-to Strat. I made a difficult decision; I traded in my Jeff Beck Strat for this, I have seen the future of the electric guitar. The first number I played on stage with this axe was Eruption. This guitar is a racehorse. 6L6's bring out the resonance, EL34's bring out the Eric Clapton sound on Hideaway. The neck is attached to the body; the bridge is over troubled water, the tremolo arm snaps in, the read more strings glide over LSR orbitals unimpeded by string trees on the way to locking tuners. When you're weary, when tears are in your eyes, when times get rough, play it and find the magic zone.

Musical Background:
Playing Stratocaster since Woodstock. Playing onstage since Grade 9. Studio since Grade 12.

Musical Style:
Classic rock, classic rock influenced originals. Snippets of classical music influenced by Yngwie Malmsteen. Snippets of fusion
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