Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar (Maple Fingerboard)

Sonically flexible and packed with style, this Player Stratocaster HSS sports a "Modern C" maple neck and a Player Series Alnico 5 humbucker in the bridge.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Fender Player Series Alnico 5 pickups Crisp and articulate; modern Fender edge
2-point tremolo system 2 pivot points enhance stability & sonic coupling
The inspiring sound of a Stratocaster is one of the foundations of Fender. Featuring this classic sound—bell-like high end, punchy mids and robust low end, combined with crystal-clear articulation—the sonically flexible Player Stratocaster HSS is packed with authentic Fender feel and style. It’s ready to serve your musical vision, it’s versatile enough to handle any style of music and it’s the perfect platform for creating your own sound.

Respecting Fender's heritage while maintaining their innovative spirit, the Player Series humbucking bridge pickup sounds huge and warm, while the single-coil Stratocaster middle and neck pickups are crisp and articulate—it’s authentic Fender tone with a modern edge. The “Modern C”-shaped maple neck’s comfortable contours and smooth finish are ideal for almost any playing style. By adding a 22nd medium jumbo fret to the contemporary 9.5”-radius fingerboard Fender's made it easier to express yourself musically. The updated 2-point tremolo design has smoother travel for enhanced playing feel while simultaneously giving you rock-solid tuning stability since there’s less friction against the posts. Other features include master volume and tone controls, a 5-way pickup switch, 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree, sealed tuning machines and four-bolt “F”-stamped neck plate that marks this instrument as the real deal—as Fender as it gets.

Own your tone and create something new with the Player Stratocaster HSS.

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- Series: Player
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
- Fingerboard Material: Maple
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
- Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
- Neck Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
- Middle Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
- Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
-- Position 1: Bridge Humbucking Pickup
-- Position 2: Middle Pickup and Inner Coil of Humbucker
-- Position 3: Middle Pickup
-- Position 4: Neck and Middle Pickup
-- Position 5: Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup)
- Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0144522 500
Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0144522 506
Buttercream
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0144522 534
Silver
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0144522 581
Tidepool
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0144522 513
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818
(6 ratings)
Submitted November 30, 2019 by Timothy Smothers in Kendall, WI
"Very happy with this guitar!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
For anyone wanting to get their first Strat, look no further than the Player Series. My guitar arrived in perfect condition. The fret job is the smoothest I can recall ever playing. I can find no imperfections anywhere on the fit and finish. You may need to change the strings and set the action to your preference but once it is set to how you like it, it is a killer guitar!
Musical Background:
Playing guitar 15 years. I am a recording engineer.
Musical Style:
Rock, metal, blues
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