Fender Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar (Maple Fingerboard, with Gig Bag)

Count on a ton of bang for your buck with the Deluxe HSS Strat. The Vintage Noiseless single-coils and Twin Head humbucker explode with complex, pro tone.
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
Twin-Head humbucking pickup High-output, hum-canceling pickup
Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups Stacked single-coil pickups; vintage output
Fat, hard-rockin' sound and elegant Fender style unite in the Fender Deluxe Strat HSS, a versatile tone machine with power to spare. The rich, warm humbucking bridge pickup adds a touch of thickness to the instrument's voice, while special electronics ensure traditional Strat tone is close at hand; ready to go at a moment's notice. A time-tested performer on stage and in the studio, this graceful performer with smooth, comfortable playing feel will easily handle any sonic needs that arise.

Two noise-free, highly articulate Vintage Noiseless pickups inhabit the neck and middle positions, cranking out traditional, crisp Strat tones. The Twin Head Vintage humbucking pickup in the bridge position has moderate output, warm tone and even string response, as well as including a thick aluminum base plate to reduce magnetic interference. For traditional Strat tones, simply tap the S-1 switch atop the volume knob to select the rear coil of the bridge pickup--voila, instant classic Strat sound. Enjoy smoother travel when using the tremolo bridge, thanks to the modern two-point synchronized design, which includes bent steel saddles for classic aesthetics. A contoured neck heel and 4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate make it easy to comfortably reach the upper registers of the neck. The flatter 12"-radius fingerboard makes it easy to play fast leads and perform deep bends without fretting out. Locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free playing and read more enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes.

The alder body bears a highly durable gloss polyurethane finish that will easily stand up to hard playing, keeping the instrument like new for years to come. Classic aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware and a three-ply mint green pickguard, along with aged white pickup covers, control knobs and switch tip. Sporting authentic Fender style and versatile sound, the Deluxe Strat HSS is the ideal instrument for players who need a variety of tones for the stage or the studio.
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- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple, Modern "C"
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Fingerboard: Maple, 12" (305 mm)
- Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
- Position Inlays: Black Pearloid Dots on Maple
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking with Vintage Style Button
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green, 3-Ply Black/White/Black
- Pickups: Twin Head Vintage Humbucking (Bridge), Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat (Middle), Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat guitar (Neck)
- 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
- Special Electronics: S-1 Switch on Volume Control Selects Rear Coil of Bridge Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
- Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blizzard Pearl
Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0147202 355
Tobacco Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0147202 352
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818
(5 ratings)
Submitted March 13, 2018 by Michael S in La Salle , IL
"Great guitar"
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Having owned a 2004 American Deluxe ash, and a 2011 American standard, I can honestly say the quality of this MN is right up there. Aside from the lack of hand rolled fingerboard edges, and the plastic truss plug instead of ash, this is the equal to my prior Stratocasters in every way. Great guitar for the money. I especially enjoy the classic style tuning pegs, very nice touch. Having been an SSS Strat player I am impressed with the HSS setup, being able to split the coil on the HB is a nice feature as well, This little thing is a versatile instrument that should serve me well for years to come. Highly recommended.
Musical Background:
Playing guitar off and on for 27 years, mostly for my own enjoyment/relaxation
Musical Style:
Classic/Prog Rock, Indie Folk/Rock, Alternative, Blues.
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