Fender Limited Edition HM Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard (with Gig Bag)

Originally released in the 1980s when hair metal reigned supreme, the Fender HM Stratocaster will inspire you to plug into a roaring half-stack and shred!
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Coil-tapping option Splits humbucking pickups into single-coils
Floyd Rose Special tremolo Smooth and stable whammy work
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
The limited-edition HM Strat sports the same unique look and specs that helped the '88-92 models compete with the hot-rodded Strat impersonators of the day. Built in the same factory as the original, the HM (for Heavy Metal) Strat features a narrow "C" neck, with unique 25.1" scale, 17" radius maple or rosewood fingerboard and 24 Jumbo frets for nearly effortless bends and technical fretwork.


Watch as Ethan Brosh puts the HM Strat through its paces in this video from Fender:


A Floyd Rose Special recessed bridge keeps everything perfectly in-tune even after the deepest dive-bombs and the high-gain HSS pickup configuration delivers hot bridge humbucker tones that can be split for more traditional Strat sounds when combined with the single-coil neck and middle pickups.

Other features include Gotoh tuners, molded 'F' logo knobs and black headcap with highly stylized '80s-era "STRAT" silk logo.

Specifications

Series: Limited Edition
Model Name: Limited Edition HM Strat
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck: Maple, Thin "C"
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 17" (432mm)
Frets: 24, Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Floyd Rose Special Locking
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Black
Scale Length: 25.1" (638 mm)
Bridge: Floyd Rose Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed)
Pickups: HM Humbucking (Bridge), HM Single Coil (Middle, Neck)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade Switch
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), 2-position Toggle (Coil Split)
Hardware Finish: Black
Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Blemished, Ice Blue
Shipping Weight: 12.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0251700377
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
(1 ratings)
Submitted January 24, 2021 by Scott Nichols in Verbena, AL
"Just like the original"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I purchased the white one when zZounds first offered the limited edition. I own an original one from 1989 and have compared them. The original had a kahler tremelo. The new one has a better floyd rose special, but still not great. I replaced both the old and the new with an original floyd rose and they both play beautifully. I highly recommend this guitar.
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