Fender American Professional HSS Shawbucker Stratocaster - 3-color Sunburst with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fretboard, and 1 Humbucker, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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HSS Strat with the Best of Yesterday and Today

The Fender American Professional HSS Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar has been crafted to give you the best design elements from classic vintage Strats and the most popular modern features in one gig-ready instrument. Tim Shaw designed the Shawbucker humbucker and the two V-Mod single-coil pickups for a vintage voice that is balanced across all of the switch positions. Fender's popular neck carve has been enhanced to a Deep-C profile that fits your hand comfortably. The Fender American Professional Stratocaster has all the elements that make Fender guitars legendary, and much more.

The Guitar that Changed the World

There may not be a model of solidbody electric guitar that is more ingrained in modern culture than the Fender Stratocaster. Its finely sculpted body, ground-breaking tremolo design, and clear-as-a-bell single-coil pickups come together in an instrument that is embraced by players in every genre of music around the world. This American Professional HSS Stratocaster is the direct descendent of all of those iconic guitars. And it boasts all of the same features, playability, and versatility that defines the Fender Stratocaster.

Balanced, vintage-voiced electronics

A great set of vintage Strat single-coil pickups should have crystal clear sound, enhance your playing nuance, and be able to get gritty and aggressive when needed. Pickup guru Tim Shaw designed this duet of V-Mod single-coils to do just that. But unlike vintage pickups, the V-Mod single-coils are crafted with different alnico magnets in each pickup. A Shawbucker humbucker in the bridge provides plenty of muscle when you need it. And the onboard treble bleed circuit ensures your tone stays clear and present when lowering the guitar's volume.

Custom Shop-influenced neck

The Deep-C neck profile that you'll find on the Fender American Professional HSS Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar is a slight upgrade from the Fender American neck players have been in love with for years. By adding a touch more roundness to the back contour, the Deep-C carve fills your hand perfectly while never inhibiting your technique. And you fingers will immediately notice how much control they have on the fretboard's narrow-tall frets. For good reason, this fret wire is the most requested size at the Fender Custom Shop.

Fender American 2-point tremolo

A Fender Strat wouldn't be a Fender Strat without the non-locking tremolo design that turned the world on its ear in the early 1950s. The American Professional HSS Stratocaster boasts an updated take on that design that meets the needs of today's players. Its 2-point construction makes action adjustments a breeze, while providing plenty of stability. And the pop-in arm mechanism is extremely convenient, holds the tremolo arm from having too much play, and allows you to adjust the tension on the arm.

Fender American Professional HSS Stratocaster Features:

  • A Stratocaster design the blends the best of modern and vintage construction
  • Balanced-sounding alder body
  • Maple neck with comfortable Deep-C profile
  • 2 Shaw-designed V-Mod single-coil pickups balance well with the Shawbucker humbucker
  • Narrow tall frets are the most requested size in the Fender Custom Shop
  • 2-point tremolo with pop-in arm
  • Comfortable 9.5" fretboard radius

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color 3-color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape New Deep C profile
Radius 9.5"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22, Narrow Tall
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Trem Arm
Tuners Fender cast/sealed staggered modern tuners
Neck Pickup V-Mod Strat Single-coil
Middle Pickup V-Mod Strat Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Shawbucker 1 Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
Strings 9-42
Case Included Elite Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 0113042700

Customer Reviews

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very nice

Wow what great looking and sounding guitar. The service i got thru sweetwater was fantastic and my sales guy David Merkosky really did a nice job on communicating with me thru the whole process of ordering this guitar online. Thanks again!

Fender American Pro HSS Strat

Another fine instrument from Sweetwater thanks to Spencer my representative. Arrived on time in excellent shape. Definite eye candy for me. The glossy reflections this guitar puts out keeps me 2nd glancing while on the wall hook. Love everything about this guitar. The comfortable neck, the pick ups and wonderfully varried tones from them and just the feel of this fine instrument. It is a joy to play. Well done Fender, Sweetwater and Spencer.
Music background: Hobbyist


This is upscale compared to other electric's I've owned and played. Asthetically beautiful, comfortable and tone is spot on. Great pickups, I'm loving the HSS configuration. Clarity while the volume is turned down and no fading of the highs. I have smaller hands and the neck feels great, frets are awesome. Plays easily, like I'm on crusie control. Sweetwater delivered a Fantastic instrument and Fender hit one out of the park with this one. Love it!
Music background: Hobbyist


I've played since I was around 10, I'm 61 now. This Strat is the best electric I've owned, bar none. You always know when an instrument feels right and this one does. The new neck shape has allowed me to play better than I ever have and the pickups are awesome. I can't say enough about how pleased I am. This is not the first Strat I've owned but it is the best. I may be gushing a bit here but I can't help myself, I'm a happy camper. Fender hit the mark with this one.


I have never been much of a Fender guy, mostly play heavier stuff. I own a couple music mans and some LTDs/ESPs. I have been slowly getting into a Blues / Classic rock phase and this guitar is freaking awesome! The new pickups are a little heavier than the older coils, but with the awesome treble bleed you can control that really easily. Thanks again to Chris Sanders, awesome Sales tech! Guitar plays like a dream!
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