Fender American Professional HSS Shawbucker Stratocaster - Sienna Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, and 1 Humbucker, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Sienna 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 Ash
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color Sienna Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape New Deep C profile
Radius 9.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
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 0113040747

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Amazing

The guitar is beautiful and it plays like a dream. Like all brand new guitars it needed a set up but I was very impressed with the build quality and the case that it came with. I recently played an American Elite from guitar center which is 300-400 bucks more than this guitar and fell short in every category. The frets were absolutely horrid. This guitar was the complete opposite. I don't know if it had to do with Fender's quality control or just the fact that I bought it from Sweetwater but either way this guitar is amazing. The only complaint I have is the neck and middle pickups, I will be changing those. The shawbucker is amazing though!
5/5

Wow!

Outstanding instrument! I really like the Shawbucker as it gives and awesome dirty sound. I had to wait a little while for delivery as the paint scheme is so popular but it is really nice. The ash tends to be a little lighter. Chris my sales technician was very helpful and in keeping with the legendary Sweetwater reputation. It came in the original box and it was placed in a larger box for safety.
4.5/5

Fun to play!

This is my first stratocaster and I am loving it! The versatility of all pick up configurations, ease of playing, and color finish make this guitar a musical pleasure. The service from Sweetwater is top notch! Thank you Dennis! The only reason I gave a 4.5 rating is the pick ups have that stratocaster hum. I plan on changing them for noiseless pick ups at some point but can deal with it for now. I also prefer a heavier gauge string than the fender stock of .009. I had to add two more tremelo tension spring to tame the results of putting .011 gauge strings on guitar. This guitar is an amazing addition to my growing collection and I look forward to many years of discovering its many voices!
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars