Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top - Aged Cherry Burst with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, 1 Humbucking Pickup, and Synchronized Tremolo - Aged Cherry Burst
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A Juicy-looking Strat with Modern Appointments

The Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top solidbody electric guitar gives you classic Strat playability, gorgeous visuals, and hot-rodded electronics. Loaded with a high-output humbucker at the bridge and single-coils in the neck and middle positions, this Strat delivers tone by the truckload. There's also a vintage-style vibrato onboard for added expression. But it's that stunning figured maple top that'll have your fans' eyes riveted on you. When you want a juicy-looking Strat with killer tone, choose the Fender Standard Strat HSS Plus Top with Locking Tremolo.

Fender Standard Strat HSS Plus Top Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Push your amp with this Strat

  • An amazing blend of art and engineering
  • Alluring stage appeal
Push your amp with this Strat

This guitar gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to its sound; you get the kind of thick, high-output humbucking tones that drive modern amps, thanks to the bridge humbucker. Single-coils in the middle and neck positions provide a stellar combination of juicy Fender vibe and articulation. Mix and match this pickup array with the Standard Strat HSS Plus Top with Locking Tremolo's 5-way switch, and you're in tone heaven!

An amazing blend of art and engineering

While there's no denying the fact that Leo Fender's guitar designs were an amazing blend of art and engineering, it was the erroneously named synchronized tremolo (it's actually a vibrato) that may well have been his most inspired bit of engineering. With it, you could bend notes or even entire chords up or down without throwing the guitar out of tune. Even though Fender has continued to improve upon the tremolo, many players simply prefer the look and feel of the original. In the Fat Strat, there's also a high mass bridge block for improved sustain and overall tone.

Alluring stage appeal

At Sweetwater, we're all about tone, but we're not immune to a little stage vanity. As good as it sounds, the Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Plus Top delivers impressive visuals to match. When the lights hit this Strat, your fans in the first few rows will be drooling. Especially if they skipped dinner. Look at it this way: as long as you're hurling massive power chords at your audience, you might as well look good doing it. 'Nuff said.

Fender Standard Strat HSS Plus Top Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Comfort-contoured alder body with figured maple top

  • Modern C-shape maple neck with 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard and 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 1 standard humbucking pickup (bridge)
  • 2 standard single-coil Strat pickups (neck and middle)
  • Pickup switching: 5-position blade
  • Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo bridge/tailpiece
  • 3-ply parchment pickguard; parchment control knobs
Fender's Standard Strat HSS Plus Top is the ideal Strat for modern players!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Top Material Figured Maple
Body Finish Polyester
Color Aged Cherry Burst
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners Cast sealed tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Standard Strat Single-coil
Middle Pickup Standard Strat Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Standard Humbucker
Controls Master Volume, 2 x Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings Fender USA Bullets 3250L, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0144712531

Customer Reviews

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Cherry Burst HSS Stratocaster by Fender

I have several strats in my line up, but this one just felt so good and had that vintage tone I was looking for.,Then the Humbuckers bridge pup puts it over the top! Most USA strats I tried were way to bitey at the high end..This one was much more easier to control, and the bottom end is very present. Hard to get in a strat. This strat covers it all from Jazz, Country, Rock, and Metal...hard to beat for the price! The C profile neck feels awesome, and no gloss on the back for smooth playing. Pick one up and play, you'll be amazed..
5/5

Great guitar

I bought this guitar from sweetwater Great guitar!!I own many guitars Les Paul, Gibson 335, Fender TeleOn an onThis came ready to play!I had the action lowered, to my styleThe sounds out the HSS set up is fantasticWorth twice the priceI ordered the hard shell case as well!
Music background: Played music over 50 years
5/5

My new Fender Strat

This guitar is beyond description, great action, great sound, great looking. Sweetwater treated me like family! Excellent service, great warranty, great price, real pros!!!
Music background: Was in bands for about 20yrs. Presently not...
4.5/5

Just purchased--Love it!

This thing is beautiful. I plug into a Fender Frontman 212r (great amp, by the way), and the sound blows me away. I was skeptical about a Mexican made model, but this guitar is wonderful. The neck is fast, the body is well-finished, and the tuners are very sensitive, which I like. The pickups sound incredible--The two single coil pickups are both very mellow and warm, with a bit of a brighter tone on the middle one, but the humbucking pickup has this bright, twangy tone with lots of attack--sounds great with drive. Do yourself a favor and buy this guitar.
Music background: Student
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