American Special Stratocaster® HSS

Model #: 0115700300

  • Color
    3-Color Sunburst
  • Fingerboard Material
    Rosewood
$1,049.99
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U.S. Strat® Power and Value
The American Special Stratocaster HSS puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Strat® design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including Texas Special™ neck and middle pickups, a powerful humbucking bridge pickup, special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States.
Features
  • 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Texas Special™ single-coil neck and middle Stratocaster pickups
  • Atomic™ humbucking bridge pickup
  • Five-way pickup switch
  • Greasebucket™ tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Highlights

    Vintage-Style Bridge
    Vintage-Style Bridge

    The vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge on this American Special Stratocaster imparts classic style and tone, with narrower saddles that allow more comfortable string spacing.

    Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit
    Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit

    The tone-control electronics in this American Special guitar include Fender’s Greasebucket tone circuit. When dialing down the tone knobs, this circuitry rolls off high end without creating additional emphasis on bass. That keeps the tone from getting muddy, and it helps create sparkling clean tone and great overdriven sounds too.

    Gloss Urethane Finish
    Gloss Urethane Finish

    The shiny gloss urethane finish on American Special instruments imparts a beautifully glassy sheen and especially vivid color in a highly durable coating that effectively resists the ravages of weather, aging and fading.

    Jumbo Frets
    Jumbo Frets

    The largest of the fret sizes, jumbo frets are tall and wide, which lets you get a better grip on the strings, enabling more control over them and making bends and vibrato easier. A good choice for players with larger hands and thicker fingers.

    Modern Neck with "C" Profile and Satin Back Finish
    Modern Neck with "C" Profile and Satin Back Finish

    American Special guitars feature a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary "C"-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth satin finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

    HSS Pickup Configuration
    HSS Pickup Configuration

    Single-coil Texas Special pickups are over-wound for big Texas-blues tone with dynamically scorching output. With alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and staggered pole pieces for balanced output across each string, they sing, scream and everything in between with tight bass, focused midrange and crystalline highs.

  • Specs

    Body
    • Body Material
      Alder
    • Body Finish
      Gloss Polyurethane
    • Body Shape
      Stratocaster®
    Neck
    • Neck Material
      Maple
    • Neck Finish
      Satin Polyurethane
    • Neck Shape
      Modern "C"
    • Scale Length
      25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material
      Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius
      9.5" (241 mm)
    • Number of Frets
      22
    • Fret Size
      Jumbo
    • Nut Material
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width
      1.685" (42.8 mm)
    • Position Inlays
      White Dot
    • Truss Rod
      Standard
    Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup
      Atomic™ Humbucking
    • Middle Pickup
      Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
    • Neck Pickup
      Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat
    • Controls
      Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit
    • 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
    • Configuration
      HSS
    Hardware
    • Bridge
      6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
    • Hardware Finish
      Chrome
    • Tuning Machines
      Standard Cast/Sealed
    • Pickguard
      3-Ply Black
    • Control Knobs
      Black Plastic
    • Switch Tip
      Black
    • Neck Plate
      4-Bolt Standard
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings
      Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
    • Other Features
      Large ‘70s Style Decal, Dual "T"-Roller String Trees
    • Legal Notice
      Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag
      Deluxe Gig Bag
    • Included Accessories
      Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth
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