Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Fiesta Red

Fender

The Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS electric guitar combines the reliability of American workmanship with the sound and playability of a classic Fender Strat for a modest price. The HSS configuration means this Stratocaster has been hot-rodded with a scorching Atomic humbucking pickup in the bridge position, making it bolder than the standard single-coiled Fender Strat.

American-made Stratocasters are known for their superior quality, and the Fender American Special Strat HSS delivers American craftsmanship at a surprisingly affordable price. With a 25.5"-scale rosewood fingerboard and 22 jumbo frets, the American Special HSS feels just like a Strat should. It's got an alder body and maple neck, so it sounds great too, with all the richness and sustain you'd expect from a Strat. Fans of vintage appeal, take note: the American Special HSS sports a large '70s-style headstock, too.

Guitarists adore Fender Strats for their crisp sound. This particular Strat has been upgraded with an Atomic humbucking pickup in the bridge position, which when combined with the Texas Special single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions, makes for one hot and growling Strat. That extra punch is going to come in handy when you're riffing over the rest of the band. Classic tone and volume controls are on board, with one volume and two tone pots and a five-way selector switch. Electronics have been upgraded with Greasebucket circuits too, so you can easily roll off the high end, tailoring your treble response without adding muddy lows.  

Specifications and Features:

  • Model Name: American Special Stratocaster(R) HSS
  • Model Number: 011-5700
  • Series: American Special Series
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, Modern C Shape, (Gloss Urethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5 Radius (241 mm)
  • No. of Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Pickups: 1 Atomic(TM) Humbucking Pickup (Bridge), 1 Texas Special(TM) Strat(R) Pickup (Middle), 1 Texas Special(TM) Strat(R) Pickup (Neck)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket(TM) Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
  • Pickup 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
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Machine Heads: Fender(R) Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Scale Length: 25.5 (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.6875 (43 mm)