As part of their 2015 range, the Fender Standard Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar in Olympic White takes the power and finesse of the HH model, and gives it even greater versatility. Taking on the original contoured body of the Strat, the HSH offers the comfortable playability that has made this legendary model the weapon of choice for some of the finest guitarists the world has ever known.
The Stratocaster's influence over music across the decades is undeniable, permeating every genre with its sophisticated curves and versatile tonality. Now thanks to the inclusion of some exquisite electronics, the HSH throws some raw power into the mix, enabling heavy rockers and metallers to reach tone heaven.
The slender alder body adheres to the classic Strat design, resting comfortably against the body as you play. Though it may be lightweight, alder is renowned for producing a lush tonal palette with a delicately handled balance across the frequency spectrum. Alder is so good, Fender has favoured it as their primary body tonewood for decades across many of their models. Finished in an elegant Olympic white, you can rest assured that the lovely paint job will remain pristine for years to come thanks to a subtle coating of gloss polyester.
In keeping with Strat tradition, a sturdy maple neck has been fitted to the body, and shaped to the delightfully comfortable modern "C" profile. Married to the neck is a responsive rosewood fingerboard, home to 21 medium-jumbo frets that reward fast-playing fingers. The neck is finished in satin urethane along the back, which helps to prevent it from becoming sticky during performances so that you can glide along with ease.
As the title would suggest, the Standard Strat HSH is equipped with two humbuckers - in the neck and bridge positions -, and a single-coil - in the middle position. Switching between pickups is handled by the 5-way toggle switch, whilst tone shaping can be executed using the two tone controls, and the level adjusted using the volume pot. The tonal versatility of this model is another feather in its cap, as you are afforded a vast range of tones to play with.
Fender didn't stop there though. The second tone pot also acts as a coil-splitting push/pull switch, which leaves the outside coils active. Therefore, you tonal universe suddenly expands significantly, giving you access to grittier single-coil tones as well as the sublime warmth of the humbuckers - perfect if you're looking for a versatile recording/gigging model.
As you'd expect of a Fender Strat, a vintage-style synchronised tremolo bridge has been fitted, which enables you to infuse your performances with vibrato - as well as maintaining intonation accurately. The standard cast/sealed tuning machines dutifully uphold tuning integrity, whilst the synthetic bone nut maintains string tension to guarantee a uniform playing feel throughout.
The Fender Standard Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar in Olympic White offers something truly special. By combining effortlessly cool Strat style and playability, with a unique pickup arrangement that pushes its tonal capabilities even further, you'll find this gorgeous very hard to put down once you pick it up.
Manufacturer Fender Model Standard Stratocaster HSH Electric Guitar Model Number 0149200505 Body Material Alder Body Finish Gloss Polyester Neck Material Maple Neck Profile Modern "C" Neck Finish Satin Urethane Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays White Dot Fingerboard Radius 9.5" Pickups Neck/Bridge: Blacktop Humbucking Middle: Standard Stratocaster Single-Coil Pickup Config. HSH Active/Passive Passive Controls Tone 1. (Neck) Tone 2. (Middle/Bridge) Master Volume Pickup Switching Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Humbucking Pickup Position 2. Middle Pickup and Outer Coil of Bridge Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup and Outer Coil of Neck Humbucking Pickup Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup Position 5. Neck Humbucking Pickup Special Electronics Push/Pull Pot On Tone 2 for Coil Split Bridge Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Tuners Standard Cast/Sealed Pickguard 3-Ply Black/White/Black Control Knobs Black Plastic Finish Olympic White
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