The Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Floyd Rose Guitar in Olympic White delivers an exceptional instrument at an affordable price. Whether you're an amateur or a professional, every guitarist will appreciate how delightfully comfortable this model is to play. Packed with features that make it versatile with regard to tone, and very flexible when it comes to control, the HSS model yearns for the limelight and is equipped to take your playing to new heights.
The distinctive Strat body shape - complete with ergonomically designed contours that allow it to rest snugly against the body during performances - has been crafted using alder. Thanks to its superb tonal qualities, alder produces a smooth output across the frequency spectrum from low to high. Backing up its lightweight feel, and tonal dexterity, alder is also highly resilient and built to endure the customary knocks that come with life on the road. The cool Olympic White body finish is protected by a layer of gloss polyester to preserve it for as long as possible, whilst the black pickguard offers further protected to the body top from unwanted pickscrapes and scratches.
Fitted to the body is a solid and reliable maple neck, which has been shaped to the fast-playing modern "C" profile. Paired with the neck is a responsive rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 21 medium-jumbo frets that accommodate the most intricate of playing styles. The 9.5" fingerboard radius ensures that whether you're a fingerstyle player who deftly teases country licks from the strings, or prefer to grab a pick and shred, your technique can be executed with precision. 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 HSS is equipped with a humbucker in the bridge position, and two single-coils in the middle and neck positions. This arrangement is superb if you're looking for a combination of raw power that is matched with a robust versatility. The 5-way pickup selector switch makes light work of accessing a range of pickup combinations, giving you quick access to a plethora of tones. Intricate signal shaping can be performed via the tone pots - one for the neck pickup, one for the middle and bridge pickups -, whilst the master volume pot adjusts the output level.
Fender didn't stop there though. The second tone pot also acts as a coil-splitting push/pull switch, which leaves the outside coil active. Thanks to this useful feature, the range of tones available to you is expanded 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.
Again, the clue is in the name here, and fitted to the body is a Floyd Rose locking tremolo bridge. The Floyd Rose provides a firm base for the strings to guarantee impeccable intonation, whilst the locking nuts at the top of the neck maintain accurate tuning as you bend and dive your way through each and every performance.
The Fender Standard Stratocaster HSS Floyd Rose Electric Guitar in Olympic White is a rare model that combines superior quality hardware, sublime playability, a high degree of tonal versatility, and, of course, Fender's unique Strat design. Whether you're a bedroom rocker, or a stadium regular, the HSS Floyd Rose is a guitar that lends itself well to each and every guitarist.
Manufacturer Fender Model Standard Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Model Number 01149300505 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 Bridge: Blacktop Humbucking Neck/Middle: Standard Stratocaster Single-Coil Pickup Config. HSS 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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