The Fender Limited Edition HM Strat Electric Guitar sports the same unique look and specs of its original late 80s forefather with all the build quality and reliability of a modern guitar. Designed to compete with 'super Strats' from competitors, the HM Strat is designed for heavier playing with a slim neck, Floyd Rose and high output pickups.
Basswood often gets a bad rep due to poor cuts being used on lower level guitars but that's not the case here. The HM Strat features a high-quality slab that is lightweight and tonally sits in the middle, softening highs and lows to give a pronounced mid-range energy, great for sustain and working well with a floating tremolo. The tonewood of choice for 80s shredders such as Randy Rhoads and EVH, its balanced nature ensures a fantastic sound and feel, with the sculpted double cutaways giving fantastic upper fret access for those searing solos.
Narrow 'C' Neck
The HM Strat has a Narrow 'C' neck that's perfect for lightning legato and agile alternate picking, a shredders dream with its slim profile and flat radius making rapid-fire playing a breeze. A unique 25.1-inch scale is composed of Maple embodying a snappy and bright tone matched with a Maple/Rosewood fretboard that feels smooth under your fingers. With 24 frets you get two full octaves to play with, marked by Dot Inlays to ensure you never lose your way.
HM is for Heavy Metal
The HM Strat features an HSS pickup configuration, with specially voiced, high output pickups designed to deliver a hot tone with the humbucker in the bridge as well as giving you the more traditional Strat sounds when you combine them with the single coils of the neck and middle. Great for hard riffing and soaring lead work, these pickups are primarily aimed at players of heavier styles, but combined with the five-position blade switch you have enough versatility to work well with a variety of genres and playstyles.
Double Locking Tremolo
With a Floyd Rose Special Double-Locking Tremolo recessed into the body you can perform deep divebombs to your heart's content, safe in the knowledge that everything will return perfectly to concert pitch. Whether it's a subtle shimmer you want to add or full-on Slayer-style whammy insanity the HM Strat will put up with plenty of abuse without affecting the string tuning. Gotoh Cast/Sealed tuning machines work perfectly with the locking nut to ensure that any adjustments are easy and long-lasting.
The Fender Limited Edition HM Strat Electric Guitar in Frozen Yellow was built in the same factory as the original, imbibing the spirit of the original 80s shred machines. With premium hardware and high output pickups in period-correct finishes, this guitar will have shred heads slavering.
Manufacturer Fender Model Limited Edition HM Strat Body Basswood Body Finish Gloss Urethane Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Satin Urethane Neck Shape Narrow "C" Shape Scale Length 25.1-inch (638 mm) Fingerboard Maple/Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 17-inch-inch (432 mm) Number of Frets 24 Frets Size Jumbo String Nut Floyd Rose® Special Locking Nut Width 1.66-inch (42.1 mm) Position Inlays Black Dot Bridge Pickup HM Humbucking Middle Pickup HM Single Coil Neck Pickup HM Single Coil Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Configuration HSS Bridge Floyd Rose® Special Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) Hardware Finish Black Tuning Machines Gotoh® Cast/Sealed Pickguard None Control Knobs Black Plastic
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