The Fender Player Series Stratocaster HSH PF Electric Guitar delivers a heady combination of lightweight comfortability and nuanced tonality with impressive energy. Retaining classic Strat style alongside modern sensibility isn't an easy feat, but Fender have pulled it off beautifully. Whether you're picking up your first model or are adding to your collection, the Player Series HSH Strat would make a welcome performance partner for any guitarist.
Classic Strat' body
Since its introduction, the Strat has been the model of choice for many a guitar legend thanks to its delightfully comfortable playing feel alongside sublime tones. The delicate contours of the deep double-cutaway body shape establish a figure-hugging feel from the start. Whether you prefer to wear it high or swing it low, the Strat always sits just right.
The body is built using alder, a tonewood that has been favoured by Fender for decades due to its easy workability, impressive resilience, lightweight feel and crisp midrange energy. The Player Series Strat benefits from all of these impressive properties, whilst a protective coating of gloss polyester preserves the stunning finish. A 3-ply black/white/black pickguard prevents unwanted nicks and scrapes from blemishing the finish around the pickups.
Modern "C" neck
Connected to the body is a sturdy yet responsive maple neck, which is carved to the modern "C" profile to establish a natural feel in the hand from the very start. The satin urethane finish prevents stickiness or tackiness from impeding your hand's progress as you sail up and down the neck. The generous 25.5-inch scale length maintains string tension securely for a consistent response throughout.
Paired with the neck is an articulate pau ferro fingerboard, which features 22 medium-jumbo frets that are adorned with dot position inlays to guide your way. The addition of the 22nd fret increases your chord/lead playing options for increased flexibility when letting your creativity run wild. The 9.5-inch fingerboard radius offers a flatter surface to lay down riffs and licks on, allowing you to execute technique such as string bends as smoothly as possible.
Versatile tonal palette
The Player Series Stratocaster HSH is equipped with humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, whilst a single-coil resides in the middle position. The humbuckers produce a fat-sounding output for chunky, saturated chords and buttery smooth licks. The single-coil delivers the quintessential "Strat" tone that we've all come to know and love with a cutting edginess that is filled with beefy undertones. The 5-way pickup selector switch unlocks a host of tonal options, whilst the master volume and tone controls allow you to shape your output with deft precision.
The Fender Player Series Strat' features a refined 2-point tremolo design, which delivers delightfully smooth control over vibrato. Working in partnership with the standard cast/sealed tuning machines and synthetic bone nut, the bridge upholds tuning integrity consistently, whilst optimising intonation and sustain dutifully. Every model is setup with Fender USA strings, so that you can get playing as soon as it arrives.
Manufacturer Fender Model Player Series Stratocaster HSH PF Electric Guitar Series Player Body Material Alder Body Finish Gloss Polyester Neck Material Maple, Modern “C” Neck Finish Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro, 9.5-inch Radius (241 mm) Frets 22, Medium Jumbo Position Inlays White Dots Nut (Material/Width) Synthetic Bone, 1.650-inch (42 mm) Tuning Machines Standard Cast/Sealed Scale Length 25.5-inch (648 mm) Bridge 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles Pickguard 3-Ply Black/White/Black Pickups Neck/Bridge: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
Middle: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
- 5-Position Blade:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Inside Coil Bridge Pickup/Middle Pickup
- Position 3. Middle Pickup
- Position 4. Middle Pickup/Outside Coil Neck Pickup
- Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Control Knobs Parchment Plastic Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Strings Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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