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Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS - Black - Maple Fingerboard

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£901.00
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The Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Strat® design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including Texas Special™ neck and middle pickups, a powerful humbucking bridge pickup, special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States.

  • 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Texas Special™ single-coil neck and middle Stratocaster pickups
  • Atomic™ humbucking bridge pickup
  • Five-way pickup switch
  • Greasebucket™ tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge

The vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge on this American Special Stratocaster imparts classic style and tone, with narrower saddles that allow more comfortable string spacing.

The tone-control electronics in this American Special guitar include Fender’s Greasebucket tone circuit. When dialing down the tone knobs, this circuitry rolls off high end without creating additional emphasis on bass. That keeps the tone from getting muddy, and it helps create sparkling clean tone and great overdriven sounds too.

The shiny gloss urethane finish on American Special instruments imparts a beautifully glassy sheen and especially vivid color in a highly durable coating that effectively resists the ravages of weather, aging and fading.

The largest of the fret sizes, jumbo frets are tall and wide, which lets you get a better grip on the strings, enabling more control over them and making bends and vibrato easier. A good choice for players with larger hands and thicker fingers.

American Special guitars feature a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary "C"-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth satin finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

Single-coil Texas Special pickups are over-wound for big Texas-blues tone with dynamically scorching output. With alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and staggered pole pieces for balanced output across each string, they sing, scream and everything in between with tight bass, focused midrange and crystalline highs.

Body


 

 
  • Alder body
  • Black gloss finish
  • Stratocaster body shape
  • Made in USA

Neck / Fingerboard

 
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fingerboard
  • Modern 'C' shape profile
  • Satin neck finish
  • 22 frets
  • Black dot inlays
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • 25.5" scale length
  • 9.5" fingerboard radius
  • Jumbo fret size
  • 42.8mm nut width
  • Standard truss rod system
  • Walnut skunk stripe

Electronics

 
  • Bridge pickup: Atomic humbucking
  • Middle pickup: Texas Special single coil
  • Neck pickup: Texas Special single coil
  • Master Tone control 
  • 2x Tone controls with Greasebucket circuit (rolls off high end without adding bass)
  • HSS configuration 
  • 5-way position selector switch

Hardware

 
  • Nickel / Chrome hardware
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
     
  • Fender Standard Cast/Sealed machine head tuners
  • 3-ply black pickguard
  • Black plastic on knobs and tips
  • 4 bolt neck plate

Miscellaneous

 
  • Strung with Fender USA 250L 9-42
  • Deluxe Gig Bag & polishing cloth
     

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Pre Order

Products that have a "Pre Order" button are note currently in stock, but are available to oder.  We anticipate that these items will take approx 10 working days to reach you (but this is a lot quicker in most cases). Once you place your order we will contact our suppliers immediatly and ofrder the item in for you. If there is a longer delay expected we will contact you.

 

All Guitars are Checked Before Dispatch
All Guitars go through our 12 point checking procedure to make sure that it passes our standards before shipping. This helps ensure your guitar will reach you in perfect condition. All guitars are checked against our 12 point check list and once passed, have a Guitarbitz quality control sticker attached. In addition to this we want to ensure that no harm can come to your guitar on the journey between us and you and so we have a rigorous packing procedure involving multiple protective layers. If you notice that this packaging is damaged when delivered by our courier, it is important to check the goods and if damaged, refuse the delivery and call us immediately. For your peace of mind, we have outlined the 12 point check below to show how we are passionate about your instrument.

body finish check   strings checked   neck check
1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
  truss rod check frets check
4)  Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
 
5) Frets examined for playability 6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
strap hooks checked neck joint check machine heads checked
7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
8) Neck joint examined
9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings
top nut check controls checked pickups checked
10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections 12) Pickups checked for responsiveness

For more details on our checking and packing procedure, please see our 12 Point Check and Packing Procedures page.

 

When You Will Receive your Order

Guitar accessories - strings, straps, stands, tuners and other small items
• Orders weighing less than 2kg are posted via First Class Royal Mail on the dispatch date shown.
• Orders weighing less than 2kg with a value over £30 will be sent First Class Royal Mail Recorded Delivery on the dispatch date shown.
• We cannot guarantee a delivery date for these orders, but First Class post usually takes 1-2 days.

Guitars, Amplifiers and larger items
• Orders weighing over 2kg are sent via our next working day courier service.

 

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• You are notified of this by email on the morning of delivery
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International Deliveries
We can deliver to the following European countries,
• Zone 1 - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Spain - £30 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 2 - Finland, Portugal and Sweden - £40 (including TAX) per order.
• Zone 3 - Switzerland and Norway - £75 (excluding TAX) per order.
Please note that we can only deliver international orders to the billing address of the credit card used. These orders typically take 3-5 working days to be delivered, you can still track your orders via the Internet in the same way.