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First designed in 1954 by Leo Fender and probably the most recognisable electric guitar in the world, the Fender Stratocaster is an icon! At Rich Tone Music, we have a huge variety of Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitars in stock or on order, including the Standard, American Standard, Special, Deluxe and Artist series.
The Fender Strat has been used by guitar legend after guitar legend. Think Clapton, Hendrix, Gilmour and Knopfler. Its double cutaway design make it an extremely playable guitar, and a Stratocaster is capable of a wide range of tones; anything from clean and bright, through to mellow and warm, making it a versatile beast and suitable for many genres.
An HSS Fender Stratocaster refers to the pick up combination fitted to the guitar. In this case HSS means Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil. The humbucker being in the bridge position, the two single coils being middle and neck pick ups respectively. In basic terms, Fender HSS Stratocaster Electric Guitars are often considered to be versatile instruments as the bridge pick up provides more power for Rock Music styles, and balanced with single coils for rhythm guitar, blues, jazz. This configuration allows them to be considered somewhat of an allrounder.
Not all Fender Stratocasters come with Hard Cases are Bags as standard. These Fender Stratocaster Guitars come with hard case included in the sale price. These Stratocaster Guitars come with Gig Bag.
Specifications correct at time of writing and are subject to change from Fender.
A Hardtail Fender Stratocaster is a model that does not feature a Fender Tremolo system, rather has a fixed bridge (‘Hard Tail”).
A fixed bridge/Hard Tail assembly is often regarded to have superior sustain and resonance qualities, but does therefore lack the musical flexibility of a Tremolo system, to alter the pitch of the guitar when played.
It is traditional for a Fender Stratocaster to have a tremolo system, so Hard Tail Fender Stratocaster models are generally few in number relative to the whole range.
A Fender Stratocaster HSS is a guitar with Humbucker, Single Coil, Single Coil pick up configuration.
Traditionally, Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitars would be fitted with 3 x Single Coil pick ups – sometimes referred to as “SSS” configuration. The benefits of having a Humbucker in the bridge position is a higher output pick up, making the guitar more versatile for harder rock music genre’s.
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