Modern Player Stratocaster® HSS


Model #: 0241000505

Modern Player Stratocaster® HSS, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

0241000505

Modern Player Stratocaster® HSS, Rosewood Fingerboard, Silverburst

0241000591
Modern Player Stratocaster® HSS, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White

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Throughout its history, Fender has always made a special point of welcoming new players to the family by offering entry-level instruments of remarkable style and substance (such as the Duo-Sonic™, Mustang® and Musicmaster™ guitars), with great sound, classic looks, solid performance and eminent affordability. The Modern Player series continues that great my-first-Fender tradition, with thoroughly modern features and several distinctively unconventional new takes on our most revered instruments-all with outstandingly attainable value.

The Modern Player Stratocaster® HSS guitar offers the tonal versatility of two Modern Player single-coil pickups and a full-throated Modern Player humbucking pickup at the bridge, with the addition of the second tone knob serving as a push-pull coil-split switch for the bridge pickup. Other features include an alder body, "C"-shaped maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with 9.5” radius and 22 jumbo frets, five-way pickup switching, three-ply pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuners and nickel/chrome hardware. Available in Olympic White and Silverburst.

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Guitar Dreams! and you can afford!!

(5.0)
elakies on March 21, 2014 (updated March 22, 2014)
Blues Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

It's a fantastic guitar, really holds particularly mystical sound of Fender that everyone expects from Fender guitar. The finish is amazing! the fingerboard is very comfortable to be as slim and the jumbo frets make it very easy to tap.
It's true that sometimes you have to compensate with the amplifier gain, and the humbucker of the bottom hasn't the tone that I expect, seems to lose power, but you also can use the push/pull rear coil selector switch on tone control 2 to convert the humbucker to a simple one to try a lot of possibilities in order to reach your own sound.

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Great Fender

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Bryan Ethan Stone on October 13, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Punk

I have this Fender since last Saturday, I've played it everyday, it's a great guitar. You can play with it blues, rock and metal, this guitar sounds really good at this three styles. I have a Fender Mustang (v2) I (amplifier) and with this fantastic sound great.
If you are beggining to play the guitar and if you want a good instrument, buy a Fender guitar.
I like this guitar's color, olympic white. The push/ pull in tone 2 it's great, I discovered it today. The humbucker for distorsion it's fantastic.
Definetily, I recommend you this guitar.

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Modern Instrument

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Mattia Cantelli on May 21, 2013 (updated May 21, 2013)
Amateur Blues Rock Heavy Metal

A new invention by Fender that is truly unique. It has managed to combine all the originating Fender features with a more modern sound that is more aggressive. my teacher is very happy with its unique versatility and a very warm sound and full-bodied and adaptable to any kind of music, not to mention the design is an excellent choice from all points of view. If we consider the price then we can be amazed, it sounds like a tool to be much more expensive. Both me and my teacher were affected.

THIS FENDER STRATOCASTER is BEAUTIFUL

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Very Good

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Djfinzz on May 20, 2013 (updated May 20, 2013)
Amateur Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal

I've had this guitar for about a week and a half now and I am very satisfied. For it being the cheapest Fender strat so far it definitely earns its name. I have a Squier Strat which was my first guitar and it wasn't one of the better ones either. The modern player HSS strat is a huge upgrade. Stays in tune, easy to play on, looks fantastic, and the humbucker bridge pickup is easily one of my favorite features. Good job Fender

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Excellent guitar!

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RodValenz on April 21, 2013 (updated April 22, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Gospel Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Bluegrass Reggae / Ska Punk

I have owned this guitar for 6 months. I thought it was a good guitar, but when I received it from the store I was really impressed! What a great guitar, good tone, it's a really comfortable guitar to play with. I really recommend it. The humbucker pickup sound amazing. I love the neck single to play funky music :)

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Fantastic guitar with its own sounds

(4.0)
tobyj27 on February 24, 2013 (updated February 24, 2013)
Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

This guitar is great! I own it in Olympic white and I love it. Gigged world wide with it and it held its own with my PRS, no easy feat!
The H/S/S with coil tap config is useful, but the guitar loses volume when coil tap is engaged which is not a massive problem if you use volume pedals, but if not I wouldn't advise switching to it for an important guitar part!
The humbucker is beefy sounding and I would only swap it out for a duncan of some sort. the single coils are fine. Not as great as other budget series (ie classic player) but if you are after true single coil sound you will always need to spend more than the cost of this guitar!
I would recommend sticking texas specials or some duncan single coils in this guitar and you will have an unbeatable instrument for a great price.
The neck is very flat allowing for easy shredding, some players may prefer a beefier neck.
Tuning holds well and there where no sharp frets or pieces on the bridge.
Recommend this guitar whole heartedly to any rock player.

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It looks like Jake E Lee's guitar and its a 5.0

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jcmexperience on February 20, 2013
Professional Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Reggae / Ska

I own so many Fender guitars, but this one is on my top five. The Modern Player Strat has its own tone characteristics, vibe and w/amazing action right out of the box. Its THE guitar that you reach for that extra "meat" in the bridge position, that a strat can't deliver... The Modern Player Stratocaster is a very simple and yet versatile guitar without too many bells and whistles. Again, its a keeper and stock- no modifications needed.

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GO GET ONE!

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Lt Col Taylor on February 19, 2013 (updated February 19, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Jazz Rock Folk Country

Hands down, THE GREATEST GUITAR I’VE EVER OWNED. I’ve got SIX other electrics with names you’d easily recognize. THEY ARE ALL GATHERING DUST. I absolutely fell in love with this guitar the moment I picked one up. I wound-up ordering the one I own online and was never disappointed. RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX, I experienced the most accurate intonation and most incredibly fluid setup I could ever have imagined. I always wanted an American Stratocaster, but when I played a few side by side against my Silverburst Modern Player Strat my avarice instantly disappeared. I’ve seen other reviews that say it is as good as a $2,000.00 instrument. I would challenge anyone to find a $2,000.00 instrument with the incredible feel this guitar has. Playing it is absolutely effortless. AND THE SOUND! Every pentatonic scale sounds like a chorus of angels. Every power chord sounds like a symphony. I was so impressed, I just added another Modern Player – the Thinline Tele deluxe to my arsenal. That baby went right from the box to the studio. I didn’t even change the strings!!! The Modern Player series represents the most incredible value in musical instruments I have seen in my nearly 50 years on this little planet. I named mine “Charlene” in tribute to Private Gomer Pyle (Full Metal Jacket) as there are mine like it, but this one is MINE. If you are still reading this, get off your rear and go get one!

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Awsome.....so long as you try it out before you buy it

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rjb298 on February 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Jazz

it can be as good as a $2000 dollar guitar.....

it just depends on how much the person at the factory decided to put into making it.

GREAT 4TH PICKUP......

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Model Name: Modern Player Stratocaster® HSS, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic White
Model Number: 0241000505
Series: Modern Player
Color: Olympic White

Body

Body
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Shape: C-Form
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Sattel aus synthetischem Knochen
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Punkt-Positionseinlagen

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Modern Player Humbucking
Middle Pickup: Modern Player Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Modern Player Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Hals/Mittel-Pickups), Tone 2. (Steg-Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Weg Klingenschalter: Position 1. Steg-Pickup, Position 2. Steg- und Mittel-Pickups, Position 3. Mittel-Pickup, Position 4. Mittel- und Hals-Pickups, Position 5. Hals-Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: synchronisiertes Vintage Style Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrom
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Auxiliary Switching: Push/Pull Rear Coil Selector Switch on Tone Control 2

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Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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