L'édition 2013 de la Fender Select Stratocaster HSS place la barre encore plus haut que sa grande sœur de 2012, avec plusieurs nouvelles caractéristiques des plus qualitatives. Citons d'abord la touche en palissandre «channel-Bound», l'une des dernières innovations Fender dans laquelle la touche à radius compensé (9,5” à 14”) en palissandre est « incrustée » dans l'épais manche en érable en forme de « C ». En plus de définir un nouveau look à l'élégance rare, cette conception procure un confort incroyable au niveau des frettes, les deux arêtes étant délicieusement arrondies pour une parfaite continuité entre le manche et la touche.
La Fender Select Stratocaster HSS dispose également d'une superbe table d'harmonie en érable flammé, aux contours classiques. Le corps dispose d'une élégante finition laquée brillante Tobacco Sunburst teintée main, tandis que le manche a été huilé à la main et présente un confortable talon aux contours ergonomiques. Parmi ses autres caractéristiques haut de gamme figurent des micros simple bobinage Fender Select Stratocaster en positon centrale et en position manche, un puissant micro chevalet humbucker Twin-Head, un sélecteur à 5 positions, une plaque de protection à trois plis coloris parchemin, des potentiomètres de contrôle blancs d'aspect vieilli, 21 frettes medium-jumbo, une barre de réglage Bi-Flex™, un vibrato synchronisé à deux points d'ancrage avec pontets en acier cintré de style vintage, des mécaniques bloquantes étagées sophistiquées et le médaillon Fender Select sur la tête de manche.
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Excellent build quality but badly let down by the sound quality. I am going to change the pickups and see if that helps. I own an american standard and a clapton strat and both blow the select away in tone and sound quality. I use a blues junior amp and have played fender guitar guitars and amps professionally for the last 25 years. Would not recommend this guitar to anyone
christy4512 owns this item
Beautiful guitar - everything as advertised. This instrument is capable of a wide variety of tones and can accommodate many different playing styles. What sets this guitar apart from others and makes it unique is the channel bound neck. Incredible smooth to play and an amazing amount of sustain most by far in any strat I've every played. Would rate the set-up out of the box as mediocre at best. Had to tweak nearly everything to get it just right for me. Had to adjust the relief on the neck the action the pickup height some of the tuners were loose not great on the factory setup. I am picky as far as set up but felt that this guitar should have been set up better for $ 2000+. That's my only knock on the value. As a collector of vintage acoustics I own several guitars I would never part with as to me, they are priceless. After only 2 months this strat is now part of my most valuable to me inner circle. Thank you Fender for a great guitar.
cadiilacsteve owns this item
This is a beautiful instrument. I think my friends at Fender could have taken it a step further. Instead of the old Rosewood, how about an Ebony neck, or even Maple or Birdseye Maple at this price. Why the Jumbo Frets? Other than that, I could see this Strat or even the Tele version hanging on my wall.
Truly amazing. A beautiful looking guitar which sounds great. The neck is fantastic despite the chunky feel and the inlaid fretboard is a dream.the pick up tone is to die for. I have one of the first Squiers to be made in Japan - a 1960 candy apple red with a slinky neck and a rosewood board - which I love, but this one steals the show. Keep up the good work Fender.
cjmartin owns this item
I just got this guitar a couple of days ago and WOW is all I can say. The flame maple top and the finish are beautiful. The inlaid rosewood fretboard is something I have never had on a guitar before. As soon as a I gripped the neck on a test drive at the store I liked it. It's a full C 50's neck style and it fits perfectly in my hand. Having the recessed fretboard with the maple neck serving as a sort of binding is a very smooth feel. The rolled edges are actually the maple neck. Not the rosewood fretboard. This gives the neck a unique feel when you grip it. I like the compound radius. I have a 2004 deluxe tele maple neck that also has the 9.5 to 14 compound radius and I think it has been replaced as number 1. This new beauty is making it's debut at rehearsal next week so I really can't fully evaluate the pickups until I crank it up with the band. Sometimes you acquire guitars to go in your collection or to play a specific style or what have you. Then there are guitars you come across and they instantly become the new number 1 absolute go to guitar replacing the previous titleholder. This my friend is one of those guitars.
rknjr owns this item
I have always loved single coil guitars. I recently bought a LP Standard and found that the playability for me just didn't work like Fenders.
I loved the bridge humbucker, but not the neck, and i needed my cluck and chime there.
When i took it back to Guitar Center this beauty caught my eye. I love the tone woods and finish. The neck is amazing, and so playable. And with the HSS config, buddy this thing will get dirty too! As a church musician moving across many genres of music in any given set, this guitar can cover them all. I definately wont be taking this one back!
Joe$oup owns this item
I initially saw this guitar on the Fender website and was intrigued by the new Fender Rosewood embedded fingerboard in a maple neck. I finally got a call from my local Guitar Center and got the opportunity to be the first to have one from this store. I immediately went down and had to try it out. I was amazed by the unique neck and fingerboard and how easy it was to play. The action was amazing and the sound was super sweet. The humbucker pickup had a smooth crunch that helped me immediately make the decision to buy it. The finish was beautiful, the neck amazing, the sound the best yet from any Fender I have played. Everyone around me wanted to try the guitar but I immediately swooped it up and didn't want anyone else to get it. This guitar is the most exciting one I have ever owned and I can't wait to get on stage with my Rock Immortal friends to make it scream!
DonnyRock owns this item
I played a Strat back in the 60s and had fun in a small 3 man band playing classic rock-n-roll. When I went into the service and got out of music for a while, my heart was just not in it anymore. When I came back to music later, it was with an acoustical guitar. Lately I have had the bug to play an electric guitar again. So I took the plunge with this beautiful lady! I am in awe of this Lady....she has all the inner & out beauty, sleek grace and mellow tone as well as a raunchy guttural snarl of a fine tuned Formula-1 at the Indy 500! The wood front & back is flawless with a sleek luster finish. The maple birdseye neck with rosewood fret board is a beauty. The neck fills your hand and is smooth with the strings that melt like butter to the touch. I may have to go to heavier gauge strings until I soften my acoustical neck (death) grip. The ability to play all high, mid-range and low ranges of music voices with such quality, clarity as well as hold a note and switching from single coils to humbucker drives my crazy! When I transport this vibe through my new Limited Super Sonic 22, I am in heaven. When I shoot them through my Mustang II with all the warped preset modes, I can't help but think of my first '65 Corvette Stingray Roadster! You couldn't wipe the smile off my face with a baseball bat! I feel like a kid again! Thank you FENDER! I salute all your artists & craftsmen!
Mike owns this item
I got this guitar in November 2012. Wow what a guitar! I received a certificate with the guitar indicating it was one of the first 100 made. The humbuckers sound so good! These, with the two single-coil pickups provide such an awesome array of tones which enables me to be very creative! The fit and finish of this Strat is second to none. The combination of the neck being so smooth and the rosewood fretboard allow my fingers to glide
up and down the neck. This guitar is truly a dream to play! You ask, would I purchase this guitar again ? YES! I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for an excellent playing, excellent built, and excellent sounding electric guitar!
playing4him27 owns this item
|Model Name:||Fender Select Stratocaster® HSS, Rosewood Fingerboard, Tobacco Sunburst|
|Body Material:||Alder with Quilt Maple Top|
|Body Finish:||Hand-Stained with Gloss-Lacquer Topcoat|
|Neck Material:||Manche érable|
|Neck Finish:||Hand-Rubbed Oil|
|Neck Shape:||Thick Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5"-14" radius compensé (241mm-355.6mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Sillet en os synthétique|
|Nut Width:||1.685" (42.8 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Incrustation de points.|
|Truss Rods:||Système de tige de réglage Bi-Flex.|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Sillet American Series 1/8".|
|Bridge Pickup:||Twin Head Humbucking|
|Middle Pickup:||Fender Select Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||Fender Select Single-Coil Strat|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Tonalité 1. (Manche et Micro position centrales), Tonalité 2. (Micro chevalet et Chevalet/Micro position centrale Combenation)|
|Pickup Switching:||5-Position Blade: Postion 1. Bridge Humbucking Pickup; Position 2. Middle Pickup and Inner Coil of Humbucker; Position 3. Middle Pickup; Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup; Position 5. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||Vibrato synchronisé 2-Points avec pontets type Vintage Bent Steel|
|Tuning Machines:||Mécaniques Deluxe à blocage, à bain d'huile et étagées.|
|Control Knobs:||Bouton Aged White|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Neck Heel Contour, Fender Select Headstock Medallion|
|Included Accessories:||Cable, Strap, Cloth|
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