Fender Classic Player Strat HH

Fender introduces the new Classic Player Strat HH, featuring two Wide Range Special humbuckers.

Fender Classic Player Strat HH

This affordable guitar is designed by Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov, blending together features from the '60s and '70s, and adding modern pickup switching for tonal flexibility.

Following traditional Strat designs, the guitar's double cutaway body is carved from alder, with the choice of finish adding a modern appeal, Mercedes Blue gloss.

The neck is made of maple and carve into a '60s "C" profile. Standard Strat scale length of 25.5" is followed, along with the nut width which is measured at 1.650". The fretboard is made from rosewood, having 22 medium jumbo frets and pearloid dot fret markers. An interesting feature of this guitar is the matching painted headstock, that follows the bigger shape of '70s era Strats.

Giving the Classic Player Strat HH its sonic flexibility are two Wide Range Special humbucking pickups that are routed to a 5-way switch with coil splitting. This gives this dual humbucker Strat workable singlecoil sounds. The five positions give you the following sounds:

  • Pos 1. Full Bridge Pickup
  • Pos 2. Inside Coil of Bridge Pickup
  • Pos 3. Both Full Pickups
  • Pos 4. Outer Coil of Neck Pickup
  • Pos 5. Full Neck Pickup

Other features of the Classic Player Strat HH include a 2-point synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles, vintage "F" stamped tuners, and a 3-ply black pickguard. Three standard black plastic control knobs let you adjust the master volume, neck pickup tone and bridge pickup tone.

Finally, the bolt neckplate of this guitar is engraved with "Custom Shop Designed" in honor of the master builder and the custom shop team that designed the instrument.

The MSRP for the new Classic Player Strat HH is just under $950. More details are available from Fender.

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