The Fender 2013 American Select Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar takes the incredible features of its predecessor to a whole other level! This instrument features Fender’s brand new ‘channel-bound’ fingerboard innovation. They actually inlay the compound-radius (9.5-14 inch) rosewood fingerboard into the thick modern ‘C’-shaped maple neck. This not only provides an elegant look but it also imparts an amazing feel in which both edges are pleasingly rounded, with no side seam between neck and fingerboard!
Fender also gives the American Select Strat HSS a beautiful flame maple-top body with traditional contours. The body has an elegant hand-stained finish with a gloss lacquer topcoat, and the neck has a hand-rubbed oil finish and a comfortable contoured heel.
Fender 2013 American Select Stratocaster HSS Guitar Features
- Channel bound rosewood fingerboard is ‘inlaid’ into the neck
- Flame Maple top on an Alder body
- Fender Select Stratocaster single-coil neck and middle pickups
- Full-throated Twin-Head humbucking bridge pickup
- Five-way switching
- 21 medium jumbo frets
- Bi-Flex truss rod system
- Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style bent steel saddles
- Deluxe staggered locking tuners
The highly acclaimed Fender Select series introduces an all-new lineup for 2013. These finely crafted guitars put decades of Fender expertise on display, with elegant features and design options for discerning musicians everywhere. Experience the latest figured tops, beautiful finishes, choice tone woods, figured and quartersawn maple necks with compound-radius fingerboards, an innovative new ‘inlaid’ fingerboard design on two of the models, specially voiced pickups, and several new first-rate features that mark Fender's top-line best as remarkable instruments.