Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Rosewood Fingerboard wGig Bag

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Featuring a rosewood fingerboard, the American Special Stratocaster HSS puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Strat design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including Texas Special neck and middle pickups, a powerful humbucking bridge pickup, special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States.

Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Guitar Features

  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Large ‘70s Style Headstock
  • Atomic Humbucking and Texas Special
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit


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Phone:  (800) 856-9801 Warranty:  Custom Shop: Limited 2 Years; Stringed Instruments: Limited 2 Years; Electronic Products: Limited 2 Years; Fortis: 5 Year Limited, Transferable; Accessories: 1 Year Limited; IEM: Limited 1 Year; Vacuum Tubes: 90 Days

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Fender American Special Stratocaster HSS Guitar Specifications
  • Series: American Special
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood (372), 935" (241 mm
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm
  • Pickups: Atomic Humbucking (Bridge), Texas Special (Middle and Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup) Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Strings: Fender USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

Customer Reviews

Wayne Dean Submitted: 6/5/2018
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AMS service can't be beat!
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What a deal. This is my second purchase of the American Special Strats. I now have the SSS and HSS and they're everything I hoped for in a Strat and more. Thanks Fender for the great option! American Musical Supply simply can't be beat with their customer service by any of the others period. They've worked with me for years now, and for me, there's just nowhere else to shop. Thank you always AMS!
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Larry Thompson Submitted: 6/4/2017
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Awesome!!
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Everything I hoped for! Amazing!
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Len Submitted: 2/24/2017
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Love it...great value for the $
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An excellent purchase and great value for the dollar. Plus the staff I dealt with at AMS made to purchase of this guitar a welcome experience.
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David Russell from United States Submitted: 9/10/2014
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Very Happy!
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Saweet!
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Bucky Submitted: 9/6/2014
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awesome,This guitar is truly great to play.THANKS
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A pleasure to play.
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Mark from Mobile,AL U.S.S. Submitted: 7/31/2013
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With a few mods...great!
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This is a 500 dollar guitar, or should be. Too many short cuts, BUT, compared to the price of guitars these days, if you want a nice guitar this one has the basic essentials to polish up and turn into a great guitar. All around pretty decent guitar. Of course with most all Fender guitars, there is a need for a set-up right out of the box. The saddles on the bride are not any good so they need to be replaced. The intonation on the low E string is nearly impossible to set due to the screws across the top of the bridge plate.
Decent quality overall. Just hate that Fender uses cheap parts in the important places which leave little choice except to replace them. Tuners, saddles, and the tone pots being what I am referring to.
The guitar has the potential to be great. After leveling the frets, tightening the tension springs on the bridge, changing the saddles on the bridge, removing one of the screws from the bridge plate, adjusting the bow in the neck, resetting the pick-up height and changing the tuners I have a nice guitar. Basically a normal set-up with a few replacements and I have as good of a Stratocaster as they make.
Nice tone without a doubt.
As explained, pretty terrible out of the box but that goes without saying with Fender. Don`t know why they don`t pay more attention to the final set-ups before shipping their guitars.
Nice paint
I`ve had a bit of trouble with the tone pot going in and out but just another easy fix.
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RC from Florida Submitted: 7/24/2013
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Expectations well met
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I like this guitar very much. Overall the price point is decent (not outstanding)in comparison to higher end Made in Americas and Specials MIM. However, I believe I have received a very good instrument for money spent.
The build seems solid.(no flaws founds so far) The woods are as advertised. Maple, nice piece of Rosewood,etc. The paint and finish are well executed (no blemishes found). The hardware seems attached firmly. Tuners function smoothly. The nut and frets appear properly slotted and dressed.
The neck, with its satin finish, plays fast and the shallow "C" is comfortably to my small hand. The jumbo frets, do indeed, help facilitate string bending.
I'm impressed with the rich character of open chords when played without amplifification. The single coils are slightly hotter than the standards, but the classic clean "Strat" tone is still present when the volumes is backed off slightly. The 5 way switch provides that familiar "in-between" tone in the 4th position, neck and middle. The Atomic HB is a bit too nasal and or honky for my ears. It character may change when its pushed at high gain. But, I haven't tried that yet. It is safe to say that the guitar does have tonal diversity.
The action seemed fine and playable for me. However, set ups are different for everyone and can be altered to taste.
The finish is well executed. Its a handsome young guitar.
It has survived well over the last 2 and a half weeks. But, I've yet to go on my next world tour!
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Darin from United States Submitted: 7/10/2013
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Nice for the price
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Nice little guitar for the price. But at the price there are some things that could have been done better and parts that should have been added such as better saddles on the bridge, and better tuners
It`s made ok but as with most any guitar out of the box, there are things that have to be adjusted.
I really like the neck shape but I did a fret job on mine due to buzzing and had to change the saddles and make several adjustments to the bow in the neck and the bridge.
Pickups are ok. I don`t know how much these cheaper pickups cost the company but it would be nice to get at least a standard Strat pickup instead of whatever these were. The bridge pickup is great but just too bright. I will be ordering a new set shortly to replace all of them in my guitar.
Out of the box??/ Just plain terrible. Thrown together. I have pictures to prove it.
nice paint job
Well, after all the work I`ve done it`s really not even the same guitar and I`ll end up with more money in this "Special" than I would have had in a normal standard strat. Same thing happened with the Blues Deluxe "reissue" Both items actually cost me more money than buying the standard items so this cutting corners thing is over with for me.
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Still Bill Smith Submitted: 5/30/2013
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A Lot of Bang for the Bucks
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A lot of guitar for the money. Vintage tremelo bridge, nice Texas pickups w/Humbucker in bridge position, jumbo frets, nice smooth playing neck and great sunburst finish.
Nice quality. However, the bridge saddle on the high E string needed to be filed to stop string breakage. I will replace with the Gotoh Vintage Bridge anyway. Other than that issue the guitar is rock solid and well made.
The guitar plays fast and easy. I love the jumbo frets. The neck has a nice modern "c" profile. The controls are very accessible as are all strats.
The pickups are a bit dark but I love them for that. It makes the guitar very flexible as you can add treble with the EQ or presence controls.
A little high for my likes but not bad at all. Stays in tune pretty good as well.
Beautiful sunburst finish.
So far so good.
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n kjelvik from brier washington Submitted: 4/16/2013
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I love this guitar execlent action,execlent sound plays very easy
yes very well constructed,smoth finsih,
the best I have ever owned,
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execlent in every way
very easy to play smooth action feels great when you play it
great it has the famous fender ring
very good mine is the three color and the finish is very very good
very smooth both rippin or playing the blues,I love the way it plays
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