For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender has enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup guru Tim Shaw to create a brand-new bridge pickup of unrivaled tone and quality. Shaw’s expertise dates far back to his work with the first and biggest names in the history of humbucking pickup design, and the result of his efforts—the ‘Shawbucker’ humbucker—is an electrifying landmark in Fender pickup design.
Shaw’s handiwork makes the American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker a formidable new instrument for guitarists who want the ultimate in modern humbucking tone. Its forceful Shawbucker bridge pickup is complemented by N3 Noiseless single-coil neck and middle pickups for classically brilliant sparkle, and with all the other great American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS features players already love, it’s a truly phenomenal Strat experience.
Fender American Deluxe Strat HSS Shawbucker Features
Shawbucker Bridge Pickup
- Shawbucker humbucking bridge pickup
- Maple neck with ‘C‘ profile, contoured heel, Bi-Flex truss rod and Micro-Tilt
- Compound-radius fingerboard (9.5-14 inch) with 22 medium jumbo frets and LSR roller nut
- S-1 switch for even greater tonal versatility
- ‘Passing Lane’ switch for bypassing tone controls
- American Deluxe two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in arm
- Deluxe staggered locking tuning machines for improved tuning stability
The Shawbucker open-coil humbucking pickup delivers unprecedented tonal dimension, with more overtones, snarling mids and balance. It's paired with single-coil pickups in the middle and neck positions for desirable Strat sparkle and plenty of vintage warmth.
N3 Noiseless Pickups
With state-of-the-art design and powerful sound, N3 Noiseless pickups supercharge your sound by delivering the pure dynamic range and response of vintage Fender single-coil pickups with virtually no hum.
For even more tonal versatility, pushbutton S-1 switching presents special pickup and wiring modifications. On this instrument, the S-1 switch is built into the master volume control knob and delivers different combinations including all three pickups at once, parallel/in-series options and out-of phase sounds.
Passing Lane Switch
The American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS features a 'Passing Lane' pushbutton switch. When engaged in all pickup switch positions, it unleashes the full sound of the bridge pickup, bypassing everything else—including the volume and tone control knobs—for pure, raw humbucking sound great for soloing.
LSR Roller Nut
With the strings riding over ball bearings instead of seated in a pre-cut slot susceptible to friction binding and other possible adjustment/repair issues, an LSR roller nut is a high-performance feature that quite literally eliminates friction at the nut for improved tuning stability.
A convenient high-end, high-performance feature, locking tuners offer increased tuning stability, especially on tremolo-equipped guitars, and they make changing strings substantially faster and easier than conventional tuners.