Fender American Series Stratocaster HSS Black 2005

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The Fender Stratocaster is arguably the most popular electric guitar ever designed. 

In 1981, the American-made Stratocaster was renamed the Standard Stratocaster to avoid confusion with other models. In 1986, it was renamed the American Standard Stratocaster followed by American Series Stratocaster is 2000 and then the American Standard Series Stratocaster in 2008. 

The HSS (humbucker-single-single) featured a humbucker in the bridge position for thicker rock tones and was available with an optional hard tail. This model was also produced in a dual humbucker (HH) configuration.

Years of Production: 1954 - present

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Alder body, Rosewood fingerboard, Maple neck

Design Elements:  Two single-coil pickups, one humbucker in bridge position, five-way pickup selector, dot inlays, white pickguard

Notable Stratocaster Players: Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton

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