Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Rosewood Fingerboard 2012 Black

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  • $700$1,000

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. In 2012, the American Standard was upgraded with Custom Shop pickups, a thinner undercoat finish for improved body resonance, and an improved tremolo bridge block. The HSS version uses a humbucker in the bridge position.

Years of Production: 1954 - present

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple fingerboard, Maple neck

Design Elements:  One humbucker and two single-coil pickups, five-way pickup selector, dot inlays, white pickguard

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


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