Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its release in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster HSS ShawBucker isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authentic original model, evolved.
The choice of musical legends since its release, the Stratocaster feel and sound set the world on fire, powering music movements from rock ‘n’ roll to EDM, and everything in-between. In your hands this Strat is ready to navigate the creative twists and turns of your music, inviting you to express yourself in new ways through your playing.
The fat-sounding ShawBucker humbucking bridge pickup is joined by tone wizard Tim Shaw’s latest vintage-informed design—the V-Mod single-coil pickups. These brand-new pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern "Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Colour: 3 Colour Sunburst
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size: Narrow Tall
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Material: Rosewood
Neck Shape: Modern "Deep C"
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen)
Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker™ 1
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Neck Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case: Elite Hard Case Included