The 2013 edition of the Fender Select Stratocaster HSS ups the ante on its 2012 predecessor with several striking new features. First among these is the “channel-bound” Rosewood fingerboard, a brand-new Fender innovation in which the compound-radius (9.5″-14″) Rosewood fingerboard is “inlaid” into the thick modern “C”-shaped Maple neck…

In addition to creating a stylish new look, it imparts an amazingly comfortable fretting-hand feel in which both edges are pleasingly rounded, with no side seam between neck and fingerboard. The Fender Select Stratocaster HSS also has a beautiful flame Maple-top body with traditional contours.

Fender Select Stratocaster HSS

Premium features include Fender Select Stratocaster single-coil neck and middle pickups & a full-throated Twin-Head humbucking bridge pickup.

Fender Select Stratocaster HSS features:

  • Body: flame Maple top
  • Neck Shape: Thick Modern “C”
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″-14″ Compound Radius (24.1 cm-35.56 cm)
  • Fingerboard: “Channel-Bound” Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Truss Rods: Bi-Flex
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Twin Head Humbucking
  • Middle Pickup: Fender Select Stratocaster Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Select Stratocaster Single-Coil
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Postion 1. Bridge Humbucking Pickup; Position 2. Middle Pickup and Inner Coil of Humbucker; Position 3. Middle Pickup; Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup; Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck and Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup and Bridge/Middle Pickup Combination)
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Vintage-Style Bent Steel Saddles
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Colors: Tobacco Sunburst

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