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Fender® American Special Stratocaster® HSS, Candy Apple Red

Brand: Fender


Item: #303826
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Fender® introduces the American Special Series Stratocaster® guitar, which puts everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made instrument within your reach. Features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5”-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, Texas Special™ pickups, vintage-style synchronized tremolo and satin urethane finish. The American Special Series - guitars for the times.



  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®


  • Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Headstock: Large '70s Style
  • Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut


  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S (Single/Single/Single)
  • Bridge Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Bridge Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Middle Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Special Electronics: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (rolls off high without adding bass)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup) Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket Tone Circuit


  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tip: White Switch Tip
  • Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
  • Control Knobs: White Plastic Knobs


  • Strings: Fender® USA Super Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth


Fender®, Squier®, Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Precision Bass®, Jazz Bass®, and the distinctive headstock and bodies commonly found on the Strat®, Tele®, and P Bass® are trademarks of the Fender® Musical Instruments Corporation.

Fender® Musical Instruments (excluding accessories) may not be shipped outside the USA.


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