Fender Player Stratocaster FR HSS PF Electric Guitar - Sonic Red

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Built on the foundations of Fender's classic Stratocaster design, this Fender Player Strat is a powerful guitar, with beautiful tone and huge versatility, all made more accessible and more affordable.

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Description

Premium. That is the word that comes to mind. The Fender Stratocaster, as you will know, is one of, if not the most popular guitar in the world. Fender are continually making miniscule refinements on the Stratocaster as habitually look to transcend legendary status. One of their more recent offerings is the Fender Player Strat FR HSS PF in Sonic Red, and despite its outstanding price, this Mexican-made guitar makes no exceptions on quality.

Classic Design

Body


It is no surprise that the Fender Player Stratocaster has had no changes to the instantly recognisable Stratocaster shape body. Also in line with traditional Stratocaster designs, the Fender Player Strat FR HSS PF is crafted with a solid Alder wood body. You will most likely be familiar with the tone that it produces. It is on the whole a very even sounding wood, making the guitar tremendously versatile, but with some small peaks in the top and low frequencies with significant body in the mid-range, this guitar is far from boring. It is inherently rich and well-rounded before anything else.

Neck

Also in line with the classic design is the bolt on maple neck, which gives the tone an added boost in the top end to make the sound neatly cut through any mix, without being obtrusive. The neck itself is a modern ‘c’ shape, which is a hugely popular design due to its comfortable shape, which is just thick enough to allow the player to fully cup the neck, while still having good support of their thumb. The fretboard itself is crafted out of Pau Ferro, which is a South American wood that is perfectly smooth in feel, while projecting sonic features that are often compared to rosewood. The frets themselves are jumbo frets, granting the player a great level of control, but contrary to the usual 21 frets, the Fender Player Strat FR HSS PF has a 22nd fret which adds on a freedom that exceeds the simple semitone that is added to the guitar

Electronics

Like all Fender Stratocasters, this guitar has high-grade electronics that don’t compromise the already beautiful tone of the Strat’s construction. Unlike the traditional 3-single coil pickup design, the pickups are in HSS configuration; a humbucker partnered with 2 Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil pickups, which gives this guitar an added authority that doesn't need to shout to be heard. With a five-way pickup switch, a variety of classic tones can be achieved before you even move your amp from clean. To take this versatility even further, this Fender Player Strat two dedicated tone knobs, one for the neck and middle pickups and one for the bridge, allowing you to manipulate your sound to taste, or even just to fit into the room and mix. Topped off with a perfectly placed volume knob, this guitar has everything you need to sound great, whatever the setting.

Floyd Rose Tremolo

In the late 70s, Floyd Rose designed a whammy bar system which has taken the guitar world by storm. Whammy bars have always been a popular feature of guitars, and have often been a feature of Stratocasters, allowing the player to create a variety of vibrato effects. However, this does cause one problem; tuning. It was with this problem in mind that Floyd Rose designed a ‘double locking system’, which is simply a construction that locks the strings in two places. Though a simple sounding solution, this allows the player to use the whammy bar to extremes, creating unique sounds such as dive bombs, without the strings going out of tune!

Body

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Sonic Red Gloss Polyester
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster

Neck

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Modern ‘C’ Shape
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Floyd Rose® Locking
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Truss Rod: Standard
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
  • Middle Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Humbucking Pickup; Position 2. Middle Pickup and Outer Coil of Humbucking; Position 3. Middle Pickup; Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup; Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration: HSS

Hardware

  • Bridge: Floyd Rose® Double Locking Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
  • Switch Tip: Parchment
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "F" Stamped

Specification

Body

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Sonic Red Gloss Polyester
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster

Neck

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Modern ‘C’ Shape
  • Scale Length: 25.5” (648mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Floyd Rose® Locking
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Truss Rod: Standard
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking
  • Middle Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Humbucking Pickup; Position 2. Middle Pickup and Outer Coil of Humbucking; Position 3. Middle Pickup; Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup; Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration: HSS

Hardware

  • Bridge: Floyd Rose® Double Locking Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
  • Switch Tip: Parchment
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "F" Stamped

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