Friday, May 20, 2022

Fender Player Stratocaster® HSS Plus Top

This here is a brand new Fender Player Stratocaster® HSS Plus Top in Aged Cherry Burst [Serial Number MX18212646]. It came in for a string change and setup, so I had lots of time to take pics. In this post, we'll first go through some specs [courtesy of Fender]; and then admire this beauty in all its glory. 

Body
Body Material: Alder with Flame Maple Top
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester, Aged Cherry Burst 
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane [Back], Gloss Urethane [Front]
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fretboard Material: Maple
Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod: Standard
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Pickups
Pickup Configuration: HSS
Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucker
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 Inner Coil of Humbucker
Position 3: Middle Pickup
Position 4: Neck and Middle Pickup
Position 5: Neck Pickup

Hardware
Bridge: Two-Point Synchronized Tremolo, Bent Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: Three-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
Switch Tip: Parchment
Neck Plate: Four-Bolt with "F" Logo




What a Beauty

Front and Back of Headstock

Synthetic Bone Nut

Serial Number | Standard Cast/Sealed Tuners

Maple Fretboard and Neck

Medium Jumbo Frets

Closer View of the Body

HSS Pickup Configuration

Player Series Alnico 5 Strat® Single-Coils

Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucker

Output Jack | Parchment Control Knobs/Switch Tip

Two-Point Synchronized Tremolo Bridge [Top]

Two-Point Synchronized Tremolo Bridge [Right]

Two-Point Synchronized Tremolo Bridge [Left]

Two-Point Synchronized Tremolo Bridge [Front]

Two-Point Synchronized Tremolo Bridge [Rear]

Four-Bolt Neck Plate with "F" Logo

Tremolo Cavity

PW-29 Tremolo Block

Strap Buttons