Fender Limited Edition HM Strat - Frozen Yellow
A Spot-on Re-creation of a Glam Metal-era Classic
If you were rocking poodle hair in 1988, odds are you’re familiar with the original HM Strat. It was Fender’s answer to the Superstrat craze. The Limited Edition HM Strat is a re-creation of this coveted model. It all starts with a basswood body — the tonewood of choice for ‘80s-era shredders, thanks to its warm, growling sound with mix-piercing mids. Plug into a British stack (or into your favorite refrigerator-sized rack), and you’ll experience hard-hitting rock tones, courtesy of a versatile HSS pickup configuration. The Limited Edition HM Strat’s comfortable Thin “C”-shaped maple neck boasts a unique 25.1" scale and easy-playing 17"-radius fingerboard that simply begs for rapid-fire 2-handed tapping. You also get a Floyd Rose Special tremolo. After all, whammy bar abuse is a requisite for glam metal-style shredding. A stylized ‘80s-era STRAT silk headstock logo and molded “F” logo knobs complete the package. The Fender Limited Edition HM Strat is a must-have electric guitar for glam metal aficionados.
Red-hot HSS pickup configuration
The Limited Edition HM Strat is primed for hard-hitting rock tones, thanks to its red-hot HSS pickup configuration. The bridge humbucker boasts an aggressive tone and impressive output, but still manages to maintain a Stratocaster-like vibe. The middle and neck single-coils deliver vintage-style Strat tones — chimey and glassy — and can tackle cleans and bluesy crunch like a champ. To top it off, the bridge humbucker can be split via a 2-position toggle for traditional Strat sounds. While the Limited Edition HM Strat is aimed at heavy metal guitarists (hence the “HM” designation), it also performs admirably for jazz fusion (just ask Greg Howe — he rocked one for the better part of a decade).
Fast-playing Thin "C" maple neck
Just like the original, the Fender Limited Edition HM Strat sports a comfortable Thin “C”-shaped maple neck with a unique 25.1" scale. Its easy-playing 17"-radius fingerboard boasts 24 medium-jumbo frets for effortless bends and scorching-hot fretboard pyrotechnics. This ultra-comfortable neck is finished with a slick satin urethane for a sleek, low-drag feel. An offset neck plate ensures painless access to the guitar’s upper frets. Gotoh tuners supply rock-solid tuning stability. A stylized ‘80s-era STRAT silk headstock logo completes this spot-on re-creation of a glam metal-era classic.
Rock-solid Floyd Rose tremolo system
The original HM Strat featured a Kahler Spyder, which was a Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo system. While the Spyder was a popular trem back in the day, it was discontinued in the early 1990s. That’s why the Limited Edition HM Strat eschews the Kahler for a modern Floyd Rose Special. This double-locking tremolo system nets you the buttery-smooth bending action only a real Floyd can deliver, all with the peace of mind that comes from virtually never having to worry about your strings pulling out of tune. You’ll find nary a shredder here at Sweetwater that doesn’t rely on a Floyd Rose — they’re as bulletproof as a floating trem can be.
Fender Limited Edition HM Strat Features:
- Re-creation of the late-‘80s Fender Superstrat
- Basswood body yields a warm, growling tone with mix-piercing mids
- HSS pickup configuration is primed for hard-hitting rock tones
- Bridge humbucker can be split for traditional Strat sounds
- Comfortable Thin “C”-shaped maple neck with a unique 25.1" scale
- Easy-playing 17"-radius fingerboard enables effortless bends and scorching-hot fretboard pyrotechnics
- Offset neck plate ensures painless access to the guitar’s upper frets
- Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo system can withstand insane dive-bombing
- Gotoh tuners supply rock-solid tuning stability
- Stylized ‘80s-era STRAT silk headstock logo and molded “F” logo knobs