Fender continues its Rarities hot streak with the Flame Maple Top Stratocaster HSS Thinline

(Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

Fender has unveiled the latest addition to its ever-growing Rarities line of electric guitars, the Flame Maple Top Stratocaster HSS Thinline.

The new limited-edition model sports a flame maple top (‘natch) with a Violin Burst finish, along with a semi-hollow mahogany body, modern Deep C solid rosewood neck and 22-fret rosewood fingerboard.

Pickups are Custom Shop '69 Strat single coils in the neck and middle positions and a Custom Double-Tap humbucker at the bridge. Controls include a master volume (with an S-1 switch to split the 'bucker) and two tone knobs, as well as a five-way selector blade.

Other features include a two-point synchronized tremolo bridge, Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered tuners and nickel/chrome hardware.

(Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

The new models follows a handful of impressive Rarities series entries, including the Quilt Maple Top StratocasterQuilt Maple Top TelecasterFlame Ash Top StratocasterFlame Maple Top Stratocaster, Flame Maple Top Chambered Telecaster and the Flame Koa Top Stratocaster.

The Flame Maple Top Stratocaster HSS Thinline comes with a brown hardshell case, and is available now for $2,499.99.

Head over to Fender for more info. 



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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.