Fender debuts Hypebeast Stratocaster

Fender has announced the Hypebeast Stratocaster, in partnership with the men’s contemporary fashion and street-wear brand.

The made-in-Japan Strat is most notable for its navy lacquer finish in Hypebeast’s signature shade, which appears across the entire guitar, including the fingerboard and headstock.

Other features include a 9.5” radius and 22 medium jumbo frets on the U-shaped maple neck, while the alder body is kitted out with vintage-style Strat single coils.

A co-branded neckplate appears on the rear of the guitar, and a Fender x Hypebeast G&G Deluxe hardcase accompanies the model.

The Fender Hypebeast Stratocaster is only available in limited quantities from Fender.com and HBX, Hypebeast’s online store, for $1,600.

This isn’t the first time Fender has partnered with a fashion brand for a limited-edition model – back in 2017, the company partnered with New York’s Supreme on an all-white Strat.

Fender Hypebeast Stratocaster

(Image credit: Fender)

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.