Following in the footsteps of the HM Strat, Fender has reissued another ’80s variant on its most iconic design, the Boxer Series Stratocaster HH.
In a similar vein to the HM, the Boxer Strat was designed to capitalize on the hair-metal craze of the era, equipping the classic Stratocaster outline with hot-rodded specs.
Chief among the made-in-Japan reissue’s features are a pair of high-output humbuckers – controlled via a single master volume control – which can be coil-split with a dedicated toggle switch.
The tone control, meanwhile, utilizes a TBX Treble Bass Expander for a wider range of tone-shaping than a regular tone circuit.
From 1 to 5, it functions as a standard control, but past that, it increases bass, treble, presence and output, according to Fender. It’s not technically a treble boost, but it functions in a similar way.
Elsewhere, a thin-C neck profile with 12”-radius rosewood fingerboard promises speedy playability, and it’s topped off with a black-painted headstock and black hardware, including Gotoh tuners.
There’s also a two-point Synchronized tremolo mounted into the basswood body, while the control knobs stay true to the original, with a rubberized ‘F’-logo design.
The Boxer Series Stratocaster HH is available now in Sherwood Green Metallic and Inca Silver finishes for $1,199.
Head over to Fender.com for more info.