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Fender resurrects the late-’80s Boxer Stratocaster HH for 2021

Fender Boxer Series Stratocaster HH
(Image credit: Fender)

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.

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Boxer Series Stratocaster HH

Fender Boxer Series Stratocaster HH in Sherwood Green Metallic (Image credit: Fender)
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Boxer Series Stratocaster HH

Fender Boxer Series Stratocaster HH in Inca Silver (Image credit: Fender)

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.

Boxer Series Stratocaster HH

(Image credit: Fender)

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.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.