A Reverb seller based in Texas, USA has accidentally leaked the new Fender Limited Edition HM Strat 2020, an eye-popping reissue of the ’80s shredder model from California.
Fender Limited Edition HM Strat 2020
Reverb seller mundt music of Longview has just listed a Flash Pink Fender Limited Edition HM Strat 2020! According to the listing there are only 300 pieces available worldwide. So if the information there is true, that’s a very limited edition indeed!
We know it has a recessed Floyd Rose Special locking trem system, which I think is a slight cop out, as a full Floyd Rose 1000 would have been a lot nicer. It has a 25.1″ scale length and a super flat 17” radius fretboard in either maple or rosewood.
The Reverb listings text includes the following information:
The limited-edition HM Strat sports the same unique look and specs that helped the ’88-92 models compete with the hot-rodded Strat impersonators of the day. Built in the same factory as the original, the HM (for Heavy Metal) Strat features a narrow “C” neck, with unique 25.1” scale, 17” radius maple or rosewood fingerboard with 24 Jumbo frets for nearly effortless bends and technical fretwork. A Floyd Rose Special recessed bridge keeps everything perfectly in-tune even after the deepest dive-bombs and the high-gain HSS pickup configuration delivers hot humbucker tones in the bridge that can be split for more traditional Strat sounds when combined with the single coil neck and middle pickups. Other features include Gotoh tuners, moulded ‘F’ logo knobs and black head cap with highly stylised ‘80s-era “STRAT” silk logo.
I will, as usual, fill in with more details as soon as I get them.
Back when I was a teenager, these guitars were originally Fender’s answer to Charvel and Jackson. Funny how both of these brands are now outright owned by Fender.
This one’s listed at GBP 956 but we will have to see what happens to get a definitive price.