Fender’s Boxer Series HH Stratocaster returns for 2021

The rock and metal flavoured guitar first debuted in the 80s

Fender Boxer Series Stratocaster

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Fender has revived the Boxer Series Stratocaster, a model that was originally released in the hair metal era of the 80s.

The 2021 version of the hot-rodded Stratocaster packs special electronics and a fast-playing C-shaped neck.

Elsewhere, the Boxer Series Strat has a lightweight basswood body that’s finished in gloss polyester. That’s paired to a maple neck with 22 jumbo frets and a 12-inch radius rosewood fingerboard.

Like the original, the Boxer Series Strat sports two humbuckers, specially voiced for rock and metal. These are routed to a two-way toggle switch for coil-splitting action and a TBX Treble Bass Expander knob. The latter, which replaces your standard tone control, helps shape sounds with an emphasis on bass, treble and presence.

As for hardware, there’s a two-point synchronised tremolo, Gotoh tuning machines and the same rubberised Fender control knobs from the original 80s model.

Fender Boxer Series Stratocaster
Fender Boxer Series HH Stratocaster in Inca Silver. Image: Fender

You can pick up a Boxer Series Stratocaster HH now at $1,200 in either a Sherwood Green Metallic or Inca Silver finish.

Last year, Fender also relaunched the HH-equipped Fender Player Lead III, which we called a “meaty-voiced rocker whose tonal arsenal is boosted by some useful switching tricks”.

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