Fender has unveiled its rebooted HM Strat guitar.
Famous for its easy playability and Day-Glo finishes, the guitar - which was originally in production from 1988-1992 - was Fender's own answer to the rash of hot-rodded Strat impersonators that dominated the heavy metal scene of the era.
Built in the same factory as the original HM Strat, the rebooted version features a narrow “C” neck, with a 25.1” scale and 17” radius maple or rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets.
Sonically, the guitar packs a Custom HM humbucking pickup in the bridge and HM single-coil Strat pickups in the neck and middle. These are controlled by a master volume knob and two tone knobs, plus a 5-position blade switch.
Elsewhere, the guitar features a Floyd Rose Special tremolo system, Gotoh tuners, molded "F" logo knobs and a black headcap with the guitar's famous, stylized "STRAT" silk logo.
The Fender HM Strat is available now - in Frozen Yellow, Flash Pink, Ice Blue and Bright White finishes - for $1,199.
For more info on the guitar, stop by fender.com.