Scan code: LN137097 Manufacturer code: SBHSSRT

Fairclough - S-Style Electric Guitar Black HSS

Fairclough - S-Style - Black, HSS, Non-Locking Tremolo, Rosewood Fingerboard

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Scan code: LN137097 Manufacturer code: SBHSSRT
RRP: £149.00
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S-Style HSS

Fairclough S-Style HSS

classic rock tones - sleek looks - premium pickupsEver wanted to play and sound like rock icons such Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and other such luminaries who helped make the S-style guitar so iconic? Now’s your chance! Fairclough’s S-style guitar offers all the crisp and sparkling tones which helped put this style of guitar on the map.

With sleek body contours and a beautiful glossy finish, the Fairclough S-style guitar has been supercharged with a trio of genuine Wilkinson single coil pickups - the inclusion of these renowned pickups is quite simply unseen on a guitar at this price point. These incredible pickups are capable of serving up everything from glistening clean tones, right through to cutting red-hot rock tones!

At a glance • Poplar body with gloss finish
• Wilkinson humbucker for chunky rock/metal tones
• String-through-body bridge
• Shallow-C neck profile

‘Ready To Play, Without Extra To Pay’

Guitar Setup22 Point

Defect CheckCosmetic & Hardware

Wilkinson PickupsAs Standard

Every Fairclough guitar will leave the workshop at Scan in perfect playable condition, having been checked for cosmetic or physical defects, then given a full 22-point setup before despatch by our techs, who will send you a video of your actual guitar on the bench.

Because we work directly with a factory who manufacture for many of the big-name brands, we can keep affordable guitars affordable, with no middle men to take a cut or marketing budget to pay for. Direct from the factory to our workshop at Scan for thorough checks and setup, then on to you. Unlike factory direct brands at other stores, you won’t have to pay to to get your instrument setup (then wait to get it back) and upgrade entry level pickups, as we’ve effectively done that for you already, courtesy of our partnership with Wilkinson (whose guitar kits are a UK exclusive at Scan).
We would estimate that this saves you around £120 per instrument.

No more settling for a ‘bargain’ instrument with niggling defects just because ‘its not worth it to send it back’ to another country, No more bad intonation, sharp frets, faulty hardware, or unsightly blemishes. We make sure one of our techs has taken as much care of your instrument as you could possibly do once it arrives.

Whether you are a beginner, or an experienced player these guitars offer exceptional value, perfectly ready to play, out of the box.

Powerful, Versatile Wilkinson Pickups

Fairclough S-Style HSS

vintage style tremolo bridgeThe surprisingly lightweight body is made from Poplar wood, a popular choice of tonewood amongst this price range, poplar is sonically well-balanced, resonant and thanks to its light weight, is very forgiving on stage during longer sets and performances.

You’ll also find a vintage style tremolo bridge for expressive action and wild dive-bombs, this combined with the die-cast tuning machines ensures effective and reliable tuning stability, as well as simple and quick restringing.

The inclusion of Wilkinson pickups offers a broad range of the classic S-style tones you'd expect, from thick, warm and creamy tones in the neck position, however things take a noticeable turn with the addition of the humbucker in the bridge position. Select the bridge pickup for thick, powerful metal/rock tones, this pickup plays extremely well with distorted tones!

To take control over this broad palette of tones, Fairclough included a 5-way pickup selector switch, alongside twin tone pots and a single volume control

A Smooth Playing Experience

Fairclough S-Style

Canadian Maple neckThe Fairclough S-style features a wonderfully comfortable Canadian Maple neck and combines with a Rosewood fingerboard, offering smooth playing experience underneath the fingertips and helps serve up warm, mellow yet balanced tones across each of the 22 frets.

The neck itself is incredibly well made and sit’s in the fretting hand with a brilliantly natural, comfortable and familiar feel. The neck is super-fast and extremely encouraging to play!

The Fairclough Story

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Steve Fairclough has been a professional guitar player for over 40 years.

During that time he has had a vast experience of teaching and tuition at all levels. In the early 90s he founded the Guitar Academy in the North of England. He toured the world through his work as international demonstrator for both Takamine and Parker guitars, and he went on to be a patron and course leader at the world renowned Bath International Guitar Festival. He has written columns for many UK guitar magazines. And was responsible for writing the examination pieces for the Young Acoustic Guitarist of the Year competitions. He was also the European Ambassador for Fishman Transducers.

For years, Steve had never really been entirely comfortable recommending a beginners or intermediate guitar, as most available makes and models were built solely on price, using the cheapest components to offer the cheapest guitar on the wall. These Fairclough guitars have been built with specification first and foremost.

The woods used are good quality, well dried and well sawn, the Pickups are usually either Wilkinson or Fishman, and each guitar is quality inspected before it leaves the factory, and then undergoes a full 22 point set-up before it leaves our warehouses to you.

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Every Guitar Includes Professional Setup


It doesn’t matter what the value of the guitar, if you buy it from us we take extra steps to ensure you are completely satisfied with your instrument. Each guitar goes through a 22 step professional guitar set up process to make sure your new instrument sounds as the manufacturer intended it to play.

This means that your guitar may take an extra day to deliver, just so we can get these checks done. You’ll receive email updates once your guitar is ready for despatch.

We hope you feel it’s worth the extra time and patience we spend on your instrument.

More about our setup Process

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape S-Style
Body Material Poplar
Body Finish Gloss
Colour Black
Neck Material Canadian Maple
Neck Shape Shallow C
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 22 Medium
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 43.3mm
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Vintage style trem
Tuners Diecast Tuners
Pickups Wilkinson Humbucker, M-Series Single Coils
Controls Two Tone Controls, Master Volume, 5-way selector switch
Title S-Style HSS
Colour Title Black
Base Colour Group Black
Sunburst No
Finish Gloss
Body Poplar
Neck Canadian Hard Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Strings 6
Scale 25 1/2" / 648mm
Frets 22
Pickup Conf. (H)umbucker / (S)ingle Coil / SoapBar HSS
Active Pickups No
Piezo Pickup No
Selector Switch 5 Way
Coil Tap No
Machine Heads - Locking No
Tremolo Non-Locking Tremolo
  • 2 x Tone
  • 1 x Volume
Case or Bag .
Additional Information
Scan Code LN137097
Model Number SBHSSRT
GTIN 5055948939221

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12 months
Return to base
DOA Period:
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RTB Period:
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Fairclough - S-Style Electric Guitar Black HSS
Fairclough - S-Style Electric Guitar Black HSS