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    Product Description

    The Fender American Performer Strat is one of the most affordable 'Made in the USA' guitars available in Fender's catalogue. However, its modest price isn't a reflection of poor quality, as this instrument beautifully displays Fender's class-leading craftsmanship in all of its glory.

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    Appointed with the typical features that you'd expect on a Stratocaster, the American Performer does however boast some thoughtful modern features to bring it up to scratch. Sporting brand new Yosemite pickups, a smooth satin-finished neck and the desirable 'Greasebucket' tone circuit, this instrument can serve as the perfect live workhorse for any guitarist.

    Construction

    Fender's long-established tonewood combinations remain intact with the American Performer Strat. Featuring an Alder body, this popular material ensures balanced lows, lively mids and a crisp top-end, serving as the perfect tonal foundation for the bright-sounding single-coils.

    The Alder body is paired with a Maple neck, accentuating the highs even more to allow your playing to really cut through in a mix. Adorned with a Rosewood fingerboard, this silky-smooth material adds some crucial lower mid-range warmth, while the bolt-on construction gives notes a definitive snap.

    Featuring a modern "C" profile, this neck will suit contemporary players looking for a slim feel, while offering enough thickness for vintage aficionados. Finished with satin polyurethane, this ultra-smooth neck lacquer won't hinder fast or technical playing at all, so even shredders will adore its playability! Fitted with jumbo frets too, you can gain more control and precision over the entire fingerboard.

    Electronics

    The most noteworthy aspect of the American Performer Stratocaster is its set of pickups. Installed with a trio Fender's new Yosemite single-coils, these pickups are designed to project rich and expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces that increase their output, these pickups also have a shellac coating that controls feedback without choking their sound.

    Making this instrument suitable for a number of styles, these pickups unlock even more versatility from what is already considered as the most adaptable guitar design ever. It doesn't end there either, as the American Performer Strat also features a push/pull tone control that lets you add the neck pickup in any switch position, for even more tonal possibilities.

    The 'Greasebucket' tone circuit is yet another thoughtful addition. Letting you roll off the top-end without adding any bass frequencies, you can use your tone controls in a more useful and musical manner - not turning your guitar tone to mush!

    Hardware

    While the electronics will appeal strongly to modern players, the hardware is far more traditional and familiar to Fender fans. Fitted with a 6-screw vintage-style synchronised tremolo, this bridge will allow you to add gentle warbles to chords or even achieve EVH-style divebombs.

    At the other end of the instrument you'll find a set of Fender ClassicGear tuners. Offering a smooth feel for precise pitching, these tuning machines will keep the strings stable and secure.

    Fender American Performer Series

    The American Performer Series is the most affordable US-made guitar range offered by Fender. Exhibiting the company's renowned reputation for high-quality craftsmanship, these guitars are available at attainable prices to give you world-class instruments that won't break the bank!

    Specifications

    Body

    • Body Material: Alder
    • Body Finish: Gloss

    Neck

    • Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
    • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Frets: 22, Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: White Dots
    • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
    • Tuning Machines: ClassicGear™
    • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

    Electronics & Hardware

    • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
    • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
    • Pickups: Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
    • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup (Push/Pull Switch upon Tone 2 adds Neck Pickup in Parallel), Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup (Push/Pull Switch up on Tone 2 adds Neck Pickup in Parallel), Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck & Middle Pickup), Tone 2. Grease-bucket™ Tone Circuit (Bridge Pickup)
    • Control Knobs: Aged White
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

    Other

    • Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
    • Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
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    Trusted Customer29th Dec 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer25th Aug 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    carl keenan21st Jun 2021

    I waited for a few months for this guitar and I'm very glad I had the patience to wait. A guitar for me to grow into. Far better than my ability but I love it.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer25th Jan 2021

    Love it. Sounds great. Looks great. Extra switching options add versatility. Nice quick satin neck.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Joeri8th Jun 2020

    Beautiful guitar with an amazing sound. What do I need to say more. It’s really versatile. Great for clean tones as wel as for overdriven sounds.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr Stephen Winfield8th Jun 2019

    Beautiful guitar, fantastic tonal options, love it. Slightly loose output jack...easy fix though. Nice gig bag included plus case candy. :-)

    Trusted Customer23rd May 2019

    Amazing! what a great guitar!

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