Fender FSR Limited Edition American Performer Stratocaster with Raw Ash Satin Finish

Classic tonewood meets eye-catching aesthetics with this addition to the American Performer range

Description
/wcsstore/andertons-cas/images/attributes/glob__page_author/elliot-stent.jpg
Written by

Elliot Stent

The Fender American Performer Strat is one of the most affordable US-made guitars available in Fender's catalogue. This instrument beautifully displays Fender's class-leading craftsmanship in all of its glory.

With the typical features that you'd expect on a Stratocaster, the Raw Ash American Performer boasts some thoughtful modern appointments to bring it up to scratch. Sporting covered Yosemite pickups, the desirable 'Greasebucket' tone circuit and of course a satin Raw Ash finish, this is a truly standout workhorse instrument.

Construction

Fender's long-established tonewood combinations remain intact with the American Performer Strat. The original Ash body ensures balanced lows, lively mids and a crisp top-end, serving as the perfect tonal foundation for the bright-sounding single-coils. With the grain left exposed and a satin finish, this Strat is a real head-turner.

The body is paired with a satin Maple neck, accentuating the highs even more to allow your playing to really cut through in a mix. The bolt-on construction also gives notes a definitive snap, so that you can play with plenty of articulation.

Electronics

The Raw Ash Performer Strat comes 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.

You also get a push/pull tone control that lets you add the neck pickup in any switch position, for even more tonal possibilities. Finally, the 'Greasebucket' tone circuit lets you roll off the top-end without adding any bass frequencies, so you can use your tone controls in a dynamic way.

Hardware

While the electronics will appeal to contemporary players, the hardware leans more towards tradition. A 6-screw vintage-style synchronised tremolo and Fender ClassicGear tuners offer a smooth feel, precise pitching and total control over your expression.

Specifications

Body

  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane (Raw Ash)

Neck

  • Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black 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 Parchment
  • Pickups: Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster (Bridge/Middle/Neck – covered)
  • 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
Specs
Finance
Reviews
Delivery
This product is currently not available.

Andertons Music Co. Payment Methods - V12, Mastercard, VISA, Amex, Paypal More ways to pay

Credit & debit cards, Paypal and Instant Finance

Fast & Free UK Delivery

Fast shipping with reputable couriers. Next day & free to most UK postcodes when in stock!

Click And Collect

Just 10% deposit. Pay the rest on collection. No delivery charges. Same price online & in-store!

£10.4 Million Gear In stock

At our store and warehouse, ready to ship direct to you!

Andertons Music Co. Feefo Gold Rating for customer service! Unbeatable Customer Service

Based on independent reviews.

SKU:P+0170360321