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    Product Description

    The Fender Stratocaster is the most popular and recognised guitar ever made! In production for over 60 years, the Strat has remained largely unchanged both aesthetically and feature-wise. However, small refinements have been made over the years to improve the instrument in terms of its tones, quality, and playability.

    The Fender Player Stratocaster encompasses all of Fender's guitar-building experience, available at a price that is more accessible to a wider audience. Made in Mexico, this affordable instrument boasts a number of updates to give players a guitar with more versatility and elegance than ever before.

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    Construction

    Fender has long-established its preferred tonewoods, and the Player Series Stratocaster retains their iconic Alder and Maple combination. The Alder body emits a balanced sound with a tight low-end, plenty of mid-range punch and crisp highs - serving as a great foundation for the trio of single-coil pickups.

    Paired with a bolt-on Maple neck, a true Fender staple; this wood is what gives Fender instruments their signature snap. With a bright top-end, this material allows notes and chords to effortlessly cut through in a mix, ensuring that your playing is heard amongst a full band. Adorned with a Pau Ferro fretboard, this attractive wood gives some warmth and roundness, working well in conjunction with the vibrant tonal properties of the Maple neck.

    Modern Neck

    Featuring a "Modern C" neck shape, this profile provides both traditionalists and contemporary players with a comfortable feel. Thin enough for aspiring shredders, this neck shape is still solid and substantial, offering great support for your thumb. With a satin finish, a noteworthy Player Series update, the neck has a super-smooth feel that allows you to easily glide up and down - without getting sticky at sweaty gigs!

    Apart from its cosy neck contours and practical finish, the Players Series Stratocaster also sports medium jumbo frets that provide great control and intonation across the fretboard. Meeting the growing demands of fans, Fender has also added a 22nd fret to its Player Series Strats, expanding the range of the instrument for further musical expression.    

    Electronics & Hardware

    The Fender Stratocaster is famous for its three pickups, and the Player Series features a revised set of Alnico 5 single-coils. Projecting that legendary, vibrant Fender tone; these particular pickups emit a more modern voice, with a bolder mid-range that can handle overdrive far better than its predecessors. Keep your amp settings clean, and you'll still be able to attain those classic chimey Strat tones, especially with the 5-way blade pickup switch in positions 2 and 4.

    Dedicated tone controls for the neck/middle and bridge pickups let you tame any aggressive highs, particularly if plugged into a bright-sounding amplifier. Nearest the bridge pickup you have an ergonomically-placed master volume knob, which can be used to roll off gain for a milder, "cleaned-up" sound, or for achieving dramatic volume swells.

    A huge improvement that Fender has implemented across the Player Series Strat range is the 2-point tremolo. A bridge that has been seen on their more expensive US-made counterparts, this tremolo provides a smoother action for more expressive vibrato, and also ensures better tuning stability with its low friction design.

    Specifications

    • Series: Player
    • Body Material: Alder
    • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
    • Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
    • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
    • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
    • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
    • Position Inlays: Black Dots
    • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
    • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
    • Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
    • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
    • Pickups: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
    • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    • Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
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    Customer Reviews

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    8 reviews

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    Mr Carl Cushion14th Jan 2022

    Very nice guitar. Well made with a good finish

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Paulo31st Dec 2021

    Great guitar for the price. Always wanted to have a strat!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Andy McMillan17th Jul 2021

    The finish on this guitar is a lovely metallic silver. The fret board, being Pau Ferro, left me sceptical but it's honestly one of the most gorgeous woods I've seen on a board. And completely unique to each guitar. The pickups are sensational, giving lots of tone options. Some call them too hot, but roll off the volume slightly and it's hard to tell the difference between this and my band mates American ultra. The neck is comfortable, and it's pretty much everything you would expect from a strat. Looking up and seeing a Fender logo for less than £600 is absolute madness. It's brilliant. This does require, like any sub £700-800 guitar, a setup (new strings, neck relief, fret polish) but these can be done quite easily yourself to your playing needs and style. Feels like I've owned this guitar for years. I can't wait till it gets the dings and scratches and becomes it's own little character. Fender have really knocked it out the park with their Mexican range. OLE!

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Bruce Clothier6th Oct 2020

    Might get another when the wife ain't watching they sre great for the money

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Dr David Muirhead5th May 2020

    Looks and sounds awesome. High quality, great feel and sound

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Trusted Customer25th Apr 2020

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Trusted Customer31st Dec 2019

    Hard to tell the difference between this and an American made. Great quality and sound.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

    Mr Jack Hodge13th Aug 2019

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