The Fender American Performer Stratocaster Electric Guitar continues Fender's innovative legacy for the next generation of guitarists to enjoy. Hailing from their Corona, California factory and equipped with a range of upgraded appointments - counting newly designed Yosemite pickups amongst them -, the American Performer Strat' is a force to be reckoned with. Each model is supplied with a deluxe gig bag to get you out and performing in no time at all.
Classic Strat style
The American Performer Stratocaster body is built using a Fender favourite in alder, a lightweight and tonally balanced tonewood that plays beautifully. The sleek and slender double-cutaway body shape with softly bevelled edges establishes a delightfully comfortable playing feel. The gloss finish protects the paintwork against unwanted blemishes and allows the guitar to age gracefully over time.
Comfortable neck design
Joined to the body is a cool maple neck, which has been treated to a satin polyurethane finish for a lightning fast feel. The modern "C" neck profile heightens the comfortable playing experience, whilst the generous 25.5-inch scale length promotes a bright and articulate response from each string. Paired with the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with dot position inlays to guide your way. The sleek 9.5-inch fingerboard radius allows your fingers to roam with total freedom, allowing you to lay down deft technique with ease.
A unique addition to the American Performer series is the Fender Yosemite single-coils, which further the guitar giant's prowess for designing impeccable pickups. The Yosemite single-coils produce rich tones that respond to the dynamics of your playing style for enviably expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole piece that release increased output and a shellac coating that enables the coils to "breathe" whilst controlling feedback, these beauties have something to offer just about everyone. Whether you're tackling some clean pop-inspired licks, raucous riffs, or saturated solos, they can turn their hand to just about anything. The addition of a Greasebucket tone control allows you to dial back the high-end brightness without losing any gain for beefy mid to low-end power.
The late-'60s/'70s-style headstock is home to some masterfully crafted ClassicGear tuning machines. Each one is individually anchored with a nut of the front of the headstock and endowed with an astonishing 18:1 gear ratio to give them outstanding performance. No matter how enthusiastically you rock out you can rest assured that adjustments can be executed with the smoothest action. The 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo responds to the subtle nuances of your vibrato technique, enabling you to produce delicate flourishes with minimal effort.
Manufacturer Fender Model American Performer Stratocaster Electric Guitar Series American Performer Orientation Right-Hand Body Shape Stratocaster Body Material Alder Body Finish Gloss Colour Honey Burst Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Satin Polyurethane Neck Shape Modern "C" Scale Length 25.5-inches (648 mm) Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Frets 22 String Nut Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.685-inches (42.8 mm) Position Inlays White Dots Truss Rods Standard Truss Rod Wrench 1/8-inch (Allen) Pickups Neck/Middle/Bridge: Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck & Middle Pickup), Tone 2. Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Bridge Pickup) 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
Pickup Configuration SSS Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines Fender ClassicGear Control Knobs Aged White Pickguard 3-Ply Mint Green Strings Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges) Included Accessories Deluxe Gig Bag EAN 0885978952649
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