If you asked a member of the public to draw an electric guitar the chances are they would try to hash out what they remember of the classic strat body. That's how ingrained the strat body design is in the subconscious of all of us. The Strat had to wait for its day in the sun but once that day came it dominated for six decades and is now the byword for that two offset horned carved top body shape. From Hank Marvin and Jimi Hendrix to Nile Rodgers and Steve Vai have played or still play this most versatile of instruments. The neck pickup has the most distinctive guitar sound in rock and roll
The Alder it gets the better it is
The lightweight Alder body is the perfect counterweight to the Player Strats high output Fender Player Alnico 5 pickups. Providing excellent sustain and a breezy resonance the Player Strat is one of the most versatile sounding guitars around. The resonant Alder body provides some of the best sustain of any tonewood and is a feature of Fenders higher-end instruments.
The neck and fingerboard are both made of maple and there is a Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front. The Modern "C" profile neck is immensely playable, has a smooth silky feel and looks amazing. The medium Jumbo frets make it a more universally inclusive instrument good for both less experienced and advanced guitarists. The Maple fretboard has 9.5" radius allowing players to reach those whole and half step bends and keeping the playability of the neck to a maximum.
The Player Stratocaster comes loaded with 3 Alnico 5 pickups, 3 single coils bridge, middle and neck respectively. These are some of the hottest tone producing pickups Fender makes and gives your sound an edge most guitars can't compete with. With 5 variations of tone accessible via the pickup selector, the Fender Strat remains one of the most versatile instruments around.
The Fender Player Stratocaster is a workhorse and a show pony combined into one. Capable of the rough and tumble of the working musician's life to the repeated learning of a beginner. In the right hands, the Player Stratocaster can set fire to the soul and unleash those death-defying solos we've heard throughout the decades. Fitted with chrome tuners the Player will give stable and accurate tuning while the chrome hardware will compliment the glorious finish. The Fender Player is a step above the rest and will inspire for a lifetime, an investment in your musical future.
Manufacturer Fender Model Name Player Stratocaster® SSS, Maple Fingerboard, Silver Model 0144522581 Series Player Country Of Origin MX Colour Silver Body Alder Body Finish Gloss Polyester Body Shape Stratocaster® Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front Neck Shape Modern "C" Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Pau Ferro Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets 22 Frets Size Medium Jumbo String Nut Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Black Dots Truss Rods Standard Truss Rod Wrench 3/16" Hex (Allen) Bridge Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil Middle Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil Neck Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Postion 1. Bridge Humbucking Pickup; Position 2. Middle Pickup and Inner Coil of Humbucker; Position 3. Middle Pickup; Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup; Position 5. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration SSS Bridge 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles Hardware Finish Nickel/chrome Tuning Machines Standard Cast/Sealed Pickguard 3-Ply Control Knobs Parchment Plastic Strings Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges) Dimensions 4.50x15.30x41.90 IN Weight 11.25 LB
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