The brand new 2018 Fender Player Series Guitars have been announced today. Take a look at the full range here
The new range of Fender Player Series guitars have been announced including a range of new Made in Mexico Stratocaster guitars, Telecasters, offset guitars and bass guitars too. All of which feature brand new pickups and comfortable modern “C” shaped necks for great playability. The new range of Fender Player Series guitars also features some brand new finishes that look stunning when coupled with either the new Pau Ferro or Maple fingerboards.
Fender Player Stratocaster
The Fender Player Series Stratocaster provides players with that iconic strat sound we know and love. The combination of alder body with all new Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil pickups gives you that bell-like high end clarity as well as the punchy mids and robust low end you need to stand out. These new pickups provide a more modern edge to the overall sound, offering a new flavour to the already impressive Stratocaster sound.
The Fender Player Series Stratocaster maintains that classic strat look but adds the modern "C" shaped neck for added comfort.
An updated 2-point tremolo design with bent steel saddles provides a smoother travel when playing and rock solid tuning stability due to the fact that there's less friction against the posts.
Available with either Maple or Pau Ferro fingerboard.
Fender Player Stratocaster HSS & HSH
The Fender Player Series Stratocaster is also updated this year with two new pickup configurations. You have the Fender Player Stratocaster HSS with Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking pickup in the bridge and two Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil pickups (middle/neck), as well as the Fender Player Stratocaster HSH complete with two new Fender Player Series pickups (neck/bridge) and a single coil in the middle.
The bent steel saddles offer better tuning stability and smoother travel whether you're weighing heavily on the 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo or gently adding some dynamic to your playing.
Available in either Maple or Pau Ferro fingerboard.
Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top
Next up we have the new Fender Player Series Plus Top Stratocaster guitars. These beautifully designed guitars feature a figured flame maple top which looks amazing with either the Maple or Pau Fingerboard. these guitars are available with either a triple single coil configuration or with two single coils and a humbucker in the bridge, offering players not only a world of tonal options but even more finish options.
Both the Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top and Fender Player Stratocaster Plus top are available in either Aged Cherry Burst or Tobacco Sunburst.
Fender Player Series Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS
The new Fender Player Series Stratocaster Floyd Rose HSS is a powerhouse of tone featuring the new Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Bridge) pickup and Player Series Alnico 5Strat Single-Coil (Middle/Neck) pickups for pure power! In addition, you have the Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo system that keeps your guitar in tune, no matter how hard you wail on the whammy bar! If you love huge divebombs and that classic strat sound, then this is the guitar for you.
Available in either Polar White or Tidepool with Maple fingerboards.
Fender Player Telecaster
The ultimate workhorse guitar gets a slew of brand new Player Series pickups and the choice of a fantastic range of new finishes. The Fender Player Series Telecaster stays true to the heritage of the Tele but adds a modern "C" shaped neck for added comfort when paying as well as the bent steel saddles on the 6-saddle string-through body bridge whcih offers greater intonation and tuning stability.
The four bolt "F" stamped neck plate has been added for authenticity to the rear of the guitar - a nice little addition. Check out our video below and the full range here.
Fender Player Telecaster HH
When you love the feel and look of the Telecaster but want the power of two massive humbuckers at your disposal, the Fender Player Series telecaster HH is the ideal option.
Not only do you have 2 Player Series humbuckers, but you can also use the push-pull pot on the tone control to coil split, adding even more tonal variety to your playing. A great guitar for those who demand more from their telecaster. Available with either Maple or Pau Ferro fretboard.
Fender Player Jaguar
The Fender Player Series Jaguar includes a huge sounding humbucking bridge pickup for those huge grunge sounds whilst the Alnico 2 Jaguar single-coil in the neck provides that articulation and crisp sound you need for lead lines and intricate runs.
A slide switch to split the coils of the bridge pickup allows for further tone shaping possibilities, unlocking that authentic Fender single coil sound.
A 6-saddle vintage style adjustable bridge sports a floating tremolo piece so you can make those subtle bends and expression to your sound.
Fender Player Jazzmaster
When you need a highly expressive guitar that can cater to every sound you need, the Fender Player Series Jazzmaster is there for you. It's loaded with 2 Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking pickups, and you have the option of unlocking the classic Fender single coil tone by utilising the push/pull potentiometer to split the coils of the bridge pickup.
A six-saddle vintage style adjustable bridge with floating tremolo tailpiece and screw in arm also offer great expression options.
The Fender Player Series Jazzmaster also includes a 3 way selector switch so you can isolate or blend the pickups as well as sealed tuning machines, synthetic bone nut and gloss polyester finish sprayed over teh lush, resonant Alder body.
Fender Player P Bass
The classic P-Bass has been updated with the all new Player Series pickups to provide players with a huge sound, without the huge price tag. The Fender Player Series Precision Bass features the all new Player Series Alnico 5 split single cold precision bass pickups that offer a punchy tone that still retains that bottom end you need.
A modern "C" shaped neck has been installed to ensure a comfortable playing experience at all times and the 20 medium-jumbo frets are great for any playing style or genre.
The 4-saddle bridge has been engineered to provide players with accurate intonation and easy action adjustment so you can personalise the guitar to your playing stye should you need to.
Fender Player Jazz Bass
As well as this classic set up the Fender Player Series Jazz Bass is also available as the Fender Jazz bass fretless and the Fender Jazz Bass V five string bass, so players of all styles are covered.
Two growling Player series single-coil pickups have been included to offer up that legendary Jazz bass tone turned up to 11.
This is also available in a wide range of finishes with either a Pau ferro or Maple fingerboard depending on your style, but we love thisButtercream and Maple option pictured!
Fender Player Jaguar Bass
Those who like their offset bass guitars will love the look, feel and sound of the Fender Player Series Jaguar which comes loaded with a growling Player Series single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup as well as a clear-sounding, fat Player Series split-coil Precision Bass pickup in the middle position.
You have one volume control for each pickup so you can blend sounds as well as a master tone knob to shape your overall tone. Again, a comfortable modern "C" shaped neck has been designed for added comfort and speed.
A fantastic bass guitar for those who want more tonal options. Also available with either a Maple or Pau Ferro fretboard.