The Fender American Performer Stratocaster, seen here in a beautiful satin Lake Placid Blue finish, gives you classic Fender tone and style with new features.
A Beloved Classic Made Inspiringly New
Made in Corona, California, USA - the Fender American performer Stratocaster gives you all the classic style and playability you expect from Fender.
However, with this incredible new series you get awesome new enhancements that really expand on the versatility of Fender Stratocaster.
Timeless Fender Strat style and modern electronics capabilities combine for one of the best Fender Stratocaster models ever released.
Fender American Performer Stratocaster MN Satin Lake Placid Blue Key Features:
- Made in Corona, California, USA
- Satin Finished Maple Neck
- Maple Fretboard
- ClassicGear Tuning Machines
- 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo Bridge
- Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster Pickups
- Push/Pull Tone Switch
- Greasebucket Tone Circuitry
- Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
Made in California
A traditional wood for the Fender Strat, the body of the American Performer Stratocaster been made from Alder.
The distinctive double cutaway of the Stratocaster body allows for easy reach of the higher frets which is great for guitar solos while giving it that iconic look.
Attached to the body is a satin finished Maple neck with a modern “C” profile so it is comfortable and easy to play.
Atop the neck is an incredibly smooth Maple fretboard with a modern 9.5” radius along with 22 jumbo frets allowing for easy and accurate bends.
Extremely Versatile Electronics
Giving you a wide-ranging tonal palette to paint your sonic output, the American Performer Stratocaster is an indispensable tool for the modern guitarist.
Yosemite single-coil Stratocaster pickups featuring flat staggered pole pieces for increased output can be found in the bridge, middle and neck pickup positions.
A shellac coating is used on the coils allowing them free movement while keeping feedback under control.
A shellac coating is used which allows the coils to breath while also keeping feedback under control.
Boasting rich, expressive tones with incredible dynamics, Yosemite pickups are suitable for any musical situation and highly sought after.
Greasebucket tone circuitry allows you to roll off the high frequencies without increasing bass in your tone, keeping your sound crisp and clear.
The electronics on the American Performer Strat also feature a push-pull tone control allowing you to add the neck pickup in parallel with the bridge pickup in switch positions 1 and 2, adding even more tonal potential to this already versatile instrument.
A 5-position blade gives you the following pickup selections to choose from:
- 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
Further tone tailoring is possible thanks to the Master Volume and two tone controls.
High Quality Hardware
The Fender American Performer Stratocaster is completed with a complement of high quality Nickel and Chrome finished hardware.
ClassicGear tuning machines can be found on the headstock providing precise and secure tuning of your strings while adding some old school aesthetic..
On the body, there is a 6-saddle vintage-style synchronised tremolo bridge offering easily adjustable intonation and awesome trem action.
For the string nut, Fender have used synthetic bone to offer enhanced sustain and encourage the natural brightness of the guitar strings.
Incredibly Versatile Fender Strat
Possibly the most versatile Stratocaster ever made, the Fender American Performer Stratocaster is a modern guitarist’s dream come true.
Plus, it comes to you in a deluxe gig bag – a great way to transport and store your new electric guitar along with your accessories.
Buy the Fender American Performer Stratocaster from PMT Online to get this inspiring new iteration of an iconic instrument.
Fender American Performer Stratocaster MN Satin Lake Placid Blue Specs:
- Series: American Performer
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- 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)
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Pickups: Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
- 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. Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Bridge Pickup)
- Control Knobs: Aged White
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
|Case Included||gig bag|
|Pickup Config||3 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||stratocaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
September 24, 2018Read Article
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