Fender American Performer Stratocaster, HSS Maple Fingerboard - Black

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011-4922-306

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Born in Corona, California, the American Performer Stratocaster HSS delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender - with new enhancements, like the DoubleTap(TM) humbucking pickup, that make even more inspiring to play. The American Performer Stratocaster HSS includes the Yosemite(TM) single-coil pickups - designed for rich, expressive tones - and a DoubleTap humbucking bridge pickup. This unique, patent-applied-for design combines humbucking and single-coil voices, while eliminating volume loss in single-coil mode. The single coils feature flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and shellac potting that lets the single-coils breathe while controlling feedback. Combined, Yosemite and DoubleTap pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.

The American Performer Stratocaster HSS also features Greasebucket(TM) tone circuitry, along with a push-pull tone control to activate the DoubleTap humbucking pickup. The "Modern C"- shaped neck sports a 9.5"-radius fingerboard that's comfortable for almost any playing style, along with 22 jumbo frets for effortless and accurate bending.

Features
• Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
• Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
• Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
• Yosemite(TM) single-coil pickups
• DoubleTap humbucking bridge pickup
• Greasebucket(TM) tone circuitry
• Modern C-shaped neck with Jumbo Frets
• Included Case: Deluxe Gig Bag

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First of all, please not, I'm NOT really a Fender fan BUT I was amazed at the quality of these' Performer 'models! Both the Teles & Strats are beyond belief whether maple of rosewood necks! Honestly, I think they are the most comfortable and versatile range that Fender have presented for YEARS since the USA Special series but then i'm biased. You won't have to spend larger amounts of cash to get the same quality you'd receive from this "Performer"series. The push/pull idea is brilliant! The tonal spectrum is ENDLESS. I'm mostly a jazz player and one can obtain a real mellow tone if desired from the pickup mix here if you tweak the controls enough. Both rosewood & maple sound great although I have a slight leaning towards the rosewood since it's mellower. The vibrato arm is sensitive and doesn't go out of tune as much as on other more expensive models. IF it DOES go out of tune or you have issues then please use a tiny amount of 'Big Bends Nut Sauce' and you find you can dive in Hendrix fashion without any problems ever again. I actually purchased more than one 'Performer' guitars since I don't think i'll find a series that fits my hands like this one. Thank you Andy Elliot and all those fine people at Owen Sound L&M.
Posted by Peter on Apr 11, 2021
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