Overview of the New Player Series by Fender

Overview of the New Player Series by Fender

20th Jun 2018

Ask anyone with a Fender what they love about their guitar and you will undoubtedly hear three things: the feel, the tone and the look.

These three qualities are what make Fender guitars a universal icon. The new Player Series offers all of the staple qualities we’ve come to expect from Fender at a price that most musicians can afford.

What’s New with the Fender Player Series

The Player Series is the much-anticipated successor to the Fender Mexican Standard Series and features the classic models you’ve come to know and love:

  • Stratocaster
  • Telecaster
  • Jazzmaster
  • Jaguar
  • Precision Bass
  • Jazz Bass
  • Jazz Bass V
  • Jaguar Bass

  • Each of these models offers a classic look, exceptional feel and authentic Fender sound with a modern twist.

    TheTone. The classic Fender sound is unmistakable, and the Player Series takes the authentic sound of a Fender to the next level. The series’ new Alnico single-coil, split-coil and humbucking pickups bridge the gap from the past to the future.

    The Feel. Fender players across the world will tell you “there is nothing like it!” You know when you're playing a Fender - and the new Player Series is no exception. New to the feel of this Fender line is the “Modern C’ -shaped neck which provides comfortable contours for a wide variety of players. The feel of a Player Series Fender gives it the diversity for almost any music style.

    The Look. As iconic as the sounds they produce, Fender’s guitar designs have been turning heads and captivating crowds for generations.The Player Series offers a gorgeous color palette that is both modern and classic. Branded with the retro Fender logo and stamped with an “F” neck plate, there can be no doubt that the Player Series is an authentic Fender from headstock to strap button.

    The Player Stratocaster

    The sound of the strat has inspired generations of musicians and the new Player Stratocaster continues that tradition with a clean, warm sound on the high end, a classic punch in the mids and a solid robust sound in the lows.

    New with the Player Series Stratocaster:

  • Player Series Alnico traditional three single-coil pickups, HSH or SSH configuration
  • 22-fret, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with a “Modern C” shaped maple or Pau Ferro neck
  • Simple dedicated bridge pickup tone control

  • The look of the Player Stratocaster combines classic curves with comfortable and versatile contours. The new strat is available in a number of eye-catching finishes, including:

  • Sunburst with a Maple NeckHSS Maple Neck or Pau Ferro Neck
  • Black with a Maple NeckPau Ferro Neck or HSS Pau Ferro Neck
  • Tidepool with a Maple Neck
  • Buttercream
  • Sage Green Metallic
  • Sonic Red
  • Arctic White with a Maple Neck or Pau Ferro Neck
  • HSS Plus Aged Cherry with a Maple Neck
  • Tobacco Burst with a Pau Ferro Neck Plus

  • Browse the new Fender Player Series from Cream City Music and check out our demos below.

    The Player Series Stratocaster SSS


    The Player Series Stratocaster HSS

    The Player Telecaster

    The historic Telecaster continues the Fender tradition of providing a wide range of musicians with the diverse sounds they are looking for. The classic tele tone comes through on the Player Series with sounds ranging from a dirty twang to a clean crispness.

    New with the Player Series Telecaster:

  • Two Player Series pickup configurations (SS) or (HH)
  • 22-fret, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with a “Modern C” shaped maple neck
  • String-through body bridge with bent-steel saddles

  • The Player Telecaster returns to the classic tele body size for comfort and durability. This line also features great retro colors including:

  • Sunburst with a Maple Neck or Pau Ferro Neck
  • Black
  • Tidepool
  • Butterscotch Blonde
  • Polar White with Maple Neck or Pau Ferro Neck
  • Sonic Red

  • Browse the new Fender Player Series from Cream City Music and check out our demos below.

    The Player Series Telecaster SS


    The Player Series Telecaster HH

    The Player Jaguar Guitar

    The silky feel and stylish look of the Jaguar make it the go-to instrument for those looking to try new things and push the boundaries.

    Innovative and classic, the Player Series humbucking bridge pickup has a huge, rich tone while the single-coil neck pickup contributes a clean and crisp sound.

    New with the Player Series Jaguar:

  • One Player Series Alnico Three Jaguar humbucking pickup
  • One Player Series Alnico Two Jaguar single-coil pickup
  • Skirted amp knobs
  • 22 medium jumbo frets, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with a “Modern C” neck

  • When you need an instrument that inspires you the way only a Fender can, reach for this guitar.

    The Player Series Jaguar is available in:

  • Sunburst
  • Black
  • Tidepool
  • Sonic Red

  • Check out the new Fender Player Series from Cream City Music.

    The Player Jazzmaster

    It's impossible to miss the classic style and versatile sound of the new Player Jazzmaster guitar. 

    Boasting a sound that is fat and thick, the Player Jazzmaster produces a tone compatible with any style of music.

    New with the Player Series Jazzmaster:

  • 2 Player Series humbucking pickups
  • A push/pull potentiometer to unleash the authentic Fender single coil sound
  • 22-fret, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard wit a “Modern C” Pau Ferro neck
  • If you're looking for a guitar that feels at home on any stage, studio or garage band this Fender will unlock your creativity.


    The Player Series Jazzmaster comes in: 

  • Sunburst
  • Buttercream
  • Polar White
  • Sage Green

  • Shop the entire new Fender Player Series from Cream City Music.

    The Player Precision Bass

    The classic Precision bass gets a throwback to the look and sound of P-Basses of the past.

    With a rumbling, robust sound and a smooth feel, the thunderous Player Series bass guitar is ready to bring your skills to the big stage or the recording studio. Plus, the power and flexibility of the Player P-Bass makes it a great choice for almost any style of music.

    New with the Player Series Precision Bass:

  • One Player Series split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup with a classic tone
  • Convenient master volume and tone controls
  • 20-fret, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with a “Modern C” maple neck

  • The Player Series P-Bass packs a big sound into a form that is both timeless and easy to control whether you’re a beginner or a pro.

    This bass is available in:

  • Sunburst
  • Black
  • Tidepool
  • Buttercream
  • Polar White
  • Sage Green
  • Sonic Red

  • Check out the new Fender Player Series from Cream City Music.

    The Player Jazz Bass

    Jazz bass players have come to expect a classic sound and smooth feel from their Fender bass, and the new Player Series Jazz Bass certainly delivers on this expectation and more.

    The Player Jazz Bass has a huge sound that is punchy, tight and paired with an unmistakable growl. Featuring a smooth playing experience, this bass can bring the heat on stage, in studio and everywhere in between.

    New with the Player Series Jazz Bass:

  • Two impressive single-coil pickups
  • Master volume controls and volume knobs for each pickup
  • 20-fret, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with a “Modern C” maple or Pau Ferro neck
  • Four-saddle bridge for accurate intonation, easy adjustment and comfort
  • The Player Series Jazz Bass has everything you need to take your skill to the next level, including authentic Fender sound and maximum play-ability.


    This bass is available in:

  • Sunburst with a maple or Pau Ferro neck
  • Black with a maple or Pau Ferro neck
  • Tidepool
  • Buttercream
  • Sage Green
  • Sonic Red

  • Get your next bass from the new Fender Player Series from Cream City Music.

    The Player Jazz Bass V

    The new Player jazz Bass V elevates the classic sound you've come to expect from Fender so that you can elevate your skills as well. Packed with all the features that have made this instrument a favorite of musicians for years, the player Jazz Bass V doesn't disappoint.

    The player Jazz Bass V has a powerful, growling sound that is punch and tight, thanks to pair of new Player Series Alnico 5 sing-coil Jazz Bass pickups.

    New with the Player Jazz Bass V:

  • Two new single-coil pickups
  • Master volume controls and volume knobs for each pickup
  • 20 medium jumbo frets, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with a “Modern C” Pau Ferro neck

  • The Player Series Jazz Bass V sets the standard for a five string bass, and is loaded with traditional Fender features and style.


    This bass is available in:

  • Sunburst
  • Polar White

  • Check out the new  Fender Player Series from Cream City Music.

    The Player Jaguar Bass

    The bold and stylish Jaguar Bass will allow you to command the stage and captivate audiences with a powerful sound and incredibly smooth feel.

    The Player Jaguar Bass has a big tone that is bold, tight and the new pickups feature an intense growl.

    New with the Player Series Jaguar Bass:

  • Two impressive new Player Series single-coil pickups
  • Convenient master volume and pickup volume controls
  • 20-fret, 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with a “Modern C” maple or Pau Ferro neck
  • Offset body style

  • The Player Series Jaguar Bass has classic look and remarkably smooth feel.


    This bass is available in: 

  • Tidepool
  • Sage Green
  • Sonic Red

  • In all, the new Fender Player Series offers up-and-coming musicians and those who want to experience classic Fender sound the opportunity to jam for a reasonable price. Check out Cream City Music’s selection of Fender Player Series guitars and basses online or swing by our showroom to try one out for yourself today.