The American Performer series instruments offer players authentic, stage-ready, American-made Fenders at an affordable price, making them excellent for gigging professionals seeking a value-packed guitar.
At the heart of the American Performer Strat's design is a trio of Yosemite single-coil pickups. These pickups have flat-staggered pole pieces and shellac coating, resulting in a hotter sound than standard Fender single-coils. These are excellent pickups that provide an extra layer of tonal versatility, and you'll only find them in the American Performers. The HSS version also replaces the bridge with an all-new DoubleTap humbucker, giving you the power and 'chunk' needed for heavier playing styles. Plus, the Greasebucket tone circuitry and push-pull tone control allows users to add the neck pickup to any switch position, providing even more sonic versatility. The American Performer Stratocaster also features a modern "C" shaped neck, 22 jumbo frets, and a 9.5" radius fingerboard, contributing to the guitar's remarkable playability and rock-solid in-hand feel.
Made in Corona, California, the American Performer Stratocaster is a remarkable instrument with an extensive sonic palette and an impeccable feel, making it ideal for Fender enthusiasts seeking a sleek, versatile new axe.
Series: American Performer
Country Of Origin: US
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Truss Rods: Standard
Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen)
Bridge Pickup: DoubleTap Humbucking
Middle Pickup: Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster
Neck Pickup: Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck & Middle Pickup), Tone 2. Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender ClassicGear
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Aged White
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag