At the heart of the American Performer Strat's design is its set of Yosemite single-coil pickups. These pickups have flat-staggered pole pieces and shellac coating that results in a hotter sound than your usual 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. Plus, the excellent Greasebucket tone circuitry and push-pull tone control lets you add in the neck pickup to any switch position, adding even more tonal layers to be uncovered. The American Performer Stratocaster also features a modern "C" shaped neck, 22 jumbo frets, and a 9.5" radius fingerboard, which all contribute 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 wide-ranging tone and the unmatched playability you've come to expect from an authentic, USA-made Fender.
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent overall condition. This guitar has a few minor surface scratches, but these are quite small and only show in direct light. Plus, it comes with fresh strings and low action, courtesy of Cream City Music's signature setup.
Neck: Maple neck with Modern "C" profile, 25.5" scale, 22-fret Maple fingerboard and black dot inlays.
Body: Alder body finished in Penny, with black pickguard, Aged white knobs, switch tip, and pickup covers, nickel/chrome hardware, and 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge.
Electronics: 3 Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster pickups with five-way switching, Master Volume, and 2 Tone controls.
Case: Original Fender gigbag included.
Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Why We Love Fender
It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.