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Fender AM Perf Strat MN Satin LPB

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Electric Guitar

  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck profile: Modern 'C'
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42.8 mm
  • Pickup: 3 Yosemite Stratocaster single coils
  • 1 Volume control
  • 2 Tone controls
  • Vintage-Style Synchronized tremolo
  • Chrome hardware
  • Factory stringing: Fender 250L NPS .009 - .042 (Article number 133191)
  • Colour: Lake Placid Blue, matte
  • Includes Deluxe gigbag
  • Made in USA
Colour Blue
Body Alder
Top Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag Yes
incl. Case No
available since November 2018
Item number 452932
£988
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A great strat offering all 7 pickup combinations
Diatonico 08.08.2020
If you want to get an American Fender Strat without breaking the bank, this is it.

It's got everything you'd expect, plus a push/pull to get the neck + bridge combination and all pickups together. Just for that it's worth looking into.

The pups offer a more vintage-esque sound -- a little softer and understated than the professionals. They offer a wide array of tonal options, though, and you can get some nicely cutting tones if you raise the pickups.

I loved the build quality on this guitar. It's light, but sturdy. Details were taken care of.

The neck plays smoothly (not as smooth as all rosewood, but what is?). Licks, runs and string bending are comfortable to do. Barre chords are a breeze. Coming from Les Pauls I did suffer sore fingers for a day — that longer scale length!

The tremelo doesn't affect the tuning, though occasionally it takes a few strums to let it fall back into resting position. The springs also tend to ring out when you're playing chords, or playing with some gusto. It's not loud, but you can hear it if you're playing acoustically and stop strumming for a second. Not a dealbreaker though.

I'm not a big fan of the tone pot wiring. 1 tone pot controls the neck pup, 1 controls both the middle and bridge. I'd prefer 1 tone pot to tame the bridge, and 1 for the other 2 — like it is on the professional range. You could mod this, if you want. Otherwise the wiring and electronics are properly installed on this guitar. If you want to install humbuckers, you can so as well — this guitar's neck and bridge pickup cavitaties are big enough for them.

The headstock is the old style + old style tuners (the split ones where you put the string end vertically down the shaft). The tuners feel strong and turn with smoothness.

Overall I'd recommend this strat if you have 1200 EUR to spare and you're looking for a great deal.
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Modern/vintage mix of best features.
gitarian 02.04.2021
This strat is a nice mix of modern playability and vintage strat construction. Neck is nice and has smooth finish, not too thin, not too fat, great middle ground so anyone can play it. Shredders won't be disappointed but it offers some thumb support for rhythm playing and "cowboy chords". Big frets are great to make playing more effortless and there are 22 of them, which is nice modern feature.
The nice thing for those who want some vintage vibe is a 6 point tremolo with bent steel saddles, but it has modern twist: the string spading is slightly narrower than vintage-correct 56mm, which is great for most of us, as E strings are not so close to the edge of fretboard in high positions. I also prefer a neck with no Micro-tilt as it brings this guitar a little closer to 50's strat spec.
pros:
-modern playability
-perfect mix of vintage/modern design
-overall quality of fretjob
-made to tight tolerances (no neck alignment issues, no shims in neck pocket needed)
-satin finish is very thin, which resembles premium feature like thin nitrocellulose finish (of course this one isn't nitro)
-push-pull switch so you can have neck-bridge and all 3 pickups combinations.
cons:
-pickups are really great and balanced, but for 100% vintage tone they are a little bit too overwound
-Although there is nothing to complain on the quality side, this is simple spec guitar, you pay a little bit more for "Fender" name
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Fender Stratocaster American Performer
Possesso 03.02.2020
Best guitar I ever got, I use it only to play at home and in guitar classes. The sound is classical stratocaster. If you want the real deal without spending to much this is the way to go, cost/benefit top notch!
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Bought this guitar a year ago, and I love it!
Mats Bing 30.10.2020
I've been playing this guitar every day for about a year now.
It's just great!
The build quality is really good. After a year, the guitar still feels and looks brand new.
My only complaint is the pickups, they are a bit dull and boring. I will swap them out in time.
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