Fender AM Perf Strat RW HB

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Electric Guitar

  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • 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: Honey Burst
  • Includes Deluxe gigbag
  • Made in USA
Available since November 2018
Item number 452921
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Honey
Body Alder
Top Alder
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag Yes
incl. Case No
£1,279
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Born in the USA!

Fender AM Perf Strat RW HB Electric Guitar

The American Performer series represents the point of entry for players looking for an American-made instrument from Fender. This Stratocaster, which comes in a luscious Honey Burst finish and is hand-built in California, delivers the classic single coil Strat sound with a few modern adjustments and comes at an astonishingly affordable price. It's impossible these days to imagine a world without Fender's legendary Stratocaster, the first guitar to feature three pickups and one of the most versatile models in the history of music. And with its brand-new Yosemite pickups, Greasebucket tone circuit, and push-pull pot for the neck pickup, the American Performer Stratocaster also expands the Strat's already impressive repertoire and delivers an outstanding sound, classic looks, and excellent playability. All in all, this is a sophisticated and stage-worthy instrument that is ideal for musicians who want to be heard.

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Take it easy

At a first glance, the American Performer Stratocaster with its alder body and sweeping contours is hardly discernible from the original. And that is not a bad thing - after all, the design has remained virtually unchanged since 1954. The maple neck features a modern C profile to ensure optimum comfort for the player's fretting hand, and the fingerboard is adorned with 22 jumbo frets that make string bending extremely easy. What is more, the back of the neck features a satin finish, so moving around the neck will be easy no matter how sweaty things get on stage. The body also features a vintage six-point Synchronized Tremolo that is perfect for subtle, expressive use when playing chords and melodies. All of these features combine to create a guitar that unites traditional looks with modern playability and comfort.

Closeup back Fender AM Perf Strat RW HB Electric Guitar

Greasebucket tone circuit

The American Performer series has been designed for guitarists who love the timeless style of Fender instruments but don't want to forego the enhanced functionality provided by modern features. This model has the proven combination of an alder body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard found on classic Strats, but also delivers extra sonic options that not every Strat can deliver thanks to its Yosemite pickups. These have been specially selected for each model and each pickup position, and they are calibrated to produce a uniform level of volume in every combination. While a conventional tone control merely "rolls off" the treble frequencies to produce a more bass-heavy sound, the Greasebucket circuit works like a band-pass filter that tames the high-end response while ensuring that the guitar's signal does not lose any gain or sound muffled.

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About Fender

Fender is without doubt one of the most legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturers of all time. The company was founded in 1946 by its namesake Leo Fender († 1991), whose innovative ideas brought a breath of fresh air into the musical world. His Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass are not only classics – they also continue to shape the styles of musicians in countless genres to this day. Timeless Fender amplifier models such as the Bassman, Twin, Deluxe, and Princeton also enjoy a stellar reputation. Besides maintaining its classic product portfolio, however, the company is also constantly developing new products that make Fender a driving force in today’s music industry.

There can be only one!

If you could only play one guitar ever again, the Fender American Performer Stratocaster would be an excellent candidate: A "real Fender" that is hand-made in the USA and offers a greater level of sonic versatility than the majority of its contemporaries. The push-pull potentiometer in the second tone control position activates the neck pickup whatever position the selector switch is in, which makes it possible to combine the bridge and neck pickups (as can be done on a Telecaster as standard) or even have all three pickups working at once. Very few guitars have found use in as many different genres as the Stratocaster, which is associated with legendary names like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Nile Rodgers, John Frusciante, and George Harrison. Of course, countless other guitarists from the fields of Blues, Disco, Funk, Soul, and Classic Rock also swear by this classic American instrument.

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Just Perfect
Cics 22.11.2019
Amazing guitar with great playability and top quality. Excellent customer support from Thomann's staff.
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Take my money!
Tom from the block 15.09.2020
I have a Gibson Les Paul for about 4 years. In these four years i realised that i can't get what i want from that Les Paul. So i decided to dive in world of stratocasters. I just want good strat that sounds like a classic strat. And WOW! This is it! As a first stratocaster this is definately more than i expected. Sound of this strat is brilliant - I hear those bells ringing.

Pros:
1. Build quality is very good.
2. Modern "C" neck profile is very comfy to play.
3. I like the tone variety. This guitar has 5-position switch + tone control knob that is also a push-pull switch. It gives you more options to get the sound you want.
4. It looks amazing! My wife is already jealous.

Cons:
1. As a classic strat is have humming (buzzing) background noise on 1st, 3rd and 5th position (single coils). Yes, i know that single coils does that but when playing alone it gets annoying after some time. Will think about shielding, maybe some modifications or just use noise gate.
2. Gigbag is ridiculous. Come on - this guitar ir a piece of art so it needs to be protected. I already ordered SKB hardcase.

In overall - this is very recommended. If you want a very good sounding strat that don't cost 2K and more, this is it!
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What a beauty
JSDe 04.11.2020
It is visualy stunning. It is, by far, the best looking finish I have ever seen on a strat. I can watch it all day.
The sound is exactly what you expect out of a strat ; super versatile, it does it all.
Very confortable neck, big jumbo frets, standard knobs, not to heavy... A pleasure to play.
I have compared it to several upper-level strats (American Pros), and didn't notice any significant difference in quality of finish or sound. Mind you, they don't sound exactly the same; but it is a matter of tastes more than a objective difference in quality.
Overall this is a great guitar, beautiful and versatile as a strat can be.
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fabrizioperria 08.03.2020
I'm a les paul guy but i'm really digging the strat! great action, great pickups (very quiet, never heard a quiter single coil pick that wasn't "noiseless") and great finish. This thing rocks!
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