Fender Player Stratocaster - Black with Maple Fingerboard
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The Fender Player Series Stratocaster
Guitars-USA considers the Fender Stratocaster to be the best solidbody electric guitar. The Strat was introduced in 1954 and has been admired for its slim body curves, tone dexterity, and expressive vibrato by guitarists across genres. The Fender Player Series Stratocaster is both a musical instrument and a cultural icon. It features a 22-fret maple neck and vibrant vintage-inspired finishes. Three Player Series Alnico 5 Strat pickups deliver the same legendary sparkle and spank you would expect from a Strat. Fender's foundation is the Stratocaster. The Player Stratocaster has a classic sound, with a bell-like high, powerful mids, and robust low ends, along with clear articulation. It is full of Fender style and feel. It is ready to help you achieve your musical vision. The Player Stratocaster can handle all types of music, and it is the ideal platform to create your own sound.
Fender's Player Series: A Modern Guitar
Fender returned to the drawing board for their Player Series guitars with revised radii to ensure historically correct body shapes and new vintage-inspired finishes. A classic logo was also created that pays homage to Fender's past. These smooth-playing instruments are also modernized with 22 fret necks and upgraded bridges for greater sustain. Also, the new Alnico 5 pickups provide legendary Fender sound.
Classic Gear with Amazing Upgrades
Although the original Stratocaster was introduced over 60 years ago, it is still very popular. The Player Series Stratocaster blends the guitar's elegant, sleek lines with modern features. The classic Comfort-Contoured Alder body is finished in gloss polyester. Next, a 3-ply parchment pickguard and three Player Series Alnico 5 single-coil pickups are added. The original Strat's master volume and two-tone pot configuration left out the bridge pickup. However, the Player Series Strat has Tone 1 that operates on the neck and middle pickups, while Tone 2 is for the bridge pickup.
The Distinctive Strat Sound
Leo Fender designed the original Stratocaster with three single-coil pickups. This allowed it to produce sounds like no other guitars. Players also discovered that they could place the 3-position blade switch between the two positions to access polarity reversed neck/middle or bridge/middle combinations. This created what's affectionately known as the "Strat quack." Fender Player Series Stratocaster features three single-coil pickups that sound sweet. A 5-position blade switch selects them. This makes it easy to achieve those Strat sounds.
Modern C-shaped Maple Neck with Fast Playing Speed
The Player Series Stratocaster is designed to meet current player needs. It features a modern C-shaped maple neck and a 9.5-inch radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets. Smooth satin polyurethane is used on the neck for a fast, smooth feel. The Fender Stratocaster is a highly-playable guitar that has been admired for its slim body contours and easy neck. The sound of a Strat has been a constant inspiration to players over the years. It's clear and powerful, with a high-end sound and a punchy and deep mid-range, and it has helped define the ideal electric guitar.
The limited-edition Fender Player Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard is available in a black finish with a black pickguard. It features all the classic features of Strats but adds a modern edge by having a modern neck profile and a 2-point fulcrum vibrato.
The Player Series Stratocaster has a gloss finish on a solid alder frame and a 22-fret maple fretboard with a modern 9.5" radius that allows for easy bends. The Fender Player Strat Maple Fingerboard has the special features and specifications of any musician that is looking for tone control, clarity, and quality they would expect from solid body electric guitars.
Features of the Fender Player Series Stratocaster Electric Guitar Solidbody:
Alder body with comfort-contoured design, gloss polyester finish
Modern C-shaped maple neck (satin polyurethane finishing)
9.5-inch radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
3 Player Series Alnico 5 Strat single-coil pickups
Fender 2-point "Synchronized Tremolo" floating vibrato bridge/tailpiece with Fender 2 points
Fender standard cast/sealed tuners
Synthetic bone nut, length: 1.650"
25.5" scale length
Number of Strings: 6
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Modern C
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.650"
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: 2-point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Tuners: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
Neck Pickup: Player Series Alnico V Strat Single-coil
Middle Pickup: Player Series Alnico V Strat Single-coil
Bridge Pickup: Player Series Alnico V Strat Single-coil
Controls: 1 x master volume, 2 x tone (neck/middle, bridge), 5-way blade pickup switch
Strings: Fender NPS, .009-.042