Fender Unveils American Performer Series Guitars

Fender has unveiled its new American Performer Series guitars and basses. The entry-level line, which updates and replaces the company's American Special Series, offers instruments beginning at $1,099.99.

New features on the American Performer guitars and basses include Yosemite single coil pickups and patent-pending DoubleTap humbuckers, the latter incorporating a coil-splitting system; ClassicGear tuning machines; special circuitry and enhanced electronics; a silver, Seventies-style logo on all models; an oversized Seventies headstock on Stratocaster models; and five brand-new gloss colors and two satin finishes (Arctic White, Aubergine, Honeyburst, Penny, Satin Surf Green, Satin Sonic Blue and Satin Lake Placid Blue).

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.