Arm yourself with one of these stunning Fender Player Stratocasters for only $699

Arm yourself with one of these stunning Fender Player Stratocasters for only $699
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There aren’t many guitars as iconic as the Fender Stratocaster. Its sound is as instantly recognizable as its style, and its seemingly never-ending popularity speaks volumes about the build and sound quality. The Fender Strat has appeared in the hands of a huge range of guitar icons - Hank Marvin, Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jim Root - and created some of the best electric guitar tones of all time. Now’s the time for you to recreate those tones, and discover your own, with up to $160 off these Limited Edition Fender Player Stratocasters (opens in new tab) in Guitar Center’s Guitar-A-Thon sale. 

Guitar Center’s sale covers a pretty massive range of guitar gear, from electric guitars, acoustic guitars, guitar amps and accessories - with big discounts to be had on everything. Even if you’re not a Fender fan, there are deals on loads of killer Gibson and Epiphone gear, as well as acoustics from Martin and Yamaha.

Some top-notch Black Friday guitar deals are on the horizon too - so if these savings are anything like what we'll see in official the Guitar Center Black Friday sale, we’re all in for a treat.  

Fender Player Strat Maple Fingerboard Ltd Ed: $799 (opens in new tab)

Fender Player Strat Maple Fingerboard Ltd Ed: $799, $699 (opens in new tab)
The black Strat of David Gilmour is one of the most valuable (and most expensive) guitars on the planet. Luckily for you, Guitar Center has slashed $100 off the price - so you can get those Comfortably Numb vibes at a steal. That iconic Strat tone is delivered by three Player series single coils - with the maple fingerboard providing that signature 'snap' to compliment. Thanks very much, GC!

Fender Player Strat HSS Maple Fingerboard: $829 (opens in new tab)

Fender Player Strat HSS Maple Fingerboard: $829, now $699 (opens in new tab)
If you're more P!NK than Pink Floyd, then this humbucker-equipped equivalent might be a little more you. Delivering some fantastic modern and classic Strat tones, the combination of Player series single coils and the bridge humbucker really adds that extra kick of power. Now only $699, as part of the Guitar Center Guitar-A-Thon sale.

Fender Player Strat HSS Plus Top: $859 (opens in new tab)

Fender Player Strat HSS Plus Top: $859, now $699 (opens in new tab)
If the two previous Strats are a little too plain for your taste, then this HSS-configured Plus Top in Blue Burst may just be the one for you. It's a regular Player Strat at heart, but capable of just that little bit more than most Strats thanks to the Player Series humbucker in the bridge. You can save the most on this one, with $160 off until October 27.

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James is a freelance writer and former Junior Deals Writer at Guitar World. Before writing, James worked as a guitar salesman at a local music store, so he knows a thing or two about matching people with their perfect instruments. James also has experience working in other areas of the music trade, having briefly worked for online music distributor, RouteNote. James is a guitarist, bassist and drummer and has also toured the UK and Europe with his old band Hypophora.