Fender debuts head-turning Sandblasted Strat and Tele

Fender Sandblasted Strat and Tele
(Image credit: Sweetwater)

We’ve seen sandblasted finishes from the likes of Jackson, ESP and PRS, and now Fender has got in on the act with the launch of limited-edition American Performer Strat and Tele electric guitars.

Both models feature transparent-finished ash bodies, which are then sandblasted to texture the surface grain.

Fender Sandblasted Strat & Tele: from $1,149 at Sweetwater

Fender Sandblasted Strat & Tele: from $1,149 at Sweetwater
These special-run American Performer models boast distinct, individual finishes and ash bodies, and are available for a limited time only at Sweetwater.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.