Both models feature transparent-finished ash bodies, which are then sandblasted to texture the surface grain.
The Strat is only available in a Natural finish, but the Tele comes in a choice of Natural, Daphne Blue and Surf Green.
Otherwise, they’re spec’d as per Fender’s regular American Performer guitars, with Yosemite pickups, Greasebucket tone controls, fast-playing C-shaped maple necks and rosewood fingerboards.
The Strat also offers the ability to add the neck pickup to any position by pulling on the push/pull neck/middle tone knob.
Both models are available exclusively at Sweetwater (opens in new tab), starting at $1,149. And given these guitars feature ash bodies - a tonewood Fender intends to phase out over the coming months - they aren’t likely to hang around for long.
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.