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Fender strips down with limited-edition Raw Ash American Performer Stratocaster and Telecaster models

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Fender first unveiled its American Performer Series in late 2018, and now the company has added to the line with the limited-edition Raw Ash Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars.

Like all American Performer models, the new guitars boast Yosemite pickups and a Greasebucket tone circuit, which makes it possible to cut treble without loss of gain or clarity.

Both guitars also sport a satin-finished solid ash body, modern “C” shaped maple neck, a 22-fret, 9.5-inch radius maple fingerboard and ClassicGear tuners.

The Tele comes with a thru-body Fender six-saddle Tele bridge, while the Strat swaps in a six-point synchronized tremolo.

Both models are currently available - for a limited time only - priced at $1,249.99 each.

For more information on the American Performer Series, head to Fender (opens in new tab).

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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.