Every guitarist needs a Strat in their collection and the Mexican-made Player Series is Fender’s answer to classic tones on a budget. Despite being several thousand bucks cheaper than anything made in their Corona Custom Shop, these electric guitars do little to compromise on build and tone.
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With a five-way selector, the Player Series pickups cover an incredible amount of sonic ground and offer a decent amount of bark in overdriven settings. The recently redesigned two-point fulcrum vibrato bridge is also surprisingly stable for a vintage style trem, reacting well even when set up to float a la Jeff Beck. Other features include a modern neck profile, medium-jumbo frets, bent steel saddles, die-cast tuners and a contemporary 9.5” radius for easy bending.
Perhaps the best thing about this $549 Guitar Center deal is that it offers guitarists the chance to own a less conventional and more unusual type of Strat – this limited edition maple fingerboard run available in both Surf Pearl and Shell Pink in SSS, as well as a flamed maple-top Blue Burst in HSS at the same price.
The only downside is that cases are sold separately – but at this price that shouldn’t be a concern. Oh, and the offer ends today!
Save $125 on the Fender Player Stratocaster Limited Edition
With options for some truly unique finishes, a humbucking bridge pickup and even a flamed maple top, it's hard to see where you could go wrong with an investment like this.View Deal
Or get the HSS Plus Top in Blue Burst for the same price
If you fancy something a little moodier, this HSS model features a flame maple top and stunning Blue Burst finish. The top-selling guitar of all-time continues to dazzle and flourish.View Deal