Is this $160 discount on a Player Stratocaster the best Fender deal you’re going to see this Prime Day?

Is this $160 discount on a Player Stratocaster the best Fender deal you’re going to see this Prime Day?
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The Fender Stratocaster is widely thought of as the most versatile guitar of all time. From spanky clean tones to expressive blues leads, tight overdriven rhythm to full-on psychedelic fuzz tones - the Strat can do it all. Throw a humbucker in the mix, and the sonic potential is launched into the stratosphere. So if you fancy adding one of these iconic guitars to your collection, you can do so with a hefty discount of $160 off at Guitar Center right now (opens in new tab).

On offer is the Fender Player HSS Strat in this rather unique green burst finish. The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the fetching flame maple veneer that sits atop this beautiful instrument - not something you see every day. It may be commonplace on a Gibson Les Paul (opens in new tab), sure, but Fender usually prefers a more understated look. This is unapologetically a modern Strat, designed to keep up with the demands of a modern player.

Fender Player Strat HSS: Was $809.99, now $649.99 (opens in new tab)

Fender Player Strat HSS: Was $809.99, now $649.99 (opens in new tab)
Are you looking for a contemporary Fender Stratocaster (opens in new tab)? Well, look no further than the Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus. This ultra-modern guitar is capable of producing searing lead tones as well as the crisp, clean tones you’d expect from a Strat. Right now, you can get a whopping $160 off! 

It may be a modern interpretation of the iconic Fender guitar, but some things are just too good to change - such as a solid alder body, bolt-on maple neck with comfortable C profile, and 2-point fulcrum tremolo bridge with vintage-style bent steel saddles. The Player Series humbucker adds some much-needed power to the bridge position, allowing you to easily achieve those high-gain metal tones, as well as those delicate clean sounds. So if you’re in the market for a new Strat, this might be the best deal you're going to find this Prime Day.

Looking for more deals? Well, we will be sharing all the best guitar offers and more on our Prime Day guitar deals page.

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First and foremost, I'm a guitar enthusiast – a fanatic, some might say. I'm a firm believer that most of the world's problems can be solved with a Gibson SG and a catastrophically loud amp. As Senior Deals Writer on Guitar World, I write about guitars for a living, but in a past life, I worked in music retail for 7 years, advising customers on the right guitars, basses, drums, pianos, and PA systems for their needs. I also have a passion for live sound; I'm a fully qualified sound engineer with experience working in various venues in Scotland, where I live with my wife and dog.