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The inspiring sound of a Stratocaster is one of the foundations of Fender. Featuring this classic sound - bell-like high end, punchy mids and robust low end, combined with crystal-clear articulation - the Player Stratocaster is packed with authentic Fender feel and style. It's ready to serve your musical vision, it's versatile enough to handle any style of music and it's the perfect platform for creating your own sound.

The power trio of Player Series single-coil pickups are crisp and articulate - it's authentic Fender tone with a modern edge. The "Modern C"-shaped maple neck's comfortable contours and smooth finish are ideal for almost any playing style. And it's now easier than ever to express yourself musically with the addition of a 22nd medium jumbo fret to the contemporary 9.5"-radius fingerboard. The updated 2-point tremolo design has smoother travel for enhanced playing feel while simultaneously giving you rock-solid tuning stability since there's less friction against the posts.

Other features include master volume and tone controls, a 5-way pickup switch, 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree, sealed tuning machines and four-bolt "F"-stamped neck plate that marks this instrument as the real deal - as Fender as it gets. Own your tone and create something new with the Player Stratocaster.

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I've owned this guitar for over two months and have played it every day. I was concerned when rosewood fingerboards became more controlled and had a look at the pao ferro necks and found this one very appealing. Plus the upgrades to bring it closer to the American made models interested me. I immediately put a deposit on the guitar untiI could come back to the store and play it and have a closer look. I purchased it immediately after playing it. The initial set up wasn't perfect but being confident in adjusting it myself I got it set up to my preference with no problems and no surprises. The combination of materials on my particular instrument results in a tone far beyond anything I've had before, albeit I fully understand that not every guitar of this model will be the same. The fact that it resonates and reacts so well increased the time that I put aside for practising, my audiences have noticed the difference in my tone and my own style now truly comes through. The neck pickup is great for blues and deep tones, responds amazingly to pick attack. I use the middle and an acoustic sim amp setting to get a true acoustic sound. The humbucking bridge pickup has its own tone control. I use it more than any strat bridge pickup I've played in the past. Leads, bright chorus tones and tele type spank if you pick close to the bridge. Middle positions sound exactly as expected, a sound that attracted me to strats in the first place. Overall the tonal diversity is great. I use the trem on several songs. I never have in the past due to tuning issues. I usually tightened bridges down or blocked them. After hours of playing the tuning does not change. This has actually added a new dimension to my playing. I've owned several guitars. This is the first one I've considered writing a review for. Long and McQuade has a great rental policy. Definitely try before you buy. (Although I didn't this time)
Posted by Gery Schuetz on Aug 18, 2019
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Player Stratocaster HSS Pao Ferro - 3 Tone Sunburst