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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. By adding a 22nd medium jumbo fret to the contemporary 9.5"-radius fingerboard we've made it easier to express yourself musically. 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.

Mexican Fenders - THE best bang for you buck1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNew Minas, Nova Scotia
This is a phenomenal guitar. Can't say enough good things about it, have had it for year now and have barely touch any of my other guitars. Took a little bit to get used to coming from an Ibanez shredder, as with strats you have to fight it a little but it's completely worth it. First single coil guitar for me and I don't care for humbuckers at all anymore, the tone this thing puts out through my Marshall origin 20c is just epic. So fat and full, can't go wrong with these alnico pups. I raised the action quite a bit, put two more springs in to lock the bridge down, and slapped on some slinky 10's. Haven't touched it since. And all of this is coming from a guy that's never liked strats his whole life, until I bought one. Five stars
Posted by Allan on Oct 30, 2020
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Buttercream Player Series Stratocaster3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
Great guitar and great value. Setup is nice. Fender spec is .010 inch neck relief and 4/64 action, and that's what it was straight out of the box. I put CS '69 pickups on my 2016 American Standard so I was looking for another strat that would have slightly hotter pickups than the vintage and have that typical strat sound and this is it. MIM neck feels just like the American Standard so now I have two guitars that feel similar to play and have the two tones I like. I picked the beautiful buttercream colour as it reminds me of those aged olympic white and blonde strats from the 70's. Long & McQuade staff knowledgeable and friendly as usual.
Posted by Wayne Fong on Feb 25, 2019
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Great guitar!3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
My first real strat, and I find it to be just as good if not better sounding, felling and looking than most amarican made Stratocasters
Posted by Eric on Jan 3, 2019
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Great new line for Fender4 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary East, Alberta
The revamped MIM standard line, now known as the Player series, is much better than the old line. Think MIA specs from a couple of years ago. This makes sense since Fender had to step up the line to make sure it was better than the CV Squiers. Why would anyone pay extra just for the logo? The new series has a fuller feeling neck, and much nicer feeling than the old standard. The pickups are vintage voiced, and all of the hardware is high quality. I had to do a set-up on mine out of the box, but that's pretty standard with any guitar. Definitely will be keeping this one in the collection.
Posted by Chris on Nov 19, 2018
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Fantastic to play2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
Great balance in my hands. I have it set up just above fret buzz affording very nice action. Tone from each of the 5 positions is more than I expected. Very, very comfortable guitar to play. Get over the stigma, this is a great guitar. Absolutely no need to spend more. I bought it at the Peterborough store.
Posted by Larry Sullivan on Nov 4, 2018
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Best Strat I ever owned...5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I have owned several Strats over the years. But, this one is by far the best. It come perfectly setup, there was no need to set intonation or string height. The pickups sound more ?Straty? than the previous model and the tremolo is much better. There is no need to get a more expensive American model...The Player has it all..
Posted by Neil Mason on Oct 13, 2018
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Will change the way you look at MIMs!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I got this 3 weeks ago and has become my favorite in my collection. I also bought an American Professional around the same time and that has not seen the same amount of playing hours as this one. This is a MIM with MIA specs. I love the Alnico p/ups! Intonation and action was spot on out of the box. I since then replaced the tuners with locking tuners and the strings from .009 to .01 and that made this even better. Added one more spring to the tremolo block and that brought the action down a bit and made the guitar a dream to play!
Posted by Deo P. on Jul 31, 2018
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