Where can you find a straight-ahead Strat with extra bite? Well, you're looking in the right place. Fender keeps the specs stock across the board with an alder body, two Player Series single-coils, 9.5"-radius fingerboard, and two-point tremolo bridge with bent-steel saddles, updating the neck profile to a very playable "Modern C" shape and throwing a rowdy Player Series humbucking pickup on the bridge. Simple but alive, this is a Stratocaster with some get-up.
About Fender Player Series:
Founded by Leo Fender in 1938 as Fender's Radio Service, what is now the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation began making electric guitars and amplifiers in 1945. The rest, as they say, is history. Creator of the world's first mass-produced, and by far most popular, solid-bodied electric, Fender is now the world's leading guitar manufacturer.
Replacing the now-discontinued Standard series, the Fender Player Series honors the core Fender classics with quality construction, vintage-inspired finishes, select modern updates, and friendly price points that appeal to a range of aspiring and experienced players.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple, Modern "C"
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Fingerboard: Maple 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Pickups: Player Series Alnico 2 Humbucking (Bridge), Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Middle/Neck)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Postion 1. Bridge Humbucking Pickup; Position 2. Middle Pickup and Inner Coil of Humbucker; Position 3. Middle Pickup; Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup; Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)