Fender Player Stratocaster Shell Pink w/3-Ply Mint Pickguard

CME Exclusive 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Pau Ferro Fingerboard. Made in Mexico.
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Fender Player Stratocaster Shell Pink w/3-Ply Mint Pickguard

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Description & Specs

This Fender Player Stratocaster comes in a CME exclusive Shell Pink finish!

If you’ve been looking for a well-made Stratocaster, then look no further. Fender keeps the specs stock across the board with an alder body, three Player Series single-coils, 9.5”-radius fingerboard, and two-point tremolo bridge with bent-steel saddles, updating only the neck profile to a very playable “Modern C" shape. Simple and classic, this is the Stratocaster distilled to its purest form.

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.

Series: Player
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple, Modern "C"
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro 9.5" (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: White 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 Mint
Pickups: Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck 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
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J
09/04/2021
Jason
United States United States
I recommend this product
Kittycaster

I've always wanted a pink strat and well... now I have one. This is my first real Fender (I've had several Squiers over the years). The CME exclusive was the best deal for the look I wanted (shell pink body, dark fret board, white knobs). I did some mods to it to make it my own: got rid of that **** mint green pickguard and replaced it with an official Fender "Moto" white pearl pickguard, installed some Fender locking tuners, and added some cat-themed inlay stickers. I'm not much of a player, more of a collector, so I can't comment on the quality of the pickups/electronics/sound, but it seems fine to me (it sounds like a guitar). I've got a Squier Affinity and a PRS Santana SE, but this is definitely my favorite out of the bunch.

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LA
08/17/2021
Luis A.
United States United States
I recommend this product
CME is great!

I own over 20 guitars and I make it a point to shop from reputable dealers to make sure my instrument arrives to me in perfect shape. Chicago Music Exchange knocked it out of the park. Shipping was fast and my Guitar arrived safely and in PERFECT condition. Kudos to the staff for taking the care with packing and inspecting my Strat beforehand, you all rock!

Chicago Music Exchange Fender Player Stratocaster Shell Pink w/3-Ply Mint Pickguard Review
MG
02/20/2021
Michael G.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Far exceeded my expectations!

This is my 1st Fender guitar and I must say it has far exceeded my expectations! The shell pink looks more beautiful in person than it does on CME's website! The Modern "C" neck is smooth and the fret work is flawless, so it's perfect if you play fast. The Player Series Alnico 5 pickups sound great. The 3-ply mint pickguard looks good against the shell pink body. The pickguard is a little warped by the bridge but it's not too noticeable and it is the only flaw I've found. The guitar feels a lot lighter to hold than I thought it would, so it's comfortable to play. It is well worth the purchase and CME staff did a great job with the ordering process and shipping. After years of buying other brands of guitars I am happy to finally own a Fender, and I'm so hooked on this Strat that it will be hard to buy anything else but a Fender again!

Chicago Music Exchange Fender Player Stratocaster Shell Pink w/3-Ply Mint Pickguard Review

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