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Melanie Faye Demos The Player Series Stratocaster® | Fender

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The Player Series Stratocaster electric guitar is the result of Fender's 70 years of crafting iconic instruments. It delivers the authentic tone and feel of a vintage guitar thanks to its alder body and maple neck, along with Fender-designed pickups that provide the characteristic bell-like chime. The C-shaped neck profile and 9.5" fretboard radius give this Strat a comfortable, modern feel, while the synchronized tremolo bridge allows expressive pitch shifting effects. Whether you want to channel Hendrix or Mayer, the Player Series Stratocaster is a versatile guitar that inspires creativity. This Strat truly lets you create your own musical legacy.

Fender-Designed Single-Coil Pickups Provide Classic Strat Tone

The Player Series Stratocaster features a trio of Fender-designed single-coil pickups that deliver the bright, crisp tone Strat players covet. The neck and middle pickups provide warmth and depth, while the bridge pickup adds articulation and definition. From glassy cleans to overdriven crunch, these pickups capture the essence of Strat tone in any musical style.

Alder Body and Maple Neck Accentuate Sustain and Attack

The Strat's alder body and maple neck work together to produce a tone that rings out with piano-like clarity. Alder balances warmth and brightness, enhancing note definition and sustain, while the maple neck adds snap and crispness to each note. This winning combination results in a responsive guitar with punchy lows, clear mids, and shimmering highs.

Synchronized Tremolo Bridge Allows Expressive Pitch Bending

The synchronized tremolo bridge lets you manipulate pitch with subtlety and precision. Lower the bridge to flatten the fretboard and produce a dramatic bending effect or raise it slightly to create a gentle warble. With some practice, you'll be performing pitch-perfect dives, scoops and warbles like a Strat master.

Modern C-Shaped Neck and 9.5-Inch Fretboard Radius

While the Player Series Stratocaster nods to the past with its vintage-style esthetics, it plays like a modern guitar. Its C-shaped neck carves comfortably in the hand, enabling easy chord changes and lead runs. The flatter 9.5" fretboard radius facilitates string bending and makes this guitar instantly playable.

Fender Player Series Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Black
Fender Player Series Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Black
Fender Player Series Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Black

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  • Gloss-finish solid alder body
  • 25.5"-scale bolt-on maple neck with 22-fret, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard
  • Three Fender Player Series Stratocaster single-coil pickups, 5-way switch
  • 2-point fulcrum tremolo bridge with vintage-style bent steel saddles, sealed, die-cast tuners
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Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right-handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material 1.65"/Synthetic Bone
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Player Series Stratocaster
  • Middle: Player Series Stratocaster
  • Bridge: Player Series Stratocaster
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split:
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point Fulcrum tremolo Bent steel saddles
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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