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Melanie Faye Demos The Player Series Stratocaster® | Fenderplay button

Melanie Faye Demos The Player Series Stratocaster® | Fender


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The Fender Player Series Stratocaster is a modern take on an iconic electric guitar known for its bell-like highs, punchy mids and robust low end. This model delivers classic Strat sound with a forward-thinking spirit.

Fender Player Stratocaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard Pickups

Player Series Pickups Provide Crisp, Articulate Tone

The trio of Player Series single-coil pickups are designed to produce the authentic tone you expect from a Stratocaster—with an up-to-date edge. They offer a crisp, articulate sound across the tonal spectrum that handles any musical style with ease.


Fender Player Stratocaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard Neck

Comfortable Modern C Maple Neck

The fast-playing Modern C-shaped maple neck has contours that feel natural in your hands. Its smooth finish allows for fluid movement up and down the 22 medium-jumbo frets. The 9.5" radius fingerboard provides an ideal playing surface for chords and solos alike.

Fender Player Stratocaster Tremolo Bridge

Enhanced Tremolo Design

The updated 2-point tremolo bridge has a smoother, more responsive feel compared to previous designs. Its reduced friction against the posts also provides rock-solid tuning stability, so you can perform extreme pitch bends without going out of tune.

Fender Player Stratocaster Body

Versatile Tonal Control and Reliable Hardware

Master volume and tone controls, along with a 5-way pickup switch, give you a range of single-coil tones at your fingertips. High-quality CTS potentiometers and an Orange Drop capacitor help transmit the pickups' signal with clarity. A synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree and sealed tuning machines provide tuning accuracy and reliability.

Whether you want to recreate classic rock tones or forge a bold new sound, this Stratocaster gives you authentic Fender feel and style with modern playability. Serious musicians looking for a versatile, great-sounding electric guitar will appreciate all this model has to offer.

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  • Alder body with gloss finish
  • “Modern C"-shaped neck profile, 9.5"-radius pau ferro fingerboard
  • Three Player Series single-coil Stratocaster pickups
  • 2-point tremolo bridge with bent-steel saddles

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Modern C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Material: Pau Ferro
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm) Synthetic Bone
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Alnico single-coil
  • Middle: Alnico single-coil
  • Bridge: Alnico single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point trem with bent steel saddles
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: '50s Style Spaghetti Logo
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: Mexico