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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 Stratocaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard electric guitar reimagines the legendary Stratocaster for today's player. Featuring the distinctive sound that launched over 60 years of music—bright highs, punchy mids and a robust low end—this Stratocaster is packed with authentic Fender feel and style, ready to inspire your creativity.

Player Series Pickups: Crisp Articulation With a Modern Edge

The trio of Player Series single-coil pickups provides a crisp, articulate tone with a hint of overdrive. Respecting Fender's heritage while embracing an innovative spirit, these pickups deliver the unmistakable Stratocaster sound with a contemporary edge.

Fast, Comfortable Neck Profile

The satin-finish "Modern C"-shaped maple neck's sleek contours and smooth finish allow for nearly effortless playability. Adding a 22nd fret to the 9.5" radius pau ferro fingerboard provides more room for musical expression.

Enhanced Tremolo Performance

The updated two-point tremolo bridge features smoother travel for enhanced playing feel, while providing rock-solid tuning stability. With less friction against the bridge posts, this tremolo system allows for butter-smooth manipulation of pitch.

Premium Components and Styling

Other premium features include master volume and tone controls, a 5-way pickup switch, 3-ply pickguard, synthetic bone nut, dual-wing string tree, die-cast tuning machines and a 4-bolt neck plate—all marking this as an authentic Fender. The contoured alder body with gloss polyester finish provides lightweight, resonant tone with iconic Fender style.

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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

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