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Fender Fender American Performer Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Black

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Fender American Performer Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Black

Experimental tremolo sound

Craft your own distinctive voice. The American Performer Strat HSS comes equipped with a Fender Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo bridge. This allows you to experiment with the legendary tremolo effect in your music. You'll easily be able to inject a unique edge into your solos using the guitar's whammy bar. Create a sound that's entirely your own.

Top-class electronics

Incredible tone. Fender have fitted this American Performer Strat with a trio of pickups that will provide you with your most distinctive, exhilarating guitar sound ever. They've loaded expertly designed Yosemite pickups in the neck and middle positions.

These modern pickups have been developed to deliver vintage Strat sound with none of the hum or noise that single-coil pickups often suffer from. You can play at the very highest outputs thanks to volume-increasing flat-staggered pole pieces. Ideal for performance in even the largest venues. Clarity is retained flawlessly thanks to feedback-eliminating shellac coating.

The instrument's tremendous individuality is ensured by a DoubleTap humbucker at the bridge position. This unique, patent-applied-for design merges humbucking and single-coil pickup characteristics to create a voice the likes of which you've never heard on a guitar before. Like the Yosemite pickups, it performs brilliantly at high output.

Maximum playing comfort

A guitar that you can play for hours on end. The American Performer Stratocaster's maple neck has been designed to fit naturally into the palm of your hand. Thanks to this, the instrument will feel extremely comfortable when you're holding it.

The benefits of this are twofold. Firstly, you'll be able to play on and on thanks to cramp not being an issue. Ideal for those shows that both you and your audience never want to end. You'll also be able to concentrate entirely on your creativity without discomfort distracting you or holding you back. Playing the guitar should always, above all, be enjoyable. This is an instrument that never forgets that.

Tremendous tonewoods

All-conquering range. You'll never be limited in your style of play by the American Performer Strat. That's because Fender have constructed this guitar with a stunning blend of premium tonewoods, giving you an amazing, extensive tonal range.

Enjoy wonderful natural depth and resonance with an alder body. This is perfect for allowing you to play driving, invigorating power chords. The body is also lightweight, reducing the strain on your shoulders when you're stood playing for long periods.

Brightness and sharpness in each note is added by the Strat's maple neck. And this is further enhanced with a fantastic, crisp-sounding maple fretboard.

Exquisite vintage style

An icon. The Stratocaster has deservedly earned its place in the annals of musical history. Its legendary status has ensured it an enduring reputation in the music world. It's true that the Strat has always been renowned for delivering powerful rock 'n' roll sound the likes of which no other guitar can compete with. But it's not just so popular because of its superb sound. It's also irresistibly cool. The classic Strat aesthetic has been brought into this model with a striking black finish. Aged white control knobs add an extra vintage touch. This is style that will leave others enviously gazing at this quite remarkable instrument.

Includes a deluxe gig bag at no extra cost

Rock 'n' roll sound and style to take anywhere and everywhere. The Fender American Performer Stratocaster comes with a deluxe gig bag at no extra cost. Protecting your guitar from scratches and scrapes on the move, it'll make transporting your Strat from gig to gig simple. This instrument's quality will make you want it with you everywhere that you go. With the deluxe Fender gig bag included, it can be.



  • Model Name: Fender American Performer Stratocaster HSS MN, Black
  • Dexterity: Right Handed
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Colour: Black
  • Construction: Bolt-On

Neck and Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • No. of Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Black Dots

Hardware and Electronics

  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo
  • Bridge Pickup: DoubleTap Humbucking
  • Middle Pickup: Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster
  • Neck Pickup: Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck & Middle Pickup), Tone 2 (Greasebucket Tone Circuit - Bridge Pickup)
  • Switching: 5-Position Blade: Postion 1 - Bridge Humbucking Pickup, Position 2 - Middle Pickup and Bridge Humbucking Pickup, Position 3 - Middle Pickup, Position 4 - Neck and Middle Pickup, Position 5 - Neck Pickup
  • Special Electronics: Push-Pull Pot on Tone 2 for Coil-Split
  • Control Knobs: Aged White
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685"
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Truss Rod Nut: 0.125" American Series
  • Truss Rod Wrench: 0.125" Hex (Allen)
  • Truss Rod: Standard
  • Tuning Machines: American Performer


  • Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009 - .042 Gauges)
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
12.65 LB

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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I have had my new Strat, for a couple of weeks now so have played it quite a lot. I am delighted with the item and it meets the quality etc. of previous American models easily. The electronics work very well especially the bridge humbucker and the neck profile is excellent. The finish is as expected from Fender and I am very pleased with my purchase.

January 9, 2020 | Brian

Fantastic guitar.
Plays great, love the satin finish neck.
Great variety of tones.

September 26, 2019 | Roy