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Description & Specs

With the introduction of the American Performer Strat HSS, Fender brings players a U.S.-made version of a perennial favorite instrument, loaded with stunning finishes, refined electronics and hardware, plus a few hidden surprises. These guitars and basses are designed for musicians of any level, and are ideal for those who seek Made in USA quality and playability at a surprisingly accessible price.

New looks for new guitars
The American Performer Strat HSS takes the familiar lines and contours of a timeless design and dresses them in spectacular finishes. This version comes in a choice of a vivid 3-color sunburst or luscious aubergine finish with rosewood fretboards. Whichever way you choose to go, the looks are absolutely outstanding.

Increased versatility and fatter tone
Fender designed a whole new series of Yosemite pickups for the American Performer series. Meant to bring a little modern attitude while still summoning the historic Strat tones, the two single coils and powerful DoubleTap bridge humbucker on the American Performer Strat HSS with rosewood fingerboard deliver just enough snarl to be satisfying when they're opened wide, and provide those classic sounds when you roll back the volume. The unique Greasebucket tone circuit keeps the mud out when you roll down the tone knob. The hidden surprise lies in the push/pull tone pot that triggers the new coil tap technology, delivering a widely increased tonal palette.

Chrome and steel
A classic 6-point synchronized tremolo bridge pairs with ClassicGear split-post tuning machines for stable tuning whether your whammy action is subtle or sweeping. For a crowning touch, the oversize '70s-style headstock with silver Fender logo helps set this guitar apart as something truly special.


Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Dual-action
Neck finish: Satin 
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Configuration: SSS
Neck: Yosemite single-coil
Middle: Yosemite single-coil
Bridge: DoubleTap humbucker
Brand: Fender
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Parallel
Special electronics: Push/pull split coil
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split 
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 2-point synchronized
Tuning machines: Fender ClassicGear
Color: Nickel/chrome
Number of strings: 6-string
Case: Gig bag
Country of origin: United States
Weight: 8 lb 2 oz


This guitar has a few light scuffs or bag rub on the edges of the top (see pics) Otherwise, It looks, plays and sounds great! Still has protective cellophane on the pickguard. Includes the gig bag, Tremolo bar and certificate of authenticity. Please see pictures for over all condition of the guitar. The actual item for sale is shown in the photographs.

More Info:

We are an authorized dealer for brand approved manufacturer refurbished guitars. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected, set up and cleared by a certified technician. They are sent there for many reasons, including: returns, cosmetic flaws, minor repairs, surplus & discontinued or last years models. The guitars serial number may be partially altered and/or replaced and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" by the authorized refurbishing center per manufacturer agreements.