This American Performer Stratocaster in a silky-smooth to the touch Lake Placid Blue satin finish with 70s-style appointments elevates the Strat platform while making it contemporary for the modern player. While keeping the vintage Strat sound and feel intact, this series, as the name implies, outfits the guitar with pickups and features that make it more practical as a performer's guitar - good, consistent Fender tone on every gig that also manages to be versatile and genre-spanning.
The Yosemite single-coils are a unique new Fender design that utilizes both Alnico IV and Alnico II magnets to create a new evolution of the vintage-style Strat pickup that's even more dynamic and expressive. We definitely think it's one of the best modern pickups Fender has concocted in the new era, and highly recommend taking them for a spin! Fender also installed a push-pull pot on this model that allows you to combine the neck pickup with the bridge pickup for Tele-like tones for even more versatility.
Series like this American Performer make you realize that Fender isn't just sitting back on the laurels of their success, but rather are truly continuing to pioneer the industry and pump out high-quality, innovative offerings at all price points.
Handcrafted in Corona, California, Yosemite single-coil pickups are specifically voiced for each instrument and position to create sonically versatile and musically useful sounds. Combining vintage style with a modern 18:1 gear ratio, the ClassicGear tuning machines have smooth action and make it easier to fine-tune your instrument. Jumbo frets make it easier to achieve wide, expressive bends that add your personal touch to your music. The push-pull pot activates the neck pickup, letting you access neck/bridge and “all on” combinations with a simple finger flick. Featuring a “Modern C”-shaped profile that works well with almost any playing style, the neck also hosts a satin finish on the back, giving it a smooth, fast playing feel. The Greasebucket tone system lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone.
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Body Wood: Alder Body
- Finish: Satin Urethane
- Color: Satin Lake Placid Blue
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Shape Modern C
- Neck Joint: Bolt-on
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fingerboard Wood: Maple
- Fingerboard Inlay: Black Dots
- Number of Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.685"
- Nut Material: Synthetic
- Bridge: 6-saddle Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuners: Fender Classic Gear
- Neck Pickup: Yosemite Strat Single-coil
- Middle Pickup: Yosemite Strat Single-coil
- Bridge Pickup: Yosemite Strat Single-coil
- Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x tone (push/pull to add neck pickup in any position), 1 x tone (bridge)
- Switching: 5-way blade pickup switch
- Fender Part #: 0114912302
- Strings: Fender USA, .009-.042
- Case/Gig Bag: Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 7.4 lbs