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Fender American Performer Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Featuring an awesome 7 pickup selection options, the American Performer Series Strat is stepping it up in the next chapter of Fender guitars.


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Discounted Price $1,149.99


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The Stratocaster you know and love has been steadily refined over the years until Fender came to this beautiful iteration. A part of the American Performer Series, this guitar features a dynamic Stratocaster design, inspiring Fender appointments, and Yosemite pickups with an extraordinary 7 pickup selection options. The American Performer Series Strat is for players ready to step into the next era with Fender.

Dynamic Stratocaster Design
The Stratocaster has been at the forefront of electric guitars since its birth in the 1950's. Through all types of changes, it has always remained an incredibly designed instrument suitable for many styles of playing. Cut from alder into traditional Strat shape, the American Performer Stratocaster body boasts a 3-ply pickguard atop an awesome finish. The maple neck is cut into a modern "C" shape for smooth playing and the fingerboard sports 22 jumbo frets for easy string bending.

Inspiring Fender Appointments
Fender's fun, playable designs and quality appointments have inspired some of the greatest artists of all time. When you pick up the American Performer Strat, you can feel the same inspiration. This Strat has ClassicGear tuners atop a large, vintage style headstock.  It's got the always recognizable aged-white control knobs and five-way selector switch with white tip. In classic Fender style, the bridge is a 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo which will give you sweet bendy sounds at the shake of the tremolo arm.

Yosemite Pickups with an Extraordinary 7 Pickup Selection Options
Fender has graced us with some awesome electronic innovations in this Stratocaster. They added a single coil pickup model to their lineup and outfitted the American Performer Series instruments with it — this Strat included. The Strat Yosemite single coil pickups sport awesomely rich tone and classic Fender style, thanks to the flat-staggered Alnico 4 pole pieces which increase output, as well as a shellac coating that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback. But what will really grab your attention is the pickup selection. The American Performer Stratocaster is equipped with a push/pull tone knob, which engages the neck pickup in positions 1 and 2. That means there's an additional two switching combinations on top of the five that already exist on most Strats. By pulling on the tone knob you can engage the neck pickup and have a Bridge/Neck combination or a Bridge/Middle/Neck combination. That’s 7 total pickup selections for you to choose from—an awe-inspiring innovation that you won't get bored of.

  • Alder Stratocaster Body
  • Maple Neck in Modern "C" Shape
  • 22-Fret Fingerboard with Dot Inlays
  • Three Single Coil Fender Yosemite Pickups with Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Push/Pull Tone Knob Engages Neck Pickup in Positions 1 & 2
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Bridge and ClassicGear Tuners
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag

Get your Fender American Performer Stratocaster today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • gigbag

A little different strat


Great for r&b alittle mellow Ina good way ,service from Sam Ash was spectacular, hi Vito thanks.



Gorgeous, fun to play guitar.


Love this guitar. Fun, easy to play, and gorgeous.



Great Value in an Easy to Play Beauty


This guitar plays like a dream. It has all the Fender tones I wanted and arrived ready to play - only had to tune. It's a workhorse that is incredibly easy to play. After too many struggles with lower quality squiers and knock offs - this one is definitely worth every penny.



I love it!


Great guitar. My first Stratocaster. I've always leaned towards natural finishes and rosewood so this guitar jumped off the screen for me on an Andertons video. My first exposure to Strats was my teacher back in the mid-80s who had a 70s with the larger headstock and I was a huge Edge fan and he also had a 70s. It is what I thought a Strat was. So this guitar ticked all the emotional and cosmetic boxes for me. First time I have purchased a guitar without playing it, although I have played Strats before, ya kinda wanna hold the one you're going to plunk down a grand for, but I took a leap of faith. (although Sam Ash has a generous return policy) I swapped out the 9s that came on it for 10s, readjusted the float on the bridge and action and haven't put it down for two weeks! Shipping took a little over a week, which in these Covid times is perfectly acceptable. 100% satisfied with this guitar.



Fender American Performer Stratocaster


I have no issues only that it plays and looks great.

midnight cat



My first Stratocaster


I wanted to get something a little different from my other guitars, which are all 2 humbucker, floyd rose equipped superstrats. I played the Player, Performer, Professional, and Elite Strats, and what made me pick the Performer was that I felt it was the perfect baseline Strat. The neck feels amazing, really makes me want to take the lacquer off my other guitar's necks. The guitar sounds and plays great, only thing I did out of the box was change the strings, put a little graphite in the nut, and I decked the bridge so it's more like a fixed bridge. I didn't have to, it was set up perfect, I just wanted to.





Superb and amazing sound quality from the American Performer Stratocaster Electric Guitar. It is a complete joy to play the American Performer Stratocaster Electric Guitar.



Would buy again and would buy from Sam Ash


I have been looking for an American Performer Strat in this color for a while but could never find one in the store so resorted to buying one online from Sam Ash. First, the process was quick and easy. I contacted an online rep via chat to get the discount that was being advertised, selected my product and charged it to the Sam Ash card to get 36 months financing which was running at the time. Great process. Guitar arrived quickly, well packaged, and just needed tuning up and a slight tweak of the truss rod. The action is at a nice height for me making it easy to play. The quality of the fit and finish is fantastic and the sound is pure Stratocaster which I love. I would highly recommend the Performer series as a way to get a quality guitar for a bit less than some other models. Just wish Fender would offer it in a few more traditional colors but of those available I think the honey is the best.



Great Strat.


Looks and plays great. No tuning issues out of the box. Very comfortable neck. The new pickups sound awesome.


New Jersey


If you want a good affordable Strat, this is the one to buy.


GREAT guitar, love the look and feel of it. Still waiting on word from customer service on if something was not shipped out with it.



American Performer Stratocaster Electric Guitar

4.9 11


Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup Yosemite™ Singe-Coil Stratocaster
Neck Pickup Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster
Middle Pickup Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster
Bridge Type 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines Fender ClassicGear™
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
Weight 5.3lb
Series American Performer
Model American Performer Stratocaster
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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