What Reidys say...
"The new Performer Series gives you American made Fender quality at a great price point. One thing I absolutely love about these are the new finish options, such as the satin surf green and satin sonic blue: they bring a modern take to the classic Fender custom colours of the 50s and 60s. As expected, the build quality of this series is stunning; they feel solid and reliable - perfect for a gigging musician. Add to this the silky smooth satin necks, sturdy hardware and Yosemite pickups and you have a blend of the finest ingredients for an instrument that is versatile enough for any style of player - you won't be disappointed!
It's a Strat. Well... Yes. There's more to this story though. The performer series Strat is the one you go for if you're looking for a modern take on the classic design. It's something that will handle anything you throw at it (musically that is - unless you have a particularly rowdy crowd.) The new Yosemite pickups are clear and articulate, add to this the new intuitive pickup selection options and you have a guitar that is ideal for anybody looking to cover loads of sonic territory for a range of genres. The super smooth satin finished neck is a dream to play - no heavily applied, sticky lacquer here - and the body, as expected, is comfortable and unintrusive. This really is the perfect go-to guitar for a gigging musician: well made, reliable, versatile and an absolute steal price for an American made Fender!"
Alex Buckley, Guitar Expert
Born in Corona, California, the American Performer Stratocaster delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender—with new enhancements that make it even more inspiring to play.
The American Performer Stratocaster includes the Yosemite™ single-coil pickups, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac coating that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation. The American Performer Stratocaster also features Greasebucket™ tone circuitry and a push-pull tone control which adds the neck pickup in any switch position, unlocking new, musically useful tones. The “Modern C”-shaped neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard that’s comfortable for almost any playing style, along with 22 jumbo frets for effortless and accurate bending.
New Yosemite Pickups
Handcrafted in Corona, California, Yosemite single-coil pickups are specifically voiced for each instrument and position to create sonically versatile and musically useful sounds.
New ClassicGear Tuning Machines
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.
Greasebucket Tone System
This uniquely Fender tone system lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone.
Series: American Performer
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss, Satin Polyurethane (302)
Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood
Frets: 22, Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dots (Maple), White Dots (Rosewood)
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: ClassicGear™
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black (380, 384), 3-Ply Mint Green (302, 342)
Pickups: Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup (Push/Pull Switch upon Tone 2 adds Neck Pickup in Parallel), Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup (Push/Pull Switch up on Tone 2 adds Neck Pickup in Parallel), Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck & Middle Pickup), Tone 2. Grease-bucket™ Tone Circuit (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Aged White
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
Our chosen couriers are currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.
Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.