Here at Sam Ash Music, we’re beyond excited to share the release of the Fender American Performer Series line of electric guitars and basses. Offering the best possible value in a completely U.S.-made Fender, the American Performer Series features 9 unique models, and comes with all-new pickups, hardware, and even some new finishes! The American Performer Series couples all the legendary quality, sound, and playability you’ve come to expect from an American-made Fender with incredibly modest price points, making these instruments the most attainable, U.S.-crafted guitars in their class.

The American Performer Series: What’s New?

 

Fender American Performer Yosemite Pickups
Fender American Performer Yosemite Pickups

Yosemite™ Single-Coil Pickups

Specifically designed for each model in the series, the Fender Yosemite single-coil pickups were crafted and voiced to provide players with incredible tonal flexibility and an array of highly musical sounds that’ll cover any genre or playing style.

 

 

Fender American Performer DoubleTap Humbucker
Fender American Performer DoubleTap Humbucker

American Performer DoubleTap™ Humbucking Pickups

The revolutionary, patent-pending DoubleTap humbuckers are capable of producing anything
from that signature humbucker growl to an expressive single-coil sound. What sets this apart from other coil-split-enabled humbuckers is that you won’t get that infamous loss in volume split-coil pickups are known for.

 

 

Fender ClassicGear™ Guitar Tuners

Fender Classic Gear Guitar Tuners
Fender Classic Gear Guitar Tuners

Old-school vibes and contemporary performance come together for the exclusive ClassicGear tuners featured on the Fender American Performer Series guitars. These tuners have an aesthetic that is unmistakably vintage, but with a modern 18:1 gear ratio, you can expect these tuners to offer smooth action and improved fine tuning.

 

 

 

Meet The American Performer Series

 

American Performer Stratocaster®

  • Alder Body with Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • 3 x Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster Pickups with RW/RP Middle Pickup; 5-Way Switching
  • Push-Pull Tone Pot for “All On” Pickup Combos and Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender ClassicGear Tuning Machines and Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Strat in Honey Burst
American Performer Strat in Honey Burst

 

American Performer Stratocaster® HSS

  • Alder Body with Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • 2 x Yosemite Single-Coil Stratocaster Neck/Middle Pickups with DoubleTap Bridge Humbucker; 5-Way Switching
  • Push-Pull Tone Pot for Coil-Tapping on Bridge Pickup and Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender ClassicGear Tuning Machines and Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Strat HSS in Aubergine
American Performer Strat HSS in Aubergine

 

American Performer Telecaster®

  • Alder Body with Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • 2 x Yosemite Single-Coil Telecaster Pickups; 3-Way Switching
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender ClassicGear Tuning Machines and 3-Saddle String-Thru-Body Tele Bridge
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Tele in Penny
American Performer Tele in Penny

 

American Performer Telecaster® Hum

  • Alder Body with Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • DoubleTap Neck Humbucker with Yosemite Single-Coil Telecaster Bridge; 3-Way Switching
  • Push-Pull Tone Pot for Coil-Tapping on Neck Pickup and Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender ClassicGear Tuning Machines and 3-Saddle String-Thru-Body Tele Bridge
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Tele Hum in Vintage White
American Performer Tele Hum in Vintage White

 

American Performer Jazzmaster®

  • Alder Body with Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • 2 x Yosemite Single-Coil Jazzmaster Pickups; 3-Way Switching
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender ClassicGear Tuning Machines and Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Jazzmaster in Satin Lake Placid Blue
American Performer Jazzmaster in Satin Lake Placid Blue

 

American Performer Mustang®

  • Alder Body with Short-Scale Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • 2 x Yosemite Single-Coil Jazzmaster Pickups; 3-Way Switching
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender ClassicGear Tuning Machines and Vintage-Modern Mustang Bridge
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Mustang in Satin Sonic Blue
American Performer Mustang in Satin Sonic Blue

 

American Performer Precision Bass®

  • Alder Body with Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Yosemite Split-Coil P-Bass Middle Pickups with Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender Vintage-Style Lightweight Tuning Machines and 4-Saddle Vintage-Style Bridge
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Precision Bass in Arctic White
American Performer P-Bass in Arctic White

 

American Performer Jazz Bass®

  • Alder Body with Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Maple or Rosewood Fingerboard with 20 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • 2 x Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickups
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender Vintage-Style Lightweight Tuning Machines and 4-Saddle Vintage-Style Bridge
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Jazz Bass in Surf Green
American Performer J-Bass in Surf Green

 

American Performer Mustang® Bass

  • Alder Body with Short-Scale Modern “C” Maple Neck
  • 9.5″-Radius Rosewood Fingerboard with 19 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Yosemite Split-Coil Mustang Bass Middle Pickups with Yosemite Single-Coil Jazz Bass Bridge Pickup
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit for High-End Roll Off with No Loss of Tone
  • Fender Vintage-Style Lightweight Tuning Machines and 4-Saddle American Performer Mustang Bass Bridge
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag
American Performer Mustang Bass in 3-Color Sunburst
American Performer Mustang Bass in 3-Color Sunburst

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Danielle Shapiro
Music has been a part of Danielle's life from a very early age, dabbling on all of the instruments she could get her hands on in her father's home studio since she was just 5 years old. She played clarinet in the school band for a while, but at the age of 15, she picked up guitar and never looked back! Danielle has been a part of the Sam Ash team since 2010, where she began as a door greeter in our Carle Place, NY location. In 2011, she became a sales associate in the guitar department, and today, she works in the Sam Ash Corporate Headquarters as a copywriter and website merchandiser, specializing in guitars, basses, amps, and effects.