Fender Announces NEW American Performer Series!

Born in Corona, California and replacing the American Special Series, the American Performer Series delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender with new enhancements that make it even more inspiring to play. Introducing new and updated Gloss/Satin Polyurethane finishes including ‘Penny’, ‘Honey Burst’ & ‘Aubergine’.

American Performer Stratocaster

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.

Also available in Arctic White, Lake Placid Blue Penny.


American Performer Stratocaster HSS

The American Performer Stratocaster HSS includes the Yosemite single-coil pickups designed for rich, expressive tones—and a DoubleTap humbucking bridge pickup. This unique, patent-applied-for design combines humbucking and single-coil voices, while eliminating volume loss in single-coil mode.
The single coils feature flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and shellac potting that lets the single-coils breathe while controlling feedback. Combined, Yosemite and DoubleTap pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation. The American Performer Stratocaster HSS also features Greasebucket tone circuitry, along with a push-pull tone control to activate the DoubleTap humbucking pickup. 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.

American Performer Telecaster

The American Performer Telecaster includes the Yosemite single-coil pickups, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and coatings that let the coil breathe while controlling feedback—a shellac coating for the neck pickup and wax potting for the bridge pickup Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.
The American Performer Telecaster also features Greasebucket tone circuitry to shape the highs without adding bass, preserving your sound. 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.

American Performer Telecaster Humbucker

The American Performer Telecaster Hum includes the Yosemite single-coil bridge pickup—designed for rich, expressive tone and a wax – potted DoubleTap humbucking neck pickup, which is controlled by a push/pull tone pot. This unique, patent-applied-for design combines humbucking and single-coil voices, while eliminating volume loss in single-coil mode. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and shellac potting that let them breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite single-coil pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.

The American Performer Telecaster Hum also features Greasebucket™ tone circuitry to shape the highs without adding bass, preserving your sound. 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.

Also available in Aubergine, 3 Tone Sunburst & Vintage White.


American Performer Jazzmaster

The American Performer Jazzmaster includes the Yosemite single-coil pickups, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac potting that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.

The American Performer Jazzmaster also features Greasebucket tone circuitry that lets you shape your highs without adding bass. The “Modern C”- shaped neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard that’s comfortable for all playing styles, along with 22 jumbo frets for effortless and accurate bending. As a final touch, the traditional Jazzmaster tailpiece and bridge have been replaced with a Strat-style six-screw vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge.

Also available in Penny, Satin Lake Placid Blue & Vintage White.


American Performer Precision Bass

The American Performer Precision Bass includes the Yosemite split-coil Precision Bass middle pickup and a growling Yosemite single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac potting that lets the coils breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.

The American Performer Precision Bass also features Greasebucket tone circuitry that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, preserving your sound. The “Modern C”-shaped neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard that’s comfortable for almost any playing style, along with 20 jumbo frets, allowing you to easily express yourself musically.

Also available in Penny, 3 Tone Sunburst & Arctic White.


American Performer Jazz Bass

The American Performer Jazz Bass includes the Yosemite single-coil pickups, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac potting that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.

The American Performer Jazz Bass also features Greasebucket tone circuitry that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, preserving your sound. The “Modern C”-shaped neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard that’s comfortable for almost any playing style, along with 20 jumbo frets, allowing you to easily express yourself musically.

Also available in Satin Surf Green, 3 Tone Sunburst & Arctic White.


American Performer Mustang

The American Performer Mustang includes the Yosemite single-coil pickups, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces to increase output and a shellac potting that lets the coil breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.
The American Performer Mustang also features Greasebucket tone circuitry which lets you shape your highs without adding bass. The “Modern C”-shaped neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard that’s comfortable for all playing styles, along with 22 jumbo frets for effortless and accurate bending. As a final touch, the vintage-modern Mustang bridge features grooved saddles that keep your strings where they belong, no matter how hard you play.

American Performer Mustang Bass

The American Performer Mustang Bass includes the Yosemite split-coil Mustang Bass middle pickup and a growling Yosemite single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup, designed for rich, expressive tones. With flat-staggered pole pieces and a shellac potting that lets the coils breathe while controlling feedback, Yosemite pickups produce dynamic sounds ideal for any musical situation.
The American Performer Mustang Bass also features Greasebucket tone circuitry that lets you shape your highs without adding bass, preserving your sound. The “Modern C”-shaped neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard that’s comfortable for almost any playing style, along with 19 jumbo frets for effortless and accurate bending.

Also available in Aubergine, Satin Surf Green & White.