Fender introduce their new Player Plus Series of electric guitars and basses

From Fender’s best-selling Player Series, the Plus guitars and basses bring new features and finishes to the iconic models.

Fender’s new Player Plus Series bring a range of new noiseless pickups, improved clarity and balance for an authenic Fender tone without hum. Beyond sound, Fender have updated the feel and style of the Plus Series, with a modern “C” neck and smooth rolled edges, providing comfort for longer sessions, along with new colours and gradient finishes. Player Plus come in six variants: Stratocaster, Stratocaster HSS, Telecaster, Nashville Telecaster, Active Precision Bass, and Active Jazz Bass. These models come in between $1000 and $1150.


Stratocaster – $999.99

Fender’s famous Statocasters come with new pickup combinations not typically found on a Strat, thanks to the new Plus Series. The Player Plus Stratocasters are available in 3-Color Sunburst, Olympic Pearl and Tequila Sunrise with Maple fingerboard material, or Aged Candy Apple Red and Opal Spark with Pau Ferro fingerboard material.

  • Player Plus Noiseless Stratocaster pickups
  • 12” radius fingerboard with rolled edges
  • 2-point Tremolo with block steel saddles
  • Push-pull tone control adds neck to switch positions 1&2
  • Locking tuning machines

Stratocaster HSS – $1029.99

The HSS models bring the traditional Strat a little more strength, with a pair of new Noiseless pickups and a powerful hum bucking pickup for crystalline single-coil sound or fat double-coil tone. The Player Plus Stratocaster HSS are available in 3-Color Sunburst and Cosmic Jade with Maple fingerboard material, or Belair Blue and Silver Burst with Pau Ferro fingerboard material.

  • Player Plus Humbucking and Noiseless Pickups
  • 12” radius fingerboard with rolled edges
  • 2-point Tremolo with block steel saddles
  • Push-pull on tone splits humbucking pickup
  • Locking tuning machines

Telecaster – $999.99

Fender’s Telecasters are rugged and road-ready models with a series/parallel circuit for hotter output and fatter tones. The Player Plus Telecasters are available in 3-Color Sunburst, Aged Candy Apple Red and Cosmic Jade with Maple fingerboard material, or Silver Smoke with Pau Ferro fingerboard material.

  • Player Plus Noiseless Telecaster pickups
  • 12” radius fingerboard with rolled edges
  • Modern 6-saddle Tele bridge with block steel saddles
  • Push-pull tone control engages both pickups wired in series
  • Locking tuning machines

Nashville Telecaster – $1029.99

The Nashville models bring both the classic Tele tones with Strat-like in-between sounds. The Player Plus Nashville Telecasters are available in 3-Color Sunburst, Butterscotch Blonde and Opal Spark with Maple fingerboard material, or Aged Candy Apple Red with Pau Ferro fingerboard material.

  • Player Plus Noiseless Telecaster® & Strat® pickups
  • 12” radius fingerboard with rolled edges
  • Modern 6-saddle Tele bridge with block steel saddles
  • Push-pull tone control engages neck pickup in position 1 & 2
  • Locking tuning machines

Active Precision Bass – $1049.99

The new Plus Active Precision Basses bring an iconic punch and growl to the low end, along with a mini toggle that switches between active and passive modes for more sonic colours. The Player Plus Active Precision Basses are available in Silver Smoke and Cosmic Jade with Maple fingerboard material, or 3-Color Sunburst and Olympic Pearl with Pau Ferro fingerboard material.

  • Player Plus Noiseless Jazz Bass/Player Plus Precision pickups
  • Three band active EQ with active/passive toggle
  • Four saddle HiMass bridge
  • 12” radius fingerboard with rolled edges
  • Modern “C” neck shape

Active Jazz Bass & Active Jazz Bass V – $1099.99-$1149.99

As Fender’s most expensive of the Player Plus Series, the Active Jazz Basses, in both four and five-string models, bring a satin finish to the back of the neck for smooth playability, plus an active/passive toggle for tonal flexibility. The four-string Player Plus Active Precision Basses are available in Olympic Pearl and Aged Candy Apple Red with Maple fingerboard material, or 3-Color Sunburst and Belair Blue with Pau Ferro fingerboard material, while five-string Player Plus Active Precision Basses are available in Cosmic Jade and Opal Spark with Maple fingerboard material, or 3-Color Sunburst and Tequila Sunrise with Pau Ferro fingerboard material. The four-string comes in at $1099.99, while the five-string adds an extra $50 at $1149.99.

  • Player Plus Noiseless Jazz Bass pickups
  • Three band active EQ with active/passive toggle
  • Four/five saddle HiMass bridge
  • 12” radius fingerboard with rolled edges
  • Modern “C” neck shape

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