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Fender Player Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Skinny Nitro, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Skinny Nitro

    Skinny Nitro Senior Stratmaster

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    The Mex Standard replacement is coming to a dealer near you.
    Alnico 5 pickups, 2 point trem, 22 frets, Fishman Aura. Pau Ferro f/b available on Polar White and Sonic Red.

    Sonic Red Spec.
    Body
    • Body Material Alder
    • Body Finish Gloss Polyester
    • Body Shape Stratocaster®
    Neck
    • Neck Material Maple/
    • Neck Finish Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
    • Neck Shape Modern "C"
    • Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
    • Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    • Number of Frets 22
    • Fret Size Medium Jumbo
    • Nut Material Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    • Position Inlays White Dots
    • Truss Rod Standard
    • Truss Rod Nut 3/16" Hex Adjustment
    Electronics
    • Bridge Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
    • Middle Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
    • Neck Pickup Player Series Alnico 5 Strat Single-Coil
    • Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    • Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    • Configuration SSS
    • Special Electronics Fishman® Aura™ System
    Hardware
    • Bridge 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
    • Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
    • Tuning Machines Standard Cast/Sealed
    • Pickguard3-Ply Parchment
    • Control Knobs Parchment Plastic
    • Switch Tip Parchment
    • Neck Plate 4-Bolt "F" Stamped
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
    • Legal Notice Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Gig Bag
     
  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Interesting specs. I suppose they make sense, the Standard never really did.
     
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  3. PF Twanger

    PF Twanger Strat-Talk Member

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    Judging by the Fishman Aura and the included gig bag, I'm guessing that this is intended to be more of an "upclass" specialty guitar, like the Classic Player (CS designed) guitars. A direct replacement for the Standard wouldn't be expected to have the Fishman Aura. Just guessing here, though...
     
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  4. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    22 frets . . .
     
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  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Cheaper version of the American Pro, kind of the Mexican Amateur...
     
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  6. A1_Fares

    A1_Fares New Member!

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    Ah you beat me to it. The new line starts at $649 for Maple Fretboards and $674 for Pau Ferro. I highly doubt there will be a gig bag included at that price. I think the OP was just listing the accessory available. But if so, that would be a real cool deal.

    There is also a floyd rose variant that is pruced at $779, and a plus top available as well.
     
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  7. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

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    Is that MSRP or Street?
     
  8. A1_Fares

    A1_Fares New Member!

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    Street. Fender doesn't have MSRP anymore on most Fender branded products.
     
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  9. FenderBender81

    FenderBender81 Strat-Talk Member

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    I can't find these on Google. Where are you guys getting the specs from? Paste a link if possible.
     
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    A1_Fares New Member!

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    I work for a dealer. That's where I got the pricing from. The specs I assume come from the same place.
     
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  11. FenderBender81

    FenderBender81 Strat-Talk Member

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    Oh, ok. Thanks A1_Fares. I would love to see the pics and specs on these. I wish they were available to see now, even if not to purchase.
     
  12. FenderBender81

    FenderBender81 Strat-Talk Member

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    Oh, ok. Thanks A1_Fares. I would love to see the pics and specs on these. I wish they were available to see now, even if not to purchase.
     
  13. Skinny Nitro

    Skinny Nitro Senior Stratmaster

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    Spec above, Sonic Red (Pau Ferro) pics follow:
    Strat_Player_sonic_red.jpg


    Strat_Player_pau_ferro_hdstk.jpg
     
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  14. YALCaster

    YALCaster Strat-O-Master

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    The tide pool strat is on Reverb
     
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  15. monwobobbo

    monwobobbo Strat-O-Master

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    interesting. betting they sell a boat load of these provided the pckups sound good.
     
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  16. A1_Fares

    A1_Fares New Member!

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    Glad to see they added the "spaghetti" logo on the headstock. The pickups should be good. Can't be worse than what is in the current strats!
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member

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    How is the Fishman Aura implemented?

    Color selection seems anemic.
     
  19. esseff

    esseff Strat-O-Master

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    Great specs for the base Mex model. Starts to make it harder to justify MIA Pro.
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  20. monwobobbo

    monwobobbo Strat-O-Master

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    this may be part of the plan. gotta wonder if Fender will concentrate on higher end guitars in the US and make MIMs the mid tier completly at some point.
     
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