WATCH: Fender introduces new Player Series guitars and basses

Fender has released a new line of electric guitars and basses dubbed the “Player Series”.

The line will establish a “new level of excellence” for players ready to take that next step in their musical journey, and replaces the Standard Series.

These guitars have the signature sound and classic look of Fender’s iconic models and are offered in the £549-£789 price range.

“As artists dig deep to find new sounds and means of expression, the guitar continues to be central to so much of this creativity that’s happening in music and culture,” said Justin Norvell, SVP Fender Products.

“We hope to empower the next generation of artists and players by arming them with the best tools to help bring their craft to life. The Players Series guitars embody that coveted Fender sound and form that has made our guitars iconic with so many generations of creators.”

The Player Series blends Fender’s tone, sound and style with a “modern edge that’s versatile enough to handle any style of music”. The series includes upgraded features such as Alnico pickups for all models, updated body radii, 22 fret necks, upgraded bridges, bold colours and a revised classic logo for a more traditional look.

There are 94 SKUs across 21 models in hero colours including Sage Green, Polar White, Tide Pool, Butter Cream, and Sonic Red.

The new line is already being used across genres including punk, jazz, country, rock and more by artists, such as Turnstile, Mattson 2, Whitey Morgan, Cherry Glazerr, Melanie Faye, Jeff Gilteman and Saya Gray.

The Fender Player Series includes the following models:

• Player Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard £549.00
• Player Stratocaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard £559.00
• Player Stratocaster Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard £549.00
• Player Stratocaster Left-Handed, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £559.00
• Player Stratocaster HSS, Maple Fingerboard £579.00
• Player Stratocaster HSS, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £589.00
• Player Stratocaster HSH, Maple Fingerboard £579.00
• Player Stratocaster HSH, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £589.00
• Player Stratocaster Plus Top, Maple Fingerboard £699.00
• Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £719.00
• Player Stratocaster Floyd Rose, Maple Fingerboard £699.00
• Player Stratocaster Floyd Rose, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £719.00
• Player Telecaster Maple Fingerboard £549.00
• Player Telecaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard £559.00
• Player Telecaster Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard £549.00
• Player Telecaster Left-Handed, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £559.00
• Player Telecaster HH, Maple Fingerboard £579.00
• Player Telecaster HH, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £589.00
• Player Jaguar Pau Ferro Fingerboard £599.00
• Player Jaguar Bass Maple Fingerboard £649.00
• Player Jaguar Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard £659.00
• Player Jazzmaster Pau Ferro Fingerboard £599.00
• Player Precision Bass Maple Fingerboard £649.00
• Player Precision Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard £659.00
• Player Precision Bass Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard £649.00
• Player Precision Bass Left-Handed, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £659.00
• Player Jazz Bass Maple Fingerboard £649.00
• Player Jazz Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard £659.00
• Player Jazz Bass Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard £649.00
• Player Jazz Bass Left-Handed, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £659.00
• Player Jazz Bass Fretless, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £719.00
• Player Jazz Bass V, Pau Ferro Fingerboard £789.00

Check out the new Fender Player Series in action below:

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