One look at the grooves on this Fender American Performer Sandblasted Stratocaster’s eye-catching finish, and you’ll know that this is something special. That said, this guitar wasn’t built to be displayed — it was built to be played. Its light weight, combined with a comfortable modern “C” neck, is proof of that. Get things cooking with an awe-inspiring combination of vintage-tinged sonics and modern output, thanks to Yosemite single-coil pickups, while Fender’s Greasebucket tone control keeps things from getting muddy. Beyond that, a 6-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo offers near-endless sustain.
The alluringly unusual finish treatment on this American Performer Sandblasted Stratocaster is sure to garner many jealous glances. After Fender applied a transparent finish to this guitar’s ash body, it was sandblasted, leaving its surface grain pattern textured with ruts and grooves. Its grain-filler coat was then made visible, creating a one-of-a-kind surface topography — so no two sandblasted instruments are alike. Beautifully complemented by a black pickguard, this Strat is an exquisite instrument.