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Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar EXPIRED

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Guitar Center has Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Limited-Edition Electric Guitar on sale for $649.99. Shipping is free.

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Available Styles:Guitar Features:
  • Gloss-finish solid alder body with flame maple top
  • 25.5"-scale bolt-on maple neck with 22-fret, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard
  • Fender Player Series Stratocaster pickups in HSS configuration, 5-way switch
  • 2-point fulcrum tremolo bridge with vintage-style bent steel saddles, sealed, die-cast tuners
Specs:
  • Body
    • Body shape: Double cutaway
    • Body type: Solid body
    • Body material: Solid wood
    • Top wood: Flame Maple
    • Body wood: Alder
    • Body finish: Gloss
    • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
    • Neck shape: C modern
    • Neck wood: Maple
    • Joint: Bolt-on
    • Scale length: 25.5"
    • Truss rod: Dual-action
    • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fingerboard
    • Material: Maple
    • Radius: 9.5"
    • Fret size: Medium jumbo
    • Number of frets: 22
    • Inlays: Dot

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  • Price Research: Our research indicates that Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Limited-Edition Electric Guitar is $160 less (19.75% Savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $809.99. -slickdewmaster

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Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top Maple Fingerboard Limited-Edition Electric Guitar Blue/Green Burst is for sale at Guitar Center for $649.99 (discount $160, save 20% from $809.99).

Shipping is free.

Excellent reviews, mostly 4-5 stars.

Please note this deal is for Burst top finish, which is always more expensive (by about $30-50) than solid colors.

Select Style - Blue Burst or Green Burst:
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Fend...0257004.gc
Over the decades, players have been continually inspired by the sound of a Strat. From the clarity of the high end, through the gut punch of the mids and the solid lows, it's a sound that's helped define what an electric guitar should be—versatile enough for any style and broad enough for any player to find an individual voice. This Limited-Edition Player Series Stratocaster puts all of the classic features of the Strat at your fingertips while adding a modern edge, plus a bridge position humbucker for a little more rock-and-roll attitude. With a beautifully flamed maple top over a solid alder body, a 22-fret maple fingerboard with a contemporary 9.5" radius for easy bending and an updated 2-point fulcrum tremolo bridge, the Player Series Stratocaster Plus Top is primed and ready to carry you along your musical voyage.

If you're the kind of Strat player who wants more punch out of the bridge position, this distinctive Limited-Edition Fender Standard HSS Stratocaster is made for you. It's got that classic look and feel that only a Strat can deliver, with the added muscle of a humbucking pickup, so you can go from glassy single-coil tones to heavyweight growl and scream with the flip of a switch. This special Strat features a cool look with Blue Burst finish and Black pickguard. Case sold separately.

Features
Gloss-finish solid alder body with flame maple top
25.5"-scale bolt-on maple neck with 22-fret, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard
Fender Player Series Stratocaster pickups in HSS configuration, 5-way switch
2-point fulcrum tremolo bridge with vintage-style bent steel saddles, sealed, die-cast tuners

Specifications

Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Flame Maple
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed

Neck
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Dual-action
Neck finish: Gloss

Fingerboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width/material 1.69" (43 mm) Synthetic Bone

Pickups
Configuration: HSS
Neck: Player Series Stratocaster single coil
Middle: Player Series Stratocaster single coil
Bridge: Player Series Stratocaster humbucker
Brand: Fender
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Parallel
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No

Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Kill switch: No

Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 2-point Fulcrum tremolo Bent steel saddles
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Color: Chrome

Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Mexico
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That's still not that cheap for a Mexican made Strat.
Oh how the times have changed. These were regularly on sale for 549 before fender jacked up their MSRP.
Agreed, MSRP over $800 for a Mexican Strat is crazy. Considering that when Player Series came out couple years ago these were $600-650 MSRP.

For $800 I'd rather find a pre-owned American Strat.

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That's still not that cheap for a Mexican made Strat.
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Oh how the times have changed. These were regularly on sale for 549 before fender jacked up their MSRP.
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I don't think we will see those low price in the past. Everything is costly now. Fender raised $50 on their Player series guitar. I was able to grab the Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Pau Ferro Fingerboard Limited Edition Candy Red at $600 after $180 discount a couple of months ago.
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Quote from NorthPurpose :
Oh how the times have changed. These were regularly on sale for 549 before fender jacked up their MSRP.
Agreed, MSRP over $800 for a Mexican Strat is crazy. Considering that when Player Series came out couple years ago these were $600-650 MSRP.

For $800 I'd rather find a pre-owned American Strat.
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That's still not that cheap for a Mexican made Strat.
MSRP went up big time, hence the deal prices. The deals you used to see in $500 range are not coming back.
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I can't believe Mex Fenders are selling for this much today... I recall, not long ago, I was buying USA-made ones for $650....
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Quote from jazyje :
I can't believe Mex Fenders are selling for this much today... I recall, not long ago, I was buying USA-made ones for $650....
USA-made Strats are now over $1000 MSRP. You can still find used ones for $700-800 in good condition, that's the way to go.
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Quote from NorthPurpose :
Oh how the times have changed. These were regularly on sale for 549 before fender jacked up their MSRP.
Simple supply and demand: Lots of people with time in their hands thanks to the pandemic wanting to learn to play musical instruments, supplies of which have been impacted by factory shutdowns and other supply chain interruptions also due to the pandemic. These things are also largely made of wood, right? Lumber prices are up something like 193% over a year ago. Oh and let's not forget the trade wars before all this began...
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Good lord those are fugly
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GC has the same deal for their new HSS Sonic Blue Player Strat
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Quote from jazyje :
I can't believe Mex Fenders are selling for this much today... I recall, not long ago, I was buying USA-made ones for $650....
Recently found an old receipt from 2004 for my USA Tele-new from MF, $599
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For $800 I'd rather find a pre-owned American Strat.
The lowend highway 1s are about the only american in that range.
Those used some mexican parts too "to cut costs".
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