New Fender Player Plus range leaks onto dealer websites – Guitar.com
What looks to be a successor to, or a more premium version of, Fender’s Player range of guitars has appeared on some retailers’ websites before any official launch from the brand. Entitled the Player Plus range, its guitars come with some striking new finishes. There’s also a new range of noiseless single-coils for the Player Plus guitars.
As spotted by Gearnews, the Italian dealer website Esse Music has listed models in the new range, with an expected arrival date of 24 September 2021. Search engines have also indexed a lot of dealer pages for the new guitars, however, most of these have been taken down.
The guitars include a made-in-Mexico range of Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision Basses and Jazz Basses. Across the range are some new finishes, too, including the colourful Tequila Sunrise and the dark and brooding Silver Smoke. It’s also possible that there are more models such as Jazzmasters and Jaguars on the way, however, here’s what we know so far:
Player Plus Stratocasters
From what we know so far, the Player Plus range will offer both an SSS and an HSS Stratocaster, with maple and pau ferro fretboards available. Body wood is alder, with a maple modern C-shaped neck, 22 frets and a 12-inch fretboard radius.
For the SSS variation, there are three of the