Hands-on demo: Fender American Performer Series

Simon Arblaster and Michael Astley-Brown cherry-pick three of Fender’s latest American Performer range for a slice of the hands-on treatment.

Above, they share their first thoughts on the most affordable American-made guitars from the legendary guitar maker.

Highlights this time around include Fender’s newly designed Yosemite and DoubleTap pickups, Greasebucket circuitry and push/pull electronics.

MORE INFO: Fender launches American Performer Series with 9 new guitars and basses

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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