Hands-on demo: Fender Player Series guitars

For 2018, Fender has replaced its made-in-Mexico Standard Series with the upgraded Player Series, and we secured three of the new models - the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Jaguar - for an in-depth demo.

In the clip, Michael Astley-Brown and Simon Arblaster run through the new features found on the trio, including Alnico pickups and satin-finished maple necks, demonstrating their range of tones with clean and dirty sounds.

Gear used: Vox AC15, Fender Santa Ana Overdrive

More info: Fender introduces all-new Player Series, replacing Standard Series

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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