With a wide selection of different American Fender Stratocaster series available, we thought we’d take a look at the differences between them all, so you know which option is right for you and why they differ in price. Stability over time, harder fret wire that resists wear, pots/switches that don't go crappy. Thanks for the help! The MIM was perfectly serviceable and played well, but the Am Pro is quite a bit nicer. Gold Supporters see zero ads! Expect to see and hear a lot more of these guitars… The Precision’s svelte neck will suit younger players, or guitarists switching over. I am really torn between which way to go. SUPERCHARGED CLASSIC Packed with a baker’s dozen of innovations, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for modern players who want bleeding-edge performance with timeless visual style. It isn’t just about the instrument. American Professional Series Kayle McGuire Tele-Meister. I agree here. But not as much as I love my. The Fender Strat, Tele, Jaguar, Jazzmaster and the basses are legendary models and have been played by an enormous range of players over the last sixty-odd years. From the ones I played, not as big a difference as the price differences would have you believe. I play a lot of clean and slightly driven tones with not much processing and there was a huge difference in the complexity of the tones between the two models. These guitars are modern-feeling and -sounding, with the right amount of Fender’s heritage and specifications preserved within the shell of an instrument that exudes precision, reliability and comfort. Posts: 272 ... Fender briefly had an American Special Mustang and Jazzmaster back circa 2013-2014, but both of those had tune-o … Guy Buys $40K Cello for a Couple of Hundred, and Shows it Off. It's a law of diminishing returns as the price moves up verses the benefits gained, like everything else. Thanks for the help! So why support a US company that employs people in Mexico then....but we digress -, The up charge is not just about the sound the bass makes. Performer vs Professional Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Kayle McGuire, Dec 9, 2018. Do you want to use your $ to support the US, Mexican or Japanese workers and economy? This might just be the worst-kept secret of the guitar world in 2018: The new Mexican-made Fender Player Series is a revamp of the whole Fender Standard line-up, with some tweaks and a new, updated Jaguar model. Some of the differences aren't immediately noticeable in guitars but will be over time. To kick off this Fender Player Stratocaster review, let’s first take a look at some of the specs that make this guitar so great. No prob! I love the Anderton’s channel. I had a MIM strat for 6 months and traded it in for an American Professional. Society has it built in my head I need to get an American for names sake. Dec 9, 2018 #1. I have a 2019 Professional and it is about the same as the MIM Player in build quality and playability. The Professional felt and sounded only a little better at nearly a whole £1,000 more expensive. I added a Fender to my work rig recently and ended up going for the Player series as it felt the best for the price. Fender has revealed a line-wide revamp of the brand’s flagship American Professional series of electric guitars and basses – the American Professional II.. Round-Up: For the modern professional musician, unsurprisingly, Fender have targeted their American Professional Series at you. KEY FEATURES. Fender Player Stratocaster I am really torn between which way to go. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. That doesn’t mean you can’t make a MIM Fender the same as it’s American brother, it just means out of the box there will be “flaws” (I use the word loosely) in the MIM that are to spec of the factory that aren’t on the American guitar and would never show up because the factory spec for that is better. ). Built in Fender's Corona, California plant, USA Telecasters set the standard for quality, tone, and playability. Is there a huge difference in quality between these? I own a Player (Jaguar) and have played a pro (fretless jazz) and both play great. (Never show up if the guitar is QCD properly of course). Thanks for visiting. Mostly in the number of pieces the body is made of, the quality of the electronics and hardware and then, most importantly, the fret work. The new Fender American Professional range has a few updates that bring the guitars into 2017 whilst retaining the character of what helped build the legend in the first place.