Review: Fender Player Plus Electric Guitars

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Fender Player Plus Electric Guitars

A New Kind of Strat, Tele, and Nashville Tele

The new Player Plus series is all about fusing classic design with a fresh, modern look, with player-centric features to add a ton of versatility to the whole package. The new finishes, which include all new gradient designs, absolutely pop, while Player Plus Noiseless pickups remove hum while maintaining the classic Fender single coil bite and twang, all with an added push-pull pot on the tone control, which adds the neck pickup to switch positions one and two for additional sounds.

Player Plus Stratocaster

Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top - Aged Cherry Burst

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Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus Top - Aged Cherry Burst

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, Cosmic Jade

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, Cosmic Jade

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Silverburst

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Silverburst

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Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top - Aged Cherry Burst

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Fender Player Stratocaster Plus Top - Aged Cherry Burst

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Tequila Sunrise

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Tequila Sunrise

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

$1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Olympic Pearl

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Olympic Pearl

$1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

$1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

$1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Belair Blue

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Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Belair Blue

$1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

Player Plus Telecaster

Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Cosmic Jade

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Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Cosmic Jade

$1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Aged Candy Apple Red

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Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Aged Candy Apple Red

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Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

$1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Silver Smoke

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Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Silver Smoke

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Player Plus Nashville Telecaster

Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

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Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

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Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

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Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

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Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, Butterscotch Blonde

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Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, Butterscotch Blonde

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Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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Video Transcript

Rob Vendrasco from Cosmo Music. We have the next level of Fender Player series, which is the Player Plus. It starts with more advanced features, stuff you're gonna see on on more boutique style guitars, starting with a modern C-shaped neck. Very comfortable for large or small hands. They put a 12-inch radiused fingerboard with medium jumbo frets which lets you really get under those strings to do those big bends like that fourth lick in the "Whole Lotta Love" solo. 

They've rolled the fingerboard edges. By rolling the fingerboard edges, they radius this edge here so it gives it a more worn in feel, and it feels a lot smoother when your hands are going up and down the neck. They put a wider nut on here - 1.658 inches, or for those of you that only think in metric, it's 42.8 millimeters. Locking machine heads for more tuning stability, and speaking of tuning stability, they've added the two point full chrome bridge with the more high mass saddles just like you see on their higher end models.

The pickups are their Player Plus noiseless pickups so you can play in a high gain situation and not have to deal with with that annoying hum. For the switching, they've added the push-pull switch here that in positions one and two it adds the neck pickup to it so you get some great tonal variation and a nice alder body giving it a great tone.

So in the player plus line they've added a Nashville Tele. Nashville Tele? What's a Nashville Tele? Well, Nashville Tele is a telecaster with a strap pickup added to the middle. I think you all knew that, but anyway it's a really cool feature and they've also done that push-pull on the tone control to add the neck pickup to positions one and two, so giving you a great tonal range.

There's an HSS Player Plus Strat with the humbucking pickup being the "H". The push pull on this splits that humbucking pickup, giving you three single coils.

Also two fingerboard types. They're Pau Ferro and maple fingerboards. You'll see some new finishes in this Player Plus series - Cosmic Jade, Aged Candy Apple Red, Opal Spark, and gradient fade Silver Smoke, Belair Blue, and Tequila Sunrise, and the ever so reliable Three-tone Sunburst. I'm Rob, this is the Player Plus series.

You can come check them out at CosmoMusic.ca.

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  • Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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    Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

    $1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, Butterscotch Blonde

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    Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Maple, Butterscotch Blonde

    $1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

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    Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

    $1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

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    Fender Player Plus Nashville Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

    $1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Silver Smoke

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    Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Pau Ferro, Silver Smoke

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  • Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Aged Candy Apple Red

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    Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Aged Candy Apple Red

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  • Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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    Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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  • Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Cosmic Jade

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    Fender Player Plus Telecaster - Maple, Cosmic Jade

    $1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Belair Blue

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Belair Blue

    $1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

    $1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Opal Spark

    $1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Tequila Sunrise

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Tequila Sunrise

    $1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Olympic Pearl

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, Olympic Pearl

    $1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Silverburst

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Pau Ferro, Silverburst

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  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Pau Ferro, Aged Candy Apple Red

    $1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, Cosmic Jade

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster HSS - Maple, Cosmic Jade

    $1,299.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

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    Fender Player Plus Stratocaster - Maple, 3-Colour Sunburst

    $1,279.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

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