As it turns out, Fender has planned a whole new series: Player. Not Classic Player. And some models have already been leaked. Jaguar, Stratocaster, Telecaster and a Jazz Bass are approaching us – and all are relatively cheap.
Here comes a new, affordable series from Fender. The Player is their name and officially there is no information. But the Internet does not sleep as everybody knows. Via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter there is already a lot of leaked material. First and foremost the Player Jaguar PF Tidepool, which we have already talked about here.
But there is more. A video on YouTube even shows some models that do not ‘officially’ exist yet. It was shot in a Guitar Center music store in the USA.
I’d expect a few stores have ‘accidentally’ put the new Fender models out for sale before they are officially launched. Fender has also replied to a tweet on Twitter saying we will find out more on the 19th of this month, so expect more official information then!
Looks like the Stratocaster model will have a two-point tremolo system and we see the one in the video also has a humbucker in the bridge position, just like the Jaguar leak from yesterday.
Sold too soon?
One player on Reddit has even bought the new Fender Player Series Jaguar from retailer Sam Ash in the USA and is asking if anyone has any official details on them, as the can find nothing on the Fender website. So it looks like the cat is well and truly out of the bag for this year’s Summer NAMM launch from Fender!
Price wise they look to be around the USD 674.99 region according to sales tickets in the USA and so we now know they will all be made in Mexico, rather than the USA as the person that bought one has uploaded photos of their new Jaguar to Imgur here.
Roll on the 19th so we can find out more details officially from Fender themselves!
- Fender Player Series Jazz bass: YouTube
- Fender Player Series Stratocaster: YouTube
- Fender Player Series Telecaster: YouTube
- Fender Player Series: YouTube
- Fender Player Series Jaguar : Twitter