The New Fender American Performer II Telecaster is upon us! The Performer Series received some massive upgrades over the original version including update V Mod Pickups, updated Tele hardware including Brass Bullet Saddles, and a new Deep C neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges. Finished in the brand new and quite striking Silver Burst finish called Mercury, this beauty plays as good as it looks!
The ultra-playable neck on this upgraded model is made from a piece of maple then topped with a Rosewood Fingerboard. The neck features a Deep C Profile which has a nice medium size to it. The back of the neck has what Fender calls the Super Natural Finish which simulates the feel of natural wood. It's a satin urethane that is super durable yet thin. A slightly wider nut width than vintage is present at 1.685" along with 9.5" fingerboard radius, 22 narrow-tall frets, and a bone nut.
The New V Mod II Pickups have been revamped to be more articulate, and maintain their Fender-esque bell-like quality and chime. A master volume, master tone controls, and a 3-way switch make finding the tone you are looking for easy.
A bevy of cool new colors is available and Mercury is certainly cool! A darker grey on the edges lightens up towards the middle providing a great new take on the sunburst. We are stoked to see Fender stepping out of the Black, White, Sunburst cycle and are loving these new colors!
Fender keeps building guitars for players. With their eye on offering tons of features for not a whole lot of money, you can easily find the right Fender for whatever your needs may be. Stop by the shop today and see what's new from Fender, all the way from Squier to Fender Custom Shop!