Fender introduces Road Worn Strats, Tele and Wayne Kramer Strat
(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-01-09)
Fender’s popular Road Worn Series instruments struck a chord with guitarists with their aged, well-played look and feel. Now the new Road Worn Player Series takes the experience a step further with hotter pickups for smoldering, gritty tone; flatter fingerboards for smooth, effortless bends; and lightly aged finished treatments that make the three new guitars feel immediately comfortable and familiar. And all are designed to be broken in without breaking the bank.
All three new Road Worn Player Series guitars -- Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster®, Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS and Road Worn Player Series Telecaster® -- feature an alder body with a lightly worn lacquer finish, modern “C”-shaped maple neck with a lightly worn urethane finish, three-ply pickguard, aged knobs and switch tip, and deluxe gig bag.
The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster (pictured at left) has a maple fretboard with 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special™ single-coil pickups, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. The Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fretboard with 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, Texas Special™ neck and middle pickups, Seymour Duncan® Pearly Gates humbucking bridge pickup, five-way switching, and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge.
The Road Worn Player Series Telecaster has a maple fretboard with 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, Tex Mex™ single-coil bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan® ’59 humbucking neck pickup, three-way switching, and Road Worn six-saddle strings-through-body bridge.
The Wayne Kramer Stratocaster® model, a spot-on replica of the starred-and-striped Stratocaster that infamous MC5 guitarist and Detroit proto-punk Wayne Kramer used back in the late 1960s and early 1970s to kick out the jams and kill hate. It bears his distinctive U.S. flag finish, with a red-and-white striped body and white-stars-on-blue-background pickguard and headstock.
Special features include a roaring Seymour Duncan® ’59 humbucking middle pickup and a commemorative neck plate engraved with “This Tool Kills Hate.” Other features include an alder body, maple neck with C shape and large ’70s-style headstock, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with 7.25” radius and vintage-style frets, vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster neck and bridge pickups, American Vintage hard-tail string-through-body bridge, vintage-style tremolo arm, Fender/Schaller® vintage-style “F” tuners and chrome hardware. Deluxe gig bag included.
Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster® $1199.99
Road Worn Player Series Stratocaster HSS $1199.99
and Road Worn Player Series Telecaster® $1199.99
Wayne Kramer Stratocaster®: $1299.99 USD
From a press release