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Short and sweet: five short-scale guitars added to Fender Player series

Fender Short Scale Player Series

Fender has added five new short-scale options to their accessible Player series of guitars.

The Player series now offers two new Mustangs, two Duo-Sonics and a Mustang bass option.Fender Short Scale Player Series

Fender has recently added five new short-scales to their accessible Player line. The four guitars and one bass will be a delight to intermediate players.

The new Duo-Sonics come either in a dual single-coil option or in a humbucker/single-coil option, with the humbucker version offering a coil-split. It comes in vintage colour options like Seafoam Green, Tidepool and Desert Sand.

Meanwhile, the Mustang comes either in a dual single-coil or dual P90 pickup configuration. Both the Mustangs and both the Duo-Sonics come with a shortened 24″ scale neck.

The Mustang Bass features a 30″ scale neck (down from a regular 34″) and comes with both a Jazz pick-up in the bridge position and a Precision pick-up in the middle position, which can be toggled between.

The Player series offers a similar option to the old Mexican Standard line and is produced in Fender’s Ensenada factory. It’s been a favourite of musicians especially in the alternative and indie rock/pop genres for its affordability and range of vintage colour options.

Fender’s short-scale options have always been some musicians’ favourites in the range since they were introduced as student instruments, and so they are a welcome addition to the Player series, which replaced Fender’s Mexican Standard line in 2018.

Fender’s short-scales are favourites not least because short-scales too are a favourite in the alternative/indie world, and have been used by everyone from Kurt Cobain of Nirvana to Matty Healy of The 1975.

More info about the new additions can be found on the Fender player website.

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May 19, 2020