SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 6, 2011) — 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 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.
About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, and its name has become synonymous with all things rock ‘n’ roll. Iconic Fender® instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians and collectors. FMIC brands include Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others.