Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2019 Fender American Performer Series Telecaster with Humbucker

and new Hard Case


Finished in Aubergine, this "Made in USA" Fender Telecaster is just a year old and comes with all the tags, receipt, handbook etc etc. It is from the Performer series and although at the lower end of the USA Telecasters, it has an Alder body & Maple neck together with a Humbucker at the neck with coil splitting and a newly designed "Yosemite" pickup at the bridge. Everything else such as the bridge, controls, tuners are traditional making it a very playable guitar. I took it as a part exchange. It is in the condition that you see it but it has been little used and is supplied with a brand new hard case for protection in shipping

On checking the guitar, I found a couple of marks which are highlighted in the gallery & other than some playing marks on the pickguard, this guitar is in great condition. They retail at £1050 from Fender. You might be able to get a little off buying online but it'll come with a gigbag, not a hard case so at around £750, this is a great deal. 

Please check out the photos in the gallery 

Here's what Fender say about this guitar:

The Fender American Performer Tele is one of the most affordable 'Made in the USA' guitars available in Fender's catalogue. However, its modest price isn't a reflection of poor quality, as this instrument beautifully displays Fender's class-leading craftsmanship in all of its glory.



Handcrafted in Corona, California, Yosemite pickups are specifically voiced for each instrument and position to create sonically versatile and musically useful sounds.

New Classic Gear Tuning Machines


Combining vintage style with a modern 18:1 gear ratio, the Classic Gear tuning machines have smooth action and make it easier to fine-tune your instrument.


Jumbo frets make it easier to achieve wide, expressive bends that add your personal touch to your music.


The push-pull pot controls the unique Double Tap™ humbucking pickup, unlocking single-coil tones without any volume loss, making it easy to adjust your tone mid-performance.


Featuring a “Modern C”-shaped profile that works well with almost any playing style, the neck also hosts a satin finish on the back, giving it a smooth, fast playing feel.


This uniquely Fender tone system lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone.



Body Material: Alder

Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane - Aubergine


Neck: Maple, Modern “C”

Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane

Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)

Frets: 22, Jumbo

Position Inlays: White Dots

Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm)

Tuning Machines: Fender ClassicGear™

Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

Electronics & Hardware

Bridge: 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele®

Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black

Pickups: Yosemite™ Single-Coil Telecaster (Bridge), DoubleTap™ Humbucking (Neck)

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume, Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off high-end Without adding bass)

Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

Other: New Thomann Hard Case

As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a plain black one. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (extra £12). If you prefer that, please email me for details. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £30) & I may even have an old gig bag you can have to take it away in

So to sum up, a superb Fender USA guitar from the current models. 

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping
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