Fender Introduces the Player Plus Meteora Series

The revamped and futuristic Meteora guitars and basses are announced in partnership with artists Portugal. The Man, Japanese Breakfast, and more.

A completely new shape for a Fender guitar, the legacy of the Meteora has yet to be claimed by an artist, genre or era. Artists taking part in the launch of the Player Plus Meteora include creators that synonymously reflect a perfect storm of unexpected sonic elements, such as experimental pop band Japanese Breakfast helmed by Michelle Zauner, rapper Teezo Touchdown recognized for his larger-than-life persona and blend of pop punk and trap sounds and “Fed Up” artist Ghostemane known for merging elements of heavy metal, hip-hop and industrial music. Indie rock crooners and Fender gear fanatics Portugal. The Man will support by performing hit tracks on tour like “Feel It Still” while jamming on a Player Plus Meteora.

Player Plus Meteora HH

Fusing innovative Fender design with player-centric features and new finishes, the Player Plus Meteora delivers superb playability and unmistakable style. A set of powerful FireballTM humbucking pickups blend the perfect amount of gain with great string-to-string note clarity. An S-1TM switch activates the coil-split, delivering crystal-clear single-coil tones. The silky satin Modern “C” neck fits your hand like a glove, with smooth rolled edges for supreme comfort. The 12” radius fingerboard and 22 medium jumbo frets facilitate fluid leads and choke-free bends. Smooth and responsive, the 2-point tremolo provides classic vibrato effects, while the locking tuners provide rock-solid tuning and make string changes quick and easy. $1,149.99 USD.

Player Plus Active Meteora Bass

Fusing innovative Fender design with player-centric features and new finishes, the Player Plus Active Meteora Bass delivers superb playability and unmistakable style. Powered by a pair of Fireball Bass Humbucking pickups, the Player Plus Active Meteora Bass delivers the punch and growl that defines Fender bass tone. A 3- band active EQ provides precise tone-shaping with switchable active/passive operation for ultimate flexibility. The Player Plus Active Meteora Bass neck is sleek, fast and smooth thanks to its silky satin finish, comfortable rolled edges on a 12” inch radius fingerboard and modern “C” back-shape. A rock-solid HiMass bridge provides sustain resonance and perfect intonation. $1,199.99 USD.


  • Modern “C” Neck with Rolled Edges with a discerning moderate depth and softened edges.
  • 12” Radius Fretboard provides a flatter playing surface that allows more aggressive bending without "choking out."
  • Medium Jumbo Frets allow players to fret and bend notes easier, ideal for high speed playing.
  • Modern Nut Width for intricate and precise picking patterns.
  • Player Plus “Fireball” Humbucking Pickups produce powerful, thick tones with reduced hum.
  • Advanced Switching Options for easy access to a wide array of tonal possibilities.
  • High-performance Bridges deliver smoother, more precise tremolo action and modern feel in the Player Plus Meteora HH and provide improved sustain, stability and intonation in the Player Plus Meteora Bass.
  • Locking Tuners (on Meteora HH only) give players impeccable tuning stability and make string changes seamless.
  • Active Bass Preamp provides versatility of both passive and active modes and easy-to-use controls giving players a wide range of tonal possibilities.

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast

Introducing The Player Plus Meteora Series | Fender

For additional information on new Fender products and to find a retail partner near you, visit www.fender.com.

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