june 2019

The little brother in the Fender solidbody line impresses with chiming tones and silky smooth playability.

 
 

Ratings

Pros:
Zingy, even, and articulate pickups. Slinky playability. Vibrato is relatively tuning-stable.

Cons:
Pickups may sound comparatively flat for fans of vintage Fender voices. Three-way switch positioned inconveniently for aggressive strumming.

Street:
$1,099

Fender American Performer Mustang
fender.com


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EHX has a rodent to call its own.

 
 

Ratings

Pros:
Tight punchy distortion tones. Inexpensive.

Cons:
Less airy, more compressed tones mean less dynamism and detail.

Street:
$72

Electro-Harmonix Flatiron Fuzz
ehx.com.com


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