Calling all Strat fans - Fender's Presidents’ Day sale sees up to 50% off guitar gear and a massive $399 off one of our favorite models

Two Fender Player Stratocasters on an orange and red background
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The Presidents’ Day sales often see some big discounts on guitar gear, but Fender has really knocked it out of the park this year. With huge savings of up to 50% off guitars, pedals, and accessories, it’s undoubtedly one of the best places to pick up a bargain this Presidents’ Day. From Stratocasters and Telecasters to offset guitars and special limited edition models we’ve spotted some heavy discounts that are well worth further investigation. If you do spot something you want, then don't hesitate, as the sale will end on 02/19.

Fender Presidents’ Day sale: Up to 50% off

Fender Presidents’ Day sale: <a href="https://www.prf.hn/click/camref:1011lqVf6/pubref:hawk-custom-tracking/destination:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fender.com%2Fen-US%2Fpresidents-day-sale%2F" data-link-merchant="fender.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Up to 50% off
With an excellent selection of gear discounted, you don’t need to worry if you’re not looking for a big-ticket item in the sale. There are loads of accessories and upgrades available, including <a href="https://www.guitarplayer.com/gear/best-guitar-straps" data-link-merchant="guitarplayer.com"" data-link-merchant="fender.com"">guitar straps, bridge assemblies, pickups, and more. Of course, if you want a new guitar there are some great choices available, as well as some select guitar pedals too. 

If you like classic Strat tones, then a huge $315 reduction on this Limited Edition Player Strat will be right up your street. It’s got three Custom Shop Fat 50s pickups for all that classic Strat spank with some added modern heft to them for a better bass response. They sound superb, elevating this guitar far above the regular Player Series instruments.

Need something a little cheaper? With a $50 discount, this super cool Surf Green Affinity Strat is a great option at just $199.99. Coming with vintage tuners and a 2-point tremolo bridge, it’s got that classic Strat aesthetic in spades but minus the boutique price tag. Great for beginner players to start making their first move on arguably the most iconic instrument ever made. 

We also spotted the Fender Compugilist Compressor/Distortion pedal with a tasty $68 reduction, taking the price down to just $101.99. Two pedals in one, it enables you to compress your tone going into the pedal, then smash it with some serious distortion. You can run the two sides stacked or blend both together, making it a super versatile bit of kit and well worth the asking price. 

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Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

I’m a Junior Deals Writer at Guitar Player. I regularly test and review music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, and pedals, as well as being responsible for over 60 buying guides, and helping musicians find the best deals on gear. I worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars, and have written for various music sites including Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar.com, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s t.blog.


I’m a regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and producing bands covering everything from jazz to djent. When I’m not buying new plugins for my studio or guitar pedals for my pedalboard, you’ll find me making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS.