Fender modern player Marauder review
First off I'm 57 and a player collector. Lots of Gibson & Fender guitars. Just got the modern player Marauder. Shipped double boxed by Sweetwater. NOT supplied with gigbag but very well packed. The fit and finish is perfect. The exact same quality as the Japan built Mustand Special I just bought and better than MIM production. Finish is flawless, neck is super straight, great gloss finish like my Mustang, good color and feel to the rosewood fretboard, no fretting out or buzzing and frets feel medium jumbo to me. Just right. Tuners are tight and accurate. No slop. Nut cut perfectly. Feels like a Pleked neck. Neck pickup is toneful, jazzy and sweet. Bridge triple bucker is very good with a very"Fender" sound and reminds me of cross between Strat & Tele. Five position selector gets all the right sounds. Volume & tone controls very progressive. Tone control is NOT an on off switch. Most impressed with neck pocket! Super tight and accurate. Far better than an MIM I have or have had. Now don't get me wrong, I am a buy American guy and back that up with my purchases. But this guitar raises the bar for everybody and Fender is producing top notch products at a way affordable price.