These pickups have flat-staggered pole pieces and shellac coating that results in a hotter sound than your usual Fender single-coils. These are excellent pickups that provide an extra layer of tonal versatility, and you'll only find them in the American Performers. The American Performer Stratocaster also features a modern "C" shaped neck, 22 jumbo frets, and a 9.5 radius fingerboard, which all contribute to the guitar's remarkable playability and rock-solid in-hand feel. Made in Corona, California, the American Performer Stratocaster is a remarkable instrument with wide-ranging tone and the unmatched playability you've come to expect from an authentic, USA-made Fender.009.042 Gauges -Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "creamcitymusic" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.