Results – Fender Electric Guitar Survey

Fender Left Handed Electric Guitar Survey

Last month I put up a fairly in-depth survey with the aim of discovering which left handed Fenders you would like to see happen next. And the results are now in!

Over 300 of you kindly took the time to participate, so thanks for that! I will be sending this data to Fender, but feel free to share this page with them to make sure they see it!

There was just too much data to display all three of the surveys in a single post. So this article will cover the electric guitar survey, and the bass and acoustic results will be in subsequent posts.

We’ll start off by looking at the more generalised questions, and then we’ll dive into the options you chose for each individual guitar. At the end of each guitar section I have summed up the most popular options and mocked up an example of what the guitars might look like.

And FYI, if some of the choices I gave on each guitar seem a bit odd, it’s because I only offered options currently offered by Fender on right handed models. This was to make sure that we didn’t come up with guitars that Fender would be less likely to create.

General Results

Models By Popularity

I asked you to rate your interest in each model on a scale from 1 to 10. The chart below tallies all of the points that each guitar received and displays them in order of popularity.

To be honest I am surprised that the Strat and Tele topped the polls. I had expected the offsets to be the most sought after – a surprising result! Everyone loves the two icons!

General Price Range

The majority of people are looking for a guitar from Fender’s more affordable ranges. The most popular price range of $500-$750 means that in general we are looking at guitars most likely from the Player Series. This was closely followed by the $750-$1000 range, which is roughly Vintera Series territory.

Stratocaster

Series

Finish Colors

Pickup Configuration

Body Wood

Fretboard

Bridge

Overall Results

I don’t think it will come as much of a shock that an HSS Strat was the winner here – you are always asking for these! There was a surprising amount of love for the hardtail here, but the classic Fender tremolo edged it out to become the top overall choice.

If we take all of the most popular options here we are looking at a HSS Player Strat with a rosewood fingerboard, and finished in Lake Placid Blue. It will have a standard Fender tremolo and a body of Alder.

Something like this!

Telecaster

Series

Finish Colors

Pickup Configuration

Body Wood

Fretboard

Bridge

Overall Results

If we take all of the most popular options here we are looking at a S-S Player Tele with a maple fingerboard, and finished in Lake Placid Blue. It will have a 6-saddle bridge and a body of Alder.

This guitar already exists as a left handed model in some other colours, so it would seem Fender is already on the right track here! Just a quick color change needed.

Left Handed Fender Telecaster Lake Placid Blue

Jaguar

Series

Finish Colors

Pickup Configuration

Fretboard

Overall Results

If we take all of the most popular options here we are looking at a S-S Player Jaguar with a rosewood fingerboard, and finished in Lake Placid Blue.

One problem! Fender doesn’t even offer the right handed Player Jag with a S-S configuration, so unfortunately I doubt this one would happen at the moment. So we could compromise and get almost all the features we want with the H-S Player Jaguar.

Alternatively, if we’re willing to spend a little more money, we can grab a Vintera ’60s Jaguar which would offer the S-S configuration. The Vintera Series was the second most popular range here, so I think this would also be a good option. I’ve shown it below with matching headstock, but there is also a plain option.

Jazzmaster

Series

Finish Colors

Pickup Configuration

Fretboard

Bridge

Overall Results

If we take all of the most popular options here, we are looking at a S-S Player Jaguar with a rosewood fingerboard, Jazzmaster tremolo, and finished in Daphne Blue.

We have the same issue as with the Jaguar above – the Player Series Jazzmaster is not available with a S-S configuration. So we can either compromise and opt for the second most popular H-H option and get a Player Jaguar

Or! We can spend a little more cash and choose a Vintera ’60s Jazzmaster shown below. This would allow for the more traditional pickup layout. Also available without matching headstock.

Mustang

Series

Finish Colors

Pickup Configuration

Fretboard

Bridge

Overall Results

If we take all of the most popular options here, we are looking at a S-S Player Mustang with a rosewood fingerboard, Mustang tremolo, and finished in Lake Placid Blue.

We can opt for the Player Mustang if we’re willing to forego the tremolo…

Or alternatively we can drop a little more coin on the Vintera ’60s Mustang to get all the features we wanted. This exact model is available right handed (albeit it with a Pau Ferro fingerboard), so this seems like an option that could happen!

Duo-Sonic

Series

Fender currently only offers the Duo-Sonic as part of the Player Series, so that’s nice and easy!

Finish Colors

Pickups

Fretboard

Overall Results

If we take all of the most popular options here, we are looking at a H-S Player Duo-Sonic with a maple fingerboard, and finished in Daphne Blue.

To Briefly Summarise

You guys sure do love your blue finishes!

It would certainly seem that as long as Fender concentrates on left handed Player and potentially Vintera Series guitars finished in Lake Placid Blue/Daphne Blue or thereabouts, they can’t go too far wrong!

It would also seem that a lot of people would like to see some more guitars from Squier’s excellent Classic Vibe range (me included!). In most cases the Classic Vibe series was the third most popular price point, and in couple it was second. A lot of love for some more affordable options from the southpaw army.

More Results

You can find the results from the bass survey here.

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Left Handed Fenders

You can see the current range of left handed Fenders here.

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