Sorry, I couldn't not do it any longer... Sweetwater has posted on various social media sites about the new Fender American Performer Series. Very standard looking guitars with some different features on them, the big push being that they are American made. I'm assuming (correct me if I'm wrong) that these guitars are supposed to be above the average consumer/beginning guitarist line, more along the lines of a pro series guitar, or somewhere in between. The reason I'm rolling my eyes is there are people freaking out about the price tags. Most of them run somewhere between $1000 and $1500, which I personally don't think is out of line, especially given what you'd pay for a comparable line Gretsch. I love a good deal as much as the next guy/gal, but I'm also one of those people willing to fork over some serious money for a high quality instrument if it's worth it. I haven't read any reviews on these, so they may be absolutely terrible guitars, but this particular group of people who are whining about the price have made some of the most ridiculous comments. I hate to think what they would do if they saw the price of a Falcon!!!