Fender Introduces Upgraded American Standard Series | Guitar Interactive Magazine

Published 12 years ago on March 21, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Fender's acclaimed American Standard series guitars and basseshave been upgraded for 2012, resulting in the latest iterations ofthe company's four archetypal instruments-theTelecaster®, Stratocaster®, PrecisionBass® and Jazz Bass® guitars.They're the same great best-selling go-to instruments they'vealways been, and now feature Fender Custom Shop pickups, aswell as other distinctive new design touches.

Ideal for every gig from the garage to the club to the stadium,the American Standard Telecaster has been upgraded with acomfortable new body contour and classic-sounding Fender CustomShop Twisted Tele® (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge)pickups, making it ring more fully, brightly and crisply thanever. Left-handed model also available.

The American Standard Stratocaster has been upgradedwith aged plastic parts and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat'50s pickups for the very essence of Stratocaster tone. Itshigh-output hot-rodded sibling, the American StandardStratocaster HSS, has also been upgraded with aged plastic parts,with Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups in the neck and middlepositions and a Diamondback humbucking bridgepickup for an added measure of muscle that makes it more gracefuland powerful than ever. Both instruments are also available in aleft-handed model.

The American Standard Precision Bass andfive-string American Standard Precision Bass V are nowupgraded with a seismic Fender Custom Shop '60s Precision Basssplit single-coil pickup, making the latest incarnations of theindestructible workhorse instrument that revolutionized popularmusic, stronger and more indispensable than ever. The four-stringversion also comes in a striking new Jade Pearl Metallic finishoption, and both basses are available in a left-handed model.

The American Standard Jazz Bass, in right- and left-handedmodels, is now upgraded with Fender Custom Shop '60s Jazz Basssingle-coil pickups and a striking new Jade Pearl Metallic finishoption, making the latest incarnation of our timeless bass hitsing, snarl, groove and growl more powerfully than ever. Thefive-string American Standard Jazz Bass V and thegracefully voiced American Standard Jazz BassFretless now feature the Custom Shop '60s Jazz Basssingle-coil pickups; the fretless model is also available in thenew Jade Pearl Metallic finish.



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