2008 Fender American Standards on their website now

guitarfish

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The new Fender American Standard Tele's & Strats are on the Fender website now. I took a quick look at them on MF, they have lots of pictures. They come with a newly designed square SKB case that looks pretty cool. They made a few interesting changes to the guitars. I can't say any of the colors excite me though. When did "bland" become so trendy?
 

rdnzl

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I don't know why they try to fix what ain't broke.

But hey, it keeps things interesting.
 

padavis

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So could one of you fellas tell me what differentiates these ones from the old ones?
Thanks,
Patrick
 

guitarfish

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The necks are finished in a darker color, glossy on the fret side. This is actually pretty nice looking, some of the custom shop and higher end models have this. The bridge & saddles are redesigned which supposedly gives more sustain. They changed the name, LOL. The case is new. Oh, there's a thinner undercoating to allow the body to "breath" better. Das it.
 

FlackBase

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The Blizzard Pearl is kinda nifty

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TheMiz

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What are the street prices on these!
I have to admit I am confused on which is the new line verus the old
 

guitarfish

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The new ones have new saddles that look similar to the older "vintage" style saddles. The 2000-2007's (American Series) have the modern "block" saddles. That's about the only way to tell new from old, visuallly.
 

TheMiz

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The new ones have new saddles that look similar to the older "vintage" style saddles. The 2000-2007's (American Series) have the modern "block" saddles. That's about the only way to tell new from old, visuallly.


These are not American made are they ?
 

KCWM

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I love that sienna sunburst. I don't really dig the new bridge though. I'm a big fan of the look of the older saddles. I'm not a big bent saddle style bridge.

Regardless, I'm tempted to sell my 60th anniversary strat to pick one of the sierra sunburst models up.
 

TheMiz

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I love that sienna sunburst. I don't really dig the new bridge though. I'm a big fan of the look of the older saddles. I'm not a big bent saddle style bridge.

Regardless, I'm tempted to sell my 60th anniversary strat to pick one of the sierra sunburst models up.

The 60th is the White one ?
 

buddastrat

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I like the tinted neck look. Charcoal frost looks pretty sweet. Too bad I'm already building up a Frankenstrat.
 

TheMiz

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Here I am asking all these lame questions and I was suppose to be at NAMM as I am typing this but had my wallet and id's stolen. I am stuck here
 




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