2008 Fender American Standards on their website now

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  1. guitarfish

    guitarfish Member

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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?
     
  2. rdnzl

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

    But hey, it keeps things interesting.
     
  3. Joe_Steeler

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    Gotta love them marketing folk!!
    Boring.....
     
  4. padavis

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    So could one of you fellas tell me what differentiates these ones from the old ones?
    Thanks,
    Patrick
     
  5. 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.
     
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    I tried one at the local GC and I wasn't impressed.
     
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    The Blizzard Pearl is kinda nifty

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  8. 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
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. TheMiz

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    These are not American made are they ?
     
  11. guitarfish

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    Yes, the new ones are called the new American Standard.
     
  12. bonchie123

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    Gloss on the fretboard?....can't say I'd like that
     
  13. 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.
     
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    They've been on Wildwood's site for the past two weeks for sale. I think they look cool.
     
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    The 60th is the White one ?
     
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    So these are priced under $1,000 could that be correct ?
     
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    I like the tinted neck look. Charcoal frost looks pretty sweet. Too bad I'm already building up a Frankenstrat.
     
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    I checked on MF.com and they had them at right around $1000 depending on the paint...999-1199 i believe
     
  19. TheMiz

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    Are these US built or Mexican or Japan ?
     
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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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