Did Fender drop Olympic white for American Standard Strat?

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  1. finnster

    finnster Supporting Member

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    I was looking at some NAMM stuff, especially the Shawbucker Strats and noticed that there weren't any Olympic white options.

    Hopefully I am wrong because that's my color.....or lack there of color.
     
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    That would seem silly... it's a classic.

    Been pondering a new US Strat... Oly White is a strong contender for my money.
     
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    My coworker looked long and hard for an olympic white Fender Strat, and was very frustrated that most white Fenders were either sparkly or yellowed. It really shouldn't be harder to get a white Strat than it is to get a white LP or SG.
     
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    Olympic pearl only available on the Deluxe and no "regular" Olympic white available this year on the standard.

    I am not a fan of the Olympic Pearl.
     
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    ... until there's an FSR mid-year.
     
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    Just recently got the urge for Olympic White.
     
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    Did they ever offer a HSS Am. Standard in Oly White? I don't recall, but maybe they did. Nothing in old catalogues that I see anyway.

    Still available in the SSS Am. Standard with either Maple or RW. Only reason I pay any attention to the Olympic White Strats, is it is by far my favorite color....but if they drop it, so be it. Plenty of others to choose from...or Warmoth can make a Strat body in Oly with any pickup rout I could want.
     
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    White would be the last color they ever dropped on the American Standard line... Well, maybe right before black. Both colors have always been available and most likely always will be. Fair bet to say they have been the 2 most common and best selling colors for decades.
     
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    It doesn't take too long for Olympic White to yellow, even the poly finished models will over time.
     

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