I was at the GC on 14th st in NYC on Saturday, and they were selling the new 2008 American Standard Strat and Tele. Had 2008 "new" labels on them, the guys said the bridge was the only difference. They sold two Strats that AM, and expected the other one and the Teles to go soon. One guy was buying a beautiful sunburst with maple board Strat when I was there. I actually more interested in what they may do to the basses, which they did not have yet.