U.S.-Built
With Pride.

Played Onstage
Worldwide.

Experience the look, feel and tone of an instrument that's as unique as it is reliable.

A modern musician's instrument with an eminently vintage vibe, made in America and filled with sonic possibility.

The American Special series is your introduction to Fender's impressive collection of U.S.-handmade instruments. Each guitar and bass pairs classic Fender construction with desirable upgraded features for a true “player's instrument.”

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THE LOOK

Timeless Fender Style, fit for today's player
  • Oversized ’70s-style Headstock
    For increased mass and sustain
  • Gloss Urethane Finish
    Superior resonance on any stage
  • THE FEEL

    Fender’s comfortable, reliable workhorse
  • Slim Maple Neck
    Satin-back finishes for
    smooth, effortless sliding
  • Modern 9.5”-radius Fingerboard
    Enhanced playability for the
    21st-century musician
  • 22 Jumbo Frets*
    Easy and effortless bending,
    now at two full octaves
  • THE TONE

    From singing sparkle to full-blooded scream, with vintage tone and mojo to spare
  • Upgraded Pickups
    Overwound Texas Special™ pickups, powerful Atomic™ humbucking pickups and vintage-style bass pickups—versatile tone that’s yours
  • Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit
    Specially designed circuitry for
    reducing treble without adding lows
  • Vintage-style Bridges
    Period-correct designs for
    pristine old-school tone