Fender Introduces Upgraded American Standard Series Models for 2012
American Standard Stratocaster in Jade Pearl Metallic.
Fender’s acclaimed American Standard series guitars and basses have been upgraded for 2012, resulting in the latest iterations of the company’s four archetypal instruments—the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. They’re the same great best-selling go-to instruments they’ve always been, and they’ve all received distinctive new design touches that make beauties to see, hear and play like never before.
Ideal for every gig from the garage to the club to the stadium, the American Standard Telecaster has been upgraded with a comfortable new body contour, striking new Jade Pearl Metallic finish option and classic-sounding Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups, making it ring more fully, brightly and crisply than ever. Left-handed model also available.
The American Standard Stratocaster has been upgraded with aged plastic parts, the Jade Pearl Metallic finish option and full-sounding Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s pickups for the very essence of Stratocaster tone. Its high-output hot-rodded sibling, the American Standard Stratocaster HSS, has also been upgraded with aged plastic parts, with Fender Custom Shop Fat ’50s pickups in the neck and middle positions and a Diamondback™ humbucking bridge pickup for an added measure of muscle that makes it more graceful and powerful than ever.
The American Standard Precision Bass in right- and left-handed versions, is now upgraded with a seismic Fender Custom Shop ’60s Precision Bass split single-coil pickup, making the latest incarnation of the indestructible workhorse instrument that revolutionized popular music stronger and more indispensable than ever; it too comes in the new Jade Pearl Metallic finish option. The five-string American Standard Precision Bass V is the same solidly powerful instrument it has always been for the bassist who wants the greater range of a five-string.
The American Standard Jazz Bass, in right- and left-handed versions, is now upgraded with Fender Custom Shop ’60s Jazz Bass single-coil pickups and the new Jade Pearl Metallic finish option, making the latest incarnation of our timeless bass hit sing, snarl, groove and growl more powerfully than ever. The American Standard Jazz Bass Fretless also features the Custom Shop pickups, and the five-string American Standard Jazz Bass V remains the same sleekly versatile instrument it has always been.