Originality rejects the norm in search of something better. It’s part of the Fender heritage, and it lives on in the American Original Series. These “best-of-the-decade” versions of our most iconic instruments are updated to be even more playable for the modern musician.
American Original instruments offer specially voiced pickups crafted for the authentic sound and performance of specific model years. We used original-era construction techniques and materials to recreate vintage-style Fender tone.
Every curve and line of the necks are accurate to the historic originals. Sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel, we even used period-accurate techniques to carve and attach the fingerboards. They’re comfortable and ideal for any playing style.
American Original instruments feature one of the great original-era Fender electric guitar finishes— a lacquer finish. Lets the wood “breathe” naturally with resonant tone and ages in a distinctively appealing way.
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