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mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

"Insert witty saying here"
Mar 17th, 2012 07:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got an email from Guitar Center advertising the new American versions. Will include enlarged string lots in the saddles, thinner undercoat, And Custom Shop pickups (Fat 50s in the Strat, Twisted Tele neck And I think Broadcaster bridge).

Price starts at $1099.

What do we think of this?


StratQuebec

Canada

Patient people get what they want.
Mar 17th, 2012 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender will release new strats until the end of the world or until the end of Fender depending which comes first !

budg
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ohio

Home of the Goodyear blimp
Mar 18th, 2012 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nothing new since 08 besides the pickups for an extra 100 bucks. Maybe release something other than a Modern C neck on the standards .The necks the dealbreaker for me.

ecfan

South Florida, USA

the blues had a baby...
Mar 18th, 2012 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"something other than a Modern C neck"

Soft V!

MikeEC
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Mpls, Minnesoooota

Lunacy has found me
Mar 18th, 2012 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do you know what the series is called?

mfitz804
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Mar 18th, 2012 11:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I deleted the email before I posted about it, so no, I don't.

mfitz804
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Mar 19th, 2012 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just saw the new 2012 American Standards are listed on MF...but it doesn't mention the Custom Shop pickups that my e-mail did.

mfitz804
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Mar 19th, 2012 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here is a link to American Musical Supply, showing the new specs:

Link

Standard24

San Antonio, Texas

Mar 19th, 2012 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For about the same price...this comes with a matching headstock and a G&G tolex case, instead of the plastic one. Is G&L quality as good as Fender?

Wouldn't you really rather have this...

BrentD
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Lansing, MI

Mar 19th, 2012 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like the new green.

pombrio
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USA

Mar 19th, 2012 12:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"something other than a Modern C neck"

Soft V!

+1. I don't care for the modern C at all.


BrentD
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Lansing, MI

Mar 19th, 2012 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't mind the modern C. I like the soft V a LOT better, but the C doesn't give me hand cramps as badly as a Gibby Slim Taper does.

mfitz804
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Mar 19th, 2012 12:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I like the new green."

I like it also. Close to the army green John Mayer Strats they did a few years ago.

budg
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ohio

Home of the Goodyear blimp
Mar 19th, 2012 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a 2008 standard thinking it would Compliment my SRV.I loved the tone and it was a very solid guitar, but never bonded with the Modern C.Once I bought a 59 thinskin, the standard got sold.I just came to the conclusion that Modern C necks arent for me.Just wish they would offer a choice.

BrentD
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Lansing, MI

Mar 19th, 2012 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Since we're griping, why don't they finally go to stainless frets on the American Deluxes? I'm sure it's a real pain to pay for a level/dress on a compound radius board.

stratcowboy
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Mar 19th, 2012 04:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm not a big fan of the modern C, either. But my new Strat build has a 2011 modern C Fender neck on it. It feels unusual to me, but I've gotten used to it.

My late 1998 American Standard (which, technically speaking should have a similar neck), has a chunky, rounder-backed neck on it. And it is by far my favorite. Not sure why this guitar came this way. But the modern C feels very thin, and very flat on the back. But it plays and sounds good, so I'm happy to play it.

MikeEC
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Mpls, Minnesoooota

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Mar 21st, 2012 12:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They are called American Standard. The prior model didn't last very long.

Benson Fan

Los Angeles, CA USA

Mar 23rd, 2012 09:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm surprised Fender doesn't use the term "4g" in their marketing (because you can play that note in 4 octaves). Going with the same logic, the MIM models are just "3D", while the Americans are "4D"!

12BarBlues
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Valparaiso, FL

Mar 23rd, 2012 11:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Boring colors, as usual. Like the changes, though.

BLUEPRINT
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How 'bout a Fresca?

Mar 24th, 2012 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like the Jade one with RW neck. At least in the pics.

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