The Fender American Standard series represents the pinnacle of achievement for Fender. These instruments have been at the heart of Fender’s catalog for more than half a century, helping to define an era as well as the sound of modern popular music. A Fender American Standard is everything a guitarist or bassist could want in their instrument. With instruments like these, it’s easy to let the list of players speak for itself. Keith Richards, Joe Strummer and Bruce Springsteen are rarely seen without their Telecasters. Dick Dale, David Gilmour, and Buddy Holly all defined genres with their Stratocasters. Flea, Mike Dirnt, and Este Haim hold down the rhythm on their Precision basses, while John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, and Sting have all recorded some of their most memorable bass lines on the Fender Jazz Bass. With a pedigree of musicians like that playing Fender instruments, you can rest assured that you’re buying the best.
Most Fender American Standards offer specialty custom voiced pickups from the Fender Custom Shop. These made specifically for the American Standard series and deliver warm, dynamic tones on the guitars and a powerful punch for the basses. They also feature modern bridges with fantastic sustain and resonance.
The American Standard necks are made from maple, with a medium thickness and "C" shape. The fingerboards are made from maple or rosewood, and include medium jumbo frets for increased versatility and playability. Regardless of the style of music you're playing, you'll find an American Standard to be up to the task.
The Fender American Standard series is in a class all its own. With top-notch craftsmanship and unbeatable quality, you know your instrument is always going to sound its best. Whether you’re a professional touring, a studio musician, or just a hobbyist who loves the craft, a Fender American Standard is an investment worth making.