AMERICAN STANDARD

An American Standard instrument is instilled with the spirit of the legends who’ve shaped it, yet it gives you the freedom to carve your own legacy. And with more than 100 steps invested into creating each instrument, the American Standard is handcrafted with our legacy in mind.

 

A HANDMADE ORIGINAL

The American Standard isn’t just about who you are. It’s about where we’ve been and who you aspire to be. When you hold it, you know you’ve arrived. When you play it, you’re stepping into the shoes of your musical heroes. This is it–our handmade American classic.

 

It's the heart of Fender, our tradition of "made-in-U.S.A." excellence at its finest. It's the sound of modern music and the choice instrument of the pros. Put simply, it's 60 years of experience rolled into one incredible instrument—the Standard to which all other instruments are held.

 

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AMERICAN STANDARD GUITARS AND BASSES ARE CRAFTED WITH PREMIUM ASH AND ALDER BODIES. SONICALLY, ASH IS SLIGHTLY BRIGHTER AND HAS A LOT OF POP, WHILE ALDER TYPICALLY PRODUCES THE MOST BALANCED TONE, WITH EQUAL HIGHS, MIDS AND LOWS.

BODY WOOD

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AMERICAN STANDARD NECKS ARE MAPLE, WHICH SOUNDS BRIGHT AND HAS GREAT SUSTAIN, AND ARE SCULPTED WITH A COMFORTABLE MEDIUM THICKNESS AND MODERN “C” SHAPE. FINGERBOARDS ARE MAPLE OR ROSEWOOD, WHICH SOUNDS BIG AND WARM, AND HAVE A 9.5” RADIUS, WHICH IS FLATTER THAN VINTAGE-STYLE BOARDS. MEDIUM JUMBO FRETS DELIVER MODERN FEEL AND IMPROVED PLAYABILITY.

NECK, FINGERBOARD

AND FRETS

 
 

NEARLY ALL AMERICAN STANDARD INSTRUMENTS ARE EQUIPPED WITH SPECIALLY VOICED FENDER CUSTOM SHOP PICKUPS, WHICH OFFER CLASSIC FENDER TONES FROM WARM, SPARKLING AND DYNAMIC FOR THE GUITARS TO POWERFUL, CLEAR AND FOCUSED FOR THE BASSES. THESE PICKUPS PUT A TOUCH OF THE FENDER “DREAM FACTORY” INTO THE AMERICAN STANDARD SERIES.

 

 

MODERN BRIDGES

 

NEARLY ALL AMERICAN STANDARD INSTRUMENTS ARE EQUIPPED WITH SPECIALLY VOICED FENDER CUSTOM SHOP PICKUPS, WHICH OFFER CLASSIC FENDER TONES FROM WARM, SPARKLING AND DYNAMIC FOR THE GUITARS TO POWERFUL, CLEAR AND FOCUSED FOR THE BASSES. THESE PICKUPS PUT A TOUCH OF THE FENDER “DREAM FACTORY” INTO THE AMERICAN STANDARD SERIES.

CUSTOM SHOP PICKUPS

 

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