The American standard Telecaster is the benchmark by which other Teles are measured, and to make sure that the benchmark is up to date, the Fender Standard Telecaster has undergone a refresh for 2012. Now featuring upgraded pickups, the American Standard series is fitted with Custom Shop Broadcaster bridge pickup and Twisted Tele neck single coils, giving you access to the smoothness and rounded quality that the Custom Shop pickups have to offer on a US standard guitar. Additionally, a tummy cut is now included for added comfort and reduced weight.
The USA Standard Tele naturally still features high quality Fender tone woods and construction including Alder (or Ash) bodies, maple necks with a modern C-shaped profile, and the choice of a great range of stunning finishes that tastefully acknowledge the greatness and importance of the Fender Telecaster guitar's history.
Here's what Fender say about the American Standard Tele 2012
From the garage to the club to the stadium, the American Standard Telecaster is the same great best-selling go-to guitar it always has been, and now it’s upgraded with a comfortable new body contour and classic-sounding Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele (neck) and Broadcaster (bridge) pickups. The latest incarnation of a truly timeless classic, it rings more fully, brightly and crisply than ever.
- Upgraded Custom Shop Broadcaster (B) and Twisted Tele (N) Pickups
- Belly cut for comfort & weight relief