For thirty years Fender’s American Standard Series has been the go-to instrument for serious and professional musicians. But all good things must come to an end and now the company is replacing that iconic line with new, upgraded guitars and bases.
The quality craftsmen at the renowned manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers have been working to find better ways to make better music and the Fender American Professional Guitars ($1,400+) shows these upgrades in all 92 different instruments of the new series.
Detailing some of the improved features, the neck shape is being changed from the Modern C to a new “Deep C” shape. The medium jumbo frets are being replaced with narrow tall frets. The pickups include new V-Mod and Shawbucker electronics, and the synthetic bone nut is being replaced with real bone.
Of the sixteen models and eleven colors the American Professional Series comes in, two are new; the Jazzmaster and the Jaguar. Never fear, the Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Jazz Bases are still around but with these new upgrades for improved sound. For the working musician, it is a good time to be looking for a new guitar.