Fender Debuts New Stratocaster and Telecaster Models
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-01-05)
Fender has announced three new U.S.-made Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars.
The American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS , Fender says, are "highly affordable ... guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players." All three guitars feature alder bodies with gloss urethane finishes, 9.5"-radius maple necks with jumbo frets, and Texas Special™ pickups (the Stratocaster HSS has an Atomic™ humbucking bridge pickup).
The American Special Telecaster has a vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles and a black pickguard, and is available in Olympic White and three-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster has a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and a white pickguard and is available in Candy Apple Red and two-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fingerboard, a black pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo and is available in Black and three-color Sunburst.
Compiled from a Fender news release.