This is it: Fender introduces upgraded American Standard Telecaster for 2012 – the archetypal instrument that has rocked the world for more than half a century. 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.

Fender American Standard Telecaster 2012 Natural

Fender American Standard Telecaster 2012 Crimson Red Transparent

Fender American Standard Telecaster 2012 3 Color Sunburst

introduced by Fender at 2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse the 2012 American Standard Series Telecaster overhauls the Tele with a brand new set of pickups, contoured back and other design tweaks.

Fender American Standard Telecaster 2012 features:

  • Five-Screw Mounted Brass Bridge Plate for Sonic Stability
  • Loaded with Improved Bent Steel Saddles with Elongated String Slots, for Increased Resonance and Sustain
  • Thinner Undercoat Finish for Improved Body Resonance
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body belly contour on the back instead of slab-like back
  • Neck Shape: Modern “C” Shape
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Neck Material: Maple or Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Broadcaster
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop “Twisted” Tele® Single-Coil Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Special Electronics: No-Load Tone Control
  • Bridge: American Tele with New American Standard Bent Steel Saddles and Stamped Brass Plate

Could this be Guitar of the Year for 2012? You decide…


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