Fender American Standard Telecaster Black 2008
Fender American Standard Tele, black, 2008. The American Standard was a very long running model, held in high regard and relied upon by a huge number of players worldwide. In 2008, the model got a well received minor reboot with a thinner finish on body and neck and a redesigned bridge with some bent vintage Strat-style saddles. The neck is especially tasty; the rolled edges, tidy fretwork and rock solid pocket make it feel very sturdy and the the thin finish feels great in the hands; super easy to move around on. The alnico pickups are classic-T: sizzling treble, snappy attack, warm body and a rounded bass. This has that famous twang that just works; it'll fit perfectly into so many different settings and plays so nicely with amps and pedals. The tuxedo B&W look is understated and sleek; it'll happily slot into upmarket corporate gigs on a Friday and then belt out the sweaty tunes at a bar on Saturday... this really is a perfect working player's guitar. The case is super deluxe too!
Model: Fender American Standard Telecaster
Made: Corona, California USA 2008 (serial Z8161692)
Finish: gloss black, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple, maple board, slim profile
Pickups: Fender Alnico V American Tele single coil pickups
Case: original branded SKB hardcase, excellent quality and condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock and neck are pretty clean. The back of the body has some widespread but very light and barely noticeable buckle rash scratches. The front of the body has some play scratches and very light marks, really not much that's visible unless you're up extremely close. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets are in good condition with just a little wear, 8/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46s.