I have a 1990 American Standard Stratocaster that I've owned since new. Over the years, I've had a few different sets of Fender pickups in it, including vintage style.
A few years ago, I went back to the original set and think that they sound great, although I've read a lot of negative...
Regardless of any confusion, the thread has been an interesting read.
But, yes, I was only referring to all of the different variations of the 'American Standard' Strat. I made a mistake in my original post, but didn't see how to edit?
Thanks, John. I do think that mine is likely a mid-grade model. Probably a Basswood body, but it does have flat-poled alnico pickups. Full sized block, but not steel. Looks like an early 60s Lefthanded Fender Strat.
When did the 80s MIJ reissue Fenders start to make their way to USA and Canada? Are these reissue style guitars considered to be Standard models?
I have an 'A' serial number MIJ '62 Strat and I've wondered how it ended up in Canada? I'm thinking that it's a 1984 or '85 model. Neck plate...
crawdaddy, I also have a 50th American Series Left handed. I remember ordering in about September of 2004, when Fender decided to do a run of Lefties. Before that, I don't believe that we were included.