USA Standard Strat 88/89 thoughts........?

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  1. BigStavros1969

    BigStavros1969 Strat-Talk Member Vendor Member

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    Hi folks,
    What do you think of the 88-89 models of the standard?
     
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    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    i think they are really good guitars.
     
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    You can add 87 as well:)
     
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    My favorite, actually. Especially with original pickups.
     
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    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    best ever made
     
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    BigStavros1969 Strat-Talk Member Vendor Member

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    I love mine. Can`t get enough of it. Completely different from the new ones.
     
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    89 was my birth year and I’ve wanted one for years - this year is the year once I find something affable. The ones I’ve played (belonging to old friends) were a joy.
     
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    Wonderful guitars
     
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    I've got an 89 that will be with me until I'm no longer here...I wouldn't even consider getting rid of it...it's just wonderful in every way.
     
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    The early 87-89 AmStd are still undervalued IMO. They will rise, just like early FMIC AVRIs. And yes, as I've posted before, I'm biased, I have a 1989.
     
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    BigStavros1969 Strat-Talk Member Vendor Member

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    John C Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Nice one; looks like she is a well-loved workhorse guitar - just what Fender's design crew was aiming for when they developed the American Standards!
     
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    BigStavros1969 Strat-Talk Member Vendor Member

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    Yep. Built to last and not just an ornament.
     
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    The American Standard helped to lift Fender into great success during the late 80s and into the 1990s.

    It is widely believed that the American Standard Stratocasters of that time were the best Stratocasters issued by the Fender company since 1960.
     
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    They are great quality guitars.My dislikes are the typical blocky body carve,block steel saddles,two string trees and the silver transition logo.I'd prefer a current American Pro over them for the more traditional and classic aesthetic.But as far as being solid player,the late 80s into 1990s American standards are great.
     
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    BigStavros1969 Strat-Talk Member Vendor Member

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    Silver transition logo? No, mines gold. The aesthetic and cosmetic stuff doesn`t make much sense to me. I don`t look at the guitar when I`m playing it lol.
     
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    Yep. These guitars were the best made in my opinion. It`s up to the player really but once you get hold of one you won`t want to let it go.
     
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