Fender American Standard Telecaster HH

The Fender American Standard Telecaster now comes in HH configuration, featuring two vintage style humbuckers.

Fender American Standard Telecaster HH

The two Twin Head Vintage humbuckers give this Telecaster a warmer and slightly hotter tone, a nice alternative to the traditional dual single-coil equipped version.

This new guitar is comparable to the Fender Blacktop Tele HH, only this one is expected to have improved quality since it is part of the American Standard line.

It starts off with the traditional single cutaway body shape, carved from alder. This body is paired with a maple neck that sports a "modern C" profile, joint together by four screws at the Micro-Tilt neck plate.

Depending on the finish, the guitar comes with either maple or rosewood fretboard. Black and 3-Color Sunburst versions have rosewood fingerboards while the olympic white and ocean blue metallic models feature maple fingerboards.

The fretboard radius is 9.5” fingerboard and it comes with 22 medium jumbo frets. Giving the guitar its familiar Fender-y feel is the scale length of 25.5" and nut width of 1.685".

Giving this guitar its vintage hot rod voice are two Fender made Twin Head Humbucking pickups. The neck pickup comes with a chrome cover while the bridge pickup is uncovered, giving the guitar a distinct asymmetrical look. These pickups are wired to a 3-way pickup selector and two knobs that control the master volume and master tone.

The company describes the sound of the guitar as enormous and full-bodied, and I have to say that I have to agree after seeing the video demo. It looks like new Fender models are getting better and better, and looking at the reviews on their website it does seem that many also share my view. Check out the video demo:

Other features of the guitar include American Standard string-through-body bridge with six bent steel-steel saddles and stamped brass plate, Deluxe staggered cast/sealed tuners, two knurled chrome control knobs, and a three-ply parchment pickguard.

The Fender American Standard Telecaster HH is currently retailing for just under $1,300. You can visit Fender for further information.

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