On January 2017, Fender officially launched their brand new American Professional Series
of electric guitars. This flagship line was made to replace the American Standard Series, first introduced in 1987. And while the American Standard Series is a highly popular option for players of all ilk, the Professional series aims to give Fender electric guitars and basses a modern tune-up while retaining many of the beloved features from the old line. It also adds a the Jazzmaster
electrics into the fold, along with the Stratocaster
, Precision Bass
and Jazz Bass
from the old line. All in all, this new line features 92 different instruments when colors and other various options are taken into consideration. Below, we look at what the American Professional Series brings to the table, the future of the American Standard line and the differences between the two.
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