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Fender has always been very good at making the everyman’s guitar.  The trusty workhorse.  The guitar that can slam into the ground and still be in tune when you pick it up.  And at a price that won’t put you on the Ramen diet for a year.  New for 2010, the Fender American Special Series aims to bring even more value to the equation.  These are USA-made, high quality instruments and will be showing up very soon with a MAP of $799.99.  You just can’t beat that.  Given how skilled Fender has become lately at delivering great feeling products for less money (Roadworn Series, Highway One), we are excited to plug these in and have a go.  Read Fender’s press release after the jump, and get in touch with us to get one today!

From Fender.com:

“The latest incarnations of Fender’s famous Telecaster and Stratocaster models comprise the new American Special series-built “by the people and for people” as value-conscious “guitars for the times.” They are designed specifically to bring the full Fender experience of a terrific-sounding, smooth-playing, rock-solid-built U.S.-made Fender guitar to the workingman without emptying his bank account.

The three instruments in the new series—the American Special Telecaster, American Special Stratocaster and American Special Stratocaster HSS—are highly affordable Fender electric guitars that are within the reach of an entire spectrum of players. As such, they share many features with their cousins in the acclaimed Highway One™ and American Standard series.

All three American Special guitars feature alder bodies with gloss urethane finishes, 9.5″-radius maple necks with jumbo frets, and Texas Special™ pickups (the Stratocaster HSS has an Atomic™ humbucking bridge pickup).

The American Special Telecaster has a vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, a black pickguard, and is available in Olympic White and Three-color Sunburst. American Special Stratocaster has a vintage-style synchronized tremolo and white pickguard, and is available in Candy Apple Red and Two-color Sunburst. The American Special Stratocaster HSS has a rosewood fingerboard, black pickguard and vintage-style synchronized tremolo, and is available in Black and Three-color Sunburst.”

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