A second entry from Fender in the best electrics under £1000 category is the American Standard Series. Introduced in 1986, the no-nonsense American Standard quickly became an industry standard and it can still be seen and heard on stages across the globe.
The latest models, revised and updated in 2008, are no different. The Tele is a great performer, especially for modern rhythm styles while the Strat is the contemporary iteration of the most popular electric guitar design of all time.
FULL REVIEW: Fender American Standard Stratocaster
FULL REVIEW: Fender American Standard Telecaster
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