1999 Fender American Standard Telecaster – Purple Metallic

The Blue Book says…..

AMERICAN STANDARD (U.S. MFG. 1988-2000 NO. 010-8400/8402)

– single cutaway alder body, bolt-on maple neck, 22-fret maple fingerboard with black dot inlays (8400) or rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays (8402), fixed bridge, white pickguard, two American Standard Telecaster single coil pickups, two knobs (v, tone) and a three-way pickup switch mounted on a metal plate, chrome hardware, available in Aqua Marine Metallic (1999-200), Black, Brown Sunburst (late 1980s-early 1990s, 1997-2000), Candy Apple Red (1997-2000), Caribbean Mist (disc. 1996), Frost Red (late 1980s-early 1990s), Gun Metal Blue (late 1980s-early 1990s), Inca Silver (1997-2000), Lipstick Red (disc. 1996), Metallic Purple (1999-2000), Midnight Blue (disc. 1996), Midnight Wine (disc. 1996), Natural (1999-2000), Sonic Blue (1997-2000), Sunburst, Vintage White, or White Blonde (1999-2000) finish, mfg. 1988-2000.

This was the first Telecaster of the post-CBS era to be made in the U.S. (at the Corona, CA production facility). Only the vintage series Telecasters were available between 1986 and 1987.

I say….

Great looker and a great player.  I love the TBX tone pots on these guitars….  Rosewood fingerboard is in great condition and the frets show few if any signs of wear.

The body has a few light scratches and just one annoying ding on the front just above the back end of the bridge.

Action is low and easy, great clean sound (but then again don’t tele’s always 🙂

Fender Hard case included.