Author: Dave Burrluck·number of pages: 1
The Classic Player treatment has already been applied to the Strat and Tele with, we think, great success. In short the guitars are re-evaluated reflecting common player modifications and needs, but theyre made in Mexico not the USA, hence the lowly price. The alterations here iron out some original issues and at the same time reflect how the guitars have been used over the past couple of decades. Fenders Unique Features list on the new models also sums up their deficiencies. "New pickups with fatter tone and more output, are a good place to start and Fender has added a fixed Adjusto-matic bridge (its a tuneo- matic) in place of the original floating bridge. A 9.5-inch fingerboard radius and medium jumbo frets bring the guitars into the modern world and even the original vibrato has been moved closer to the bridge to increase behind-the-bridge string angle and, hopefully, sustain. Finally, along with new white plastic knobs, we get the much more important screw-in vibrato arm where the old ones pushed in.