"American Performer"

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by IronSchef, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. In name only, or are there other changes?
    Cheers, Barrie.
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  2. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2018
    I was just reading about these. I'll take the Micawber.
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  3. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    they have a new line of pickups "Yosemite", and Grease Bucket circuits .. but most obvious change is the price ;)
  4. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier-Meister

    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
    Man, I can’t keep up anymore. Glad I got all the Fender’s I need already, one Strat, one Tele. Although I could use a Jaguar. C’est la vie.
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  5. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    The JM is trash to me, just call it the Offset Stratocaster. The Mustang is cool, but why the generic plate vibrato? You’d think a MIA vibrato would include the F-logo loud n proud like the originals, unless it part of the percentage of import parts on MIA guitars.
  6. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    I kind of agree with Border Radio on the JM but i had the Squier that had a similar bridge and it was a cool guitar. Great neck but the humbucker pu's didn't work for me. Change is always coming i guess.
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  7. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    I'm assuming that these are replacing the American Special series, as the Elite did for the Deluxe, the American Pro for the American Standard, the American Original for the AVRI, and the Player for the MIM Standard.
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  8. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    I kind of like the Penny finish. It reminds me a little of my Burgundy Mist Strat.

    Strat Penny Maple.jpg
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  9. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    Nice, but I'd rather build my own.Unlimited options.
  10. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

    Jun 16, 2016
    Very interesting Teles... until I saw they still have Jumbo frets :(

    Not for me!
  11. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix

    Yea they might as well have sold out to a amazon or something.. no switches on a mustang?.. and to many hard tails in the MIM line up.. seems like there trying to get full price for budget guitars..
  12. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

    Nov 14, 2016
    Glasgow, Scotland
    More choice of the same thing than McDonald's....
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  13. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    I like them, but fender is the Taco Bell of guitar companies. Keep stuffing different ingredients into the same shell. How about a new model? P90's? Bigsby?
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
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  14. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
    no mentions of left--handed availability ... oh well .. do like the penny finish as well
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  15. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

    Nov 23, 2013
    Bakersfield, Ca.
    Has anyone seen an American Special up close and personal? I'm seriously shopping the Lake Placid Blue model.
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  16. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

    Dec 20, 2009
    McGill, Nevada
    The penny colored one reminds me of my budget.
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  17. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-Nut

    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    With all the loud, whining, crying, hysterical reaction they got from changing "Standard" to "Professional"? We're lucky at this point we're not just limited to sunburst or black finishes on your choice of strat or tele.
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  18. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    Good stuff, though nothing that interests me -but I will say for sure, they give people lots of options and ready to go out of the box. Not everyone likes or has the ability to mod, some people want different colors and configurations, so why not? Good marketing, good sales, good offerings.
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