#1
Hi,
Im looking for a new guitar , but i dont know the difference between a Fender classic and a standard.

So can anybody tell me?
kthxbai.
#3
iv got standard. it works awsome for me.. so yeh ii sugest u get the standard 1
#4
1. Price.
2. Classic's are modeled after guitars from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Standard's are the "modern" ones, meaning they have a "new" sound, similar to the vintage guitars back when they were new and in a shop window.

I love my standard, but the classics are great axes too, it depends if you want a modern or vintage tone.
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#5
Quote by necrosis1193
1. Price.
2. Classic's are modeled after guitars from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Standard's are the "modern" ones, meaning they have a "new" sound, similar to the vintage guitars back when they were new and in a shop window.

I love my standard, but the classics are great axes too, it depends if you want a modern or vintage tone.


Thanks alot
kthxbai.
#6
Also, if I'm not mistaken. Classics have 21 frets, standards have 22.
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#7
My standard has 21 frets
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2011 Dean Z 79 Series
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#9
Supposing you're talking about MIM Standards and Classics the differences are:

- Price (the classics are more expensive)
- Woods (the classics have slightly better woods)
- Pickups (the classics have vintage style pickups, while the standards have more modern sounding ones).
- Neck (the classics have old thick C, soft V or U shape necks, while the standards have the modern thin C shape)
- Fingerboard radius (the classics have a vintage rounded 7.25" radius, while the standards have a more modern 9.5" radius)
- Tuners (the classics have vintage style tuners and the standards have standard style tuners)

And those are pretty much all the differences I can think of right now.

PS: I own a Classic 60's and it's amazing. Not perfect, but definitely one of the best guitars for the price (if you like vintage styling).
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