FENDER To Discontinue MIM (Made In Mexico) Standard Guitars, Announces PLAYER SERIES As Replacement

Fender announced today that they are going to be discontinuing their line of MIM Standard guitars in favor of an entry-level series known as the Player Series.

According to Fender,

 As with American Professional and Elite, Fender Player Series takes what was great about the Mexican Standard Series and builds upon it, evolving the instruments to set the bar higher than ever before.” Each model features new Alnico pickups, updated body radii, upgraded bridges, 22-fret necks, and new finishes paired with Fender’s classic logo.

I always thought the MIM STandards were great guitars for the money, so I’m interested to see what the new ones are like. Here’s a couple videos looking at them more closely:

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