Originally Posted by topo morto
...if the 'series' page went back in time that would be perfect!
...except then you'd see how often they trot out old models / lines / series with fancy new focus-group-tested names and finishes...and call them "new."
Mind you, it's not just Fender that does this...or just music MFRs...it flows throughout the consumer retail world.
From Wikipedia (discussing Strats & Teles):
The Stratocaster ranges from many editions; Standard, Modern Player, Deluxe, American Standard, American Deluxe, American Vintage, Classic, Classic Player, Vintage Hot Rod, Blacktop, American Special, Roadworn, Artist, Fender Select and Pawn Shop.
And the Telecaster; American B-Bender, American Deluxe, American Special, American Standard, American Vintage, Artist, Blacktop, Cabronita, Classic, Classic Player, Deluxe, Factory Special Run, Fender Select, Limited Anniversary Edition, Modern Player, Roadworn, Special Edition, Standard, Tele-bration and Vintage Hot Rod.