In the new instruments, the stock pickups have been upgraded with Custom Shop pickups:
- Stratocaster — Custom Shop Fat 50s
- Telecaster — Custom Shop Broadcaster (bridge) and Twisted Tele (neck)
- Precision Bass — Custom Shop 60s P Bass
- Jazz Bass — Custom Shop 60s Jazz Bass
In addition, the American Standard Stratocaster now sports aged pickup covers and knobs, and the American Standard Telecaster now has a “belly cut” for improved comfort and reduced weight. A new color was also announced: the stunning Jade Pearl Metallic.