New pickups. V-Mod and redesigned Shawbuckers instead of Custom Shop offerings.-these are single coils for ease of use with patented alnico magnets whereby each one is voiced specifically for its particular position, designed by none-other than Tim Shaw – certainly a change that players will remember for years to come. A comfortable deep C maple neck where the standard’s medium wide build has changed to tall and narrow – the narrow frets, make bending, and chording up the neck, effortless. A new treble-bleed circuit helps maintain fender’s famed alder tone at all volumes. New nut material: Genuine bone instead of synthetic bone and a New molded case : An “elite” molded case with TSA-friendly latches which is extremely light too.