That American Standard is over a grand! A lot of money for that IMO.
Plenty of used AM Stds available for a lot less.
You can buy the modern version (American Pro) for the same price as that second hand Standard.
Prompted by your post I did just have a look at the original collection, they look lovely and at £1300 that is not too far short of a Standard over here so obviously a high quality model.
TBH I was referring to the run of the mill older models, especially the faded versions.
I'd love a DC...
I don't think the ordinary Specials and Juniors are quite the same quality as Standards.
Most Standards are one or maybe two piece bodies whereas the Juniors/Specials are often three piece.
Of course the binding on Standards does tend to make those models look far more expensive but although I...