The Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS offers notable upgrades from its previous version. The alder body is loaded with brand-new V-Mod II pickups for the ultimate in single-coil tone. A Double Tap humbucker located in the bridge is ideal for powerful solos and lead lines. You also get upgraded hardware from headstock to tuners, including a contoured heel for playing comfort. Enhanced finishing techniques and Fender's famous dedication to quality craftsmanship round out the design. The Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS is a vintage-voiced instrument that's ready to conquer stages — and it's right here at Music Experience.
For the American Professional II Stratocasters, Fender's pickup guru, Tim Shaw created a new breed of V-Mod pickups. Fittingly dubbed the V-Mod II pickups, the neck and middle pickups deliver all the classic chime that defined the Strats of old with drastically enhanced clarity and articulation. The newest version of the American Professional also has an upgraded bridge pickup in the form of a Double Tap humbucker. Running it wide open yields a punchy tone with plenty of character. With the push-push tone knob, you can get realistic single-coil sounds. Whether you're keeping it clean or getting gritty, the Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS will be right at home.
After the wild success of the original American Professional Stratocaster, Fender's team of designers dedicated themselves to improving on the design. The resulting instrument, the American Professional II Stratocaster, features a number of improvements and upgrades that push the classic design to new heights. V-Mod II single-coil pickups and a Double Tap humbucker give you classic Strat sparkle with unbelievable clarity. The upgraded 2-point tremolo bridge has a cold-rolled steel block, which helps boost sustain and adds a touch of brightness. Factor in the all-new "Super-Natural" neck finish, and the Fender American Professional II Stratocaster sets the tone for what a professional level instrument should look, sound, and feel like.
The Deep "C" neck profile that you'll find on the Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS solidbody electric guitar is a slight upgrade from the Fender American neck players have been in love with for years. By adding a touch more roundness to the back contour, the Deep "C" carve fills your hand perfectly while never inhibiting your technique. For added playing comfort, the back of the neck is finished in Fender's "Super-Natural" satin finish that feels fast and inviting. Your fingers will immediately notice how much control they have on the fretboard's Narrow Tall frets. For good reason, this fret wire is the most requested size at the Fender Custom Shop.
A Fender Strat wouldn't be a Fender Strat without the non-locking tremolo design that turned the world on its ear in the early 1950s. The American Professional Stratocaster HSS boasts an updated take on that design that meets the needs of today's players. Its 2-point construction makes action adjustments a breeze, while providing plenty of stability. And the pop-in arm mechanism is extremely convenient, holds the tremolo arm from having too much play, and allows you to adjust the tension on the arm.
The American Professional II Stratocaster® HSS draws from more than sixty years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player. Our popular Deep “C” neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. New V-Mod II Stratocaster single-coil pickups are more articulate than ever while retaining bell-like chime and warmth, while the Double Tap™ bridge pickup delivers punchy humbucking tones as well as calibrated single-coil sounds at the push of a button. An upgraded 2-point tremolo with a cold-rolled steel block increases sustain, clarity and high-end sparkle. The American Pro II Stratocaster HSS delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.
V-Mod II Stratocaster pickups are voiced specifically for each position, creating a perfectly balanced tone with the vintage warmth and crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend. The Double Tap™ bridge pickup delivers punchy humbucking tones as well as calibrated single-coil sounds at the push of a button.
The rounded neck heel and beveled neck-plate improve access to the upper register and make leads easy and comfortable.
This Stratocaster features a two-point tremolo bridge with vintage-style saddles for superior tuning stability, tremolo action and ease of adjustment – and the upgraded cold-rolled steel block increases sustain, clarity and high-end sparkle.
Delivering both comfort and speed, the American Professional II Deep “C” neck profile is slim at the nut and fills out gradually as it approaches the neck joint to create a natural feel that’s perfect for chording and single note playing alike. The hand-rolled fingerboard edges and Super-Natural satin finish provide a supremely comfortable feel.
A performance-friendly push-push switch on the second tone control activates the unique Double Tap™ humbucking pickup, unlocking single-coil tones without any volume loss, making it easy to adjust your sound mid-performance.
This guitar is available in either alder or roasted pine (on select colors). Alder is a classic Fender tonewood with a balanced sound perfect for almost any genre. Roasted pine is a lightweight wood known for punchy and complex tone – upgraded with our roasting treatment, greatly improving resonance.
|Body Shape||American Professional II Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Deep C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Narrow Tall|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Cold-rolled Steel Block|
|Tuners||Fender Standard Die-cast|
|Neck Pickup||Fender V-Mod II Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Fender V-Mod II Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender V-Mod II Double Tap Humbucker|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 2 x tone (push/push add neck), 5-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender USA 250L, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Deluxe Molded Case
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