The Fender American Professional Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar has been crafted to give you the best design elements from classic vintage Strats and the most popular modern features in one gig-ready instrument. Tim Shaw designed the three V-mod single-coil pickups for a vintage voice that is balanced across all the switch positions. Fender's popular neck carve has been enhanced to a Deep-C profile that fits your hand comfortably. The Fender American Professional Stratocaster has all the elements that make Fender guitars legendary, and much more.
There may not be a model of solidbody electric guitar that is more ingrained in modern culture than the Fender Stratocaster. Its finely sculpted body, groundbreaking tremolo design, and clear-as-a-bell trio of single-coil pickups come together in an instrument that is embraced by players in every genre of music around the world. This American Professional Stratocaster is the direct descendent of all those iconic guitars. And it boasts all the same features, playability, and versatility that defines the instrument.
A great set of vintage Strat single-coil pickups should be crystal-clear sounding, enhance your playing nuance, and be able to get gritty and aggressive when needed. Pickup guru Tim Shaw designed this set of V-mod single-coils to do just that. But unlike vintage pickups, the V-mod single-coils are crafted with different alnico magnets in each pickup. This means you'll enjoy consistent output across all the pickup positions. And the onboard treble bleed circuit ensures your tone stays clear and present when lowering the guitar's volume.
The Deep-C neck profile that you'll find on the Fender American Professional Stratocaster 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 fits your hand perfectly while never inhibiting your technique. And you 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 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.
Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved and used electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design, it’s the authentic original model, improved.
The Fender V-Mod Stratocaster pickups are designed using a proprietary blend of alnico magnet types for the neck and middle pickups. Each pickup is voiced specifically for its position, creating high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a true legend.
Built for comfort and speed, the new American Professional “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that is perfect for chord and single-note playing alike.
The Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
The all new pop-in tremolo arm securely stays in position, no matter how verocious your playing style. The arm tension can also be adjusted for a perfectly dialed-in feel that matches any player’s preference.
The treble-bleed circuit maintains the high end when turning down the volume knob to reduce gain, while your tone shines through, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.
An original-era Fender design element, a bone nut adds to the superior tone and performance. Many players consider bone nuts to be more “organic” sounding.
|Body Shape||American Professional II Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Deep C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White 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 Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Fender V-Mod Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender V-Mod Single-coil|
|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
|Manufacturer Part Number||0171111740