Fender American Professional II Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

This Telecaster has all the vintage twang -- with some modern upgrades, like V-Mod II Telecaster pickups and a push-pull control that activates series mode.

Fender American Pro Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

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Keep a foot in the past while looking toward the future with the American Pro series. This guitar's pair of V-Mod pickups sing with the classic Tele twang.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Fender V-Mod pickups Custom-voiced single-coils; mixed alnico types
3-way pickup selector switch Wide tonal range: select neck, bridge, or both

Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), we weren't content to rest on our laurels. Our team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If we were able to improve it with a new design or modern materials we did; if it didn't need improvement, we left it alone. When the wood chips and solder fumes settled, what was left was the American Professional Telecaster--everything you need to play your best.

Marlon Williams Discusses the Fender American Professional Telecaster:

Developed by vintage pickup master Tim Shaw, the brand-new V-Mod single-coil pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. The newly redesigned Telecaster Bridge sports three compensated brass barrel saddles for the perfect combination of vintage style with modern feel and performance. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern "Deep C"-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.

The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Telecaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.

- Series: American Pro
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck: Maple, Modern "Deep C"
- Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
- Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
- Position Inlays: Black Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles, 6 screw mounting with removable modern "Ashtray" Bridge Cover
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
- Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster (Bridge), V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted November 1, 2019 by greg stamm in greenfield, IN

"Wish I had played one years ago"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I just bought an American Pro Telecaster a couple of weeks ago. I can't put this guitar down. I am 68 years old and have been a Gibson purist for most of my life. I currently have a Les Paul Traditional, a Midtown Custom, and an ES 335. I first noticed just how light it was. It sounds and plays like nothing that I have played for quite some time. I feel that I owe Leo Fender an apology for never owning a Fender.

Musical Background:

Old garage bander who quit playing for many years and picked back up when the nest emptied

Musical Style:

I play mostly alternative and vintage stuff
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