The Fender American Professional Strat is a guitar that needs little introduction. It’s got classic looks and a sound heard over countless records since the ’50s. Features include V-Mod pickups, a fantastic fret design that makes bending a breeze and a comfortable tapered neck for even better playing comfort.
The American Professional range has replaced the old American Standard. Each guitar is made in Fender’s Californian factory using high-end woods and hardware. Includes an official Fender hardshell case.
The American Professional V-mod pickups have each been voiced for their individual position, rather than the same pickup put into each position as they were before. V-Mod pickups are a blend of Alnico magnet types, delivering a versatile array of crisp, sweet tones.
This model also boasts the Treble Bleed Circuit which keeps high-end frequencies pronounced even when you turn the volume control down.
A new deep “C” profile neck shape combines classic ’60s feel with flatter modern shoulders. The tapered neck means it’s thinner at the headstock end to play chords where you may want to get your thumb over the top to fret the E-String. The neck flattens out the higher up you go, making faster playing far more fluid.
The narrow-tall frets are ideal for big bends, reducing friction and resistance in stark contrast to some vintage frets. There’s a little more room to manoeuvre because they’re slightly narrower than what you’d find on most guitars. It’s an incremental change but every little helps!
Series: American Pro
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Modern “Deep C”
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back (Maple)
Fingerboard: Rosewood 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Hardware and Electronics
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm
Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome