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.
Developed by vintage pickup master Tim Shaw, the brand-new V-Mod single-coil pickup, mixing alnico magnet types, and Shawbucker 1T are voiced specifically for each position, 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.
Other specifications include:
Series: American Professional Body Material: Ash Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Neck: Maple, Modern “Deep C” Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” Radius (241 mm) Frets: 22, Narrow Tall Position Inlays: Black Dots 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: 1-Ply Black Phenolic Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster® (Bridge), Shawbucker™ 1T (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 8 lbs 1 oz #US18025196
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