The Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker, seen here with a classic Rosewood fretboard and an eye-catchingly luscious Candy Apple Red finish.
American Professional Stratocaster in Candy Apple Red
Since its first unveiling way back in 1954, the original Fender Stratocaster has been one of the most popular electric guitars of all time and is the first choice for many musical legends with some iconic Strat players including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Ever striving to improve, Fender were not content to rest on their laurels and have developed an improved version of this incredible guitar - the Fender American Professional Stratocaster is an authentic evolution of the original model that has been loved for decades.
This edition of the American Professional Stratocaster has a HSS pickup configuration featuring the incredible Shawbucker.
Fender American Professional Quality Build
Using Alder, Fender have crafted the body of the Stratocaster into that iconic Strat shape which features the deep double cutaway design that allows for easy reach of the higher frets; perfect for solos and adventurous lead playing.
Via sturdy and traditional bolt-on construction, a Maple neck joins the body of the guitar. Specially designed for improved speed and comfort, the neck features an American Professional “Deep C” neck profile, which sports more substantial shoulder than found on its counterparts.
With this increased mass and adjusted geometry, you can enjoy a more natural feel that lends itself perfectly to all playing styles.
Atop the neck is a Rosewood fretboard with simple white dot position inlays. The 22 narrow-tall frets are both taller and narrower than medium jumbo frets, making them great for note bending and keeping perfect intonation across the length and breadth of the neck.
On the body of the Fender American Professional Stratocaster you will find a new two-point synchronised tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles and a pop-in tremolo arm.
No matter how hard you play or how expressive those dive bombs and frantic whammy stretches, this new pop-in tremolo arm stays securely in position. You can also adjust the arm tension to get the perfect feel for your personal preference.
At the top of the Rosewood fretboard is a bone nut, paying tribute to original-era Fender design while adding to the incredible tone and performance of this guitar. Bone nuts are praised by many for providing a more organic character for your sound.
Exclusive to Fender, the neck features a Bi-Flex truss rod. Unlike standard truss rods, the Bi-Flex truss rod is adjustable in two directions allowing for incredibly precise curvature, regardless of the string gauge in use.
At the headstock, you’ll find Fender branded standard cast and sealed staggered tuning machines that allow for quick, stable and accurate tuning.
Tim Shaw Designed V-Mod Stratocaster and Shawbucker Pickups
Engineered with a proprietary combination of alnico magnet types, V-Mod Stratocaster and Shawbucker pickups provide all that workhorse tone and versatility you could need.
Designed by legendary pickup master Tim Shaw a43 specifically voiced for their positions on the guitar.
In the bridge position of the Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is a Shawbucker pickup, giving you the great full sound of a humbucker.
In the middle and neck pickup positions, you’ll find V-Mod Single-Coil Strat pickups delivering high-output tone and a special vintage warmth that captures that legendary Fender sound.
You can retain all the high-end clarity when adjusting the volume controls thanks to Fender’s new treble-bleed tone circuit. Wherever you set your volume, up high or down load, your tone shines brilliantly.
To adjust the overall sound of the guitar is a Master Volume knob, which features the treble-bleed, and two Tone controls, one for the neck pickup and the other for both the bridge and middle pickups.
A five-position blade allows you to select how you’d like to utilise the pickups:
- Position 1: Bridge Pickup
- Position 2: Bridge and Middle Pickup
- Position 3: Middle Pickup
- Position 4: Middle and Neck Pickup
- Position 5: Neck Pickup
Play the Best You Can Play
Fender have gone all out when re-designing this iconic electric guitar to produce the American Professional Stratocaster. There one, simple aim, was to deliver a guitar that gives you everything you need to play your best.
The end result is a Fender Stratocaster that brings you the best of yesteryear with all the modern ingenuity and playability of modern Fender engineering and craftsmanship.
Coming to you in an Elite molded case, the Fender American Professional Stratocaster is the best available iteration of the Stratocaster.
Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker with Rosewood Fretboard in Candy Apple Red, Key Features:
- Tim Shaw Designed V-Mod Single-Coil Stratocaster Pickups and ShawBucker Humbucking Pickup
- New Modern “Deep C” Shaped Neck Profile
- Bone Nut
- 22 Narrow Tall Frets for Easier Bending
- Treble Bleed Circuit
- Pop-In Tremolo Arm for Enhanced Stability
- Includes Elite Molded Hardshell Case
Fender American Professional Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker with Rosewood Fretboard in Candy Apple Red Specs:
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Neck Shape: Modern “Deep C”
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648mm)
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (241mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Narrow Tall
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.685” (42.8mm)
- Position Inlays: White Dots
- Truss Rod: Bi-Flex
- Truss Rod Nut: 1/8” American Series
- Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker 1
- Neck Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
- Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Bridge and Middle Pickups)
- Switching: 5-Position Blade
- Configuration: SSS
- Special Electronics: Dual 250/500K Volume Potentiometer
- Bridge: 2-Point Synchronised Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
- Switch Tip: Aged White
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
- Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS (.009 - .042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case Included
|Case Included||hard case|
|Pickup Config||1 x humbucker 2 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||stratocaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
November 14, 2017Read Article
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