Fender American Professional Telecaster, seen here with a Maple fretboard and a luscious, eye-catching Candy Apple Red finish.
American Professional Telecaster in Candy Apple Red
While the original Telecaster has been immensely popular the world over ever since its original release way back in 1950, Fender are not ones to rest on their laurels.
Enter the American Professional Telecaster. With a goal to make life better for musicians, the team at Fender have scrutinised every component of the Telecaster down to the minutest detail.
Every aspect of the original Fender Telecaster that could be improved was improved and where it could not be improved, it was left respectfully alone.
Simply put, the American Professional Telecaster is the best the Telecaster has ever been. A fantastic new take on one of the most popular electric guitars of all time.
Fender American Professional Quality Build
Fender have used Alder to craft the body of the Telecaster into that classic shape which features that deep cutaway allowing for easy reach of the higher frets.
Through sturdy and traditional bolt-on construction, a Maple neck joins the body of the guitar. Designed for 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 enjoy a more natural feel that lends itself perfectly to all playing styles.
Atop the neck is a Maple fretboard with simple black 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 Telecaster you will find a new Tele bridge.
It features three compensated brass saddles ensuring precise intonation and vintage-imbued tone and style while the string-through-body design of the bridge helps to enhance resonance and sustain.
Lending some further vintage style but with the best of modern performance, the redesigned “ashtray” cover is kept nicely out of your way so it forms no obstacle to your playing; even when you’re palm-muting. It is also removable, allowing for further customisation.
At the top of the Maple 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 standard cast and sealed staggered tuning machines that allow for quick, stable and accurate tuning.
Tim Shaw Designed V-Mod Telecaster Pickups
Engineered with a proprietary combination of alnico magnet types, V-Mod Telecaster pickups provide all that workhorse tone and versatility you could need.
Designed by legendary pickup master Tim Shaw, the bridge and neck V-Mod single-coil pickups have been voiced specifically for their position to deliver optimum tone.
They have 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 a Master Tone control.
A three-position blade allows you to select how you’d like to use the two pickups. In position one you get the bridge pickup alone, position two utilises both pickups while position three is the neck pickup on its own.
Play the Best You Can Play
Fender have gone all out when re-designing this iconic electric guitar to produce the American Professional Telecaster. 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 Telecaster 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 Telecaster is the best the Telecaster has ever been and it allows you to play at your best too.
Fender American Professional Telecaster with Maple Fretboard in Candy Apple Red, Key Features:
- Tim Shaw Designed V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster Pickups
- New Telecaster Bridge
- Compensated Brass Barrel Saddles for Improved Intonation
- New Modern “Deep C” Shaped Neck Profile
- Bone Nut
- 22 Narrow Tall Frets for Easier Bending
- Treble Bleed Circuit
- Includes Elite Molded Hardshell Case
Fender American Professional Telecaster with Maple Fretboard in Candy Apple Red Specs:
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- 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: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (241mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Narrow Tall
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.685” (42.8mm)
- Position Inlays: Black Dots
- Truss Rod: Bi-Flex
- Truss Rod Nut: 1/8” American Series
- Bridge Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster
- Neck Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster
- Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
- Switching: 3-Position Blade
- Configuration: SS
- Bridge: 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles, 6 Screw Mounting with Removable Modern “Ashtray” Bridge Cover
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Switch Tip: Black
- 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||2 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||telecaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
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