The Fender 2017 American Professional Stratocaster RW Electric Guitar is a beautiful model that perfect combines classic style with modern appointments. Since its debut, the Strat has been favoured by guitarists across a wide range of genres, cementing its position in music history by helping guitarists to define and shape the musical landscape.
Whether you're looking to lay down sublime funk grooves, deliver powerful blues chops, tear through some country-inspired chicken pickin, and produce swampy grunge riffs, the Strat is arguably one of the most versatile models ever produced. Thanks to some newly appointed V-Mod pickups, designed by pickup design legend Tim Shaw, you have a greater tonal arsenal to draw from.
In keeping with the authentic, original Strat design, the guitar retains its sleek and slender body shape with deep double-cutaway profile. The contoured body profile enables the guitar to rest closely to your body during performances for increased playing comfort and control. The 2017 American Pro Strat is crafted using alder, a tonewood favoured by Fender due to its balanced timbre that adapts well to any musical style. The lightweight feel of alder serves to further enhance playing comfort and adds to the Strats heavenly feel. The body has been coated in a protective layer of gloss urethane to preserve.
Redesigned Neck Profile
Strat necks are renowned for their exceptionally accommodating feel in the hand. Improving upon a classic is not an easy task to undertake, yet the new "Deep C" profile - lying somewhere between a "Modern C" and "U"-shaped profile - creates a more natural feel that is perfectly aligned with both chord and single-note playing alike. By employing maple as the neck wood, Fender has stayed true to the Strats roots, whilst the satin neck finish prevents unwanted tackiness or stickiness from impeding movement across the neck.
Paired with the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard that bears narrow-tall frets. As the name suggests, these frets are narrower and taller than their medium-jumbo siblings, resulting in improved string bending and chord playing further up the neck with exceptional intonation.
Tim Shaw-designed V-Mod pickups
As mentioned above, the 2017 American Pro Strat is fitted with newly designed V-Mod pickups. The unique engineering behind them using a proprietary blend of alnico magnet types for the neck and middle pickups. Each one of the single-coils has been voiced specifically for its corresponding position (i.e. neck/middle/bridge) to ensure absolute clarity from each one. Whatever style of music you're tackling, and whatever your playing style, the new V-Mod pickups respond beautifully every time.
Control comes in the form of a five-way pickup selector switch that allows each pickup to be selected individually, or create neck/middle and middle/bridge combinations for a richer tonal output. There is a master volume pot with a treble bleed circuit that upholds high end tone when the volume is rolled back. This prevents muddiness of tone, preserving the rich clarity of the higher notes whilst allowing you to dial back the output gain of your pickups for improved tone control.
The body carries the 2-point synchronised tremolo with pop-in arm, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body for optimised intonation and sustain, as well as smooth vibrato control. The pop-in arm remains securely in position, regardless of how aggressive your playing style is. The arm tension can be attenuated to suit your playing preference.
Each Fender 2017 American Professional Stratocaster RW Electric Guitar is supplied with an elite moulded case to protect your new pride and joy, whether it remains at home or travels the world with you. The case is equipped with TSA latches for increased security, and the ability to be stacked for easier storage and transportation.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2017 American Professional Stratocaster RW Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration SSS Bridge Tremolo Neck Profile Modern "Deep C" No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays White Dots Tuners Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered Bridge/Tailpiece 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm Active/Passive Passive Pickups Neck/Middle/Bridge: New 4th Generation Noiseless Controls Master Volume with Treble Bleed
Tone 1 (Neck and Middle Pickups)
Tone 2 (Bridge Pickups)
Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Included Accessories Elite Moulded Case
Pop-in Trem arm
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