When the Fender Telecaster was first released, it became the most successful solidbody electric guitar of its time. With such a simplistic design, it was expertly crafted to improve the lives of musicians all over the world. Now, the Fender team have announced the birth of the American Professional Telecaster for 2017. Fusing together the best features of both the historic and modern Fender Tele, this is an incredibly inspired design well worth adding to your collection.
Fender have selected alder to construct the body of the American Pro Tele, a lightweight tonewood but one that is ultimately durable for this super solidbody. The body has a gloss polyurethane finish to protect the paintwork on top of the natural grain of the wood.
The body of the Tele retains the classic single cutaway shape, enabling full access to even the higher registers of the neck.
A smooth maple neck of 25.5 inch scale length has been firmly joined to the body of the American Pro Tele which feels just sublime in your hand. The neck has a new, Modern "Deep C" profile, while the back of the neck is given a satin urethane finish for an enhanced, effortless feel. A 9.5 inch radius sumptuous rosewood fingerboard tops the neck, offering you 22 narrow-tall frets to explore. The frets provide plenty of space for performing those wonderful string bends and laying down complex chord structures. White dot inlays decorate the frets to guide you along, making each transition feel seamless.
Fender have selected a dynamic duo to amplify this American Professional model in the form of two V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster pickups in the neck and bridge positions. The single-coil sound is what really makes a Telecaster, producing that rich, bright twangy tone. The slanted bridge pickup adds more treble and has a powerful output, working beautifully with the guitar's solid alder body. This single-coil duo is powered by alnico magnets that produce such a vast array of different tones suitable for many different genres including blues, rock, country and jazz.
The Telecaster has a simple interface which includes a Master Volume control with Treble-Bleed circuitry, designed to really let the guitar's true sound to come to life. A Master Tone control and a 3-position blade pickup switch make tweaking your sound as easy as ever.
The body is fitted with a 3-saddle strings-through-body Tele bridge with compensated brass saddles that sits on a removable modern "Ashtray" style bridge cover. The nickel/chrome hardware plus a protective pickguard complements the style and beauty of the American Professional Telecaster.
The Tele headstock is fitted with reliable Fender standard cast/sealed staggered tuning machines which work relentlessly with the bone nut and bridge to maintain tuning integrity with precision.
To keep the guitar in the best possible condition, Fender supply an Elite molded case, ideal for transporting or storing your new pride and joy away when it is not in use.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2017 American Professional Telecaster RW Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration SS Neck Profile Modern "Deep C" No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays White Dots Tuners Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered Bridge/Tailpiece 3-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Tele Active/Passive Passive Pickups Bridge: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster; Neck: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster Controls Master Volume with Treble Bleed Master Tone 3-Position Pickup Switch Blade Position 1 - Bridge Pickup Position 2 - Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3 - Neck Pickup
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