Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authentic original model, evolved.
The choice of musical legends since its release, the Stratocaster feel and sound set the world on fire, powering music movements from electric blues to EDM, and everything in-between. In your hands this Strat is ready to navigate the creative twists and turns of your music, inspiring you to express yourself in new ways through your playing.
Developed by pickup master Tim Shaw, the brand-new V-Mod single-coil pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. 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 Stratocaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
Series: American Pro
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Modern “Deep C”
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
Position Inlays: White Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Pickups: Shawbucker 1 (Bridge), V-Mod Single-Coil Strat (Middle), V-Mod Single-Coil Strat (Neck)
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
Special Electronics: Dual 250K/500K Volume Potentiometer
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case