Fender American Professional II Stratocaster - Roasted Pine with Maple Fingerboard
American Professional II Stratocaster(r) draws upon more than 60 years of innovation, inspiration, and evolution to meet today's demands.
The popular Deep "C" neck features smooth rolled fingerboard edges and a "Super Natural" satin finish. A newly sculpted neck heel gives you easy access to the top register and provides a wonderfully comfortable feel. The new V-Mod II Stratocaster single-coil pickups have more flexibility than ever and retain a bell-like chime. A 2-point upgraded tremolo is now available with a cold-rolled steel plate. This increases clarity, sustain, and high-end sparkle.
The American Pro II Stratocaster is instantly familiar and has sonic versatility that you can feel and hear. It also features broad-ranging improvements that set a new standard in professional instruments.
A New Take on the American Professional Stratocaster
Fender's American Professional II Stratocaster has many upgrades over its original configuration. The contoured, lightweight body provides a well-balanced tonal foundation and a high-resonance quality. The pickup selection is the first major upgrade on this solid-body electric guitar. American Professional II Stratocaster comes with three V-Mod II single-coil pickups. They produce a vintage sound with modern refinements. You will enjoy plenty of brightness and sustain thanks to the 2-point tremolo bridge upgrade and cold-rolled steel block. You will also get upgraded electronics, a contoured heel joint, and a "Super-Natural" satin neck finish. The American Professional II Stratocaster is a great choice if you are looking for a guitar with a vintage sound and a modern feel.
Clarity is Promoted by Upgraded Pickups
Fender's pickup wizard Tim Shaw developed a new generation of V-Mod pickups for the American Professional II Stratocasters. The V-Mod II pickups are appropriately named. Each pickup has the same classic chime as the Strats of yesteryear but with significantly improved clarity and articulation. Push-Push tones are also available on the American Professional II Stratocaster. This adds the neck pickup into the signal regardless of the switch position. The Fender American Professional II Stratocaster is ready to go through any amp, clean or grittier.
The Standard in Musical Instruments
Fender's team was inspired by the success of the American Professional Stratocaster and set out to improve the design. The American Professional II Stratocaster results from many improvements and upgrades to the original design. V-Mod II single-coil pickups bring out the classic Strat sparkle and clarity. An upgraded 2-point tremolo bridge features a cold-rolled steel block that adds brightness and sustains. Fender American Professional II Stratocaster is a professional-level instrument that looks, sounds, and feels great when adding the "Super-Natural neck finish."
Custom Neck & Maple Fingerboard
Fender American Professional II Stratocaster solid body guitars feature a Deep "C" neck profile. This is an improvement on the Fender American neck profiles loved for many years. The Deep "C" neck contour has been rounded slightly to make it more comfortable and allow for better technique. Fender's Super-Natural satin finish is used on the neck's back for added comfort. It feels quick and welcoming. You will notice the difference in your fingers' control over the fretboard's Narrow Tall Frets. This fret wire is very popular at the Fender Custom Shop. Most production guitars don't have the roasted pine body, easy tone control, and friendly fret size that rock stars and beginners alike look for in solid body electric guitars.
Fender American Professional II Stratocaster Electric Guitar Solidbody Features:
Stratocaster upgrade for performing musicians
V-Mod II single-coil pickups provide vintage-style Strat sound and enhanced clarity
Push-Push tones control allows you to add the neck pickup in any position
2-point tremolo and cold-rolled steel toneblock gives you expressive playing options as well as extra sustain
Satin-finished maple neck feels quick and responsive
The deep "C" neck profile fits securely in your hand
Comfortable neck heel with contoured design for playing in the upper register
The Narrow Tall frets are a joy to use
Number of Strings: 6
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: American Professional II Stratocaster
Body Material: Roasted Pine
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Deep C
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Black Dots
Number of Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.685"
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Cold-rolled Steel Block
Tuners: Fender Standard Die-cast
Neck Pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-coil
Middle Pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-coil
Bridge Pickup: Fender V-Mod II Single-coil
Controls1 x master volume, 2 x tone (push/push add neck), 5-way blade pickup switch
Strings: Fender USA 250L, .009-.042
Case Included: Hardshell Case