New for 2017 Fender introduce the American Professional Series Stratocaster. This replaces the American Standard Series which began in 1987, and has been Fender’s flagship line for serious artists and players. The new American Professional Stratocaster is an “evolution of the revolution” according to Fender and is designed to appeal to a wide range of players with a wide range of styles…

The Fender American Professional Series is a rebrand of their main workhorse Stratocaster and features a series of upgrades including the new V-Mod pickups designed by in-house pickup guru Tim Shaw, treble-bleed circuits, a new ‘Modern Deep-C’ neck profile, narrow-tall frets and pop-in tremolo arm which snaps into place not screwed in. American Professional Series instruments are available in a variety of Ash and Alder body styles feature a choice of Rosewood or Maple fretboards. Three new colors have been introduced for this series: Sonic Gray, Mystic Seafoam and Antique Olive.

“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” – Fender

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  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back
  • Neck Shape: Modern “Deep C”
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Narrow Tall
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots
  • Truss Rod: Bi-Flex™
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8″ American Series
  • Fingerboard inlays: Dots
  • Number of Pickups: 3
  • Bridge Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge and Middle Pickups)
  • 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
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
  • Switch Tip: Aged White
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Colours: Olympic White, Antique Olive, 3-Colour Sunburst, Black, Sonic Gray and Sienna Sunburst
  • Country manufactured: USA

The 2017 upgrades

Fender American Professional Stratocaster Sienna Sunburst
PICKUPS: new V-Mod Tim Shaw designed single coils
ELECTRONICS: Fender’s latest treble bleed circuitry for outstanding high end clarity
NECK: refined, modern ‘Deep C’ neck profile with narrow-tall frets
TREMOLO ARM: Pop-in tremolo arm – snaps into place no screws
COLOURS: new Antique Olive and Sonic Gray. This photo is the Sienna Sunburst finish.
NUT: genuine bone not synthetic

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