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.
V-Mod Stratocaster pickups are engineered using a proprietary blend of alnico magnet types for the neck and middle pickups. Each pickup is voiced specifically for its position, creating high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.
NEW “DEEP C” NECK PROFILE
Designed for comfort and speed, the new American Professional “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike.
Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
POP-IN TREMOLO ARM
The new pop-in tremolo arm securely stays in position, no matter how hard you play. The arm tension can also be adjusted for a perfectly dialed-in feel that matches any player’s preference.
The treble-bleed circuit maintains the high end when turning down the volume knob to reduce gain, letting your tone shine through, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.
An original-era Fender design element, a bone nut contributes to superior tone and performance. Many players consider bone nuts to be more “organic” sounding.
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
Bridge Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat®
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 Mint Green
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tip: Aged White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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