The New Fender American Professional II Telecaster in Olympic White is upon us! The Professional II Series received some massive upgrades over the original version including updated V Mod Pickups, revamped Tele hardware including Brass Bullet Saddles, and a new Deep C neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges. Finished in the classic finish Olympic White, this beauty plays as good as it looks!
The ultra-playable neck on this upgraded model is made from a piece of maple then topped with a Rosewood Fingerboard. The neck is made from Maple and features a Deep C Profile which has a nice medium size to it. The back of the neck has what Fender calls the Super Natural Finish which simulates the feel of natural wood. It's a satin urethane that is super durable yet thin. A slightly wider nut width than vintage is present at 1.685" along with a 9.5" fingerboard radius, 22 narrow-tall frets, 25.5" scale length, and a bone nut.
The New V Mod II Pickups have been revamped to be more articulate, and maintain their Fender-esque bell-like quality and chime. The bridge pickup has a killer aggressive bite and snarl when pushed while the neck pickup is fat, round, and hollow, just like it should be! In the middle position, we hear the best of both pickups: a perfect balance that gives us a more acoustic-like tone. A master volume, master tone control, and a 3-way pickup selector switch make finding the tone you are looking for easy.
The bridge on the American Professional II Telecaster is a thing of beauty! Revamped for comfort and beauty, this bridge has trimmed edges for unfettered string access but the picking hand. Many aftermarket companies have been trimming the edges on the bridges so it's a breath of fresh air to see Fender responding to player preferences! This bridge also allows for either Top Loader (meaning string through the back of the bridge) or Thru-Body string functionality. Top-loading reduces string tension and tapers back the twang making this Tele the perfect rock machine. Brass Bullet Saddles offers increased intonation, added comfort, and Vintage Tone.
A bevy of cool new colors is available and Olympic White is an absolute classic. It pairs beautifully with the dark rosewood fingerboard, offering some contrast between light and dark. The body of this guitar is made with Alder, Fender's go-to choice since 1957.
Fender keeps building guitars for players. With their eye on offering tons of features for not a whole lot of money, you can easily find the right Fender for whatever your needs may be. Stop by the shop today and see what's new from Fender, all the way from Squier to Fender Custom Shop!