Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), we weren’t content to rest on our laurels. Our team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If we were able to improve it with a new design or modern materials we did; if it didn’t need improvement, we left it alone. When the wood chips and solder fumes settled, what was left was the American Professional Telecaster—everything you need to play your best.
Developed by vintage 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. The newly redesigned Telecaster bridge sports three compensated brass barrel saddles for the perfect combination of vintage style with modern feel and performance. 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 Telecaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
Weight: 7 lb 9 oz
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape Telecaster®
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 Telecaster®
Neck Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
Controls Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck
Pickup Configuration SS
Bridge 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Compensated Brass Saddles, 6 screw mounting with removable modern "Ashtray" Bridge Cover
Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tip Black
Neck Plate 4-Bolt
Strings Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag Elite Molded Case
Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.