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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

The authentic original model, evolved.

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.

The choice of musical legends since its release, the Stratocaster feel and sound set the world on fire, powering music movements from electric blues to EDM, and everything in-between. In your hands this Strat is ready to navigate the creative twists and turns of your music, inspiring you to express yourself in new ways through your playing.

Developed by 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. 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 Stratocaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder, Ash on Sienna Sunburst
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern Deep C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Tall narrow
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat 
  • Middle: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat 
  • Bridge: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat 
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm 
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe staggered
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None

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FenderAmerican Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard
 
5.0

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One sweet guitar!!

By Diz

from Iowa

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Pros

  • Great over all guitar.
  • Great sound.
  • Super playing neck.

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • gigs
  • Jamming

Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

This is one super guitar. The neck is the best neck I can remember playing. Has great sound. I have over 50 guitars and this is my favorite by far. This is a far superior guitar than my Fender Elite. you will not be disappointed. Been playing guitars for over 50 years.

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5.0

Excellent

By mateo

from austin, tx

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Feels Great
  • Sounds Great

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      Top of the line Strat, my first top of the line Strat actually. Feels great to play, love the neck. Sounds great, the pickups are hot and very responsive. I hate that it came with 9's, just squishy and thin, but once I got some round core 10s on that bad boy it jumped under my fingers. It came from the factory perfectly set up, trem and neck were all exactly to spec. Excellent finish and overall quality. Frets are perfect and comfortable from top to bottom. The "narrow-tall" frets don't seem to feel much different to me, maybe it's a little easier to fret the note sharp, but not a big deal once I got used to it. It is making me want to get a better amp though so I can really hear what it can do. (here comes the G.A.S.)

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      5.0

      "Evolution at its BEST!"

      By David P. Makowski

      from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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      Pros

      • Comfortable Neck
      • Stays in Tune
      • Superior Tone
      • V-Mod Pickups Sound Excellent

      Cons

      • No "No-Load" Second Position Tone Knob

      Best Uses

      • Live Performance
      • Practice
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      The 2017 Fender American Professional Stratocaster Sunburst Maple Neck is a very welcome evolution of the American made Stratocaster. Yes, i would agree this is no doubt a "professional" instrument. The neck feels great, the V-Mod pickups are wonderful, and the attention to detail is second to none.

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      5.0

      Fender Professional in Siena burst.

      By Bruce59

      from Baltimore, Maryland

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      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      Great sound, action, and quality.

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      5.0

      Great guitar, I would recommend it.

      By CDJR

      from Chicago,IL

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      Pros

      • Beautiful feel and sound. Fun to play.

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

        This guitar was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed.

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        5.0

        Just bought another

        By Vangit

        from NJ

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        Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

        Home player, gig

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        5.0

        Excellent Guitar

        By SGgreg

        from Spfld, Ma.

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        Pros

        • Neck
        • Pickups

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anything

          Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

          Home Run, Touch Down, Goal, Call it anything you want this guitar is a winner.
          Great sounding, the modern C neck fits your hand perfectly. Good weight and Balance.

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