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Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

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OVERVIEW

Groundbreaking pickups and all the pro features.

Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), they weren’t content to rest on their laurels. Fender's team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If they were able to improve it with a new design or modern materials, they did; if it didn’t need improvement, they 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 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.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder, Ash on 2-Color Sunburst, Natural, Crimson Red Transparent and Butterscotch Blonde
  • 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: SS
  • Neck: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster 
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster 
  • 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
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe staggered
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect Tele?

By Rockabilly Tim

from Atlanta

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Pros

  • Perfect Fit and Finish

Cons

  • None.

Best Uses

  • Stage, recording

Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

My Telecaster quest has been a long one...I'm basically a hollow body guy (Gretsch), but I've wanted a decent Tele for like, forever. My current model (before this) was the Squier CV Tele, which IS a fine instrument, no doubt, but I wanted a "proper" Telecaster - so I had a few criteria that had to be met:
1. American Made
2. Maple Neck
3. Brass Saddles
Now, not only have I owned a few Telecasters over the years, most were MIM and I sold or traded all of them, because I just couldn't bond with any of them. I bought the CV Tele because I HAD to have a Telecaster in my arsenal. I tried and played all manners of Tele's (American Standard, Vintage RI) in my quest and even the Vintage Reissues I played left me seriously underwhelmed. Then this model came out...
Let me start by saying, right out of the box, this beauty was PERFECT - Flawless fit and finish, I have nearly all of my guitars professionally set up - not this time, the action was perfect. Plugged into my Swart AST, popped the switch to the bridge position, strummed an E chord, and my jaw just dropped... here was THE sound I was looking for. Just unbelievable. Now, my Gretches aren't going anywhere, but this guitar has now become my new #1 - everything about this instrument screams "quality". I'm going to stop the review here, because I'm babbling, but the bottom line is this: This is the Telecaster I've been waiting for, I couldn't be happier. BTW, I got the Black model with the mint pickguard.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Boy never forgets his first...

By The Mike Smith

from Washington DC

Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

I had always wanted a telecaster, always have admired the classic look and sound. I went into guitar center and thought I would love the all rosewood neck mint green version, while that did look and feel great , the GC employee said try this one out. Playing a tele is a bit different than the other electrics I've owned (LP studio, 335, start). It took a while to dig into the guitar to find the sounds I like, but once you find them you know. Best thing about the guitar is the neck, every time you feel the neck its friendly and wanting to be played. Solid features throughout the guitar. One thing I was a bit surprised about was the weight, much heavier than the all rosewood neck version or most strats. Also a bit of buzz when playing lowere strings past the 9th fret, which I thing is ok especially with teles as it doesn't get picked up thru an amp and adds a little bit of the twang.

For me a tele is symbol of simplicity, with two knobs and a 3 way switch there's a lot of possibilities in this guitar. I got the guitar with 45 days period to return, and I'm not sure I want to let this thing go.

Pure fender enthusiasts will say that this new line is blasphemy. Probably have a point, but it's a powerful instrument that looks and feels great

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not just for twang!

By Essop3

from Tampa, FL

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      This is the best feeling guitar I've ever held. The neck is big, makes it really comfortable to play for long sessions. That along with the tall frets gives it an easy playing feel.
      The sound is great. It has a wide range of tones. My Les Paul has a deeper crunch but the telecaster holds its own. The sound for fuzz through clean is making it my go to guitar. Of course the beautiful finish and maple wood doesn't hurt!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      i would buy this guitar

      By Rick

      from Richmond Va.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        The one thing that impressed me most was the stellar clarity of these pickups and the feel of the neck.
        I was able to fly all across the neck with no friction , best telecaster I ever picked up.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely a beauty!

        By Hugh's Your Daddy

        from Pensacola, FL

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        Pros

        • The feel of the neck throughout is great!

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            I first noticed the feel of the neck and I love that! The pick-ups do maintain consistency throughout the volume range. And of course, it's just a beauty to behold.

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By dr751

            from west chester, pa

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            Pros

            • Compound neck contour is very comfortable
            • Fit and finish is perfect
            • New style frets are very nice

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              Very nice guitar. Enjoy all the new features, neck, frets, body. Seems like a they made a old style Tele with subtle improvements to make it even better.

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