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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Sienna Sunburst

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Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut ...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

"Evolution at its BEST!"

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...Read complete review

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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The scratchplate was used and scratched

The scratchplate was used and scratched

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(8 of 9 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 Electric Guitar:

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar I 've ever bought

By Derek

from Alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Bought this guitar because I sold my American standard.this is a much nicer in everyway guitar.worth the extra money.if you want an American start the needs no mods and great right out of the box this is it.great service from musicians friend ,got in in 2 days and flawless

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Doug

    from georgia

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    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    awesome guitar and that from a gibson les paul guy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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 Electric Guitar:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fender Professional in Siena burst.

    By Bruce59

    from Baltimore, Maryland

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    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Great sound, action, and quality.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Messed up pickguard screws. Played great!

    By Sam

    from Texas

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    The tech that assembled the guitar drilled the pilot hole for 2 of the pickguard screws incorrectly. On one of them, the screw was just not centered. On the second one, the tech had one hole for the pilot hole and a second hole for th screw. At first I said I wouldn't let it bother me. Like a hot girlfriend with that one annoying habit. You tell yourself, "Eh, she's hot. I'll stay with her." I tried. Those two screws just started to bother me more and more. I called MF and they agreed that a guitar at this price should be pretty close to perfect. They were awesome and switched it out for me. The guitar sounds great. It made a bit of buzz to start with, but once I go at it set up for my playing style it played like a dream. My replacement is coming in the mailroom soon.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Mr. Gibson

    from Nodak

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        You want a stat,this is the one to buy. I bought the all single coil one with maple fretboard, this an amazing guitar,these vmod pickups are the sheet

        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Good

        By coloso69

        from Bayamon PR

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        The scratchplate was used and scratched

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        waited a long long time to finally purchase a real american

        By ghostpreacher

        from nashville (I call it Hillywood)

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          So glad I waited because I feel like I struck gold and the reviews from much more seasoned pickers than myself only seams to verifies it. I was actually pretty content with my mexican standard and my jimmy vaughn strats but man these pickups are the sweetest!!! Always wanted a natural finish and they told me I got one of the first few made from a company close to corrona cal so that was another plus for me sorry m/f but you made plenty of my money anyway over the years I just thought i"d help you out with a good review to make up for it lol love you guys .

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very wide range

          By C2

          from Lake Charles Louisiana

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            This new model is awesome. Widest range of any Strat pickups I've ever played, and over the past 36 yrs I have played alot of Strats. After a quick set up for my Boomer 11's I plugged in and found all my favorite strat tones plus some. The new pickups give you plenty of room to play around and explore. No its never gonna sound like a Les Paul, if you want a guitar that sounds like a Les Paul, you should buy one. However, the American Professional model has given Fender lovers a really amazing sounding and well built guitar for under $1500. The case is really nice too. Overall I'm very well pleased with the new model. The weight is just right, frets feel pretty classic, great tremelo, which I always test it out and then block off during my set up. If you're looking for a new strat, this is a very versatile guitar, school jazz band, blues, punk, classic rock, church, live shows or at home, this one will get it done. I've owned who knows how many strats in my lifetime, this is my new favorite.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent

            By mateo

            from austin

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Feels Great
            • Sounds Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                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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                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar, I would recommend it.

                By CDJR

                from Chicago,IL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful feel and sound. Fun to play.

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Just bought another

                  By vangit

                  from NJ

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                  Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  Home player, gig

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Guitar

                  By GJ

                  from Springfield

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Neck
                  • Pickups

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anything

                    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Does it all

                    By Jammer

                    from FL

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                      I own Ibanez, Ovation, Martin, Gibson, Kramer, the Loar and Gretsch guitars. Hollow bodies, cut away , V , SG and strat bodies.
                      My first Fender......this guitar does it all! Hands down.

                       
                      5.0

                      yes

                      By Charlie

                      from N.C.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                        Action is great, Looks great, Sounds great and stays in tune.

                         
                        5.0

                        A 30-Year Dream Come True

                        By JonB

                        from Belmont, NC

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                            I bought my first guitar about 30 years ago; a Korean Squire II Stratocaster. It was a beauty, back loaded HSS in pearl white. Though it was perfect, the American Strats sitting on the top row called to me. Until now, I'd resisted. After reading reviews and noodling about at the local shop, I decided to treat myself. I am so glad I did. This Strat sounds and plays beautifully. The upgrades, Shaw pickups, the tone bleed circuit, and C -> D neck shape, are welcomed improvements. All that, and it still sounds like a Strat is supposed to. I have the Korean Strat and an MIM Strat that are still my babies, but this is my new #1.

                            The clean sounds are crystal and have that bell to quack range (depending on the pickup) sound I love when clean. The addition of the fine control on the bridge pickup gives just enough control without killing the Hot sound. The timers have held true now that the strings are seasoned. I don't dive bomb or use vibrato much, but the pop-in teen arm is a nice touch. The finish on the neck feels glassy, but doesn't cause drag after playing it for a long time. I didn't think I'd like the y'all frets, but I was wrong. Bending and fretting are perfect. I just have to adjust my touch since I'm used to playing with 12's (the only change I plan to do).

                            Over all, I'm in love. Great addition to the family. It's even given my son the American Strat bug. Hopefully he won't have to wait 30 years...

                             
                            5.0

                            Great guitar

                            By JAM

                            from Midland Texas

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                                Just a great guitar in every way. Waited a long time to buy an American Fender Stratocaster and the American Professional has just been Great.

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