A Tele with the Best of Yesterday and Today
The Fender American Professional Telecaster solidbody electric guitar has been engineered to give you the best design elements from classic vintage Teles, along with the most loved modern features, in one gig-ready instrument. Tim Shaw created the two V-mod single-coil pickups for a vintage voice that is balanced across all the switch positions. And Fender’s lauded neck carve has been enhanced to a Deep-C profile that boosts playing comfort. With all the elements that make Fender guitars legendary, the Fender American Professional Telecaster is a classic that will feel amazingt at home in your hands.
Balanced, vintage-voiced electronics
A great set of vintage Tele single-coil pickups should sing with crystal clarity that perfectly reflect your playing dynamics, and be able to get gritty and aggressive when the need arises. Pickup guru Tim Shaw designed this set of V-Mod single-coils to do just that. But unlike vintage pickups, the V-Mod single-coils are crafted with different alnico magnets in both pickups. This means you’ll have access to consistent output across all the three pickup positions. And the built in treble bleed circuit guarantees that your tone stays clear and present when lowering the guitar’s volume.
Custom Shop-influenced neck
The Deep-C neck profile that is on the Fender American Professional Telecaster solidbody electric guitar is a slight boost from the Fender American neck that has been loved by players for years . This is done by adding a touch more roundness to the back, the Deep-C carve fills your hand perfectly while never inhibiting your playing technique. Your fingers will be amazed by how much control they have and you will love fret wire , as it is the most requested size at the Fender Custom Shop.
Compensated brass bridge
Another way the Fender American Professional Telecaster mixes the best of old and new in its bridge design. Back are the three brass-barrel saddles that helped imbue vintage Teles with their charateristic twang. But this guitar’s brass saddles are engineered to achieve flawless intonation all the way up and down the fretboard. And the “ashtray” bridge plate is made in a way that give your picking hand plenty of room, even while palm muting.
Fender American Professional Telecaster Features at a Glance
- A Telecaster design that blends the best of modern and vintage construction
- Clear-sounding ash body
- Maple neck with comfortable Deep-C profile
- 2 Shaw-designed V-Mod single-coil pickups are balanced across the positions
- Narrow-tall frets are the most requested size in the Fender Custom Shop
- 3 compensated brass-barrel string saddles
- Comfortable 9.5″ fretboard radius
- Newly designed “ashtray” bridge