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. Their 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 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.
V-Mod Telecaster pickups are engineered with a proprietary blend of alnico magnet types. Each pickup is voiced specifically for its position, creating high-output tone with vintage warmth and the crisp, clear sound that made Fender a legend.
New “Deep C” Neck Profile
Designed for comfort and speed, the new American Professional “Deep C” neck profile sports more substantial shoulders—somewhat between a “Modern C”- and “U”-shaped profile. The increased mass and altered geometry creates a more natural feel that’s perfect for chord and single-note playing alike.
Narrow-tall frets are taller and narrower than their medium jumbo cousins, making them especially effective for bending notes and playing chords up the neck with perfect intonation.
The new Telecaster bridge sports three compensated brass barrel saddles for accurate intonation and vintage-informed tone. Combining vintage style with modern feel and performance, the redesigned “ashtray” cover stays out of your way, even when palm-muting.
Treble Bleed Circuit
The treble bleed circuit maintains the high end when turning down the volume knob to reduce gain, letting your tone shine through, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.
New Hardshell Case
The Elite Molded Case features body-hugging contours to protect your cherished instrument, TSA latches for increased security and nested stacking ability for easy storage and secure transport.
•New modern “Deep C” neck profile
•Includes Elite Molded hardshell case
•New bridge with compensated brass barrel
saddles and redesigned bridge cover
Series: American Pro
Body Material: Alder (700, 706), Ash (750)
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Modern “Deep C”
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
Position Inlays: Black Dot (Maple)
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass
Saddles, 6 screw mounting with removable modern "Ashtray"
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black (750), 3-Ply Mint Green (706), 3-Ply Parchment (700)
Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster (Bridge), V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case