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.
V-Mod Stratocaster pickups are engineered using a proprietary blend of alnico magnet types for the neck and middle pickups. 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.
Pop-In Tremolo Arm
The new pop-in tremolo arm securely stays in position, no matter how hard you play. The arm tension can also be adjusted for a perfectly dialed-in feel that matches any player’s preference.
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
•Pop-in tremolo arm (Stratocaster models)
Series: American Pro
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, Modern “Deep C”
Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back (Maple), Satin Urethane
Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard: Maple or Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Narrow Tall
Position Inlays: Black Dot (Maple), White Dot (Rosewood)
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green (700, 706), 3-Ply Parchment (705)
Pickups: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat (Bridge/Middle/Neck)
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed,
Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups),
Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case