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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard Black

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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 in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stra... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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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Review Snapshot

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FenderAmerican Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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    (1)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a dream!

Just picked this up today in Austin, TX. All I can say is....WOW!!!! I really love the finish, feel of the neck, and these V-mod...Read complete review

Just picked this up today in Austin, TX. All I can say is....WOW!!!! I really love the finish, feel of the neck, and these V-mod pups.......I can't say enough about them. Very quiet on high gain channels, gorgeous, fat tones! I love my other guitar but it will be taking a seat for a good while. Highly recommended!

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beautiful guitar

Typical Fender... excellent quality, superb fit an finish. This is a very nice guitar, and I really like the deep c-d neck shape- BUT, I hate the feel of the tall...Read complete review

Typical Fender... excellent quality, superb fit an finish. This is a very nice guitar, and I really like the deep c-d neck shape- BUT, I hate the feel of the tall narrow frets.Tim Shaw's pickups sound good. Frets are a deal breaker for me. I am returning it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic guitar

By BigRed

from Mahopac,New York

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Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

I have a 1966 gretsch double anniv.bought new.I always wanted a strat and treated myself to this beautiful antique olive color beautiful to look at and to play.I must say my gretsch will have to wait awhile until I am ready to put this strat down.I am 66 yrs,old and still enjoying my music.Thank you Steve ,cust,rep.for helping me purchase this fantastic piece of equipment.kEEP PICKING AWAY.Rob.ps love the tall frets.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

beautiful guitar

By DANIEL

from undisclosed

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Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

Typical Fender... excellent quality, superb fit an finish. This is a very nice guitar, and I really like the deep c-d neck shape- BUT, I hate the feel of the tall narrow frets.Tim Shaw's pickups sound good. Frets are a deal breaker for me. I am returning it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Stratocaster I Was Waiting For!

By Hemingway Jones

from Acton, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Ash Body with Sienna Burst
  • Great Feeling neck
  • Nice Neck Profile
  • Satin back on maple neck
  • The Sienna Burst is gorgeous
  • The Tim Shaw SC sound amazing.

Cons

  • I would have preferred Nitro cellulose finish

Best Uses

  • Classic Strat Sound

Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

I tried everything from the classic reissue series to the Elite and this Stratocaster had the perfect tone. It's all in those amazing vintage voiced PUs. They have a perfect vintage sound and each string sounds at the same volume so that the highs do not get lost.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a dream!

By Dave from TX

from Hutto, TX

Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

Just picked this up today in Austin, TX. All I can say is....WOW!!!! I really love the finish, feel of the neck, and these V-mod pups.......I can't say enough about them. Very quiet on high gain channels, gorgeous, fat tones! I love my other guitar but it will be taking a seat for a good while. Highly recommended!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

1st Stratocaster

By Johnnyboy

from Hancock,NY

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Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

I'm glad that I added this guitar for my collection

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  • No
 
5.0

The real deal.

By Gabriel

from São Paulo, Brasil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

I think it just can't get better than this. I mean, shire there is some room for refinement, and there is always going to be a more expensive, better looking guitar. But tone-wise, this is the thing. Traditional strat tones e great playability.

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5.0

Great guitar for your money.

By Crash

from Theodore, Alabama

Pros

  • Love the neck finish and profile
  • The new fret wire is great, no problem at all.
  • The Sienna burst finish is beautiful
  • Very light weight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      I am so happy with this guitar. It was setup pretty well when I got. Just adjusted intonation on two strings and it is right on. I looked and listened to these online for quite a while before I decided to buy one. I am very happy I got mine. I think it sounds and plays better than the deluxe with noiseless pickups and s1 switch I had several years ago. If you like the signature stray sound you will love this guitar. And yes the pickups hum when you crank the gain in your amp. They are single coils so revel in it just a little and play on. You won't go wrong with one of these guitars.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great guitar and great buying experience

      By SteveH

      from Denver, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      The guitar is a step up. Love the neck contour and new frets.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By The Guy

      from Indiana

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      I traded in my Jackson SL2 USA and bought this guitar. As soon as a plugged it in I realized "this was the sound I have been looking for all my life." It's tone spectrum is unbelievable. It gives me the fat blues tones I want, the ability to be crystal clear, and has no problem handling the gain of my Mark V. Love this guitar.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very happy

      By Seb

      from Houston, Tx

      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      This is my first American Strat. I absolutely love it. It's light and the neck is the perfect size. Very clean sound. I would recommend this.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I don't think I'll ever need a new guitar!

      By Derreck1996

      from Amarillo

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • everything about it
      • Gigs
      • Great Tone
      • Jamming

      Cons

      • No fiesta red option

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

        (Olympic White)Best guitar I have ever gotten. I've only had this guitar for about a week but so far I have nothing bad to say about this beautiful guitar. If you get one you won't be disappointed!

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