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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar 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 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.
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  • 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

by PowerReviews
FenderAmerican Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)
    • 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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(3 of 3 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 Electric Guitar:

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

(2 of 5 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 Electric 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 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

Fantastic guitar

By BigRed

from Mahopac,New York

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

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 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The real deal.

By Gabriel

from São Paulo, Brasil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(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 Electric Guitar:

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

Finally! The strat tone I've searched for all my life.

By Lee Tweed

from West Virginia

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Neck may be slightly too thick at top.

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    I play blues/jazz. I've desired that SRV tone for years. After various strats, pick up changes and adjustments this strat nails that tone I've been seeking.

     
    4.0

    Good standard sold Strat

    By CASEY

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Sweet playing stray. Warmer tones but also has that tinty old school sounds

     
    5.0

    This thing plays like a dream!

    By BHizzy

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        This guitar FEELS great! I've never owed a guitar at this price range but you can feel the difference when you play. I've always been a "humbucker" guitar fan and always felt like single coils weren't for me. Now that I have one and have played it, their versatility in sound is awesome. It is NOT for metal players. It IS however meant for pretty much everything else.

         
        5.0

        My new favorite guitar

        By Dawg

        from Minnesota

        About Me Experienced

        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've had the Strat Pro. for about a month now. My other guitars are now sitting by themselves on their respective stands now. When I dropped it off to be set up by a pro (the nut slots needed to by shaved a touch), I played my previous favorite (a stainless steel fretted custom) the entire week that the strat was gone. Now that I have it back and the nut slots have been filed, I cannot put this thing down! I have the HSS version and love it. Great tonal varieties are at the flick of a switch. Full disclosure: It did take me a bit over a week to get used to playing a nickel fretted, high gloss fretboard guitar, but now that I'm over the learning curve, I can't ever imagine letting this thing go. Highly recommend!

             
            5.0

            Great Strat!

            By Brad

            from Indiana

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              This is a great strat, had an American in the 90's and had to sell it. Decided to get a new one but they only had the option to buy the professional. The price I thought was a bit high but went for it. I had a MIM for a long time and trust me... You can tell the difference, especially the comfort of the neck.The pickups are a bit overrated as being a "wonder" they sound pretty standard, but I do only have an Orange practice amp. My friend who set it up, changed the string gauge for 10's instead of 9's said "It was a pleasure to work on it." If you have the means get this one!!

               
              5.0

              Even better in-person than in my dreams.

              By J

              from New Jersey

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Incredible tone
              • Smooth and fast play

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  Amazing guitar.

                   
                  5.0

                  Look, Feel, Tone, Versatility...Amazing.

                  By Dan

                  from Bayport, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                    I've been playing guitar for about 12 years now.. I spend most of my nights in my local Guitar Center trying new gear/window shopping.. (It's a passion/addiction) I had owned a Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Black) which I loved.. Then I saw this bad boy and started jamming on it. Now I loved my current Strat but this was above and beyond when it came to feel, tone, versatility.. It's truly a great guitar. I mostly play blues, rock and funk.. but I dabble in a little Metal as well (Strats are obviously not known for being Metal guitars) But this thing does it all. It's the best guitar I've ever owned.. and I've owned a Gibson LP, Fender Showmaster HSS, Epiphone LP, and the above mentioned Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster. Needless to say, I returned my Fender SE and upgraded to this. I absolutely love it.. Went with the antique olive green. You really can't go wrong with this purchase... It's a keeper.

                     
                    5.0

                    1st Stratocaster

                    By Johnnyboy

                    from Hancock,NY

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

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

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    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 Electric Guitar:

                        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 Electric Guitar:

                        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 Electric Guitar:

                        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 Electric Guitar:

                        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 Electric Guitar:

                          (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!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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