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Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Black

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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. Fender... 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.
  • 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
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

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. Fender's 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 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.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder, Ash on 2-Color Sunburst, Natural, Crimson Red Transparent and Butterscotch Blonde
  • 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: SS
  • Neck: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster 
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster 
  • 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
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
  • 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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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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FenderAmerican Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar for the money

By Matt

from Rancho Cucamonga

Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

This is a very comfortable guitar with very nice tones. I did a nice comparison to the American Elite and American Standard: It's very close to the comfort and tone of the Elite, but it blows the Standard out of the water. Check this guitar out and hear/feel the difference. Fender put a lot of thought into the American Professional and it's amazing!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overall excellent changes

By Frank

from Oxnard, CA

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Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

This is a good solid revision to the American standard, the new bridge is just what was needed to improve playability and recapture some of the telecaster sound of the first models. The pick up and new controls do just what is advertised and sound great and the neck and bridge PU together is excellent. The one I selected weighed just under 7 lbs ! unreal. The body even, with out the belly cut , feels comfortable as much as an original tele style can be, the body feels sonic and alive with vibrations. The bridge cover just does not fit well and is not really needed, a nice idea but poorly designed.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow! This guitar is amazing

By Ready to Retire to Nasheville

from San Jose ca

Pros

  • Awesome sound
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • Easy to play

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I was at GC to have my American Standard Tele serviced and they had this Mystic Seafoam tele on display. The sales guy encouraged me to try it and I was blown away. The tall frets and new neck are comfortable and I am so happy I didn't ponder whether or not to take it home.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      First Tele, pretty good but with some issues

      By Vincent B

      from Santiago, Chile

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Nosie on the Volume Pot
      • Poor Neck Pickup Sound
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
      • Tele Tone compared to cheap ones (eg: MIM)

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        I have been playing guitar for 17 years (classic rock mostly). I had a MIM fender strat for 9 years and then this year I bought this tele (Butterscotch Blonde). In the store everything looked ok, the neck looked pretty straight, it sounded good (but not the specific MIM tele sound I´d heard before...a friend of mine have one and that inspired me to bought an american tele). For my ears, the sound of the MIM tele was kind of brighter and compressed than the american professional tele, that i think it sounds more like a strat, but with 3 pickup positions instead of 5. When I took the tele to a luthier to check everything and set it to start playing, he was impressed about how everything looked perfectly caftmanshipped (frets, sound, etc). He plays jazz. But for me, as a classic rock guitar player, there were some issues like that the first string didnt sound very clear and strong when using the neck pickup (very neccesary for solos). The luthier and I put higher and higher the neck pickup on the first string side to get the sound needed. Now that is "ok", but I would like to have a more strong sound there (like on my MIM strat), but I just cant put the pickup higher becasue it is almost touching the first string and that is not good for the pickup magnets. Another thing is you can notice that the body is a mix of several pieces of wood, because you can see it through the paint of the guitar. I know that happens in fender, but you can see too much of that, even the glue that get the wood parts together. Not nice for a butterscotch blonde. Also there was fret buzz because I like low action (strings close to the neck). The luthier couldnt do a lot to fix that even when he adjusted the truss rod. He said it was an issue of the guitar, not that I was asking for something out of normal. And just a couple of weeks ago, the volume pot started to do strange noise when putting the volume to zero (like a crackle). For me these are a lot of issues for a new american professional

        Service and delivery comments:

        ok

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great sound!

        By mark

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        I love the rich sound - more depth than I have with previous telecasters I have owned and played. Beautiful build - looks and feels great. A little bit of buzz from frets, but this is likely fixed with a little set up work.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Get yourself one !

        By Gene

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender American Professional Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        A sweet guitar. I suggest you buy one.

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