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The American Professional II Series | Fender

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The Fender American Professional II Roasted Pine Stratocaster HSS combines decades of innovation with fresh upgrades for today's players. This Stratocaster is crafted with a lightweight roasted pine body and satin-finished maple neck for enhanced resonance and playability. The revised V-Mod II single-coil pickups in the neck and middle position deliver vintage-style warmth and clarity, while the bridge Shawbucker humbucker pumps out punchy tones. A push-push tone knob activates the humbucker's coil-splitting function for a convincing single-coil sound. The upgraded two-point tremolo system features a cold-rolled steel block for improved sustain and tone. This versatile, articulate Stratocaster is ideal for any genre and playing style.

Roasted Pine Body Provides Exceptional Tone and Playability

The roasted pine body is a first for Fender and provides a lightweight, resonant foundation for this Stratocaster's impressive tone. The roasting process involves slowly heating the wood to modify its structure, resulting in a body that is more stable and acoustically responsive. Rolled fretboard edges and a contoured neck heel ensure playing comfort.

V-Mod II Pickups Deliver Vintage-Style Clarity

The V-Mod II single-coil pickups in the neck and middle position provide warmth and clarity reminiscent of vintage Stratocasters. The bridge Shawbucker humbucker activates a coil-splitting function via the push-push tone knob for a range of tones from punchy humbucker to articulate single-coil. This versatile pickup configuration suits any genre.

Upgraded Hardware for Improved Performance

The two-point synchronized tremolo features a cold-rolled steel block for improved sustain and resonance. Narrow tall frets make bending and vibrato easier while the modern C-shaped neck profile provides a comfortable feel. Additional features include a bone nut, synthetic bone saddles and Fender-stamped tuners.

Premium Appointments for Professional Tone

With premium touches found on Custom Shop models, this Stratocaster produces professional-level tone. The satin-finished maple neck feels smooth and fast while the sculpted neck heel provides unimpeded access to the upper frets. A deluxe molded case protects your investment and ensures safe transport. Overall, the Fender American Professional II Roasted Pine Stratocaster HSS delivers exceptional performance and value for the dedicated guitarist.

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  • Gloss urethane-finished solid roasted pine body
  • 25.5"-scale, satin-finish maple neck, 22-fret, rolled-edge maple fingerboard
  • Fender V-Mod II single-coil pickups (middle/neck), DoubleTap humbucker (bridge), 5-way switch, push/push tone knob adds neck
  • Fender 2-point synchronized tremolo, bent-steel saddles, pop-in arm, sealed tuners
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Body
  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Solid Body
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Roasted Pine 
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rolled-edge Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Narrow-Tall
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Bone
Electronics
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Middle: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-Way
  • Special electronics: Tone bypass
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point Fulcrum tremolo Individual saddle
  • Tailpiece:
  • Tuning machines: Sealed High-ratio
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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