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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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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 Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authe...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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: Rosewood
  • 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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FenderAmerican Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar ... doesn't come with Fender accessories

Really happy with the guitar, went with the black body and rosewood fretboard, and the guitar looks great. My only disappointment was that the American Pro didn't come with any Fender accessories, which...Read complete review

Really happy with the guitar, went with the black body and rosewood fretboard, and the guitar looks great. My only disappointment was that the American Pro didn't come with any Fender accessories, which are included with the American Standard and American Elite models. With the increase in price compared with the American Standard I expected to get some nice perks. It's a minor complaint, and doesn't take anything away from the guitar, but just disappointed with Fender considering the price and the name. I did send a consumer complaint to Fender but haven't heard back yet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Burrs on the end of the frets!

First, I have not bought this guitar so this is an incomplete review. I went to a store and saw one hanging up and the nice sales person got it down. I'm just...Read complete review

First, I have not bought this guitar so this is an incomplete review. I went to a store and saw one hanging up and the nice sales person got it down. I'm just an amateur but I strummed it a bit and played some chords and riffs. But when I ran my fingers along the very edge of the neck I noticed the ends of the frets had little burrs on almost every fret. I could easily see this ripping your skin off after not much play time. I showed it to the sales person and he agreed it was an issue and also said I was not the 1st person to mention it. I don't know if that was in regards to this same guitar or another one, But said it could be fixed, and I'm sure it can, but it makes me wonder how an instrument could leave the factory with such an obvious defect. I'm still thinking of buying one. Maybe another one won't have this issue. I wonder if anyone else has seen this. This was with Rosewood fret board. It seems like a sweet instrument otherwise. The body seemed lighter then another model I tried. I like the Sonic Gray color :)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes

By Dal always trying to improve

from Florida

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 Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I'm not a great guitarist, but i really enjoy playing guitar and love the feeling of learning something new and improving my skills. For years i owned a variety of less expensive guitars and enjoyed learning and playing but was never really satisfied with any of them. So as my skills improved i decided to reward myself with a better guitar (Custom Shop not in my budget). Now I own a more expensive American made Fender Strat HSS with N3 pick ups and i love it. But i had a case of new guitar fever and i had my eye on the Fender elite stratocaster with the N4 and Shawbucker Pick ups which sells close to $2,000. Stopped in at Guitar Center to see what they had and stumbled on the new Fender American Professional Strat HSS with the Three Tim Shaw-designed V-Mod single-coil Stratocaster pickups and the New modern "Deep C"-shaped neck profile (I really love the feel of the neck). Played it and fell in love with the feel and sound. Without hesitation i ordered the color that i preferred "Antique Olive with Rosewood fretboard". I have now had it for about 4 months and i love it. I now have 2 different strats that have different great sounds. But as of right now i favor the Professional strat.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Professionally speaking

      By CackBlock

      from Springfield, mo

      Pros

      • Fast action and neck
      • Taller frets
      • Temolo returns back to tune and easier to press

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          I had a choice between the elite and the professional. I did for for the elite solely on its versatility alone. However, I did enjoy playing the professional much more. The greatest thing about the professional is that some features on the elite were modded for the pro. Ergo,aside from the missing case candy and standard switching, this should be a prized instrument even if it only came with a gig bag.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar ... doesn't come with Fender accessories

          By Elliot

          from Redwood City, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to bend notes
          • Includes Fender Elite case
          • Neck feels great
          • Pickups sound great
          • Stays in tune

          Cons

          • Doesn't include accessories (strap, cord, cloth)

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            Really happy with the guitar, went with the black body and rosewood fretboard, and the guitar looks great. My only disappointment was that the American Pro didn't come with any Fender accessories, which are included with the American Standard and American Elite models. With the increase in price compared with the American Standard I expected to get some nice perks. It's a minor complaint, and doesn't take anything away from the guitar, but just disappointed with Fender considering the price and the name. I did send a consumer complaint to Fender but haven't heard back yet.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            There's nothing like it!

            By Justin Allen

            from Irvine California

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            I got the Three Color Sunburst Fender American Professional Stratocaster w/ Rosewood fretboard because I love Fender guitars, and this is everything you could want from a Fender!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar ... no fender accessories included

            By Elliot

            from Redwood City, CA

            Pros

            • Easy to bend notes
            • Great sounding pickups
            • Neck feels great
            • Quick action w/rosewood fretboard
            • Stays in tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                Really happy with the guitar, but a bit bummed that the higher priced American Pro doesn't come with Fender accessories considering that the American Standard and American Elite models do. It's not a game changer but just a bit dissapointed with Fender.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GO BUY ONE RIGHT NOW

                By JAX

                from El Dorado Hills

                Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                If you have the means buy one!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this again

                By TucsonGuitarGuy

                from Tucson AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  I've played for over 48 years, all brands of guitars, several Strats and what I say is PERFECT! Fender got it right again. I'm a telecaster guy for years but needed that strat tone for certain songs. I'm so impressed with this guitar and the price IS RIGHT. The case is great, all the colors that are available are beautiful. For some reason the antique olive with black pick guard kept popping up -- I love this color, different, almost 3D. I won't compare this to other strats, there are some many different configurations, but I will say that I played the Elite strat in the store many times. I really prefer the pickups on the American Professional, and the extra buttons and stuff on the Elite are just things I wouldn't use anyway. I'd by this again and again for this price. Maybe I'll get the Sienna burst next -- that is ONE BEAUTIFUL GUITAR.

                   
                  5.0

                  Yes

                  By Ron

                  from El Segundo

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Group play session's
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                    Use this wonderful guitar for classes,practice and group play session's. Wanted this guitar for a long time. Had a 15% off coupon so I did.it couldn't be happier! Easy to play and it sounds great! My first solid wood guitar.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best deal on the best guitar in history!!!

                    By Jwindowpane

                    from Fort Lauderdale FL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming

                      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                      Practice for now

                       
                      4.0

                      Has some issues a guitar at this price level should not.

                      By Lucianoobelo'

                      from Brasil

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • not so good quality craftsmanship

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                      It is a good strat, indeed. But it seems It seems they have not been very careful when choosing the wood of the neck. It has some cracks. The first string is buzzing into the nut. For a guitar at that price point, I would expect more. I have owned several fender strats, and none of them have this kind of issue. If you intend to buy one, must be in a good sale. Otherwise, I would not buy it.

                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Burrs on the end of the frets!

                      By Jeffer03

                      from Boston

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                          First, I have not bought this guitar so this is an incomplete review. I went to a store and saw one hanging up and the nice sales person got it down. I'm just an amateur but I strummed it a bit and played some chords and riffs. But when I ran my fingers along the very edge of the neck I noticed the ends of the frets had little burrs on almost every fret. I could easily see this ripping your skin off after not much play time. I showed it to the sales person and he agreed it was an issue and also said I was not the 1st person to mention it. I don't know if that was in regards to this same guitar or another one, But said it could be fixed, and I'm sure it can, but it makes me wonder how an instrument could leave the factory with such an obvious defect. I'm still thinking of buying one. Maybe another one won't have this issue. I wonder if anyone else has seen this. This was with Rosewood fret board. It seems like a sweet instrument otherwise. The body seemed lighter then another model I tried. I like the Sonic Gray color :)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice.

                          By John

                          from undisclosed

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                          Sweet. Just as you'd expect.

                           
                          5.0

                          Won't be disappointed with the American Professional Strat.

                          By Ralph

                          from undisclosed

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                          Great buy for an awesome well made guitar. The neck and the bridges for the low E and High E strings needed to be adjusted and the rosewood fingerboard was dry and needed some lemon oil. It's a keeper and Guitar Center made it all happen with their 48 month financing.
                          Thank you,

                          Ralph

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome guitar feels like Quality. when you pick it up.

                          By Mark

                          from Windsor Locks Connecticut

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording

                            Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                            One of the nicest guitars I ever bought.

                             
                            5.0

                            I would recommend this to friends

                            By Ronny

                            from Clovis New Mexico

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                              Very pleased with my purchase excellent guitar

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              No problems

                              By Ken

                              from undisclosed

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                              Fine

                               
                              5.0

                              Great classic made just that much greater

                              By BryDraws

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              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 Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                                Super impressed and happy with this Strat. I've been playing guitar on and off for about 10 years but recently decided to really focus and get a nice professional electric guitar. I spent months researching and playing dozens of styles/brands/etc (Les Paul, SG, Tele, etc.). At the end of the day I'm glad I came back to the classic Strat. This Pro series is really what tipped the scales. The entire feel of the guitar is just fantastic. Plays like butter, looks awesome, new pickups are crisp and clear sounding.

                                I'm a big fan of the smooth satin neck and the new "Pro" changes. The narrow tall frets just add that extra touch of ease of play, and the treble bleed circuit has spoiled me. I love that I can bring the volume down really low and still get clear, crisp tone. Gives you much more versatility to play quiet then crank it up for lead work. Simple change that's just great. The neck is just slightly fatter but feels just right and probably contributes to more tone. The humbucker on the HSS sounds so killer. Almost tempted to get the HH, but wanted some of the classic Strat single coil tone.

                                The sunburst on mine is just awesome. I didn't think a non-custom shop Strat could look that great. The other new colors in the Pro range look awesome too.

                                Coming from a humbucking guitar I do kind of wish the pickups were noiseless or that it had the carved neck joint but I know the higher end Elite version has those so can't expect it all! And the V-Mod pickups are pretty sweet as is.

                                Overall, smart subtle changes that make a great classic guitar just that much greater. Makes me look forward to getting home to play
                                (And isn't that the point? :)

                                 
                                5.0

                                solid strat with good bite

                                By Eg

                                from Toledo

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Recording
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Fender American Professional Stratocaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                                  Great feeling neck on this one, frets feel great and quick, a pro instrument.

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