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Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard 50's Burst

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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. This stunning Limited Edition model is uniquely appointed with Ebony Fingerboard for 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.

Key features
• Rescued ebony fingerboard; exclusive ‘50s Burst finish
• Three V-Mod single-coil Stratocaster pickups
• 9.5 in.-radius fingerboard; 22 narrow tall frets
• Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles and pop-in tremolo arm
• Treble-bleed circuit; five-way pickup switching
• Includes hardshell case

Rescued Ebony Fretboard
There’s a story behind this wood. Basically, the MI industry, while looking for perfectly black Ebony fretboards, has been leaving 9 out of 10 trees unused and left behind on the forest floor. This has decimated the Ebony forests because the trees left behind don’t allow for natural reforestation. Fender is supporting an initiative to have guitar manufacturers and consumers get past this need for purely black ebony and get used to, even appreciate, striped, variegated, and multi-colored Ebony. The goal is to use every tree cut down, not just one of ten.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern deep C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rescued ebony
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Narrow tall
  • 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 with Treble-Bleed, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point synchronized with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderLimited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)

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5.0

If you truly love strats this is the one for you

By Guitarman411 Dr Bob

from Lancaster pa

Pros

  • Great neck feel
  • Great sounding pickups
  • Smooth tremelo
  • Super craftsmanship

Cons

  • None what so ever are you kidding it's a strat

Best Uses

  • Bare your soul
  • Can appreciate it will let you fly
  • Recording and live usage
  • This is the strat to have any level player

Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

I am very hard to please but I have to tell you this is a keeper plays as well as it sounds well built Finnish is awesome
No regrets what so ever get one before they are gone

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great guitar

By Big Dave

from Lake Gregory ,Ca.

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Non

Best Uses

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

Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

I like the light weight but, what really caught my attention was the Ebony fretboard.I've never seen a Strat with an ebony fretboard.The pickups are fantastic.You get what you pay for

 
5.0

Great Strat!

By LUKE

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

This guitar is simply sublime. The special 50's burst is uniquely classy and the American made workmanship is stellar right out of the box. I found no issues with this guitar upon purchase and am very happy with it. The ebony fingerboard is something unique to this specific guitar. It has a snappier feel than rosewood, which I usually play. This is a sweet guitar that you can't go wrong with if you looking for a Strat.

 
5.0

Definitely would recommend

By George

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

Unbelievable guitar. The sound I've been looking for since I sold my strat back in the 60's. Workmanship is superb, setup was perfect, intonation right on all the way up the neck.

 
5.0

Absolutely the one!

By Kevin C

from Fennville mich

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

    The strat I've been looking for! Love it!

     
    5.0

    The Best purchase!

    By Kevin C

    from Fennville Mich

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Are you kidding me? Absolutely none!!

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

    These guys at GC are awesome! Made 2 exchanges cause what I got just didn't feel right ! Until!! I found this baby! Absolutely beautiful! Just what I have been looking for! First of all it's a limited edition, second vintage looking third it's definitely a keeper! Could not be happier!

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Strat!!

    By Michael

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

    Lightweight and flawless. I really like the striped ebony look. The new design features on the American professional are legit. A+++

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would recommend to friends

    By John

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Fender Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard:

    I like the ebony fretboard feels good playing but sounds a little tinny

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