The American Professional II Telecaster® draws from more than seventy years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player.
Our popular Deep “C” neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. New V-Mod II Telecaster single-coil pickups are more articulate than ever while delivering the twang, snap and snarl that made the Tele famous. The new top-load/string-through bridge with compensated “bullet” saddles is our most comfortable, flexible Tele bridge yet – retaining classic brass-saddle tone and providing excellent intonation and flexible setup options, allowing you to tailor the tension and tone of each string to your liking.
The American Pro II Telecaster delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.
- Two V-Mod II single-coil Telecaster pickups
- New top-load/string-through Telecaster bridge with compensated brass “bullet” saddles
- Deep “C”-shaped neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges
- Bone nut; 22 narrow-tall frets for easy bending
- Treble bleed circuit maintains highs when reducing volume
- Includes Deluxe Molded hardshell case
The neck, however, has seen some refinements over its predecessor. The Deep C profile remains but now with a softer edge to make it even more comfortable in the hand. The neck finish has also been improved with a new “Super-Natural” satin feel to allow your hand to glide up and down the neck with ease. The neck heel has been sculpted for improved upper fret access and there’s a new asymmetrical, bevelled neck plate to match.
The fingerboard has the same great feel thanks to the smooth maple/rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges. The 9.5” fingerboard radius and narrow-tall frets make it a breeze to play chords and string-bends alike.
Improved V-Mod II Pickups
The American Professional series introduced the V-Mod range of pickups which were each voiced for their specific position. For the American Professional II Tele, they’ve been tweaked for improved clarity with greater twang, snap, and bite. These single-coils offer smooth cleans in the neck through to cutting, aggressive tones in the bridge and everything in between. The V-Mod II pickups have that classic Tele sound, just taken to the next level.
Versatile and Reliable Hardware
The bridge on the American Professional II Tele has been re-designed for improved tone and versatility. The bridge now gives you the option of top-loading the strings in addition to the usual stringing through the body. The top-loading bridge was a design that lasted from 1958 to 1962 and while it may have been short-lived, many see them as highly desirable. Fender give you the option to string it either way so you can decide for yourself based on your preferred tone and feel.
Another addition to the bridge are the new compensated “bullet” saddles. These brass saddles offer great intonation and greater flexibility in the setup of your guitar allowing you to adjust the tension and tone of each string to your preference.
This guitar features Fender’s upgraded Roasted Pine option: A lightweight Pine body, known for its punchy and complex tone – upgraded with their roasting treatment, greatly improving resonance.
Body: Roasted Pine
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane/Butterscotch Blonde
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: “Super-Natural” Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Deep “C”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: 3-Saddle Top-Load/String-Through Tele® with Compensated Brass “Bullet” Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Strings: Fender® USA Bullets® 3250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Deluxe Molded Case: Included