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 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 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.
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material: Lightweight Ash
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Bridge Mounting: 2-Point Modern
Bridge Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat®
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm
Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell
Colour: Aged Natural
Control Knobs: Aged White
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5” (241 mm)
Fret Size: Narrow Tall
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Middle Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Material: Solid Rosewood with ‘70s headstock
Neck Pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Shape: Modern "Deep C"
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Pickguard: 4-Ply Brown Shell
Position Inlays: White Dots
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Style: 3 Single-Coil
Switching: 5-Position Blade - Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8” American Series
Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen)
Truss Rod: Bi-Flex
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered