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American Professional II Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard - Butterscotch Blonde

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American Professional II Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard - Butterscotch Blonde

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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.

Fender's 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 the 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.

Specifications

Series: American Professional II
Body Material: Roasted Pine
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple
Neck Finish: "Super-Natural" Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Bridge: 3-Saddle Top-Load/String-Through Tele® with Compensated Brass "Bullet" Saddles
Neck Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Tele®
Bridge Pickup: V-Mod II Single-Coil Tele®
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Strings: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)

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Description: 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. Fender's 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 the 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.


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Finally - MY Telecaster! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, Alberta
I’ve had a fair number of Teles, including some Custom Shop ones, but none has jumped out at me like this burst with maple neck American Professional II. Even playing it acoustically, it has snarl, twang and bite. Through my new Gibson Falcon tube amp, it COMES ALIVE! Love the neck, and the push on, push off on the tone knob is so much better than a pull only option. I’m going to make mine look like the famous Clarence White / Marty Stuart owned B-bender (but without the bender); I’ve already sourced the Frankfurt main sticker, Nudie Cohn corner sticker, and even found a 72 Plymouth Satellite rear trunk plate. Just need to add the ‘54 neck Strat pickup and it’s going to be the coolest Tele! Fantastic guitar all around.
Posted by Grant on Feb 1, 2024
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Just wow! 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Danforth), Ontario
The great guys at L&M Danforth, too many to name, but they know who they are, we’re beyond awesome in helping me get my dream guitar. It’s everything and then some I could have hoped for. I’m in love….end stop! While it was almost perfect out of the box, it did need a bit of love. Once again your ‘super tech’ DAVE has done it again. Cheers Buddy! Give that guy a raise….and a beer….and a pizza ASAP! You folks at L & M are awesome folks. This guy is feeling like a kid at Christmas….once again. A big big thank you all around folks. Cheers
Posted by David on Aug 31, 2023
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Fender American Proffesional ii 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kingston, Ontario
A Beutifull Sounding Fender Telecaster,Cant Go Wrong with this Tele.
Posted by Donnie Hashey on Jul 23, 2023
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Best Telecaster you can buy that is not custom shop 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Chilliwack, British Columbia
Pros:
Vmod 2 pickups
Modern Ergonomic Contours
Hard-Shell Molded Case
Truss-rod above the nut(not near the bridge pickup)
Compound radius board
Cons:
3 saddle bridge
no locking tuners
I have been playing this for 6 hours since I got it and it sounds glorious and playability is top-notch!
Upgrading to locking tuners, and 6 saddle bridge will cost less than going for the Ultra Luxe.
This is the best Telecaster for the money you can buy without going Custom Shop (if you are not into the noiseless pickups)..
Posted by Jojo on Jan 15, 2023
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Fender American Proffesional ii 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kingston, Ontario
Posted by Donnie Hashey on Jan 3, 2023
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This guitar is everything you want it to be. 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Summerside, Prince Edward Island
The guitar is flawless and sounds amazing. It feels perfect in your hands.
Posted by Ed Hutchinson on Nov 27, 2022
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Lovely but pricey 2 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
First up, I didn't buy this through Long McQuade, because they didn't have stock (and still don't), but I do have one, so I though I'd share here anyway.Second up, it's a beautiful looking instrument. This isn't the most important thing, but it's the thing you notice first and I have to admit was one of the deciding factors in my decision to go with the particular model I did (siena sunburst, pine body). Looks fabulous, nice colour combo of the body with the pickguard and the neck is a really deep, vintage maple colour. Even darker than it looks in the photo (that's true of the siena sunburst body as well, which is less orange than it appears in the photo).Third, the neck is wonderfully smooth. The rounded edges are very noticeable and it is very easy to play. Fourth, the pickups are nicely twangy and you have the added flexibility of fattening up the sound with the push-push tone knob which switches between (the usual) parallel and series for the middle position.I'd say there are two things I'm not crazy about: one is the price, but there are obviously plenty of other cheaper Fender Teles available. That said, Gibson are always viewed as being prohibitively expensive but it's a bit crazy to think there are Gibson Les Paul options with a lower price tag than this guitar.The other thing is the three brass saddles. I know there are people who like this traditional version of the bridge, but as far as I'm concerned it clearly is inferior for intonation than six. Given the American Pro series is supposed to incorporate modern changes to give the best balance between tradition and modern convenience, I would have thought six saddles would be the way to go -- especially as the Mexican Player goes that way.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2021
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Fabulous guitar 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton Highlands, Alberta
I just bought this a couple weeks ago. I have wanted a tele for some time and started playing different models in the store. The difference in sound with this particular tele was very noticeable. The fit and finish on this guitar is just superb, and all the hardware is high quality, but the finish on the wood, fretboard and back of the neck is just fabulous. It sounds cheesy to say (like I'm a Fender rep or something, which I'm not) but when you walk into the room and see the guitar there, it's like a piece of art. That being said, I'm changing the pick guard to a white one lol (this was the only available model in the burst finish - and I had to wait for it to arrive - and the tele pick guards are cheap and easy to change of course). I really enjoy the single coil sound - and you can change the mid selection from series to parallel by pressing the tone knob which gives a much much richer sound. I do have 2 minor complaints - one is that the selector is a bit awkward to switch when it's set on the bridge pickup (because of how close it is to the volume knob. This is the design on all teles of course but it seems a bit silly. The second is the single coil hum. I knew about that when I bought it but it is annoying and it probably doesn't help that my amp is set up near the electrical meter of my house. I guess it's the price to pay for the great single coil sound. As far as the pickup sound goes, the bridge pickup is really nice, I play mostly rock with it and it really suits that purpose. The mid selection is kind of thin, but it's a good strumming sound selection. Once the tone know is pressed, what a full sound you get from that! Also in the mid selection, there is a bit less hum. The hum in general can be minimized by turning this way or that way to avoid picking up whatever signals it picks up - it's just something I need to deal with when I play. The neck selection is a really full bluesy sound which I also love, it has lots of bass, some pop and is really rich. The playability of this guitar is really great. I always had a thinner style neck but this fat neck plays well and really changes the way I play my other guitars, so I find having this big neck has improved my playing due to the variety of neck size - I play my other guitars better and am playing more cleanly due to the sensitivity of the tele pickups catching every little sound. The overall sound of the guitar is very rich and full as well, which makes my other guitars seem a little bland or quiet (though they have good pickups too). The back of the neck has a silky finish rather than a high gloss finish which I really enjoy and makes sliding the hand easier and less sticky. When I bought the guitar, the high E string would grind when I bent it at around the 10-12th fret. I thought I had a rough fret or something but it was just a flawed E string. I put on new strings and it's all fixed. Other than that, the setup on the guitar off the shelf was perfect. Action, truss rod, everything was ideal. I haven't adjusted anything. Overall it's a very high quality guitar, very playable with a fantastic sound, I'm totally happy with my purchase.
Posted by Erik on Apr 15, 2021
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Awesome!!! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Belleville, Ontario
This guitar rocks! Perfect amount of snap with a classic tele sound. The series and phase switching for the center position makes it have a “extra” tone but not making it confusing like the early version of s1 switching on other models. The vmod 2 pickups are a awesome for the tone they put out. Also the intonated brass saddles score ! Fender hit a home run with the AM pro II
Posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2021
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Amazing tele! 15 of 15 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
I had bought a Squier Telecaster classic Vibe 50s about a year ago and was blown away by it. Never in my whole life I thought I’d see myself playing a tele but here I am a year later I loved my Squier so much that I bought this American pro 2. They look so alike but this tele is about half the weight and plays very well. I was surprised because in my opinion this guitar’s neck pickup sounded very nice even better than the bridge pickup though télés are known for their bridge pickups, not the other way around. The pickups sound very loud and very clear, to be honest this could be the only guitar you ever need (I also own the American pro 2 strat SSS) and I thought this sounded nicer in the neck pickup than the strat (shock of the year). Out of the box the wires were through the bridge and not through the body. My Squier tele classic vibe 50s seems to have a more punchy bridge pickup (I was a bit disappointed by that here) but I’m not sure until I get new strings and pull them through the body and raise the pickup a bit. Push push feature on the tone knob is a non requirement for me but is a nice freebie to have. Guitar is a gem, If I could only have one guitar in the world that would be it (I mean from my own personal collection lol, of course I’d pick a custom shop one if I had it!) Value wise it’s hard to justify unless you’re a pro, the Squier is a definitely better value but you can’t put a price on what motivates you to play and fills your ears with pure joy. I think this guitar will please most people, a lot.
Posted by George on Jan 7, 2021
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