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Fender American Professional II Series

Fender American Professional II Series

The American Professional II Series is the quintessential Fender guitar range. When you think of Fender, you picture American-made workhorses, used by the biggest names in the business. American Professional II Series has been specifically designed for the professional guitar/bass player that needs one guitar to thrive in all musical applications. Whether it be on stage, in the studio, at rehearsals or for practising at home, these guitars do it all. As Fender says, they really are "One. For all".

We loved the Deep "C" (Slim "C" for Jazz Bass and '63 Profile for P Bass) neck profile that came on the first run of American Professional, and Fender have gone and made it even more comfortable to pay, by giving it a softer edge and a more natural feeling finish.

Fender have also upgraded the neck heel, making it more ergonomic to play in the upper register, along with upgrading the hardware. Each guitar has a completely redesigned bridge, the Tele bridge has been refined with top-loading options, cold-rolled steel tremblocks, a new asymmetrical neck plate and push-push pots. The PP Pots enable new electronic capabilities, including additional pickup combinations, series/parallel operation and Double Tap™ technology.

The American Professional II Series also features some of the best Fender Pickups we've ever heard with the introduction of V-Mod II. Fender have meticulously refined every painstaking detail of the original V-Mod pickups, completely changing the way the pickups are wound. There are more switching options, including push-push pots for coil splitting, pickup selections and parallel/series options (model dependant).

Roasted Pine is now an added body type option in the series, upgrading from Ash. Fender has been using pine since the early 50s and we've come to love this lightweight tone wood's punchy, yet complex sound. With its well-defined grain pattern, Roasted Pine is as beautiful as it is musical.


Fender American Professional II

Here's What Fender Say:

"The American Professional Series was designed to provide the playability, tonal versatility and performance that our most demanding customers need to be successful. As a result, it's become the standard by which all other guitars and basses are measured. Over the last four years, more professional musicians have played American Professional Series guitars and basses than any other. After four years of listening, watching, working and collaborating with a wide variety of artists and players, we’re proud to introduce... American Professional II.

The American Professional II Series takes everything that made American Pro great and improves it. We kept everything players loved and added upgraded features to enhance tone, playability and style. The well-loved Deep “C” neck profile remains, but with softer edges for a more comfortable feel. The neck has a new finish that feels more natural, for hours of friction-free playing. The new sculpted neck heel, with bevelled nack plate, delivers a more ergonomic experience, allowing you to play confidently in the upper register.

The American Professional II hardware has been upgraded as well – bridges on all guitar models have been redesigned, featuring cold-rolled steel tremblocks, refined Tele bridge with top-loading options and a smoother Panorama Jazzmaster Tremolo. The new asymmetrical neck plate has been bevelled for added comfort. Newly voiced Double Tap™ humbucking pickups perfectly complement our new V-Mod II single-coils. Push-push pots enable special electronics, including additional pickup combinations, series/parallel operation and Double Tap™ technology. It features some of the best sounding pickups we’ve ever made, the V-MOD II. Refinements have been made in every detail, including down to how the pickups are wound. More switching options – push / push pots for coil splits, pickup selections and series and parallel options depending on the model.

Roasted Pine is now an added option in the series. Fender has been using pine since 1950 – It's a lightweight tone wood with a punchy, complex sound. With its well-defined grain pattern, Roasted Pine is as beautiful as it is musical. All models come with a free Deluxe Molded Case."


The Range:


American Professional II Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster is one of the best-loved and most recognisable icons of music and beyond. The Strat has been the key to the sound of guitar legends from almost every genre of music since its introduction back to 1954. Although there have been many, more extreme variations over the years, the classic Fender Stratocaster remains King. The American Professional II Stratocaster is the next evolution of this legendary instrument, seamlessly blending modern technology and improvements with a timeless classic to produce a guitar ready to meet the demands of the modern player while giving traditional musicians everything they already love. The V-Mod II Stratocaster single-coil pickups impressively retain the warmth and bell-like chime beloved of generations of guitarists but also bring a whole new level of articulation. The redesigned bridge and 2-point tremolo combine with the newly sculpted neck heel and rolled fingerboard edges to deliver playability improvements you wouldn't have thought possible on such a well-loved classic. Also available as Left Handed.


American Professional II Telecaster

The model that started it all, the Telecaster remains one of the most popular instruments in the world 70 years later. The American Professional II Telecaster is rooted firmly in the traditions that keep the Telecaster as popular as ever, whilst looking to the future and embracing the demands of the modern guitarist. Teles are known best for their snarl and snap and you'll find plenty of both here thanks to the V-Mod II Telecaster single-coil pickups with the added articulation provided by this newly-designed pickup series. The new bridge can be strung as a top-loader or through-body (or even combinations of both) while the new brass, compensated, 'bullet' saddles deliver classic tones with improved intonation and flexible setup capabilities. The ultimate classic has now been combined with modern upgrades and made even more comfortable to play. Also available as Left Handed.


American Professional II Jazzmaster

The darling of indie and alternative music for decades, the Fender Jazzmaster is renowned as much for its sonic flexibility as it is for the chime and sparkle of its sound. The American Professional II Jazzmaster embraces that exceptional history and builds on it. This latest reimagining of the indie classic adds a tap function for the bridge pickup allowing the player to switch between a lower-output vintage sound and a more powerful, throaty tone, while the rhythm circuit is activated by simply flicking a switch, delivering a thicker, higher output tone with the pickups in series. Adding even more versatility, the American Professional II Jazzmaster also features the brand new Panorama Tremolo system, dramatically extending the range of the traditional Jazzmaster trem, delivering the classic Fender Jazzmaster warble right through to Stratocaster style dives. Also available as Left Handed.


American Professional II Stratocaster HSS

The Fender Stratocaster is one of the best-loved and most recognisable icons of music and beyond. The Strat has been the key to the sound of guitar legends from almost every genre of music since its introduction back in 1954. Although there have been many, more extreme variations over the years, the classic Stratocaster remains King. The American Professional II Stratocaster HSS pushes the flexibility of this classic to new levels. In addition to playing upgrades like a redesigned neck heel, new bridge and rolled fingerboard edges, the pickups have also been completely refreshed. The V-Mod II single-coil pickups in the neck and middle positions deliver the bell-like chime and warmth you want from a Strat with increased articulation but now they're paired with the brand new DoubleTap humbucker in the bridge position. The new DoubleTap humbucker provides rich, punchy humbucker tones and also - at the push of a button - carefully calibrated single-coil sounds allowing you to revisit the original Strat sound that made this instrument the legend it is.


American Professional II Tele Deluxe

The model that started it all, the Telecaster remains one of the most popular instruments in the world 70 years later. The American Professional II Telecaster Deluxe delivers classic Tele looks playability alongside incredible sonic versatility. The V-Mod II DoubleTap™ pickups bring articulation like never before while providing options for punchy, full, humbucking tones or stunning, single-coil split sounds more reminiscent of classic Telecasters. The new "cut" 3-saddle bridge can be strung through-body or as a top-loader (or even combinations of both) giving you flexible setup options with improved intonation and classic tone. Sleek, stylish, and utterly superb.


American Professional II Jazz Bass

The Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass is the 4-string version of this latest reimagining of Fender's iconic Jazz Bass design. Drawing on more than 60 years of inspiration and innovation, the American Professional II Jazz Basses deliver sonic versatility with the newly developed V-Mod II Jazz Bass single-coil pickups, which are more articulate than ever without taking away any of the clarity or punch we all expect from a Fender Jazz Bass. Combine that sound with the instant familiarity the classic Jazz Bass body brings to players and the subtle but important improvements to key design elements and you have a truly classic instrument that has evolved to meet all the demands of the modern player. Also available as Left Handed.


American Professional II Precision Bass

The Fender American Professional II Precision Bass is the 4-string version of this latest reimagining of Fender's iconic Precision Bass, drawing on more than 60 years of innovation and inspiration. When you pick up a Precision Bass, you know exactly what to expect: playability, punch, and growl. The American Professional II Precision Bass doesn't disappoint, and it doesn't stop there. You will also find increased articulation from the freshly designed V-Mod II Precision Bass split-coil pickup and improved playability features like the 'Super-Natural' satin finish on the neck and the newly-sculpted neck heel. The end result is the next evolution of one of the most iconic and lasting bass designs in the world that would satisfy even the most demanding of modern players. Also available as Left Handed.


American Professional II Precision Bass V

The Fender American Professional II Precision Bass V is the 5-string version of this latest reimagining of Fender's iconic Precision Bass V, drawing on more than 60 years of innovation and inspiration. When you pick up a Precision Bass, you know exactly what to expect: playability, punch, and growl. The American Professional II Precision Bass V doesn't disappoint, and it doesn't stop there. You will also find increased articulation from the freshly designed V-Mod II Precision Bass split-coil pickup and improved playability features like the 'Super-Natural' satin finish on the neck and the newly-sculpted neck heel. The end result is the next evolution of one of the most iconic and lasting bass designs in the world that would satisfy even the most demanding of modern players.


Finish Options

American Pro II Finish Options

New Dark Night | New Miami Blue | New Mercury | New Natural Roasted Pine | Olympic White | 3 Tone Sunburst | Black | Butterscotch Blonde | Sienna Sunburst, Roasted Pine Body | Mystic Surf Green

Available in Maple and Rosewood Fretboard Options


Your Chance To Win!

Any Customer that purchases a NEW Fender American Professional II Series Guitar/Bass, before and including 13th November 2020, will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win their choice of any Fender Effects Pedal (stock permitting).

Fender Guitar Pedals

5 lucky customers will be drawn at random, and contacted after the 14th November 2020, to redeem their desired Fender Effects Pedal. Please note, this cannot be despatched with the guitar, as the purchase will need to have already been completed to enter. GAK will contact the winners directly to find out which Fender Effects Pedal they would like to redeem and arrange delivery thereafter.

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