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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 authentic original model, evolved.
Originally introduced with the Fender Select Series in 2013, the channel-bound necks have a compound-radius fingerboard inlaid directly into the neck, eliminating the side seam between the neck and fingerboard. The sides of the neck channel are actually angled inward to achieve this seamless effect in a revolutionary process to both encase the fretboard and offer enhanced resonance between it and the neck itself.
CHANNEL-BOUND FOR GLORY
These channel-bound necks boast a fretboard with a 9.5”-to-14” compound-radius (9.5” to 14”) fingerboard that is rounder at the nut - glorius for chording - and flatter at the heel - great for soloing, while the neck itself is a versatile “Modern C”-shaped profile.
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 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.