Fender American Professional Telecaster - 3 Tone Sunburst - Maple Neck

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Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), we weren’t content to rest on our laurels. Our team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If we were able to improve it with a new design or modern materials we did; if it didn’t need improvement, we left it alone. When the wood chips and solder fumes settled, what was left was the American Professional Telecaster—everything you need to play your best.

Developed by vintage 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. The newly redesigned Telecaster bridge sports three compensated brass barrel saddles for the perfect combination of vintage style with modern feel and performance. 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 new 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 Telecaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend. 


Type Solid Body
3 Tone Sunburst
Orientation Right Handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape
Body Material Alder
Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape
Modern "Deep C"
Neck Finish Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fretboard Material Maple
Number of Frets 22
Fretboard Inlays
Black Dot
Fret Size Narrow Tall
Fretboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Truss Rods Bi-Flex™
Truss Rod Wrench
1/8" Hex (Allen)
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width
1.685" (42.8 mm)
Neck Pickups
V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
Bridge Pickups
V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration
Bridge 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Compensated Brass Saddles, 6 screw mounting with removable modern "Ashtray" Bridge Cover
Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Strings Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Case/ Bag
Elite Molded Case