Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS with Rosewood FB in Mercury
The American Professional Strat Gets New UpgradesThe Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS offers notable upgrades from its previous version. The alder body is loaded with brand-new V-Mod II pickups for the ultimate in single-coil tone. A Double Tap humbucker located in the bridge is ideal for powerful solos and lead lines. You also get upgraded hardware from headstock to tuners, including a contoured heel for playing comfort. Enhanced finishing techniques and Fender's famous dedication to quality craftsmanship round out the design. The Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS is a vintage-voiced instrument that's ready to conquer stages
The new standard for professional instruments
After the wild success of the original American Professional Stratocaster, Fender's team of designers dedicated themselves to improving on the design. The resulting instrument, the American Professional II Stratocaster, features a number of improvements and upgrades that push the classic design to new heights. V-Mod II single-coil pickups and a Double Tap humbucker give you classic Strat sparkle with unbelievable clarity. The upgraded 2-point tremolo bridge has a cold-rolled steel block, which helps boost sustain and adds a touch of brightness. Factor in the all-new "Super-Natural" neck finish, and the Fender American Professional II Stratocaster sets the tone for what a professional level instrument should look, sound, and feel like.
Upgraded pickups promote clarity
For the American Professional II Stratocasters, Fender's pickup guru, Tim Shaw created a new breed of V-Mod pickups. Fittingly dubbed the V-Mod II pickups, the neck and middle pickups deliver all the classic chime that defined the Strats of old with drastically enhanced clarity and articulation. The newest version of the American Professional also has an upgraded bridge pickup in the form of a Double Tap humbucker. Running it wide open yields a punchy tone with plenty of character. With the push-push tone knob, you can get realistic single-coil sounds. Whether you're keeping it clean or getting gritty, the Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS will be right at home.
Custom Shop-influenced neck
The Deep "C" neck profile that you'll find on the Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS solidbody electric guitar is a slight upgrade from the Fender American neck players have been in love with for years. By adding a touch more roundness to the back contour, the Deep "C" carve fills your hand perfectly while never inhibiting your technique. For added playing comfort, the back of the neck is finished in Fender's "Super-Natural" satin finish that feels fast and inviting. Your fingers will immediately notice how much control they have on the fretboard's Narrow Tall frets. For good reason, this fret wire is the most requested size at the Fender Custom Shop.
Fender American Professional II Stratocaster HSS Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Updated and upgraded HSS Stratocaster for the performing musician
- V-Mod II single-coil pickups deliver vintage-style Strat sound with enhanced clarity
- Double Tap humbucker pumps out punchy tones
- Push-Push tone knob yields a convincing single-coil effect
- 2-point tremolo with cold-rolled steel tone block gives you expressive playing options and extra sustain
- Satin-finished maple neck feels fast and responsive
- Deep "C" neck profile sits securely in your hand
- Contoured neck heel enhances comfort when playing in the upper register
- Narrow Tall frets play effortlessly