THE NEW AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL MODELS HAVE ARRIVED.
So how have the new American Professional Models been updated from the American Standard?
New pickups. V-Mod and redesigned Shawbuckers instead of Custom Shop offerings.-these are single coils for ease of use with patented ‘alnico’ magnets whereby each one is voiced specifically for its particular position, designed by none-other than Tim Shaw – certainly a change that players will remember for years to come.
A comfortable deep C maple neck where the standard’s medium wide build has changed to tall and narrow – the narrow frets, make bending, and chording up the neck, effortless.
A new treble-bleed circuit helps maintain fender’s famed alder tone at all volumes.
New nut material: Genuine bone instead of synthetic bone and a New molded case.
An “elite” molded case with TSA-friendly latches which is extremely light too.
New colors: Sonic Grey, Mystic Seafoam, Antique Olive, Butterscotch Blonde (Tele). – We really like the new look Sunburst as well, which is a lot darker and sleeker- definitely a looker on set