Video: Fender Releases the New American Professional II Series

Since their debut in late 2016, Fender's American Professional Series instruments have been the go-to choice for many working musicians. With made-in-USA quality, day-in and day-out dependability, and the classic good looks of Fender's tried-and-true models, it's easy to understand the appeal.

To make the instruments even more worthy of their name, Fender has taken feedback from pros and upgraded the whole line.

The American Pro II Strats, Teles, Jazzmasters, and Precision and Jazz Basses feature new V-Mod II pickups, a "Deep C" neck with rolled fingerboard edges, bone nuts, and the ergonomic neck heel first unveiled in Fender's American Ultra Series.

Many of the models will also have the option of a traditional or a new tonewood for their bodies: alder or roasted pine.


American Professional II Stratocaster

  • V-Mod II single coils
  • Two-point tremolo
  • Push-push tone pot can add neck pickup signal
  • Available with alder body in Olympic White, Mystic Surf Green, Miami Blue, Mercury, Dark Night, Black
  • Available with roasted pine body in Sienna Sunburst or roasted pine finish
  • $1,499.99 USD for alder, $1,599.99 for roasted pine
  • Also available in left-handed models

American Professional II Stratocaster HSS

  • V-Mod II single coils, Double Tap humbucker at bridge
  • Push-push tone pot splits Double Tap to single-coil
  • Two-point tremolo
  • Available with alder body in Olympic White, Mystic Surf Green, Miami Blue, Mercury, Dark Night, Black
  • Available with roasted pine body in Sienna Sunburst or roasted pine finish
  • $1,549.99 USD for alder, $1,649.99 for roasted pine

American Professional II Telecaster

  • V-Mod II Single-Coil Tele pickups
  • Newly designed bridge gives classic brass-saddle tone and individual string intonation
  • Push-push tone pot can switch pickups to in-series
  • Available with alder body in Olympic White, Mystic Surf Green, Mercury, Dark Night, 3-Color Sunburst, Black, Miami Blue
  • Available with roasted pine body in Sienna Sunburst, Butterscotch Blonde, or roasted pine finish
  • $1,499.99 USD for alder, $1,599.99 for roasted pine
  • Also available in left-handed models

American Professional II Telecaster Deluxe

  • V-Mod Double Tap humbuckers
  • Push-push tone pot splits humbuckers to single-coils
  • Newly designed bridge gives classic brass-saddle tone and individual string intonation
  • Available with alder body in Olympic White, Mystic Surf Green, Mercury, Dark Night, 3-Color Sunburst, Miami Blue
  • $1,549.99 USD

American Professional II Jazzmaster

  • V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazzmaster pickups
  • Bridge pickup can be in higher- or lower-output settings
  • Rhythm circuit can put pickups in series
  • New Panorama Tremolo system promises to increase the range of vibrato
  • Available with alder body in 3-Color Sunburst, Mercury, Dark Night, Mystic Surf Green, Miami Blue
  • $1,599.99 USD
  • Also available in left-handed models

American Professional II Precision Basses

  • '63 neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges
  • V-Mod II Precision Bass Split Single-Coil
  • 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage bridge (string-through-body or top-load)
  • Available with alder body in 3-Color Sunburst, Olympic White, Mystic Surf Green, Mercury, Dark Night, Miami Blue
  • Also available in left-handed models
  • $1,549.99 USD
  • 5-string American Professional II Precision Bass V is available for $1,649.99

American Professional II Jazz Bass

  • Slim C maple neck with rolled fingerboard edges
  • V-Mod II Single-Coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • 4-Saddle HiMass Vintage bridge (string-through-body or top-load)
  • Available with alder body in 3-Color Sunburst, Olympic White, Black, Miami Blue, Mercury, Mystic Surf Green, Dark Night
  • Available with roasted pine body in Roasted Pine finish
  • Also available in left-handed models
  • $1,599.99 USD for alder, $1,699.99 for roasted pine
  • American Professional II Jazz Bass Fretless is available for $1,599.99
  • 5-string American Professional II Jazz Bass V is available for $1,699.99 for alder or $1,799.99 roasted pine

Find the entire American Professional II Series on Reverb now.

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