The Telecaster has truly stood the test of time. Since 1951 this classic design has been heavy hitter for all musical genres and the American Pro II series is no exception! With some gorgeous new finishes and updated V-Mod pickups these teles maintain the ‘workhorse’ name they’ve made for themselves while providing an extra little spice to the current Fender lineup!
Here’s what Fender say:
The American Professional II Telecaster® draws from more than seventy years of innovation, inspiration and evolution to meet the demands of today’s working player.
Our popular Deep “C” neck now sports smooth rolled fingerboard edges, a “Super-Natural” satin finish and a newly sculpted neck heel for a supremely comfortable feel and easy access to the upper register. New V-Mod II Telecaster single-coil pickups are more articulate than ever while delivering the twang, snap and snarl that made the Tele famous. The new top-load/string-through bridge with compensated “bullet” saddles is our most comfortable, flexible Tele bridge yet – retaining classic brass-saddle tone and providing excellent intonation and flexible setup options, allowing you to tailor the tension and tone of each string to your liking.
The American Pro II Telecaster delivers instant familiarity and sonic versatility you’ll feel and hear right away, with broad ranging improvements that add up to nothing less than a new standard for professional instruments.
A performance-friendly push-push switch on the volume control activates the series mode in position 2, using both pickups to create a fatter tone not normally found on a Tele.
The rounded neck heel and beveled neck-plate improve access to the upper register and make leads easy and comfortable.