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Fender American Professional Telecaster Electric Guitar


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The Fender American Professional Telecaster Electric Guitar gives players the very best of today and yesterday.

Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), the folks at Fender weren't content to rest on their laurels. Fender's team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If they were able to improve it with a new design or modern materials they did; if it didn't need improvement, they 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 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. Includes hardshell case.


  • American Professional Telecaster gives the best performance and tone of yesterday and today
  • Modern "Deep C"-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand
  • Bend strings easily with narrow-tall frets for fleet-fingered accuracy
  • Powerful, nuanced tones from V-Mod single-coil pickups voiced specifically for each position
  • Preserve brightness when adjusting the volume controls with treble-bleed tone circuit
  • True resonance and sustain thanks to carefully shaped genuine bone nut
  • Improved break angle and straight string pull from staggered cast tuning machines
  • Disguised as a vintage-inspired 3-saddle bridge, the compensated brass saddles are fully intoneatable
  • Securely transport between gigs in ATA Molded Case with TSA-approved center latch

Get your Fender American Professional Telecaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case



Once in a while, you come across a particular guitar that exemplifies a model you've played what seems like a few million times—one that rises above the others of its kind and truly enchants you. This Telecaster was one of those instruments. The tone was true to the Tele twang and honk, but had an impressive sting to it that was very easy on the ears. The low end was quick and tight, and the midrange was surprisingly smooth for a stock bridge pickup. Telecasters rule< and this one stands above!



Great introduction to Fender


This is my first Fender - and I love it. I love the tall frets and the bright tone and it is so easy to play. The pickups sound like the P-90s of old. I bought this music machine on a recent trip to NYC and the service at Sam Ash was outstanding.


Bowral, New South Wales, Australia


Great update to a classic series


The Telecaster is one of my favorite guitars ever. Light weight body and bright, twangy sound is recognizable to any guitar player. This year Fender unveiled their newest incarnation of the Telecaster called the Pro series. The biggest update you get with this guy is the brand new V-mod single coil pickups which gives you a nice little boost in tone compared to other models as well as diversity between pickups. You also get a new Deep "C" shaped neck which once played will never want to play a different one.


Edison, NJ

Awesome upgraded classic


This is a solid upgrade across the board. The improved pickups sound fantastic and add more versatility to a telecaster. The neck profile is very comfortable and the tall narrow frets are a cool improvement making for a fast playing neck that has more solid intonation. The combination of a bone nut and brass saddles provides great sustain and clarity. This is an awesome renovation to an American classic!

Maximus Bassimus

Lombard, IL


American Excellence


There's a couple tweaks to this timeless design that Fender knocks out of the park. the narrow-tall frets really helped with intonation up the fret board as advertised. Chording further up the neck sounded truer than ever, and the redesigned V-mod pickups transported me to vintage Tele-land.


Cincinnati, OH


Awesome tele


I already want a butterscotch and mystic seafoam! Pickups created by Tim Shaw which detail every position which they are placed. Look great, sound great and American Made!

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH


best Fender production model yet


In my opinion this is the best production model Fender has released yet. The frets on these guitars are much taller, giving each note amazing clarity and sustain without needing extra force pushing down to fret each note. The pickups are not noiseless, but are extremely warm and versatile. The guitar is extremely comfortable on a strap or sitting and is well suited to any musical situation.




The newest and best tele!


What we have all been waiting for, a revolutionary new tele! These ones play and feel great. The new fret work is awesome. Combine that with the traditional body carve and new pickups. Ow ow! I would suggest this to a friend.


sam ash nyc


American Professional Telecaster Electric Guitar

5.0 8


Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Neck Shape Modern "Deep C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Telecaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder (Ash on Natural Model)
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster
Neck Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster
Bridge Type 3-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles (6 Screw Mounting w/Removable Modern "Ashtray" Bridge Cover)
Tuning Machines Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Professional
Model American Professional Telecaster®
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited Warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.