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Fender American Professional Stratocaster Electric Guitar


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$1,399.99 to $1,549.99


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The authentic original Strat model, evolved: the Fender American Professional Stratocaster Electric Guitar.

Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world's most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn't a re-imagining of the classic design; it's the authentic original model, evolved.

The choice of musical legends since its release, the Stratocaster feel and sound set the world on fire, powering music movements from electric blues to EDM, and everything in-between. In your hands this Strat is ready to navigate the creative twists and turns of your music, inspiring you to express yourself in new ways through your playing.

Developed by pickup master Tim Shaw, the brand-new 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. 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 Stratocaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend. Includes hardshell case.


  • American Professional Stratocaster is the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones
  • 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
  • Left hand rotation for left-hand thinkers with correct counter-clockwise Volume and Tone controls
  • 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
  • Fluid tremolo action, solid intonation and stability from 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with bent-steel saddles
  • Firm and reliable control from Pop-in stainless steel tremolo arm
  • Securely transport between gigs in ATA Molded Case with TSA-approved center latch

Get your Fender American Professional Stratocaster 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

Great new series


The Strat is arguably one of the most if not the most popular guitars ever. Light weight body and bright, twangy sound is recognizable to any guitar player. This year Fender unveiled their newest incarnation of the Stratocaster 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 t play a different one.


Edison, NJ

More refined classic Strat tone!


Just upgraded my American Standard to the new American Professional. Honestly, it feels like a boutique custom build, such is the attention to detail Fender has put in to the new series. Love the addition of treble bleed mod (which should be called a treble NO-bleed mod, I can't play a Strat without it) which comes stock, bone nut (again, stock) and redesigned pickups, somehow improved over last year's Custom Shop pickups (all STOCK!). Don't sleep on the Electric Olive color, it will age well and look good once you ding it up.


Cincinatti, OH

Fender has done it again


The Fender Stratocaster has been one of the most popular electric guitars since it's introduction in 1954. It has been widely used across many genres, idolized by many, copied by many, and seen many incarnations over the years. Enter 2017 and the all new American Professional series is here. Fender has really put a lot of thought into these instruments and incorporated some features typically reserved to a custom shop instrument. They've used a new neck shape and a different size fret wire to make the neck more comfortable than ever, redesigned the pickups which are now voiced for each position and they are spectacular, they've improved the included hard case, come stock with a bone nut which in my opinion is the best nut material available, they have increased the break angle so this improves playability sustain and more, while retaining the roots the modern 2 point tremolo features the classic bent saddles but with the convenience of a pop in arm, and they offer a finish for just about anyone. I could go on for ages but it truly is remarkable and if you're in the market for a strat this is a guitar you need to try out for yourself. They are really honing in on something great with this new series as typically I find myself installing a bone nut, swapping to boutique pickups, etc when purchasing other strats over the years. This strat pretty much gives you all that great stuff out of the box.

Nate McClure

Cincinatti, OH

Pro strat


The Strat has been around since the 50's and is pretty much the most used guitar out there among many different genres of music. The new Professional strat is born in the USA! The V-Mod single-coil pickups are voiced specifically for each position to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. It has a Deep C shaped neck, a treble bleed circuit and retains clarity when adjusting the pots.

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati


American Professional Stratocaster Electric Guitar

5.0 5


Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Neck Shape Modern "Deep C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder (Ash on Natural & Sienna Sunburst Models)
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Type 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Professional
Model American Professional Stratocaster®
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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.

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