New American Professional......very impressed!

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  1. rocknroller

    rocknroller TDPRI Member

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    I just purchased a new American Professional Tele and I must say I am very impressed with the whole package. The new Deep-C neck profile feels great, and combined with the taller frets it plays really fast and easy. I love the newly designed bridge with compensated saddles and mini ashtray cover. Leaving the cover on makes for a really smooth resting surface and it does not interfere at all with palm muting. Even with the cover off, resting your palm on the bridge is very comfortable since Fender uses smaller saddle screws that are recessed well into the saddles. The new Tim Shaw V-Mod pickups sound great too! They have a nice vintage tele vibe, but compared to my American Vintage '52, they are punchier and a bit brighter, and an added bonus is the treble bleed circuit. A mod that I've always wanted to do to my other teles, and now that I've experienced it first hand, I will definitely be modding my other guitars. Overall a great axe and a lot of fun to play. Seems like Fender took all the mods that people were doing to their guitars and incorporated them into this new model. Although it's still nice having a couple other more traditional style teles in the heard! Here are some pics:
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  2. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    Very Nice! Congratulations
     
  3. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Friend of Leo's

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    These don't have the compound neck profile? Maybe that's an elite feature. I am excited to try out the new pro line. Very cool stuff.
     
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    Love the bridge.
     
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    Nice piece. Those saddles look massive!
     
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    Tried one of these out the other day and they are awesome. Yours looks great!
     
  7. BulletLee

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    Hopped on the forum for this! Played one this past weekend, thoroughly amazed! The fit and finish was perfect. I haven't played an American Fender in a while that made me think "yeah this is better than my Mex" but this one did. The rolled frets and edges felt WAY smoother than the USAs the past few years. I'm considering trading/selling my Mex and CP Jazzmaster to grab one of these, what would you do now that you own one?
     
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    Beauty...congratulations!!
     
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    Tele players are gonna need to start smoking smaller cigarettes now.
     
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    If my GC would actually carry something newer than 2015 I might have a chance.
    Sounds like more a interesting model than the Elite imo. Can't wait to hear one
     
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    Well it's posts like this that really mess me up!
    My last few Teles have been Mexican and I've really liked them but I've not had one for over a decade. I've pretty much made the decision to return to a Tele in the near future and after reading so many positive reviews of the AVRI 64, along with the new Pro line, I was siding with the 64. I don't have a store anywhere near me with both so I'd need to arrange a few trips to decide once and for all. It seems the Pros are a distinctive jump up from the USA standard and a serious contender for my new/only #1!
     
  12. Sean65

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    Good news. Nothing worse than buying a new guitar and being unimpressed! Haha

    I tried the new Strat and Tele back to back and really liked the Tele. The 9 gauge string as supplied don't do the guitars any justice.

    I was then handed a Friedman Vintage T with P90s which spoilt the party for the Fenders. Such a great guitar but in another price range.

    The new tele is great. Enjoy.
     
  13. boris bubbanov

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    Congrats!

    Hope I can find one to play with the saddle hiked way up like this. I wanna see if it feels fluid to me, or if it feels bound up.
     
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    Glad to hear it. Congratulations.
    It's good to see that Fender made some nice, constructive changes to a timeless design.
     
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    sweet, sweet ride!
     
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    +1
     
  17. AnAxeNamedBeverly

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    Congrats! Got one just like it, in fact I JUST put it down to rest my fingers. Had it a couple months now and still in love.
     
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    Nice looking guitar!
     
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    HOT'CHA! Congratulations
    With no offense intended to Fender, they did the smart thing rounded up all the marketable mods the had been developed on someboy elses dime and then incorporated them into a guitar of there own.
     
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    Looks awesome, congrats.
    I really dig the look of the bridge.
     
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