American Professional II

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  1. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

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    These seem to be imminent. Internet searches find them but pages have been deleted. Google cache helped. Pickups are V-Mod II

    Características
    • Guitarra eléctrica
    • Cuerpo: Telecaster
    • Material del cuerpo: aliso
    • Mástil de arce en forma de "Deep C"
    • Diapasón: arce
    • Radio del diapasón: 9.5" (241 mm)
    • Puente: Tele de 3 selletas de carga superior con monturas de latón "Bullet" compensadas
    • Cejilla: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
    • Trastes: 22
    • Longitud de la escala: 25.5" (648 mm)
    • Clavijero: Fender Standard
    • Pastillas: 2 x V-Mod II Single-Coil Tele
    • Configuración: S/S
    • Selector de pastillas de 3 posiciones
    • Controles: 1 x volumen master; 1 x tono master
    • Incluye estuche "Deluxe Molded Case"
    • Acabado: uretano brillante
    • Color: Miami Blue
    Am_Pro_II_Miami_Blue.jpg

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  2. OldPup

    OldPup Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    That color is great. My Spanish falls well short of technical jargon. Is the compound radius neck gone? I love that feature on my Tele AmPro.
     
  3. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    That is a stunning blue. And I'm not a "blue" fan. Good luck with the hunt
     
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    This may have must become my favorite blue that Fender has offered.
     
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    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    Am Pro guitars don't have a compound radius neck. Am Elite and Ultras do.
     
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    Nice color.

    I would love to see them add a Thinline to the American Professional series. Not a 69 or 72. Just a modern spec Thinline with a maple or rosewood fretboard. I think a neck humbucker would be an added plus.:D
     
  7. swervinbob

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    I like the current V Mods. Can’t stand the S***buckers.
     
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  8. Lobomov

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    So new pups and new colors .. otherwise business as usual, right?
     
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    John C Friend of Leo's

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    Before the posts were taken down we found a Strat listing with some photos; the Strats will have the contoured neck heel - using the design used on American Deluxes from 2002 (for Strats; it starts in 2004 for the alder-body Teles with the top binding) including the micro-tilt, which was/is not on the American Elites/American Ultras. One has to assume the Teles will have this style of contoured neck heel; no real good reason why they wouldn't have it.

    The text for the Strat listing also talked about a revised satin urethane finish on the necks, but that sounded more like hype than anything else. I suppose they may be using the same finish as the American Ultras now - that seemed to be really smooth when I briefly demoed a couple of them around Christmastime last year.

    Oh - and there was a pine-bodied version of the Strat, so maybe that will be the ash substitute for American Professional v2s.

    Some dealers have been jumping the gun - per several leaks these are due to be released next month - so I'm sure Fender has reminded them to take down these listings until we hit whenever in October the release date may be.
     
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  10. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

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    The Deluxe confirms the contoured heel similar to the 2016 Mexican Deluxe Nashville and Thinline. The neck finish is "Super Natural"

    Am_Pro_II_Deluxe_back_Miami_Blue.jpg
     
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  11. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

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    More.
    This is "Dark Night" Seems to be a reverse burst.

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    scelestus Tele-Holic

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    Those look like brass saddles. I'm not up on the American Pros - is that the current spec?
     
  13. John C

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    Yes - that bridge was new with the first generation American Pros when they came out in December 2016 - it's not a vintage bridge, it has similar geometry to the 6-saddle bridges on American Standards/American Series/American Standard V2s. On the American Pros the brass saddles are compensated.
     
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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    OMG that is pretty. Put a maple board on it and my credit card would be nervous.
     
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    OldPup Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    I'll. Be. Damned. Was told it was when I bought it and I've been repeating it ever since. They could have told me 9.5" Deep C profile and it wouldn't have mattered. It's still the best playing neck of any guitar I own. Thanks for the correction.
     
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    That blue with the white guard makes for a great looking guitar
     
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    ugh.... still using the weirdo non vintage bridge footprint..

    WHYYYYY!?
     
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    If they're doing strats in those colours, I'm in trouble..
     
  19. bcorig

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    I saw that blue on 57 Chevys
     
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    I love that new blue color. I’ve been wanting a sonic blue (or similar color blue) Telecaster with a Rosewood neck.

    I recently returned my new Sunburst American Professional Telecaster (V1). A very nice guitar, but I didn’t care for the V-Mod pickups, or the narrow tall frets, and I prefer the neck on the old American Standards.

    I’ll check out the new Professional versions once released but I’ll probably just hold out for an American Standard in a light blue. Guess my Squier Telecaster will have to hold me over for now.
     
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