The Professionals - American Professional Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by dreamingtele, May 17, 2017.

  1. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    I've tried browsing and searching. But to no avail. There must be a few guys besides me out there who got the AmPro Tele too? I guess I have the privilege to start the club!

    I find this model great straight out the box, without modifications. Nice sounding pickups, vintage-modern 3 saddle bridge. Compensated. Treble bleed. Nice feeling neck, narrow tall frets. I think this guitar is one of the best Fender put out recently in my opinion. Here's mine!

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    I've done decided that I'm getting one just like yours. Love 3 tone sunburst!!
     
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    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Oh man! Yes!!
     
  4. MilwMark

    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Nice Tele. They offer those American Pros in like a Pewter color, which I really like. I love vintage frets so the tall thing is an issue for me, but those are great guitars. Fender has really stepped up its game.

    That is a beautiful shop. Really well laid-out and designed; nice materials.
     
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  5. AnAxeNamedBeverly

    AnAxeNamedBeverly Tele-Meister

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    20170517_090223.jpg Finally a club I belong to! I'm not much of a photographer, but that's my baby. The only thing I've changed is I put on some brass controls from Armadillo.
    Cheers!
     
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  6. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Are you referring to the Sonic Gray color? It looks great too! but it was not available when I came in.

    It is a beautiful shop. It's the only Fender dealer in the country and they stepped up their game.. The picture where I'm playing the tele are where the hotrod's and other variations of the strat and tele under the Squier brand, and most of the Squier Basses too.

    as you see here..

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    That looks superb! Love the brass hardware! The black was my second choice! welcome to our little club!
     
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    AnAxeNamedBeverly Tele-Meister

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    Thank you very much. Good job starting the club. I can't wait to see the other pros come out and show off.
     
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    Über-happy. 20170516_182407.jpg
     
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    I WISH I were in this club. :(
     
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    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    The shop told me that have a 1pc natural with rosewood ampro tele that has very beautiful grains and was sold the day before I got there! I wish I went in that day! I couldve gotten one just like yours! Beautiful!
     
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    We're here to stay! Join us!
     
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    Thanks! The thing is that a Tele is a beauty in any colour. The wildest thing is that even though I love to build and mod, nothing is going to change on this beast. Fender totally nailed it on the 2017 Pro!
     
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    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    I agree with you there!

    I've assembled a few partscasters and I also love to mod. I think the most I'll do with this is change the tuners to a vintage one as I really dont like the modern staggered ones. Other than that, it's all good!
     
  15. wyclif

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    I'm in the Philippines right now. Where is this shop? I'm assuming somewhere in the upscale part of Manila...is it in Makati?
     
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    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    Yup. Makati. I live very near Makati as well. Here's the address

    G. A. YUPANGCO & CO., INC
    Yupangco Building , 339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue
    Makati City 1200
    Philippines

    Hit me up if you're free
     
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    Thanks, I'm in the Visayas now. I don't get to Manila very often, except to fly in and out internationally via NAIA.

    Thanks for the info! I noticed that Yupangco is on Facebook, too.
     
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    I forgot to add: occasionally I feel product line fatigue from Fender, but I must say that the American Professional Teles are great guitars. I test-drove a few and I have nothing but good things to say about them.

    The best thing by far is that Fender finally fixed what I always considered the weakest point in the original Tele design: the bridge. The new bridge is superior in every way to the vintage design. I love that they cut down the "lips" on the bridge plate so they don't get in the way, and the compensated saddles mean you don't have to perform voodoo to get the guitar to intonate properly.

    Another great thing about them is the "deep C" neck shape. It's very similar to the classic "60s C" neck in how it tapers down around the 3rd or 4th fret. I never liked the "modern C" necks...always thought they were too thin and crampy...but these have a nice substantial feel to them now.

    I never wanted to buy an American Standard. I'm pretty much an American Vintage guy, cos I like the Kluson tuners, underwound pickups, thick necks, and nitro finish. But I'm strongly considering getting an American Professional. The Olympic White and sunburst versions are calling me...
     
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    dreamingtele Friend of Leo's

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    I agree with all your points. I never liked the Am Stds due to the belly contour. I can live with the bridge but I'll always want for a vintage 3 saddle.

    I feel that this is the closest I can get to the vintage line without the need for mods. The only thing I'll change is the tuners as i really like the vintage ones. The pickups heights can be tweaked and its not that hard to get my desired tone on any tele as long as I have a screw driver, a good amp and a few hours.

    I still want an AV62, or an AV64, but that is in the distant future as it is very expensive!
     
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