Up for sale, a 2017 Fender American Professional Telecaster in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, COA, and all hangtags. Designed to appeal to both vintage purists and modern players, the American Pro Tele features a Deep C neck profile carve, a pair of V-Mod single coil pickups, and a trio of compensated brass saddles. The tonewood combination of an alder body and maple neck capped with a slab 22 fret rosewood fingerboard has been a Fender stalwart since 1959, offering a smooth, balanced sound. The new Tim Shaw-designed V-Mod pickups use different alnico magnets in each pickup so that the sound is particularly balanced on the three-way toggle. Not too bright or too scooped, these pickups have plenty of Fender sparkle and percussive cut, with the Tele's chewy twang in the bridge position. The instrument weighs 7lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings and low action.
The maple neck has a smooth satin finish, and the Deep C profile carve is inviting and round, with a hair more fullness and shoulder in the higher registers, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 12th. The frets are slightly taller and narrower than medium jumbos, playing effortlessly in every register and bending easily on the 9 1/2" radius slab rosewood board. The nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the Fender-branded Schaller tuners offer optimal tuning stability with flawless chrome plating.
All of the electronics function as intended and the chrome hardware and plastic parts are near mint. The pickguard has been upgraded to a guard from Decoboom, and the original mint green guard is also included. Cosmetic wear on the Olympic White gloss finish is limited to just a couple extremely faint small nicks and finish scuffs in the clear coat of the gloss on the body as a whole. The satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original hardshell case is included, along with all original hangtags and factory paperwork, as well as the chrome bridge cover.