Fender American Professional Lightweight Ash Telecaster Honey Blonde

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A new take on an old classic, the American Professional Lightweight Ash Telecaster delivers an immense level of clarity to its signature chiming jangle.

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Description

The Limited Edition American Professional Lightweight Ash Telecaster in a Honey Blonde finish is sumptuous to play, just as its name evokes.

Light ash was, for a time in the early 50’s, one of the go-to woods for Mr Leo Fender, and so it was that the early Telecaster owed its unique personality and identity to the wood from which it was made. With a looser grain structure, light ash produces a bright, cutting tone with less warmth than many other guitar woods. This gives the Telecaster its sweet, clear highs which grow in presence as they descend into the midrange before becoming punchier and stronger at their lowest. Leo knew it then, and Fender still know it now - light ash is the perfect wood for the Telecaster.

And to light ash the Telecaster returns! Coupled with the warm focused tones of its all maple neck and fretboard, the American Professional Light Ash Telecaster sounds better than ever.

Unlike previous Telecaster iterations, the American Professional Telecaster has upgraded its Fender Custom Shop pickups to a new innovative ‘mixed-magnet’ design. Fenders Chief Engineer, Tim Shaw, has spent the last few years developing these pickups, using various combinations of alnico magnet structures and coil winding that bring out the signature tone and clarity of each guitar whilst enhancing its style and personality. Both of the V-Mod single-coil pickups utilise a combination of alnico strengths resulting in a punchy, tight attack and a smooth subtle sound with pronounced mids.

This Tele’s tonal range is enhanced thanks to the addition of Fender’s Triple Bleed Circuit. With the volume cranked to its loudest, a guitar usually sounds its best due to putting out its maximum signal, which allows a full tonal range to be heard. However, as volume is reduced, so is the power of the signal, which usually has a diminishing effect on the higher frequencies, muddying the top-end of the sound. Fenders innovative Triple Bleed Circuit comprises of a capacitor and resistor that allows the signal to bypass the resistance created by the volume potentiometer when at lower settings, and an additional resistor is used to balance out the signal and pull back on any lost low end. This gives the American Professional Telecaster a startling clarity of tone at all volumes.

The new Telecaster bridge is a modified version of its traditional ‘ashtray’ design; its shape has been tweaked to be more comfortable and out of the way of the player, and tilt compensated brass saddles have been included for better intonation.

The all maple 25.5” long neck is shaped in a modern C - D shaped profile, providing a comfortable grip suitable for a variety of playing styles, and the 9.5” radius fretboard is made up of ‘narrow-tall’ frets for easier expressive techniques and maintaining perfect intonation when playing further up the neck.

This guitar is finished in a beautiful Honey Blonde which suits the light ash perfectly and really brings out the warm hues, and protected with a gloss polyurethane surface. The 3 ply parchment pickguard, bone nut and nickel/chrome hardware add just the right touch of vintage flavour.

If the thought of owning this fantastic guitar still isn't quite enough to get you reaching for the checkout now button, Fender have also supplied a Black Hardshell case to help you keep this sublime guitar in the best possible condition. Now, go and hit that button.


FEATURES

BODY

  • Body Material - Lightweight Ash
  • Body Finish - Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape - Telecaster®

NECK

  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Neck Finish - Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
  • Neck Shape - Mod Shop "C" to "D"
  • Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material - Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Fret Size - Narrow Tall
  • Nut Material - Bone
  • Nut Width - 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays - Black Dots
  • Truss Rod - Bi-Flex™
  • Truss Rod Nut - 1/8" American Series

ELECTRONICS

  • Bridge Pickup - V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
  • Neck Pickup - V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
  • Controls - Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
  • Switching - 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration - SS

HARDWARE

  • Bridge - American Professional Telecaster®
  • Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines - Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Pickguard - 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs - Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tip - Black
  • Neck Plate - 4-Bolt

ACCESSORIES

  • Black Hardshell Case

Specification

BODY

  • Body Material - Lightweight Ash
  • Body Finish - Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape - Telecaster®

NECK

  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Neck Finish - Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
  • Neck Shape - Mod Shop "C" to "D"
  • Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material - Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Fret Size - Narrow Tall
  • Nut Material - Bone
  • Nut Width - 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays - Black Dots
  • Truss Rod - Bi-Flex™
  • Truss Rod Nut - 1/8" American Series

ELECTRONICS

  • Bridge Pickup - V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
  • Neck Pickup - V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
  • Controls - Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
  • Switching - 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration - SS

HARDWARE

  • Bridge - American Professional Telecaster®
  • Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines - Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Pickguard - 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs - Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tip - Black
  • Neck Plate - 4-Bolt

ACCESSORIES

  • Black Hardshell Case

NECK

  • Neck Material - Maple

  • Neck Finish - Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front

  • Neck Shape - Mod Shop "C" to "D"

  • Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)

  • Fingerboard Material - Maple

  • Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" (241 mm)

  • Number of Frets - 22

  • Fret Size - Narrow Tall

  • Nut Material - Bone

  • Nut Width - 1.685" (42.8 mm)

  • Position Inlays - Black Dots

  • Truss Rod - Bi-Flex™

  • Truss Rod Nut - 1/8" American Series

ELECTRONICS

  • Bridge Pickup - V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®

  • Neck Pickup - V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®

  • Controls - Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone

  • Switching - 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

  • Configuration - SS

HARDWARE

  • Bridge - American Professional Telecaster®

  • Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome

  • Tuning Machines - Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered

  • Pickguard - 3-Ply Parchment

  • Control Knobs - Knurled Flat-Top

  • Switch Tip - Black

  • Neck Plate - 4-Bolt

ACCESSORIES

  • Black Hardshell Case

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