Fender 2018 Limited American Professional Shawbucker Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde


Fender is guided by one clear, simple directive: make life better for musicians. While the original Telecaster certainly did that (and then some), we weren’t content to rest on our laurels. Our team of mad scientists examined every component in near-microscopic detail. If we were able to improve it with a new design or modern materials we did; if it didn’t need improvement, we left it alone. When the wood chips and solder fumes settled, what was left was the American Professional Telecaster—everything you need to play your best.

Developed by vintage pickup master Tim Shaw, the brand-new V-Mod single-coil pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. The newly redesigned Telecaster bridge sports three compensated brass barrel saddles for the perfect combination of vintage style with modern feel and performance. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The new modern “Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.

The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Telecaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.

  • Model Name:  2018 Limited Edition American Pro Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
  • Model #:  0170227750
  • Series:  American Professional
  • Color:  Butterscotch Blonde
  • Body:  Ash
  • Body Finish:  Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape:  Telecaster®
  • Neck Material:  Maple
  • Neck Finish:  Gloss Urethane Front, Satin Urethane Back
  • Neck Shape:  Modern “Deep C”
  • Scale Length:  25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard:  Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius:  9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets:  22
  • Frets Size:  Narrow Tall
  • String Nut:  Bone
  • Nut Width:  1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays:  Black Dots
  • Truss Rods:  Bi-Flex™
  • Truss Rod Wrench:  1/8″ Hex (Allen)
  • Bridge Pickup:  V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster®
  • Neck Pickup:  Shawbucker™ 1T
  • Controls:  Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching:  3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration:  SH
  • Bridge:  3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Compensated Brass Saddles, 6 screw mounting with removable modern “Ashtray” Bridge Cover
  • Hardware Finish:  Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines:  Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Pickguard:  1-Ply Black Phenolic
  • Control Knobs:  Knurled Flat-Top
  • Strings:  Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories:  Elite Molded Case

Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Fender, Telecaster

Type: Electric