It's been a few months now since the release of the new Fender American Professional II series, and boy have we had a lot of fun getting to know and experiment with these guitars.
The American Professional II series offers classic Fender style, hand craftsmanship, premium hardware and electronics, and a stunning variety of classic, as well as new, colors. These guitars and basses are designed for discerning professional players, aspiring musicians, enthusiasts and even beginners who desire a state-of-the-art Fender that plays like a dream and is packed with modern innovations.
The Fender design and engineering team left no aspect of these instruments overlooked; necks, fingerboards, bodies, bridges, pickups, electronics and finishes have been refined and upgraded to create a premium player experience.
We're joined by Vini who is going to give us the ins and outs of this series and if they've lived up to the hype!
0:00 - Introduction - Am Pro II Tele (Butterscotch Blonde)
0:51 - Fender Retrospective - How did we get here?
2:07 - So where does the American Pro II fit in?
3:40 - THE BASICS - Where are they built?
4:03 - THE BASICS - What shapes are there?
5:23 - SOUNDBITE - Am Pro II Strat HSS (Roasted Pine)
6:16 - PICKUPS & ELECTRONICS - Brand New V-Mod II Pickups
7:55 - PICKUPS & ELECTRONICS - Digging deeper in to each model's pickups
8:33 - PICKUPS & ELECTRONICS - Double Tap Humbucking Pickups
10:03 - PICKUPS & ELECTRONICS - Jazzmaster Improvements
11:00 - PICKUPS & ELECTRONICS - What about the Basses?
11:42 - PICKUPS & ELECTRONICS - What's a Treble Bleed Circuit!?
12:54 - SOUNDBITE - Am Pro II Tele Deluxe (Miami Blue)
13:55 - THE NECK - What does it feel like?
15:28 - THE NECK - How have they put Rolled Fingerboard Edges on these!?
16:02 - THE NECK - Sculpted Neck Heel? On a standard range!?
17:44 - SOUNDBITE - Am Pro II P-Bass (3 Tone Sunburst)
18:34 - THE BRIDGE - What's changed?
19:04 - THE BRIDGE - The Jazzmaster's huge adjustments...
20:38 - SOUNDBITE - Am Pro II Jazzmaster (Dark Night)
21:30 - FINISHES - Fender's bold new colours.
21:51 - FINISHES - What's different about the natural finish?
22:50 - FINISHES - Change is scary...
23:58 - SOUNDBITE - Am Pro II Stratocaster (Mercury)
25:06 - THE OTHER STUFF - Will I need a case?
25:48 - THE OTHER STUFF - New models!
26:11 - THE OTHER STUFF - The One. For All.
27:08 - SOUNDBITE - Am Pro II Jazz Bass (Mystic Surf Green)
28:03 - FINAL THOUGHTS - Did we need the sequel?
29:55 - FINAL THOUGHTS - Why it was necessary.
30:55 - How to get in contact with us