It's been a couple of weeks since the fantastic Fender American Pro II series was released and to say we're still hyped about it would be correct - and we know you are too!
Vini from our Epsom store had the amazing opportunity to speak to Steve Casado (Design Engineer) and Tim Shaw (Chief Engineer) from Fender to discuss the secrets behind Fender's new American Performer Pro II pickups.
We chat all about the evolution of the American Pro series, developing techniques to improve playability and insight into Steve and Tim's role in designing aspects (mainly pickups) in the new line. This is a great opportunity to hear first-hand stories from top Fender designers.
0:00 - Introductions
01:41 - Which part of the design are you most proud of?
05:02 - New American Pro II features
05:47 - Steve and Tim's role in designing Am Pro II
06:50 - New Panorama tremolo feature
07:28 - V-Mod II pickups
11:45 - What's the best pickup configuration?
15:10 - Concept to release timeframe
17:05 - How do you approach improving the features of a beloved guitar?
20:40 - Push/Push and new features
22:56 - Pickup evolution - where next?
26:49 - Steve and Tim's guitar playing advice