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Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by Bear, Feb 17, 2017.
Go to the Fender site and look at the American Professional Series. This is the one I would want.
Yes, I like this one:
But it's not orange Bear..
How about a cold rolled steel trem block would be nice, looks kinda wimpy in the picture ...
The reviews are coming in very favorably. I hate that the Elites now cost what an Am Series Deluxe cost back in the day and I'm not a huge fan of the color selection for the initial year. Other than black, white and burst, there are no traditional Strat colors. Those are my only complaints though. Other than that, I think FMIC knocked it out of the park with the Elites and Professional Series.
I love that this is catagorized under "Other Squiers"
I really need to play one. IMO, the Custom Shop Fat '50s in the recently retired American Standard series are incredibly good PU's.
So what it is about these specifically that Blows your skirt up, PapaBear? Just a combination of the stuff you like and lack of anything you don't in general, or have they introduced something new on this particular incarnation?
OOPS! I meant to start the thread in other guitars.
I like the deep "C" neck with the 9.5" radius, the mixed AlNiCo pickups, the treble bleed circuit and the pop in tremolo arm. Plus I really like the green with black pickguard and parchment plastic.
I Hear ya there. I've started playing around with mixing al2 and al5 poles in the last couple batches of pickups I've done. Gives lots more tonal options to dial in. It's just a question of figuring out what combination gives which results consistantly, then matching them up with the right guitar (and customer)
Don't forget the BearClaws.
Is that different than the American Standard? I don't keep up on details.
The Am Standard has once again been retired. The AmStd has been replaced with the Elite and the Deluxe is replaced with the Professional. The Professional is now going for $2k.
I agree. That's a great looking guitar Bear! I've now played a dozen or so of the new American Professionals (Strat, Tele, Jag, Jazzmaster) and I have to say I really like them a lot. They are officially on my radar.
That neck is prettt pale... could use some kiwi
How many Squiers can u buy for the price of one of these.
I really like this color... Antique Olive
I think it's a wonderful thing when an "old" company such as Fender can refresh a long-standing design well enough to make it attractive to a guy with Bear's taste and experience.
Since I am not inherently a Strat guy I suppose I am not the target for an instrument.
Yes, I presently own a Strat -- and have been playing it aplenty. Its a 12 year old Affinity to which I added a loaded pickguard from a CV and a Fender classic style trem unit. It plays and looks sweet.
And I own and have owned more than a couple of Fenders. Old USA models. Post CBS USA and Mexican. None has done for me what this American Professional does for Bear.
I look and all I see is another Strat with a too, too pale neck.
Poor Fender? No, poor me.
Hey, the won over Bear! What more could they hope for?
Scratch that, they are so new I can't even get them straight. The Professional replaces the Standard and the Elite replaces the Deluxe and me, I'm still on the hunt for a decent priced Am. Series. I guess since it's two changes back it's now considered Vintage.