2017 Fender Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster®
Fender’s original prototype instruments were fashioned from pine and now, with the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster we’ve come full circle. This body wood began its functional life over 100 years ago, as part of the Globe Grain Elevator facility in Superior, Wisconsin, before it was reclaimed, cooked and fashioned into an instrument. The grain, knotholes and man-made imperfections make each one unique.
For authentic, vintage-inspired tone, the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster is loaded with a single American Vintage ’64 Gray-bottom single-coil Tele® pickup and a Lollar Charlie Christian single-coil neck pickup. The Lollar pickup was selected for its old-school “woody” tone and rustic aesthetic appeal and vibe. Topped by 22 narrow-tall frets for easy bending, the 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard is ideal for most playing styles, offering enough arc for comfortable chording while remaining flat enough for wide bends. The three-saddle string-through-body Tele bridge features compensated brass saddles for accurate intonation along the entire length of the neck.
With its classic, original-era sound and style, the 2017 Limited Edition American Professional Pine Telecaster is an inspiring tribute to the Telecaster’s origin.