The bodies are now made of Pine wood, as Ash has become hard to sustainably source thanks to invasive beetles and wild fires. Will Fender’s new, shiny take on the Tele live up the high standards we expect in 2020? The Performer Telecaster Hum is the lowest price American-built model in the current Fender catalogue. So, really, what we have here is a pretty archetypal Fender Telecaster, with all the twang and honk that we expect from this style of guitar and with some nice touches that bring it right up to date. There are nine guitars in the new guitar range: Strat, Tele, Strat HH, Strat HSS, Telecaster Deluxe, Jazzmaster and Jaguar, plus Strat and Tele … Well, yes, but as of 2017, the American Standards are dead. Well, this guitar features a humbucker in the neck position, just the way Keith Richards likes it. Time to plug in… American Professional Stratocaster & Telecaster in use Review. Long live the all-new American Professional series. The American Professional series brings the Fender Telecaster into the modern age while staying incredibly faithful to the original design. Posted by Matt Dunn October 20, 2020 October 30, 2020 Posted in Electric Guitar Review, Review Tags: American Professional II Series, Fender, Fender Telecaster, Guitar Review, Pro II Tele, Tele. American Original 60s Telecaster Thinline. The American Professional series consists of several Stratocasters (with standard triple single-coil, single/single/humbucker or dual-humbucker pickup configurations), a traditional Telecaster (two single-coils) and Telecaster Deluxe (dual-humbucker), a Jaguar, a Jazzmaster and various Precision and Jazz Basses and left-handed models. Fender American Professional Tele. Read more: Blade RH-4 Classic 30th Anniversary DMG. This ash semi-hollow is a serious callback to the thinline … Fender American Professional II Telecaster Review. The Telecaster is the weightier of the two guitars, but neither is a chore when strapped on, and both display promising levels of acoustic volume, sustain and resonance. What's "hum"? Issue #49.