The Fender Stratocaster is one of the best-loved and most recognisable icons of music and beyond. The Strat has been the key to the sound of guitar legends from almost every genre of music since its introduction back to 1954. Although there have been many, more extreme variations over the years, the classic Fender Stratocaster remains King. The American Professional II Stratocaster is the next evolution of this legendary instrument, seamlessly blending modern technology and improvements with a timeless classic to produce a guitar ready to meet the demands of the modern player while giving traditional musicians everything they already love. The V-Mod II Stratocaster single-coil pickups impressively retain the warmth and bell-like chime beloved of generations of guitarists but also bring a whole new level of articulation. The redesigned bridge and 2-point tremolo combine with the newly sculpted neck heel and rolled fingerboard edges to deliver playability improvements you wouldn’t have thought possible on such a well-loved classic.