The Fender Professional Tele sets the bar for Fender’s earliest solid-body design. It's got the classic look and distinctly twangy sound that’s defined countless records since the ‘50s. For the Surf Green FSR, Fender have combined Tim Shaw-designed V-mod single coils with a Rosewood neck – a truly rare, standout instrument.
Body & Neck
An Alder body provides a classic balanced tone with a slight midrange emphasis. This provides a brilliant tonal blank canvas to sculpt your own sound with, particularly well-complemented by the V-mod single coil pickups.
Make no mistake – the Deep C Rosewood neck is the headline feature here. It’s not often you see an all-Rosewood neck – a truly luxurious appointment on Fender’s part. This wood is lauded for its tonal warmth and emphasised attack, giving the Alder sound a real fiery edge.
Electronics & Hardware
The V-mod pickups have each been voiced for their position in the guitar rather than the same pickup put into each position. V-Mod pickups are a combination of Alnico magnet types, calibrated for an optimal tonal response. They can do vintage twang and sizzling modern spank without breaking a sweat.
The hardware strikes the perfect balance between modern tone machine and old-school class. The 3-saddle bridge ensures that the tonewoods are able to sing just like the Teles of old, while the tuners are refined and precise – a real workhorse.
- Body shape: Single cutaway
- Body wood: Alder
- Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck shape: Modern Deep C
- Neck wood: Rosewood
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5”
- Truss rod: Dual-action
- Neck finish: Satin
- Material: Rosewood
- Radius: 9.5”
- Fret size: Tall narrow
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
- Neck: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster
- Bridge: V-Mod Single-Coil Telecaster
- Control layout: Master volume, tone
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
- Tuning machines: Deluxe staggered
- Color: Nickel/chrome