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In October last year Fender released the all-new American Professional II series, the second generation of its flagship electric guitars and basses. Since its debut, American Professional has become the most widely adopted instruments by players and working guitarists in the world with over 60% of Fender artists across all genres. It’s continued to play an integral role in the diverse and expansive nature of how guitar is used across genres by thousands of artists including Michael Kiwanuka, Courtney Barnett, Noel Gallagher, Jon Pardi, Blink 182, Haim, Hillsong United, Daniel Caesar, Deftones, and Clairo to name a few.

Sleater-Kinney are also fans of Fender’s American Professional series. The band have recently been lamenting the lack of live gigs due to the pandemic and reminded us on social media last week that’s it’s been over a year since they played on stage in Dublin, Ireland. However rather than sit around, the girls have appeared in an episode of Fender’s Tracks series. In the latest episode of the YouTube series TRACKS, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney break down “A New Wave” on the American Professional II Jazzmaster and Strat and talk surf riffs, songs as puzzles and the excitement of coming back together after eight years. Sleater-Kinney’s current album is The Center Won’t Hold.

New hero colours for the American Professional Ii series include Miami Blue (Stratocaster®), Dark Knight (Telecaster®), 3-Color Burst (Jazzmaster®), Mercury (Precision Bass®) and Mystic Surf Green (Jazz Bass®).

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