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PLUGGED IN – KENNY BEATS FENDER AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL II

Fender teamed up with award-winning artist-producer Kenny Beats to do a deep dive into the versatility of his American Professional II Telecaster® & Precision Bass®, Fender’s newest flagship electric series and how he uses it. Played by more artists on more stages than any other series, these versatile instruments set the standard by which all electric guitars and basses are measured.

In this instalment of ‘Plugged In’, acclaimed producer and engineer Kenny Beats brings the American Professional II Telecaster into the studio with singer-songwriter Deb Never and shows you how to get sweet tones with some stacked takes.

Watch ‘Plugged In’ episode 1 with Kenny Beats and stay tuned for part 2 where he adds bass to the mix. 

In late 2016, Fender introduced the American Professional series, combining a longstanding history of quality with handmade craftsmanship to provide the world’s most relevant artists with a better tool that transcends more genres than any other series before it. 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.

Now the American Professional II series has evolved into an even better tool with adjustments inspired by feedback from influential artists across genres

American Professional II Product Specs:
• Made by hand in Corona, CA, the American Professional II Series is a stage-ready lineup of 10 new electric guitars and basses that embodies the best of what artists want and need.
• Feature a deep “C” neck profile and rolled fingerboards for comfort
• A sculpted neck heel offers more accessibility to the guitar’s upper register and an ergonomic playing experience.
• Feature push-pull switching, new V-Mod II  pickups and voicings that are sonically pleasing across all music genres, staggered tuners and polyurethane finishes.
• New hero colors include Miami Blue (Stratocaster®), Dark Knight (Telecaster®), 3-Color Burst (Jazzmaster®), Mercury (Precision Bass®) and Mystic Surf Green (Jazz Bass®).