Fender debuts all-rosewood necked American Professional Stratocaster

Fender 2020 Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster with all-rosewood neck
(Image credit: Fender)

Fender has unveiled the 2020 Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster, which comes equipped with a solid rosewood neck.

The neck itself features a deep C profile, with narrow-tall frets, and a laser-etched Fender logo on the headstock.

Also new to the model are a trio of Pure Vintage ’65 Stratocaster single coils – as opposed to the original’s V-Mods – as well as two vintage-inspired finishes: Desert Sand (with gold pickguard) and Fiesta Red.

Fender 2020 Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster with all-rosewood neck

(Image credit: Fender)

Otherwise, the guitar is spec’d as per the regular American Pro Strat, with an alder body, treble bleed circuit, and 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with pop-in arm.

If recent reports are anything to go by, this model could be seen as something of a last hurrah for the American Professional series, which is rumored to be replaced in the not-too-distant future.

The 2020 Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster with all-rosewood neck is available now for $1,699. See Fender (opens in new tab) for more info.

Fender 2020 Limited Edition American Professional Stratocaster with all-rosewood neck

(Image credit: Fender)

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).