Obviously, (though, curiously, Fender hasn't listed the actual weight of the models on its website) the new, limited-edition models are lighter than their counterparts in the American Professional series, while the Telecaster also features a “Modern C-to-D” neck profile—as opposed to the original's "deep C" neck profile.
Aside from that, the specs are mostly the same as a stock American Professional model, with V-Mod pickups, treble-bleed circuits and narrow-tall frets all coming standard.
Aesthetics-wise, the guitars don't disappoint, with an Antique Natural finish with a tortoiseshell pickguard for the Strat, and Honey Blonde finish and parchment pickguard for the Tele.
The Fender Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Telecaster and Stratocaster are available now for $1,749.
For more info on the guitars, head on over to fender.com.