It also features the classic Fender Tele bridge, outfitted with compensated brass barrel saddles for improved intonation.
The bridge is an improved version of the 50's style with a lower lip that's nicely rounded for comfort, plus an abbreviated bridge cover that makes palm damping of the strings more comfortable without covering the pickup.
If you like a slight chunky neck, you'll love this guitar.
Its deep with slight shoulders but nothing like the '57 neck with the sharp V.
It was designed around the original 808 chip, the MC33178, but yields superior sonic characteristics along with a lower noise figure and longer battery life. As with most cherry stains Gibson uses this one bled into the binding as you can see in the pics above.
Electronics have been upgraded with Custom Shop Texas Special, with all USA pots and switch, mounted on a mint green pickguard.
The sum of the improvements in the Am Pro adds up to a better guitar in all regards.
It features the new Deep-C neck profile which adds a bit of roundness to the back and filling your hand perfectly, while the new narrow-tall frets are the most requested size by folks ordering through the Custom Shop.
Includes a vintage case that may or may not be original. Its in excellent condition and comes with box, manual, and power supply. This is a real professional unit and it had a price that reflected that. Note: I also have a Mix-2 in a carpeted road case for sale.
It is not an 80s Japan case the latches most likely place it no later than the 70s. 1990 Fender '54 Reissue Stratocaster, (front), (back), (headstock), (neck/body markings), (electronics) (body routes), (original pickups).