Fender AM Pro II Strat RST PIN


Electric Guitar

  • Body: roasted pine
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck profile: Deep C
  • Scale: 648 mm (25.5")
  • Fingerboard: 241 mm (9.5")
  • Nut width: 42.8 mm (1.69'')
  • 22 Narrow tall frets
  • Pickups: 3 V-Mod II single coils
  • Control: Master Volume
  • 2 Tone controls (tone control 2 with push/pull function for switching on the neck pickup at the 5-way switch positions 1 and 2)
  • 2-Point synchronised tremolo with curved steel saddles
  • Pop-in tremolo arm and cold-rolled steel block
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Original strings: Fender 250L NPS .009" - .042" (Art. 133191)
  • Colour: Natural
  • Includes case
  • Made in USA
Available since October 2020
Item number 500474
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Natural
Body Pine
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case Yes
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Vintage guitar with an elite case

The AM Pro II Strat RST PIN from Fender is a Stratocaster for guitarists with exacting demands in terms of technology, playability, and design. This guitar comes loaded with a trio of V-Mod II single coil pickups, a configuration that brings back the authentic vintage sound that first made the Stratocaster famous. The body is made from roasted pine (as indicated by the abbreviation "RST PIN" in the model name), while the neck is made from maple and features a rosewood fingerboard that provides excellent sustain, which is further enhanced by the two-point tremolo bridge with its cold-rolled steel sustain block. The guitar's elegant look is topped off by its four-ply scratchplate, and the scope of delivery also includes an Elite hardshell case to allow it to be transported in complete safety.

Frontview of the Fender AM Pro II Strat RST PIN electric guitar

Packed with special features

As mentioned above, the Fender AM Pro II Strat RST PIN features a set of V-Mod II pickups, which are equipped with different AlNiCo magnets (as described in the "In the spotlight" section below) that have been specifically matched to the specific pickup position in order to deliver true vintage tone. The pickups are governed by the classic combination of a five-way blade switch, master volume control, and two tone controls - the second of which also features a push/pull control that lets the player combine the bridge and neck pickups or even all three simultaneously, thus expanding the range of available sounds beyond what is possible with conventional Stratocaster switching. The AM Pro II Strat additionally has a rounded neck heel and bevelled neck plate to improve access to the upper register, while both speed and playing comfort are enhanced still further by the hand-rolled fingerboard edges.

Backview of the Fender AM Pro II Strat RST PIN electric guitar

Authentic and timeless

The Fender AM Pro II Strat RST PIN gives advanced players a guitar that will fulfil even lofty expectations and combines the true vintage look and authentic tone of a classic Stratocaster with modern features that enhance both its versatility and its playing comfort. This guitar's timeless design and solid features also make it a sound investment for the future - after all, aside from the fact that the Stratocaster has defied the countless trends that have come and gone throughout its history, the attributes that make this Strat so pleasant and easy to play are sure to be just as valuable years from now.

Headstock of the Fender AM Pro II Strat RST PIN electric guitar

About Fender

Fender is without doubt one of the most legendary guitar and amplifier manufacturers of all time. The company was founded in 1946 by its namesake Leo Fender († 1991), whose innovative ideas brought a breath of fresh air into the musical world. His Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass are not only classics – they also continue to shape the styles of musicians in countless genres to this day. Timeless Fender amplifier models such as the Bassman, Twin, Deluxe, and Princeton also enjoy a stellar reputation. Besides maintaining its classic product portfolio, however, the company is also constantly developing new products that make Fender a driving force in today’s music industry.

Highly adaptable

Thanks to its well-balanced sound and timeless look, the Fender AM Pro II Strat RST PIN will capably handle a wide variety of musical genres. Rock guitarists will certainly appreciate its punchy and vibrant tone, while its crystal-clear treble response will find favour with Pop stylists - and its comfortable playing feel of course makes it an ideal tool for lead guitarists in countless styles, be it for soulful melodies, catchy arpeggios, or full-on shredding. Whatever the chosen application, however, players can always count on the AM Pro II Strat RST PIN to deliver that signature Stratocaster warmth and delight the audience with the "smoky" rhythm sounds and singing lead tones that listeners know and love.

In the spotlight: AlNiCo pickups

"AlNiCo" is short for an alloy of aluminium, nickel, and cobalt. Before strong magnets were made of so-called rare earth metals (e.g. neodymium) in the 1970s and 1980s, magnets made of AlNiCo alloys were considered to be both the strongest and the least corrosive material. For this reason, they were also used in guitar pickups. Due to their widespread use, their warm and smooth tone became firmly established as the hallmark sound of entire generations of music lovers. Additional numbers on the AlNiCo pickups indicate the strength of the magnets used. However, the order of the numbers is a little mixed up. The weakest version is the AlNiCo 3 (found in 1950s Stratocasters), followed by the AlNiCo 2 (found in 1950s Telecasters). AlNiCo 5 magnets produce the strongest magnetic field.

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7 Reviews

Single coil loveliness!!
Issy 04.04.2022
I am used to playing single cut away guitars with humbucker pickups so this is a big change for me. The scale length and bridge with the tremolo make the guitar play very differently from what I am used to. The pickups sound wonderful and playing around with the volume and tone controls in combination with the pickup selector I have already found many recognizable and usable tones. The ability to use the bridge pickup along with the middle and/or neck pickups is interesting but I need to spend more time with the guitar to see how useful this is going to be.

The tremolo arm takes technique and no small amount of force to remove from the bridge, but when it is in position it stays where you leave it instead of falling towards the floor. A bit daunting at first but I am sure I will get used to it.

The finish on the neck feels lovely and the despite being wider than I am used to, it is surprisingly easy and comfortable playing in the higher registers. The body, double cut away and the neck profile fit me as if it were made to measure just for me.

The build quality is fantastic. I have bought guitars in a similar price range that are great guitars but that have minor flaws. This is just a wonderful guitar that makes me want to play more and more every time I pick it up. It will never sound like my Gibson, but that is why I want it. It is making me listen critically to my playing again and forcing to me examine and adjust my technique, which can only make me a better player.

This is such a fun guitar to play!!


Good guitar
Björn6925 08.03.2023
So, to me, the wow factor when I open the case and pick up a new guitar for the first time is very important. I want to be able to plug it in straight away, tune it and play.
That was not the case when I got this guitar. I had to start by spending 2 hours setting it up before I could play it. Not good. I just cant understand why Thomann don´t set guitars up before shipping.
I am lucky cause I know how to set up a guitar but that is not the case for everyone. Having to spend 100 euros on a setup after paying 1700 euros for a guitar is not acceptable.
Now, the guitat plays and sounds good. Not great, good. Very snappy and light. Good neck too.
But please Thomann, do better.


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Der Alleskönner
Frank117 22.11.2020
Ich würde mich als ambitionierten Laien bezeichnen. Ich nehme seit Jahren Unterricht und spiele gern und regelmäßig mit Freunden zusammen. -
Als ich die neue Fender aus der guten Verpackung und dem sehr robusten Koffer nahm, fiel mir sofort auf: Der Farbton ist ein wenig anders, als auf der Thomann-Seite zu vermuten war. Ich würde ihn ein wenig „verwaschener“ oder „milchiger“ nennen, als auf den Fotos. Trotzdem wirkt die Gitarre sehr „charaktervoll“ und „wie aus dem Blockhaus“.
Die Verarbeitung ist sensationell, ich habe noch nie einen so geraden Hals bei einer Gitarre gesehen. Die Seitenflächen sind geradezu ein Genuss! Ein perfekter Übergang vom Hals zum Griffbrett. Wenn man beim Spielen diese Fläche sieht, kommt immer ein frohes Grinsen auf. Bisher hatte ich nur Fender-Gitarren um die 600,00 € in Besitz, die hatten oft auch schon eine gute Verarbeitung, aber zur American PRO 2 ist es kein Vergleich. Und dann kommt das erste Spiel, und man merkt sofort, was man jetzt in der Hand hat! Die Tonabnehmer sprechen wunderbar und klar an, in jeder Stellung. Überhaupt: Genauigkeit und Klarheit prägen den Klang. Selbst bei Akkorden mit viel Verzerrung sind die einzelnen Töne noch klar zu unterscheiden und hörbar. Der manchmal „mulmende“ Höhenverlust ist nicht mehr zu spüren. Die Kraftreserven der Fender, und ihr geschmeidiger Klang in leisen Passagen begeistern mich echt. - Mein Gitarrenlehrer hat meine AM Pro 2 etwa eine Stunde hintereinander gespielt. Er fand nicht einen Punkt auszusetzen und bot mir scherzhaft an: „Wir können tauschen!“


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Un rêve...
greyem 10.11.2020
Produit qui répond au delà de mes espérances à l'idée que je me faisais de Fender. Cette nouvelle Strat est magique par sa ligne, sa facilité de jeu et la palette des sons qu'elle produit. Associée à un Fender GTX 50w les possibilités sont infinies.


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