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Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar  

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The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar has a new compound-radius fretboard for effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. The ...Read More

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Updated with a select alder body, noiseless pickups and soft C shape neck.

The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar has a new compound-radius fretboard for effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. The staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability for stunt guitarists who like to bend behind the nut. New N3 noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum.

Other features include a bound-top body with belly cut, S-1 switching, chromed brass bridge saddles, bound top and a beveled neck heel. Fender includes a new molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluxe Telecaster.

Fender N3 Noiseless pickups
N3 Noiseless pickups deliver the best of yesterday and today, because they deliver landmark vintage Fender tone and response without the hum that can plague single-coil pickups. Using an improved stacked coil-coil design, N3 Noiseless pickups are specially tailored for each Telecaster pickup position. The insulated metal core of each pickup position type differs in thickness and composition for enhanced tone.

Fender has fine-tuned the sized, shape, and wire gauge of the pickup coils to balance the magnetic responsiveness essential to great tone. Fender N3 pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets. An Alnico 5 magnet is used in the bridge position, Alnico 2 in the middle position, and Alnico 3 for the neck position.

FEATURES Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder Select
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C soft
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple or Rosewood
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: N3 single-coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: N3 single-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle string through body
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

Grab a Tele that combines tone, tradition, and innovation. Order today.

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Fun to play (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (5)

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Great Guitar

I have had this guitar for well over two years now and have gigged it more times than i can remember (at least 200 plus). Mine is maple neck and Tungsten colour. The...Read complete review

I have had this guitar for well over two years now and have gigged it more times than i can remember (at least 200 plus). Mine is maple neck and Tungsten colour. The build is top drawer, frets are spotless and compound radius is great feature. I can honestly say its the best guitar I have ever owned, I use it all the time and still looks new.

I was always a stratocaster player before I bought this, while I still like Strats alot, this is my best guitar and favourite guitar, which is ALOT (20+ Strats, 10+ Tele's, Gibsons les pauls +20, PRS, Ibanez etc.

Its been well used and thrown about vans, venues, rehearsal rooms and planes. It has never let me down and with the amought of tones avaliable it handles most music styles, I play in a function band 3 times a week so need a guitar to cover most styles. Great for Rock, Blues, Funk, pop, country, folk, etc. You also get a really nice Jazz tone from the neck pickup with the tone control turned down 3/4 way. I think the neck pickup is def strat sounding with tone down slighty but the bridge just twangs like a great Tele should. Middle setting is great for funk and general rhythm type playing. When I need a big tone with lots of gain for rock I pop in the S1 botton and it does a heavier sound really well with plenty bass (I use it with classic rock sounds alot)
I would say mess around with the tone control, something alot of players dont bother with, but it really can make the guitar have a great deal of usefull tones. I found the case a bit dissappointing, same as the one the standard come with but besides that, worth every penny. It NEVER goes out of tune, mine is set up with 11's.

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Quality control ?

I had to send mine back. Beautiful color , which highly resembles the pearl white color on high end vehicles. The one I got had issues with the paint not adhering to the guitar...Read complete review

I had to send mine back. Beautiful color , which highly resembles the pearl white color on high end vehicles. The one I got had issues with the paint not adhering to the guitar body near the neck pocket. The paint around the binding was a little bit messed up as well.
These guitars sound great. It's too bad that Fender doesn't have better quality control.

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5.0

Love it. Action is right. No setup.

By Bigtex

from Fort Worth, Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      No Setup needed. Great Action right out of the case. Excellent guitar as you would expect from an American Tele.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Flight deck picker

      from Morrison, Tn.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Short Strings

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      This guitar has the sound & feel I want. I love it! In reference to the short strings, as soon as I picked it up & touched the e & b strings they disengaged from the tuners. They were too short to go back in there & I had to put new new strings on it to play it. This issue needs to be addressed. Other than that everything about it is great! I like the case too.

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      5.0

      Great solid guitar

      By Jonm1982

      from Mt sterling ky

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar. Good for any genre. Stays in tune and sounds great.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just Like New !!!

        By Mr. Guitar

        from Appomattox, Va

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Telecaster Perfection

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Anything Telecaster
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        This is certainly Fender's smoothest rendition of the Telecaster! This may not be the Tele that the Telecaster purest prefers because of it's refinements. However, for those of us who play Telecasters as well as other guitars, the new Telecaster deluxe with it's many upgrades is a welcome addition to it's namesake!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Top of choice

        By BruceRamos

        from Brazil

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          I got this Deluxe Tele few days ago. It´s a 2011 year model, aged Cherry Sunburst with maple fretboard.
          This one is about to be among the best guitars
          I´ve owned/played. I already owned an American Standard Tele ´95 with exceptional shielding that was some of the few Fenders that run the edge with this Deluxe. I also got Jeff Beck Signature, Strat Plus Deluxe and American Standard Stratos that were beaten by this axe.
          The N3 Noiseless pichups really steals bite and high end, so if you want a true vintage twang tone you should look for another pickup. But if won´t be playing real Country Music the N3 will make their job. Mainly if you need a wide range of tones. Very control sensitive.
          S-1 Switching is a nice feature making the middle position even fatter, coming close to a true Humbucker but keeping the Tele feeling.
          In overall this Tele keeps the tuning for a long time, thanks to locking tuners. Confortable handling and awesome looking. Has a modern playing, so, vintage lovers, stay away!

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Perfect for me

          By GCW

          from BRCC

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • none yet

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          My first Tele, I love the look/finish of this. I can't say anything bad about it, I played this in the store before buying, I was sent a perfect working guitar (except the volume knob had to be tightened) which was still better than the one I played in the store. The Tele Twang is something special and this one plays it well.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar

          By guitar123garrie

          from Edinburgh, Scotland UK

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Versitile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I have had this guitar for well over two years now and have gigged it more times than i can remember (at least 200 plus). Mine is maple neck and Tungsten colour. The build is top drawer, frets are spotless and compound radius is great feature. I can honestly say its the best guitar I have ever owned, I use it all the time and still looks new.

            I was always a stratocaster player before I bought this, while I still like Strats alot, this is my best guitar and favourite guitar, which is ALOT (20+ Strats, 10+ Tele's, Gibsons les pauls +20, PRS, Ibanez etc.

            Its been well used and thrown about vans, venues, rehearsal rooms and planes. It has never let me down and with the amought of tones avaliable it handles most music styles, I play in a function band 3 times a week so need a guitar to cover most styles. Great for Rock, Blues, Funk, pop, country, folk, etc. You also get a really nice Jazz tone from the neck pickup with the tone control turned down 3/4 way. I think the neck pickup is def strat sounding with tone down slighty but the bridge just twangs like a great Tele should. Middle setting is great for funk and general rhythm type playing. When I need a big tone with lots of gain for rock I pop in the S1 botton and it does a heavier sound really well with plenty bass (I use it with classic rock sounds alot)
            I would say mess around with the tone control, something alot of players dont bother with, but it really can make the guitar have a great deal of usefull tones. I found the case a bit dissappointing, same as the one the standard come with but besides that, worth every penny. It NEVER goes out of tune, mine is set up with 11's.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Quality control ?

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Control

            Best Uses

            • everything

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            I had to send mine back. Beautiful color , which highly resembles the pearl white color on high end vehicles. The one I got had issues with the paint not adhering to the guitar body near the neck pocket. The paint around the binding was a little bit messed up as well.
            These guitars sound great. It's too bad that Fender doesn't have better quality control.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cool Guitar

            By country shredder

            from Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                  Love the guitar , lots of compliments on the aged cherry with the white binding. Was a bit reserved about ordering a guitar . I have played guitar forever and play professionally , but this was the first axe I have ever purchased without playing first. Thanks MF

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Dissapointed

                  By Geetar76

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                        I was disappointed with this guitar after receiving it. The fit and finish was great and it was a lot lighter than my 94 American Standard. I really liked the contoured back. Unfortunately, there was a really bad crackling noise whenever I moved the guitar. I check my cables, pedalboard, and amp to make sure it was a problem with them. I assumed it was a short or something somewhere.

                        Also, aesthetically I though the mint green pickguard against the bright white binding looked terrible. The pickguard should have either been white, or the binding a little more cream colored.

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