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Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar   

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A modernized Telecaster for the 21st century!Fender™s American Deluxe Telecaster features an improved compound-radius fretboard for smooth bends all ...Click To Read More About This Product

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

A modernized Telecaster for the 21st century!Fender™s American Deluxe Telecaster features an improved compound-radius fretboard for smooth bends all along the neck. Staggered locking tuners provide stable tuning for those behind-the-nut bends. Improved N3 noiseless pickups produce shimmering Telecaster tones without the hum. Other high points include S-1 switching for a huge variety of switching options, bound-top body with belly cut and beveled neck heel, and chrome brass saddles for the bridge. Also included is a new molded SKB case with TSA locks, made exclusively for Fender. Fender N3 Noiseless pickups N3 Noiseless pickups offer the best of vintage and modern tones, because they provide that characteristic Fender sound and response without the annoying single-coil hum. Utilizing an innovative stacked coil design, they are voiced for each Tele pickup position, with the insulated metal core of each type differing in materials and construction for improved tone, with an Alnico 5 magnet for the bridge pickup, an Alnico 2 for the middle pickup, and an Alnico 3 in the neck position. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

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

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Solid electronics (18)
  • Good pick up (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (15)
  • Practicing (15)
  • Recording (13)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Nice tele, dont like the pick ups

By JonTele

from United Kingdom

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is a joy to play with its compound radius neck and great upper fret access. Had mine over a year now. I do not like the N3 Noiseless pick ups one bit however, they are rather weak and sterile sounding to my ears, but I love everything else about the guitar, You may however like the N3's and lots of people do. Got this at a very big discount new where it was on sale for less than the cost of a Standard Tele at the time because they were clearing out the Deluxe Teles out to replace them with the Elite Telecasters. I will put in a set of Fender Nocaster pick ups and I know then that I will have my dream guitar. Still giving it 5 stars because this is the smoothest fastest most comfortable tele I have ever played, and it looks great.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this item again.

    By Ednekron

    from Ekron, KY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar. This is the third guitar I've bought that was a level 2 open box or return. I have never been able to find a flaw in any of them. The compound radius neck is great. The pick ups get some negative reviews but I like them. Still plenty of twang for my taste.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Hoz Tunes

      from Bolton Landing, New York

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      I play various styles - jazz, blues and rock. This Deluxe Telecaster can cover all the sounds very well.
      The N3 pickups sound full and high fidelity. You can get a humbucker sound with the S1 switch engaged.
      Previously I used a Strat and a Les Paul - now I just bring this guitar to the gig! Compound radius neck is a joy to play. Only con is a fret buzz on the 6th fret. Should be an easy fix at the local dealer. Love this guitar!

       
      4.0

      Great Tele after re wiring

      By Gtrdancer1

      from SW Va

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays in tune

      Cons

      • Factory 2nd body wood?
      • Faulty S-1 switch
      • No shielding

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Modification!
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • TV and movie scores

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

      The alder body had grain imperfections.. like factory 2nd wood. Random scratch marks all over. Two piece body wasn't joined correctly at the bottom and there is a visible dark line2 1/2" from the binding top and back. Hope it doesn't crack some day. :/ However.. the body is warm sounding. Lightweight. I had a nightmare faulty s-1 switch and had to wait 5 mos. to get a replacement switch. Not sure who was at fault, but eventually it arrived. Without a diagram, it was very difficult to re wire back in. I just sorta gave on the S-1 switch entirely. Decided it wasn't worth all the fuss. Bought 500K pots, wired like a trad. Tele and voila..it was wonderful! Sounds warm, but clear and has lovely frequencies even in the bridge (which I'm not always fond of). The stacked single coils make a big difference, but I would rewire and modify to 'taste'. Original bridge saddles were brass. Too bright for that guitar. Changed them to reg solid steel. Much better! Frets are smaller, but feel good. Nut was replaced with bone. Better sound. Locking tuners are a game changer on a Tele! Neck stays straight w/ 10's and holds intonation really well for a Tele. I can play for quite awhile w/o having to tweek. There's a small sustaining resonance that was annoying played thru Hot Rod Deluxe, but not nearly as bothersome thru a Peavey classic 30. A change of amp cured that. Biggest let down is the lack of proper shielding to stop the hum.. what's the point of having noiseless pickups if you're not going to shield the guitar from interference and hum?! They shield standards and even partially on specials, but not the deluxe?! I can take care of that and I will. It's just the principle. No excuse in that price point. All that aside, it's very playable, neck feels great, frets feel great, got the pickups finally sounding great. I will buy another and make similar modifications. Due to smaller frets, it capos very nicely, too!! I'll buy another and fix it up...again.

       
      5.0

      Great playability

      By Jradio

      from Boston

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I don't play in venues much anymore but I play this guitar frequently at home and it is extremely easy to play and has a great feel to it. Out of my five performance ready guitars, this one is the most diverse in the tones and sounds that I can get. It is incredibly fun to jam with. My only regret is that I got the maple fretboard but it still produces very warm tones with the right configuration. The Craftsmanship of this instrument is exceptional.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        great guitar but last purchase from MF

        By Scott

        from usa

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • The N3 pups have no bit

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        Nice looking Telecaster slim neck which I like. The Neck pickup has no tele sound like others But nice guitar for everything else

         
        5.0

        Deluxe American Fender Telecaster

        By Arkansas Boy

        from Next to Oklahoma

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gives Additional Sound
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Gorgeous 3 Sunburst
        • Great Pickups
        • Happy Son
        • S 1 Series And Parallel
        • See The Wood Finish
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Chose The Deluxe Easily
        • Is There If Ever Needed
        • Sorry Not A Single Con
        • The Adjustable Neck Joint
        • We Compared To Standard

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          Discerning player, this is Fenders finest moment. Congratulations to Americans building these. Thank You

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

               
              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.

               
              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.

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