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Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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The American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for the modern guitarist who needs more from their instrument. Wit...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fusing classic Telecaster style with modern sound and features.

The American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for the modern guitarist who needs more from their instrument. With its stunning style, easy-playing performance and flexible sound that matches any playing situation, this Tele was made to tear it up on stage or in the studio.

Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new 4th generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining authentic, vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, generating sparkling cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power.

Engineered for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics.

Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance. The truss rod wheel is positioned at the butt end of the neck for easy accessibility when adjusting neck relief.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the refined ergonomic rear contour that hugs the player’s body to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Telecaster is a bold new addition to the Fender family tree, a top-notch performer that can handle whatever music you might you throw at it. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder (Ash on Butterscotch Blonde and Tobacco Sunburst)
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern C to D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching, Master no-load tone control
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 American Tele with chromed brass saddles
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed/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 Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best got even better

By Guitarist x 50 years

from USA

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Comments about American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

Best electric guitar I have owned in over 50 years of playing. The neck and body are comfortable and very playable, and the new generation noiseless pickups are superb.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes I definately would buy this guitar again !

By Cecil

from Cincinnati, Ohio

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing guitar for approx. 52 yrs. and this is the best playing and sounding guitar I've ever played.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yes

    By Red

    from St Pete, FL

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    Pros

    • Professional grade guitar. Comfortable. Tone!

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        Just a hobby now.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Elite all across this instrument!

        By Trampacorp

        from Tampa, FL

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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 Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          Best money can buy. Not many adjustments needed out of the box.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is a great guitar!

          By TonyJoe

          from Ohio

          Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          Great sounding pickups, smooth neck, great sustain,

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Would definitely buy this product again.

          By Chuck

          from Fayetteville, PA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            Fender has made a very good improvement with the Tele Elite's contoured neck. Feels good to play and I'm very satisfied with It.

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