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Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar  Butterscotch Blonde

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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

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best got even better

By Guitarist x 50 years

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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.

(4 of 5 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 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 3 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

          (1 of 1 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,

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