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Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard Lake Placid Blue Rosewood Fingerboard

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A full-featured Tele at budget-friendly price.

The American Special Telecaster puts U.S.-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Tele design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including dual Texas Special pickups and special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SS
Neck: Texas Special single-coil
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Texas Special single-coil
Brand: Fender
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Greasebucket tone circuit
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: String thru body
Tuning machines: Standard cast
Color: Nickel/chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: None
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
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(10 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

disappointed

By JOHN

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Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard:

I don't want to slam MF here because I have bought many guitars, amps, lighting etc.. from them over the years and have always been happy with the products and their service. As a player for over 35 years I was excited for my first American made tele to arrive and shocked that this one made it past inspection before being shipped. The screws that were designed to come up thru the saddles to keep the strings in place were so high above the bridge plate and were so sharp on their tips that strumming anywhere near the bridge resulted in my palms getting sliced up. I never thought playing guitar could be that hazardous. Nor did I feel I should bring an expensive guitar like this to a shop and pay more money for the string tips to be ground down or capped in some way. I sent it back to MF unsure if I wanted to purchase this guitar and without asking they sent another one. The replacement arrived yesterday and I'll check it out today to see if it's worthy. Otherwise I may get the '72 thinline which has a strat type saddle that won't result in bloody palms.

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5.0

Fender American Special Telecaster

By John

from Washington, DC

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard:

    Got a nice deal on this guitar that was listed as blemished, but didn't appear to have a single scratch on it when I received it. It was setup perfectly on arrival and I can't find a flaw on it. Tuners are stable and solid, everything is tight and where it should be. Neck pocket is perfect. Neck itself is perfect, no sharp frets.

    Really enjoying the Texas Special pickups. These are warmer and a little fatter than other vintage-style Tele pickups I've played, which is perfect for me. Still sounds like a Tele too.

    Overall, super happy!

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Value. Fantastic Guitar!

    By D

    from NYC

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard:

      This is an awesome Tele for someone looking to pick up a US Made guitar, at a good price. I also have the US Special Strat (with a Maple fret board), as I was looking to get a wide variety of sounds. While this also has Texas Special Pickups, the two models still manage to be entirely different animals.

      The neck is fantastic and there are no issues with buzzing frets.The finish is high gloss and really pops. I swapped out the black pick-guard, for a mint green, and the combination of the vintage bridge set-up and head-stock, gives it a great vintage vibe.

      Every time I go to put this down, I just end up picking it right back up again.

       
      5.0

      An American Classic!

      By Dox in Calvert

      from Saint Leonard, MD

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard:

        Plugged into my Eleven Rack and started tracking classic Tele tones right away. Solid setup from the factory and beautifully finished.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Tone-It's a Beauty-Texas Special Pickups Real Deal

        By Luison

        from Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard:

          Love Telecasters!!

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