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Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster 

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The Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster features the best of the old and the new: a butterscotch blonde finish, a fast-action maple neck, ca...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic electric guitar that is so simple, yet incredibly versatile!

The Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster features the best of the old and the new: a butterscotch blonde finish, a fast-action maple neck, cast/sealed machine heads, two classic single-coil pickups, and a 3-barrel string-thru-body bridge. Since its introduction in the early '50s, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster guitar for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Gloss Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple,
  • Fingerboard radius: 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: two Hot Standard Tele Single-Coil Pickups (Neck & Bridge)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching:
  • 3-Position Blade:
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Standard 3-Barrel String-Thru-Body Bridge
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042), p/n 073-0250-003
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Introduced: 11/2008
  • Case sold separately

Get a classic today in butterscotch blonde.

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FenderSpecial Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (65)
  • Good feel (63)
  • Good tone (60)
  • Good pick up (54)
  • Solid electronics (51)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (61)
  • Practicing (59)
  • Recording (48)
  • Small venues (40)
  • Rock concerts (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (61), Professional musician (10), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sounds and Plays as good as it looks

I've been wanting a butterscotch blonde Tele for years. After reading all of the excellent reviews I finally pulled the trigger. This guitar was setup perfectly (short of a minor Intonation tweak) right...Read complete review

I've been wanting a butterscotch blonde Tele for years. After reading all of the excellent reviews I finally pulled the trigger. This guitar was setup perfectly (short of a minor Intonation tweak) right out of the box. It looks and plays fantastic. For pure single coil pickups they are very quiet and I love the tone. They really nail the vintage Tele tone. It plays fantastic and has quickly become my favorite guitar. (I own 12 electric guitars) This thing through a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue sounds amazing. I also purchased a Fender parts Ashtray to go over the bridge pickup mostly for looks but it is also very comfortable to play with the ashtray installed. I love this guitar and won't change a thing on it. Except strings, I'll go with 10's next time but the 9's still sound and play great!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Standard Tele with Ash Body nothing more

The positives...this is a standard tele with an ash body
This has the nice butterscotch color. Smells full of tradition
The negatives ...this is a standard MIM...Read complete review

The positives...this is a standard tele with an ash body
This has the nice butterscotch color. Smells full of tradition
The negatives ...this is a standard MIM tele w/o gig bag or special pickups, and cost quite a bit more than the MIM standard tele. Why because they can charge more. But the better buy is the G & L ash body tele for half the coin. Is Ash a better wood? Better is an opinion,,,,,No! Ash is a heavier wood this is a fact. and your back will vouch for that. I like Fender but I like G & L a little better, but it is also a Fender company out of Indonesia instead of Mexico. If you must have a tele okay this is a cool one. But check out G & L

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great right out of the box

By Mickey

from Liberty, Kentucky

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

    I have several guitars and this has become my favorite. The only change that i have made is bigger strings. This guitar plays great and is a very nice looking instrument. It looks like a vintage Telecaster without the price.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    i should not have bought this

    By nt

    from methuen ma

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

      To me it has a very cheap feel. The barrel bridge sucks and the strings get caught up on the screws all the time and causes the strings to be different distances from each other. A few of the frets rattle above the 12 fret. You cant really play this guitar with any dynamics because it seems to lose a lot of tone and volume when you hit a note hard or strum loud. If you're looking to just strum open chords this is you're guitar. But im getting rid of it and going to look at a real guitar like a G&L or Les Paul or PRS. My 20+ year old mexican strat plays and sounds wayy better.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this guitar!

      By JBBIN

      from TX

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

        This is a solid instrument. It is fun to play and has a great sound to it. It has that classic tele twang and bite. It also has that smooth jazz tone if that's what you're looking for. I was impressed at that build quality of this instrument right out of the box. It being a special run a little disappointed of it not having a case or gig bag. But it's still pretty a nice MIM tele for the price. I would recommend it others.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love this guitar!!

        By JBBIN

        from TX

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

          Very solid, nice looking guitar. The frets were nice and straight. No sharp edges. The thing was almost in tune. I got Level 2 deal with a little pick guard scratching that you could barely see. I'm very impressed with how easy it is to play this thing. This is my first first Tele and I have to say that I'm loving every minute of it. I have American Strats and Gibsons and this thing is much nicer in my hands. The playability seems so much easier. This guitar feels much lighter than my other ones. Very happy and no regrets with this one!

          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Standard Tele with Ash Body nothing more

          By Al Varez

          from Palm Beach

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • more expensive
          • No gig bag

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

          The positives...this is a standard tele with an ash body
          This has the nice butterscotch color. Smells full of tradition
          The negatives ...this is a standard MIM tele w/o gig bag or special pickups, and cost quite a bit more than the MIM standard tele. Why because they can charge more. But the better buy is the G & L ash body tele for half the coin. Is Ash a better wood? Better is an opinion,,,,,No! Ash is a heavier wood this is a fact. and your back will vouch for that. I like Fender but I like G & L a little better, but it is also a Fender company out of Indonesia instead of Mexico. If you must have a tele okay this is a cool one. But check out G & L

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it!

          By Riney

          from Cedar Rapids, IA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

              Good axe

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A screamin deal!

              By BARNEY

              from Upstate NY

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Pick Up
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                Apparently the blemish was the plastic 3-way switch knob that kept falling off. A drop of glue cured that. Playability and sound are outstanding!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic guitar, very pleased

                By JB

                from Canton, MI

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                    I am definitely a guitar beginner, so feel free to disregard this review...that being said, I'm really loving this guitar. The only other guitar I've ever owned was a Squier strat, the difference in build quality between that one and this one is obviously night and day. I haven't experienced any of the QC issues people often complain about with guitars in this price range (cracks in finish, sharp fret ends, etc.). Not sure how these pickups compare to other Teles, but I'm really enjoying them - I play it with just a little gain and get a great classic rock/blues sound with solid output. No regrets, and I would definitely recommend this guitar to other beginners who are willing to go beyond the really cheap entry level instruments but don't want to break the bank.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar for the money

                    By player Pat

                    from warrensburg,New York

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                      Value wise ,I think fender mims are well worth the money and as close to the real mccoy as you can get.
                      This guitar is a real gem.I would reccomend it to both the novice and experienced player.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very nice, top quality MIM Telecaster

                      By Eagle44

                      from Richmond, VA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Great all-around Instrument
                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Fender Special Edition Deluxe Ash Telecaster:

                        So far this is the best MIM I have purchased (or played). The set-up was very close to perfect for me (just a little tweaking). The reverse switching is a nice touch and allows for easier volume control for Country style (steel guitar emulation) licks. The fit and finish is spotless. The only mod that I made was the pickguard; I prefer the Tortoise Shell pickguard on the blond finish (not that there is anything wring with the black pickguard!). Use of the 9-42 Ernie Ball (#2223) strings seals the deal.

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