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Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard

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Product Price $1,049.99
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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 ti...Click To Read More About This Product

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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. 

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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: Vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three 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 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(13 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

disappointed

By Johnny Ray

from NW Indiana

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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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
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!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    VERY GOOD GUITAR

    By jimdave

    from West,Tn.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • SLIGHT TUNNING PROBLEM

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar Rosewood Fingerboard:

    Very good American Made guitar. 2 complaints. Description says six individual saddle string adjusters. Only three double adjusters on the one I got, but they did show in the picture. Not a problem for me. There was a slight problem in that the tuning is off when you fret the low cords near the nut. Particularly the G string when making a D cord. Others strings are not so bad. Not quite bad enough to send it back but just not right for an American made guitar. Dressing the lower frets down a little or installing a compensated nut would fix it. Anyhow, check yours closely before throwing away the box as it is a common problem.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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!!

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Value. Fantastic Guitar!

      By D

      from New York, NY

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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

        from Saint Leonard

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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.

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