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Open-Box 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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(Open Box) 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 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (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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Verified Buyer

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.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yes I definately would buy this guitar again !

By Cecil

from Ohio

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Verified Reviewer

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.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Elite all across this instrument!

    By Trampacorp

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    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.

      (3 of 3 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

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Red

      from St Pete, FL

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      Verified Buyer

      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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Would definitely buy this product again.

          By Chuck

          from Fayetteville, PA

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          Verified Buyer

          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I have the Butterscotch Blone one with a alder body best eli

            By Neil

            from Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              Just plain AWESOME 42 yrs playing this is a gem to have in any collection.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Elite It Is!

              By TD

              from Huntington, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                I have been playing guitar for well over 40 years and have been a longer owner of Fender products. I owned and traded in a 2016 American Standard Telecaster which quite frankly I never liked playing. It just didn't have a good feel to it. I sold it to buy the Elite and to put it simply, this is the best quality fender I have ever played. The feel is quality and comfortable. The action and intonation out of the box, exceptional. The playability and sound is outstanding

                 
                5.0

                Very nicely made instrument

                By Tony

                from Detroit

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  This Telecaster is one of the nicest Fender guitars I've ever had the pleasure to play. The 4th generation noiseless pickups are a big step up from previous versions in my opinion and sound fantastic. This guitar played great right out of the box, however I still set it up with heavier strings after testing it out. I just can't do 9's especially with medium jumbo frets, they just feel to light, plus I'm a heavy handed player. If you're in the market for a modern Tele that can also cover some vintage sounds then I'd recommend checking this one out.

                   
                  5.0

                  worth every penny

                  By Mr. Ed

                  from Milledgeville, Georgia

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics
                  • substain is amazing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                    I waited a year before commenting on this purchase, that being said, this is the most fun guitar I have ever played, the tuners are fantastic, snip and go when changing strings, and the tuners hold their tune for days, no joke. The noiseless pick ups are really close to noiseless, sometimes I do miss the hum of the older tele on start ups to a song, but it will still wale with the best of them, but it don't quiet have the volume, amp it up and it's just fine. The quality of workmanship is amazing, thank you Fender for making a excellent product.

                     
                    5.0

                    You Snooze.....You Lose !!

                    By Tone Vicar

                    from Mid West U.S.A.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great fit and finish
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • EVERY time you need an electric guitar
                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender American Elite Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                      I have known for a very long time that Fender was very close to getting the whole "Noiseless Tele" thing down perfect.
                      They have finally got it perfect.
                      The new 5th generation noiseless pup's are superb in tone and vintage Tele chime. I am not all that impressed with bolt on neck guitars, but since I purchased my new Elite, I can not think of going without it. It is a rock solid performer that delivers perfect vintage Tele tones , as well as a fantastic growl for classic rock and modern country. This is the guitar I have been looking for my entire career. (45 + years ) The deep discount at GC pushed me over the edge , and am I glad I made the buy ! Slab neck, locking tuners, Strap Locks, contoured body like a Strat in back, body binding, an unbelievable ABS molded case that is next to flight case class, and the new generation hardware make this buy a NO BRAINER !!
                      Get one now and trade in your back-ups....you wont need them !

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