Fender American Elite Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

Fender American Elite Telecaster, Maple Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst

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The Classic Telecaster Reinvented For The Modern Musician

The Fender Telecaster is one of the most loved, well recognized and original electric guitars ever put together. A design so good, thats it has barely changed formula in over 50 years of production! The brand new Elite line represents the very best of what Fender can do, taking the classic design and upgrading it with enough features to have guitarists drolling all over the stage floor.

What Fender Themselves Have to Say On The New Elites

The Fender 2016 American Elite Telecaster is a superb new version of this enduring classic a guitar fit for all styles, now with great new specs for the modern player. Includes hardcase. In Butterscotch Blonde finish, with Ash body. 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 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.



  • Body Shape - Stratocaster
  • Body Material - Alder
  • Body Finish - Gloss Polyurethane


  • Neck Material - Maple
  • Neck Shape - Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
  • Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius - 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets - 22
  • Fret Size - Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut - Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width - 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Truss Rod Nut - Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
  • Neck Plate - 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Neck Finish - Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Fingerboard - Rosewood
  • Position Inlays - Large Black Pearloid Dots


  • Bridge Pickup - New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Middle Pickup - New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Neck Pickup - New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Controls - Master Volume (with S-1™ switch), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups; No-Load™ Tone control)
  • Pickup Switching - 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration - SSS


  • Bridge - 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
  • Tuning Machines - Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
  • Orientation - Right-Hand
  • Pickguard - 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs - Aged White Soft Touch Knobs


Case Includedhard case
Colour3-colour sunburst
Scale Length25.5" (64.8 cm)
Nut Width1.685” (42.8 mm)
Neck Woodmaple
Pickup Config2 x single coil
Number Of Strings6 string
Right / Left Handedright handed
Fingerboardmaple fingerboard
Guitar Styletelecaster style
Body Sizefull size
Body Materialalder body

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Thanks to all in the drum section and Fred for giving me advise and demonstrations. Fantastic shop in Nottingham - guitar and drum heaven!
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