Fender American Elite Telecaster in Butterscotch Blonde – a fantastic, modern take on an absolutely legendary instrument.
Supercharging a Classic
Coming packed with a whole host of new innovations, the Fender 2016 American Elite Telecaster is a great new vision of this classic guitar which is suitable for all styles of playing.
A natural evolution of a classic instrument; the Fender American Elite Telecaster features new specs to satisfy the modern player.
When designing the Fender American Elite Telecaster, Fender ensured that even with the wide ranging cutting-edge innovations that the classic, timeless visual style of the Fender Telecaster must remain.
The Fender Tele’s body is made of Ash wood featuring the classic single cutaway for enhanced reach of the upper frets and comes in a timeless, understated Butterscotch Blonde finish which shows the beautiful, natural grain of the Ash body.
All-New American Elite Neck and Heel
Redesigned for 21st Century guitar players, the American Elite Telecaster features a new compound neck profile to ensure ultimate comfort and playability.
Starting with a modern “C” shape at the nut, gradually becoming a modern “D” shaped profile – this neck is easier, more comfortable and more fun to play than ever before.
Along with the single cutaway design, to further enhance reach of the upper frets, a new cutaway neck heel adds a beautifully elegant and functional modern style to the American Elite Telecaster.
The cutaway neck heel blends seamlessly into an asymmetrical neck volute delivering an extremely comfortable, enhanced playing feel.
A 9.5” – 14” compound radius Maple fretboard shapes the playing area nicely for improved riffing and chording at the low end of the fretboard while lead work and solos are easier than ever towards the higher frets.
Enhanced Electronics with the Fender S-1 Switch
Fender American Elite Telecasters sport the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups that are exclusive to the Fender American Elite series. These incredible new pickups deliver the classic style of a single coil pickup but with none of the usual drawbacks such as hum, buzz and other unwanted noise.
At the cutting edge of Fender’s pickup designs, the 4th gen Noiseless pickups offer incredibly diverse sonic performance from crisp and clear cleans to huge overdriven tones for that full rock flavour.
Giving you further tonal control, the Fender American Elite Telecaster features the innovative S-1 switch allowing you to activate series or parallel wiring options when using both pickups.
With the S-1 Switch discreetly located in the top of the volume control, you can easily adjust your sound with the flick of a finger mid-play.
Further Elite Features
Fender have gone all-out while designing the American Elite Series ensuring that you receive an instrument that truly lives up to the Fender American Elite name.
A new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it extremely easy to adjust the neck relief without the need for any special tools.
At the headstock, you’ll find newly designed locking short-post tuning machines that help with easy and fast re-stringing and improve playability. They also provide an increased break angle at the nut and improve tuning stability.
To sweeten the deal, the Fender American Elite Telecaster even comes with a redesigned ABS Elite Moulded Case with TSA approved locks so you can transport your new instrument in full confidence that it is completely protected; even when going by plane.
Bringing you the Telecaster that you know and love but with some incredible new features that make it better than ever, the Fender American Elite Telecaster truly delivers.
Fender American Elite Telecaster Key Features:
- Single Cutaway Electric Guitar
- Two All-New Fourth Generation Noiseless Single-Coil Telecaster Pickups
- S-1 Switch for Switching Between parallel and Series Pickup Wiring
- Compound Profile Neck; Redesigned Contoured Neck Heel
- 9.5” – 14” Compound Radius Fingerboard
- Locking Short-Post Tuning Machines
- Includes Redesigned ABS Elite Moulded Case with TSA Locks
Fender American Elite Telecaster Specs:
- Body Material: Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Telecaster®
- Body Binding: Black
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Material: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
- Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rod: Dual-Action
- Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
- Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
- Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch) Master No-Load Tone
- Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Configuration: SS
- Special Electronics: S-1™ Switch
- Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Switch Tip: Barrel Style
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
- Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
|Case Included||hard case|
|Nut Width||1.685” (42.8 mm)|
|Pickup Config||2 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||telecaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||ash body|
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