Packed with a baker’s dozen of innovations, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for modern players who want bleeding-edge performance and timeless visual style. The future of workhorse guitar design, this Tele® guitar’s stunning style, easy playing feel and flexible sound that meets any musical need, was made to tear it up on stage or in the studio.
Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new fourth 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. New locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the synthetic 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.
|Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs)||24.0000|
|Left / Right-Handed||Right-Handed|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Bridge Type||6-Saddle American Tele® with Chromed Brass Saddles|
|Neck Type||Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D", Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face|
|Neck Radius||9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)|
|Neck Pickup||4th Generation Noiseless™|
|Bridge Pickup||4th Generation Noiseless™|
|Controls||Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch) Master No-Load Tone|
|Nut Width||1.685" (42.8 mm)|
|Machine Heads||Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking|
|String Gauge||Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Scale Length||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Inlays||Large Black Pearloid Dots|
|Case||Elite Molded Case|