Fender American Elite Telecaster, 3-Color Sunburst, Maple Fingerboard
Packed with a baker's dozen of innovations, the Fender American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for modern players who want bleeding-edge performance with timeless visual style.
- Single cutaway electric guitar
- Two all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Telecaster pickups
- S-1™ switching switches between parallel and series pickup wiring
- Compound profile neck: redesigned contoured neck heel
- 9.5-14 inch compound radius fingerboard
- Locking short-post tuning machines
- Includes redesigned ABS Elite Moulded Case with TSA locks
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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.
All-New American Elite Neck
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern 'C'-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern 'D'-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support.
All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, Fender have achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of Fender's pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.
All-New American Elite Neck Heel
For improved upper register access and elegantly functional modern style, the American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the asymmetrical neck volute for comfortably enhanced playing feel.
New Double Action Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.
Locking Tuning Machines With All Short Posts
Enjoy lightning-fast, easy re-stringing and enhanced playability from the new locking short post tuning machines. Not only do they provide increased break angle at the nut, they also increase tuning stability.
The S-1 switch on this model activates series or parallel wiring options when using both pickups for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.
Fender American Elite Telecaster® Specifications
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Binding: White
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 inch (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5-14 inch Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685 inch (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
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 Mint Green
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 Moulded Case