Fender American Elite Telecaster Thinline, Natural, Maple Fingerboard
Innovation is the name of the game with the Fender American Elite Telecaster Thinline, a semi-hollow instrument for the 21st-century guitarist who embraces innovation in an instrument and their playing.
- Single cutaway semi-hollowbody 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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Genuine and amazingly flexible Thinline tone, Fender's leading-edge technologies and classic Fender style work in harmony to create an easy-playing instrument you won't want to put down.
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 their 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 Suspension Bridge
The brand-new Suspension Bridge uses a screwless mount to increase the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response. In a nod to the past the Suspension Bridge retains our classic brass three-barrel design.
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.
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 Thinline Telecaster Specifications
Body Material: Semi-Hollow Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Binding: Brown Shell
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck 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 to 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 Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge: New Elite Suspension Bridge
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Brown Shell
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tip: Barrel Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Accessories: Elite Moulded Case