Fender American Special Telecaster, 3-Colour Sunburst, Rosewood Fingerboard
The American Special Telecaster puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level.
- Maple neck with 'C' profile
- 9.5 inch-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
- Dual Texas Special™ single-coil Telecaster pickups
- Three-way pickup switch
- Greasebucket™ tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass)
- Vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles
- Read More
For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Tele® design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including dual Texas Special™ pickups and special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States.
The American Special Telecaster borrows the stylishly classic bridge from its American Vintage series cousins, with a rock-solid string-through-body design and three brass 'barrel' saddles for an extra touch of original-era authenticity.
Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit
The tone-control electronics in this American Special guitar include Fender's Greasebucket tone circuit. When dialling down the tone knobs, this circuitry rolls off high end without creating additional emphasis on bass. That keeps the tone from getting muddy, and it helps create sparkling clean tone and great overdriven sounds too.
Gloss Urethane Finish
The shiny gloss urethane finish on American Special instruments imparts a beautifully glassy sheen and especially vivid colour in a highly durable coating that effectively resists the ravages of weather, aging and fading.
The largest of the fret sizes, jumbo frets are tall and wide, which lets you get a better grip on the strings, enabling more control over them and making bends and vibrato easier. A good choice for players with larger hands and thicker fingers.
Modern Neck with 'C' Profile and Satin Back Finish
American Special guitars feature a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary 'C'-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth satin finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.
Texas Special™ Pickups
Single-coil Texas Special pickups are over-wound for big Texas-blues tone with dynamically scorching output. With alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire and staggered pole pieces for balanced output across each string, they sing, scream and everything in between with tight bass, focused midrange and crystalline highs.
Fender American Special telecaster Specifications
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape: Modern 'C'
Scale Length: 25.5 inch (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 9.5 inch (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685 inch (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dots on Rosewood
Truss Rod: Standard
Bridge Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Special Electronics: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs Without Adding Bass)
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Switch Tip: Barrel Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Other Features 'Barrel' Switch Tip, Single 'T'-Roller String Tree, '70s Style Decal
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth
- This product will be ordered in from our suppliers as required. Please contact us for availability.
This item is normally sent to Mainland UK addresses by DPD Local who generally provide a one-hour window of delivery on the morning of delivery by email or text message. If you need this item faster, please upgrade to a Before 12 service at checkout.
FREE delivery within mainland UK
UK Non-Mainland: £ 12
Rep. of Ireland and Mainland Europe: from £ 15 (calculated at checkout).
Order this item before 4pm and receive it on the next working day, mainland UK only*
On demo in store No Brand Fender Condition New