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Fender American Elite Telecaster Electric Guitar (Rosewood, with Case), 3-Color Sunburst

Hybrid pick some Nashville country or strum out rock chords -- either way, this Tele has you covered. Enjoy hum-free performance from the Noiseless pickups. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Fender 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups Single-coil tone free of unwanted hum
S-1 switching system On-board series/parallel wiring voices
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel

Fender American Elite Telecaster Guitar

Packed with a baker's dozen of innovations, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solid body 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.

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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 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. The American Elite Telecaster is a bold new addition to the Fender family tree, a top-notch performer that can handle whatever music you might you throw at it. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

Features:

- 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" compound radius fingerboard
- Locking short-post tuning machines
- Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks

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- Body Material: Alder, (except Ash on 750, 752)
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck: Maple, Compound back shape, Modern "C" to "D"
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Large Pearloid Dots
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short post)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green (700,752,796), 3-Ply Black (710), 3-Ply Pearloid (731)
- Pickups: New 4th generation Noiseless (Bridge and Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 Switch), Master No-Load Tone Control
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Case/Gig Bag: New Elite Molded Case
- Included Accessories: Strap Locks, Deluxe Leather Strap, 10 foot cable, Adjustment wrenches
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114210700
Aged Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114210731
Autumn Blaze Metallic
Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114210796
Mystic Black
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114210710
Tobacco Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114210752
Blemished, Mystic Black
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114210710
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Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Fender Telecaster Elite - Aged Cherry Burst"
Sound: I play a variety from country, funk, blues, soul and Carolina Beach Music. It's really versatile especially with the S1 switch and I can get pretty much any sound I need out of this guitar. Feature: I love the tuners and the finish! The case is also very nice and carrying the guitar in the case in one hand with my Mexican strat in my other hand in a tweed case and there is a noticeable difference in quality and weight. The tele and the case are very lightweight compared to the strat in a tweed case. The handle, latches etc of the new case are a really nice upgrade. Ease of Use: Plug and play! Quality: I received my tele and I noticed when I'd tap the pickguard that my pickup kept cutting out. I thought maybe it was a dirty pot or bad cable so I flicked the switch back and forth a few times and it started working and then it did it again. I changed cables and it still did it. I made a call to zZounds customer service and the representative had me try a few things and he had a replacement ordered for me. They sent a call tag for the bad guitar and UPS picked it up in a day or two and I had my replacement about a week later. My new tele plays and sounds great and the only issue I've had was the upper strap screw worked loose and I had to fix it to ensure it didn't hit the floor during a show. All and all I love my new telecaster and it's the nicest quality guitar that I've every purchased. I can't afford to purchase many high quality instruments and I'm very happy with this purchase and the customer service from ZZounds. Value: Yes Manufacturer Support: Have not contacted Fender! The Wow Factor: I love the finish and binding along with the neck shape. I have long fingers and it works and feels great to me. Overall: I had my eye on this since I saw the videos from the NAM show and I purchased from zZounds the day it became available. I purchased the Aged Cherry Burst and it's a beautiful guitar. It plays and sounds great!!!!
Style of Music: Country, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues, Carolina Beach Music, Funk and Motown.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "(UPDATE TO MY LAST REVIEW) - Disappointment in Fender"
Overall: I left a previous review on zZounds for this same guitar and I don't see anywhere to revise and/or update my previous review so I'm leaving another one. I placed my order on March 6, 2016. I had to call zZounds and they replaced my original guitar because the neck pickup kept cutting out. I received my replacement guitar on April 7, 2016 and it worked perfectly and I played approximately five shows with it and then today on July 9, 2016 this guitar is doing the same exact thing. zZounds rep said I now have to contact Fender for warranty. I understand this is not zZounds fault as they do not manufacture the products but I expected a guitar that could at least last a few years before needing mods or maintenance. I would expect this from a $200-$300 guitar but an $1,800.00 guitar? I don't think so! I'm now waiting for Fender to respond to my warranty inquiry to see how much I'm going to have to pay to ship the guitar to them. I'm very unhappy and at this point I'm not sure if I will keep the guitar or sell it once it's fixed. I purchased what I thought was a quality guitar because I will be performing a lot more in the coming months and I actually had a show scheduled for tonight but I will have to pull out my trusty MIM strat to get me through the night while my $1,800.00 hunk of wood is left at home completely useless to me. I do not recommend purchasing this product unless of course they finally get the bugs worked out. The action, tone and looks are great but the technical issues are not worth it. I would not purchase another Elite model anytime soon!
Style of Music: Style of Music: Country, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Blues, Carolina Beach Music, Funk and Motown.
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