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Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar (Maple with Case)

With a fast compound-radius maple fretboard, N3 Noiseless pickups, and Fender's ingenious S-1 switching, this USA-made Deluxe Tele just begs to be played. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
S-1 switching system On-board series/parallel wiring voices
Contoured heel Rounded heel for easy access to high frets
Staggered-height tuning machines More string tension across nut, enhances sustain
Noiseless N3 pickups Stacked design, vintage tone and dynamics
If you're in the market for a Tele, the Fender American Deluxe Telecaster electric guitar is likely the sweetest Telecaster you're going to find. You might find a few other nice Teles on the vintage racks -- but those guitars won't benefit from the updated N3 Noiseless pickups and compound-radius neck that you'll find here. Beyond that, what you get with the American Deluxe Tele is flawless aesthetic detailing, along with the finest and best-playing hardware on any Telecaster out there. Anywhere.

Great Woods in a Great Design

The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster is true to classic specifications, and is constructed from only the absolutely finest materials and parts. To start, the body is carved from a single piece of select alder hardwood. A contoured carve-out near the neck joint makes it easier to play into the highest frets.

Compound-Radius Maple Fretboard

The neck itself is made from a single piece of quarter-sawn maple, and topped with a maple fretboard. This neck comes in the familiar modern "C" shape that you'll recognize instantly if you've played a Fender Telecaster built in the last two decades or so. The neck is set with 22 medium jumbo frets, and sports handsome pearl dot position inlays on 9 frets. Most crucially, the neck on the American Deluxe Tele is carved in a compound-radius design, so that the fingerboard radius actually expands as you go down the neck toward the body. This allows every fretted note on the neck to intonate deeply and evenly, even when you're bending hard -- an excellent feature that will feel expressive and sure in your hands.

The Finest Hardware

The locking tuning machines on the headstock and the classic Fender American Telecaster bridge with its 6 chromed-brass saddles ensure fantastic intonation that holds its place and perfect string lie overall.

Proprietary Pickups with S-1 Switch

The American Deluxe Telecaster's custom-designed N3 Noiseless pickups were innovated to eliminate the characteristic hum tone found on most single-coil pickups. In addition to the versatile 5-way switch blade pickup selector in its usual spot, you've got the amazing added functionality of the S-1 switch -- one of Fender's coolest innovations.

On the American Deluxe Tele, the S-1 switch is built into the Volume knob. When activated, it routes the signal through both pickups in series, when the blade switch is in the middle position. The tone that results has been compared by many to have the fatter, "rounder" tone of a humbucking pickup, while still preserving the crisp upper transients of a single-coil. When the guitar's blade switch is in the bridge or neck position, both settings operate normally and the S-1 switch remains inactive.

Features:

- Select Alder Body
- Contoured Heel and Body
- Compound 9.5-14-inch Fretboard Radius
- Maple Neck
- Maple Fretboard
- 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
- 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt Alignment
- Modern "C" Shape Neck Shape
- Pearl Dot Inlays Position Inlays
- 1/8" American Series Truss Rod Nut
- Noiseless N3 Telecaster Pickups
- Locking Tuning Machines
- Molded Rectangular SKB Case
- Chrome Knurled Style Control Knobs
- Schaller Strap Lock System
- S-1 Switch System
- Master Volume (with S-1 Switch) and Master No-Load Tone Control
- 3-Position Switch Blade
- American Tele Bridge with 6 Chromed Brass Saddles
- American Series Strap Buttons
- Synthetic Bone Nut
- "Barrel" Style Switch Tip
- Chrome Sealed Deluxe Locking Tuning Machines

This guitar goes beyond the "twangy" cliche associated with the Telecaster sound, and opens up the door to lots of fun tonal experimentation.

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Features
- Country of origin: US
- Special features: Compound Radius Fretboard, Noiseless N3 Tele Pickups, Locking Tuning Machines, Contoured Heel and Body

Dimensions
- Height: 6.0
- Length: 44.5
- Volume: 2.627

Accessories
- Case/Gig Bag: Molded Rectangular SKB Case
- Strings: Super Bullets 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Control Knobs: Chrome Knurled Style
- Straplocks: Schaller Strap Lock System

Body
- Body Shape: Telecaster

Electronics
- Auxillary Switching: S-1 Switch Down (On): Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge Pickup in Series with Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Bridge Pickup: Noiseless N3 Tele Bridge Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 Switch), Master No-Load Tone Control
- Neck Pickup: Noiseless N3 Tele Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: S/S
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

- pecial Electronics: S-1 Switch

Hardware
- Bridge: American Tele with 6 Chromed Brass Saddles
- Hardware: Chrome
- Strap Buttons: American Series Strap Buttons
- String Nut: Synthetic Bone Nut
- Switch Tip: "Barrel" Style Switch Tip
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines

Neck
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241mm-355.6mm)
- Fretboard: Maple
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Neck Material: Maple Neck
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt(TM)
- Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
- Position Inlays: Pearl Dot Inlays
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
- Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut

Miscellaneous
- Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
- Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen) Wrench
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Aged Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Candy Apple Red
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 6 in
Olympic Pearl
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 7 in
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Product Description

Tone... Tradition... Innovation. Fender's American Deluxe Telecaster is the 21st century way to rock Tele style! The compound radius fretboard allows effortless string bending anywhere along the neck, and staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability for stunt guitarists who like to bend behind the nut. N3 Noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum; other features include a bound-top body with belly cut, S-1 switching, chromed brass bridge saddles and beveled neck heel. This version of the Fender American Deluxe Telecaster features a Maple compound radius fretboard for slightly brighter sound and faster action.
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Killer Tele"
Overall: WOW! What else could you say? This guitar is SO beautiful to play and to admire. The Antique Cherry Burst is gorgeous. The compound radius Maple fretboard is delightful. And with the N3 noiseless pickups, just a fabulous Telecaster.
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