Fender American Elite Telecaster Electric Guitar (Maple, with Case)

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Get more out of your playing with this upgraded Tele. Explore more tones with the S-1 system, which switches the pickups between parallel and series wiring.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
Fender Compound neck shape Shape change from Modern "C" to Modern "D" up high
Fender 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups Single-coil tone free of unwanted hum

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.

Featured on all American Elite instruments, the 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. 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 read more 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 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.


- Single cutaway electric guitar
- Two 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 or Maple, 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Large Black 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: 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: Elite Molded Case
- Included Accessories: Strap Locks, adjustment wrenches

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted February 11, 2017 by Mike Stewart in Athens , AL

"A tonal goddess "

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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This is the greatest guitar fender has ever made. I bought the butterscotch & the color is beautifully done with great wood grains and body binding. The neck is so soft smooth and comfortable with the rolled edges & C profile down to a D with the contour beveled heel. Body has the belly cut, locking tuners & S1 switching. Sound wise these noiseless nr4 pick ups that are only exclusive to the elite series are the best noiseless to date. You can get you normal Tele tones but hit the S1 and it's like stacked humbuckers. Plus if you turn tone knob to full it's a no tone load and hotwires the pick ups straight to output jack. I played Gibson's for many years and you can't get this much quality or features for this price. No need to ever upgrade. Everything you need is here. Just plug in and play a tonal goddess.

Musical Background:

25 Year's, guitar, home and clubs

Musical Style:

Classic rock, hard rock, punk, metal, blues.
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