Fender American Ultra Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard (with Case)

When you need every advantage, choose an American Ultra Telecaster. This upgraded workhorse features a pair of powerful Ultra Noiseless Vintage Tele pickups.

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

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Achieve elite status with this thinline Tele. Fourth-generation Fender Noiseless pickups provide hum-free performance, yet scream when the time is right.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Compound neck shape Neck thins toward higher frets for lead playing
Contoured heel Rounded heel for easy access to high frets
Fender 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups Single-coil tone free of unwanted hum

Innovation is the name of the game with the American Elite Telecaster Thinline, a semi-hollow instrument for the 21st-century guitarist who embraces innovation in an instrument and their playing. Genuine and amazingly flexible Thinline tone, leading-edge technologies and classic Fender style work in harmony to create an easy-playing instrument you won't want to put down.

The foundation of the American Elite Series sound, the fourth generation Noiseless pickups, combine authentic, vintage-style sound with hum-free performance. The pinnacle of Fender's noiseless pickup designs, they generate glistening cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock 'n' roll power. The new Elite Suspension Bridge with three intonatable brass saddles is a unique design engineered specifically for the Thinline Telecaster -- a screwless mount increases the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response. 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 performances. The truss rod wheel is positioned at the butt end of the neck for easy accessibility read more when adjusting neck relief.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different -- from the lightweight, highly resonant Thinline semi-hollow body design 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.


- Ash Body
- Maple Neck with Maple Fingerboard
- New 4th Generation Fender Noiseless Pickups
- New Modern String Tree
- Asymmetrical Neck Heel
- Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal
- Elite Molded Case Included
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- Series: American Elite
- Body Material: Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern 'C' to 'D'
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5"-14" Compound Radius
- 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 posts)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: Elite Suspension Bridge
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid (721,762)
- Pickups: 4th Generation Noiseless (Bridge and Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: 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 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. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 21, 2017 by R A in Ogden, UT

"Proud to own"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wow Factor happened when I first opened the case and saw this gorgeous guitar. The color, weight, the feel were all spot on. I first played it through a Twin Reverb and then a Blues Junior. The sounds, clarity and tone variations sent chills. And then the ease in playing... I would recommend this to anyone who wants a dang good guitar.
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