Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Electric Guitar (Rosewood with Case)

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The Fender American Deluxe Telecaster offers classic Tele tone with a twist, thanks to N3 Noiseless pickups and a compound-radius rosewood fretboard.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
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

When something works, you don't mess with it. That's why the Fender Telecaster has seen only minor design tweaks in over six decades of production. Fender's American Deluxe Telecaster delivers all the twang and slappy, bell-like tones you'd expect from an Tele, plus the benefit of modern electronics and American-made construction.

Classic Appeal

The American Deluxe Tele sports all the features you'd expect on a American Deluxe, with chrome hardware, an elegantly contoured body made of select alder, and a maple 25.5" scale neck. The rosewood neck features 22 medium jumbo frets, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, and a 9.5" to 14" compound radius. It's even got locking tuners, so you can bend up and down the neck to your heart's content and you won't go out of tune.

N3 Noiseless Pickups

Traditional Fender Teles are equipped with single-coil pickups, which amplify to a bright, crisp sound. While this grants a unique twangy character, traditional single-coil pickups are also prone to generating a background hum. That's why this Tele is equipped with modern N3 Noiseless pickups -- so you get all that Tele vibe without the hum.

Modern Twang

Updated electronics give this Telecaster a little extra punch. The no-load tone control knob lets you bypass the tone pots altogether, so you can feed your amp with straight Tele tones. What's more, this Tele features Fender's S-1 switch. This lets you toggle the pickups' wiring between series and parallel. read more Normally, Tele pickups are wired in parallel, but running them in series makes these single-coils respond more like humbuckers, allowing fattier sounds than you could get with a traditional Tele.


- American-made Fender Telecaster electric guitar
- Two N3 Noiseless single-coil Tele pickups
- One volume and one no-load tone control knob
- S-1 switch changes pickup wiring from parallel to series
- Select alder body with maple C-shaped 25.5" scale neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 9.5" to 14" compound radius, pearl dot inlays, and 22 medium jumbo frets
- Urethane body finish and satin urethane neck finish
- Schaller Strap Lock system
- Locking tuning machines
- Chromed brass six-saddle bridge
- Includes molded Fender case with plush interior and Fender USA Super 250L .009-.042 gauge nickel-plated steel strings
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- Country of origin: US
- Legalese: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
- Special features: Compound Radius Fretboard, Noiseless N3 Tele Pickups, Locking Tuning Machines, Contoured Heel and Body

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

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

- Body Shape: Telecaster

- 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(TM) N3 Tele(R) Bridge Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1(TM) Switch), Master No-Load Tone Control
- Neck Pickup: Noiseless(TM) N3 Tele(R) 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
- Special Electronics: S-1(TM) Switch

- 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

- Fretboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241mm-355.6mm)
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- 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

- Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
- Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen) Wrench

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

Fender American Deluxe Telecaster RW

Tone... Tradition... Innovation. Fender's American Deluxe Telecaster(R) 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 Rosewood fretboard for slightly warmer tone.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 10 out of 10 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted June 28, 2011 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Really Nice, Solid, Sweet sounding Tele"
Overall: 10 out of 10 stars
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I really think this guitar could be your number one main axe easy. I guess if you got a pile of money you might find something higher end, but I believe you'd probably be playing a guitar beyond your means just for cosmetics.
Sounds like a Tele...Snappy and responsive...Gritty
Came with a Strap and strap locks to keep your guitar from flying out into the crowd during a monster solo. The volume cleans up the grit with backing her down about a notch or two when you don't want the tele growl for a piece. The s-1 pickup switching is nice but real subtle.
Ease of Use
Plays like a Dream! The compound radius fingerboard is amazing! Running a lead is nice with the fretboard radius and 22 med jumbo frets.
This guitar is really put together well. Everything is solid and fit. Road ready and will probably last a lifetime with proper care.
Worth every penny! You will not find anything else in this price range built this well or looking this nice. Fenders quality control is on top of things and has fair pricing unlike a lot of the other guys.
Manufacturer Support
Don't know haven't had to deal with them.
The Wow Factor
I got mine in Olympic Pearl with rosewood and it looks Stunning, pic's don't do it justice.
Musical Background:
Musical Style:
Alternative rock,Trad.Country,Rock
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