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Fender Exclusive American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Pick up this American-made Tele in unique Aztec Gold and feel the snappy midrange provided by Texas Special pickups, a Greasebucket circuit and maple neck. Rate and review this product
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Fender American Special Tele Aztec Gold
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Jumbo frets Makes bending strings easier
Maple fretboard Delivers a bright, snappy sound
Texas Special pickups Delivers snappy and hot midrange; great for blues

Fender American Special Telecaster

The Fender American Special Telecaster puts U.S-made Fender quality into the hands of players at any level. For the guitarist who wants a combination of timeless Fender style and contemporary features, this guitar delivers traditional Tele design with some extra elements for modern tone and performance, including dual Texas Special pickups and special circuitry, modern neck profile and fingerboard radius, and more. Great sounding, great looking and feeling, and made in the United States.

Fender introduces a new color for the American Special Series Telecaster guitar, which puts everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made instrument within your reach. Features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5"-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, Texas Special pickups, vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, and gloss urethane finish. The American Special Series - guitars for the times.

Features:

- Greasebucket Tone Circuit
- Texas Special Pickups
- Large '70s Style Decal
- Brass Bridge Saddles
- Black Dot Position Inlays
- "Barrel" Switch Tip
- Source: U.S.
- Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

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Model Name: American Special Telecaster
Series: American Special
Colors: (0170242778) Aztec Gold with Matching Painted Headcap, Maple Fingerboard
Fingerboard: Maple
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Satin Urethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 22, Jumbo Frets
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Nut: 1.6875" (43 mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Machine Heads: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
Bridge: Texas Special Tele Pickup
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Bridge Pickup: 1 Texas Special Tele Pickup
Neck Pickup: 1 Texas Special Tele Pickup
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
- Position e. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)
Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel, Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0170242778
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
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