This Fender American Elite Telecaster Guitar has never been owned and is an in-store demo model with a few very minor finish imperfections. A barely visible pinhead-sized indentation on its back can be found under close inspection, while a few scratches and a tiny finish chip can be detected on the treble side cutaway. In otherwise perfect condition! These imperfections are cosmetic in nature only and do not affect the functionality of this fantastic Tele! We ask that you observe its pictures closely and invite you to contact us with any questions you may have.
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 with 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.
Single cutaway electric guitar
Two all-new 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
ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE NECK
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern "C"-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D"-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support.
ALL-NEW 4TH GENERATION NOISELESS PICKUPS
With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.
ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE NECK HEEL
For improved upper register access and elegantly functional modern style, the American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the asymmetrical neck volute for comfortably enhanced playing feel.
NEW DOUBLE ACTION TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT WHEEL
The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.
LOCKING TUNING MACHINES WITH ALL SHORT POSTS
Enjoy lightning-fast, easy re-stringing and enhanced playability from the new locking short post tuning machines. Not only do they provide increased break angle at the nut, they also increase tuning stability.
The S-1 switch on this model activates series or parallel wiring options when using both pickups for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Compound
Back Shape: Modern "C" to "D"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 14"
Compound Radius: (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless™
Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless™
Controls: Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch) Master No-Load
Tone Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck
Pickup Configuration: SS
Special Electronics: S-1™ Switch
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele® with Chromed Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Switch Tip: Barrel Style
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Actual Weight: 7.6 lbs.