Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar

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The Fender American Special Telecaster gives players everything they want in an affordable U.S.-made Tele.

For most guitars, you just don't see the words "affordable" and "U.S.-made" in the same sentence very often. But Fender has changed all of that with the American Special Telecaster. They call the American Special Series "guitars for the times," and they mean it. The American Special Telecaster really does have everything you're looking for in a Tele—including a price tag that's within your reach. It's a real American-made Tele, all the way. With all that classic Tele vibe, bumped into the 21st century with all kinds of smart modern touches.

Now players at all levels can enjoy an American-made Fender-quality Tele at a truly amazing value. The American Special Telecaster blends time-tested Tele design with contemporary features that are sure to satisfy today's modern player. The body of the American Special Telecaster is crafted from alder and features a shimmering gloss urethane finish and a bolt-on neck construction. Contemporary playability and exceptional fretting-hand comfort are provided by the satin-finished Modern "C" maple neck and the modern 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with jumbo frets.

Whether you play blues, country, rock, and everything in between, a pair of single-coil Texas Special pickups are sure to deliver. Especially great for big SRV-style Texas-blues tone, the Texas Special pickups are over-wound and dish out dynamically scorching output. Featuring alnico 5 magnets, enamel-coated magnet wire, and staggered pole pieces, these pickups serve up tight lows, shimmering highs, and a well-focused midrange with incredible balance from E to e. The control layout consists of a classic 3-way pickup selector switch, a Master Tone control, and a Master Volume control. For modern versatility, the Greasebucket tone circuit allows you to roll off on the highs without adding bass.

The Fender American Special Telecaster comes equipped with all-chrome hardware, which includes a set of Fender Standard Cast/Sealed tuners along with a 3-saddle American Vintage string-through-body Tele bridge with brass saddles for classic style and tone. Deluxe gig bag included.

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  • Gig Bag
Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Neck Shape Modern "C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Double Cutaway
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Texas Special™
Neck Pickup Texas Special™
Bridge Type 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Gloss Urethane Body Finish, Satin Urethane Neck Finish

Standard Truss Rod

Jumbo Frets

Black Dot Fingerboard Inlays

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup) Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit

Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Special Electronics: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (Rolls off Highs Without Adding Bass)

Synthetic Bone Nut

Chrome Hardware

Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuners

3-Ply Black Pickguard, Knurled Flat-Top Control Knobs, Black Switch Tip
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
Series American Special
Model American Special Telecaster®

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5.0

American Special Tele is the real thing

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from Raleigh, NC

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Pros

  • Brass Saddles
  • Texas Special Pickups

Cons

  • Satin Finish Neck

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I avoided Telecasters for many years as I am not a "country" player. Once I finally got around to playing them I was instantly hooked.
    The American Special is one of my favorites. The brass saddles are an important part of this guitars tone. Between that and the Texas Special pickups the guitar is capable of great blues and rock tones.
    I especially like the traditional body shape (without the "tummy cut" of the newer Standards).
    Some don't like the jumbo frets, but I don't see any drawback to them. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the satin finish neck. I prefer a gloss finish neck, but I'll happily accept this guitar the way it is.
    If you want an American Telecaster with a lower price, get one of these!

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    5.0

    Great Job, Fender !

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    from Goodlettsville, Tn.

    Pros

    • Beautiful craftsmanship
    • Rock solid construction
    • Smooth Playability

    Cons

    • Honestly None

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Recording
    • Stage

    Comments about Fender American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for 33 years and have owned many electrics.Fenders and Gibsons mostly.I know a little about what makes a quality guitar and I can honestly say that this guitar is as good as the american standard.If jumbo frets don't bother you, then pick this one over the amer. standard and save a few dollars.

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    American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar

    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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