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Fender American Performer Telecaster Electric Guitar

Classic Tele Style with some fresh electronics and excellent upgrades.


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Discounted Price $1,149.99


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The Telecaster, like its Strat brother, has proven to be epically solid and versatile. Featuring a concrete build, fun Tele features, and modern Fender electronics, the American Performer Series is a grand version of a staple of the Fender guitar family. This guitar is for Tele lovers and players who just want a great quality guitar.

Concrete Build
Perfected over decades, the Tele is built strong to last long. It's got a hefty alder body in Telecaster shape, with a cutaway for easy fret access. The neck is a modern "C" shape cut from maple for great feel and tone, while the fretboard showcases 22 jumbo frets and dot inlays. The American Performer Telecaster has a 25.5" scale length and 9.5" fingerboard radius. Playing on this beauty is effortless and enjoyable.

Fun Tele Features
Telecasters have always been unique in their appointments. The headstock of the American Performer Telecaster is a slim, uniquely Telecaster design and boasts Fender ClassicGear tuners. The body has two control knobs covered in chrome, with a chrome base, seated next to the recognizable black capped selector switch. Perhaps most interesting about the Tele is the bridge. The American Performer Series Telecaster has a 3-saddle, string through body bridge, for strong intonation and that fun twang you can only get from a Telecaster.
Modern Fender Electronics
The look of this Telecaster may be familiar, but what's under the hood is some special stuff from Fender. The American Performer Series features the newly minted Fender Yosemite single-coil pickups. There's an Alnico 4 bridge pickup and an Alnico 5 neck pickup. Encompassing rich tone and sweet clarity, the two Yosemites and a three-way selector switch will help you find your ideal sound. It's also got volume and tone controls, the latter with a Greasebucket tone circuit so you can contour your highs without adding bass. Overall, this guitar sounds sweet.

  • Alder Telecaster Body
  • Maple Neck in Modern "C" Shape
  • 22-Fret Fingerboard with Dot Inlays
  • Two Yosemite Single Coil Pickups and Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • 3-Saddle String-Thru-Body Tele Bridge and Fender ClassicGear Tuners
  • ncludes Deluxe Gig Bag

Get your Fender American Performer Telecaster today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Gig Bag

Best Tele for the money


One of the finest telecasters you'll ever buy. Hated tje sloted tuets so swithched them put fpr locking tuners. Otherwise PERFECT. With normal tuners it woul be a solid 5. But the tuners suck

Steve from Upstate

Upstate NY

Classic American Guitar That Won't Break The Bank.


Great for different music styles especially the Twang.



Just Amazing!!


Amazing guitar and amazing service from Sam Ash.



Love the sound and look


Love playing this guitar to get that country twang and the Yosemite pickups sound great

Johnny La

Chicago Il


American Performer Telecaster Electric Guitar

4.5 4


Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape Modern C
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Telecaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S
Bridge Pickup Yosemite™ Singe-Coil Stratocaster
Neck Pickup Yosemite™ Single-Coil Stratocaster
Bridge Type 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele®
Tuning Machines Fender ClassicGear™
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
Series American Performer
Model American Performer Telecaster®
Warranty Info:

Fender warrants this Fender or Squier electric guitar or bass to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two (2) years from the date of original purchase, subject to limitations set forth herein ("Limited Warranty"). This Limited 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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