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Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum Electric Guitar

The American Performer Series provides some serious innovation to the Telecaster by adding the revolutionary Fender DoubleTap humbucker.


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Discounted Price $1,199.99


Discounted Price $1,199.99
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This Telecaster has an amazing new innovation. Fender has created a way to give their humbucker a unique additional sonic option. This American Performer Series Telecaster sports top-notch design quality, awesome Tele style, and a revolutionary DoubleTap humbucker. This guitar is for Tele lovers who want more sound options from new pickup voicings.

Top-Notch Design Quality
Built from solid alder, the American Performer Telecaster sports the recognizable Tele shape you know and love. The neck is constructed from maple, cut into ultra-playable Fender modern "C" shape. The fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and the inlays are the familiar Fender dots. With a 25.5" scale length, this guitar will give you plenty of comfortable playing.

Awesome Tele Style
It's great to be functional and it's also great to look good—thankfully, Telecasters do both. The classic Tele headstock has Fender ClassicGear tuners that shine with vintage style. Knurled Flat Top control knobs make it easy to feel your way to the perfect tone and volume blend, not to mention look real cool fitted over the chrome plate, next to the three-way selector switch. Of course, a main feature of any Tele is the bridge— the American Performer Telecaster Hum sports a 3-saddle strings-thru-body Tele bridge, which affords it great style and strong, trebly tone.

Revolutionary DoubleTap Humbucker
It may look familiar, but this is not your run of the mill Tele. It does have the build quality and design that you can rely on from Fender, but it also has something you've never seen before– a DoubleTap humbucker at the neck. The Fender DoubleTap was created to meet somewhere in between coil-tapping, where the output signal is reduced, and splitting coils. With the DoubleTap, one coil is wound super-hot, so when you engage the push/pull tone control, it taps into the half of the pickup that is over-wound, resulting in a bright, expressive tone without losing volume or adding feedback. This flings open new doors to Tele traditionalists and new Tele players alike. The American Performer Series Telecaster also has a Yosemite Alnico 4 Bridge single coil, so you won't miss out on those classic, trebly Tele sounds either.


  • Alder Telecaster Body
  • Maple Neck in Modern "C" Shape
  • 22-Fret Fingerboard with Dot Inlays
  • Yosemite Single Coil Pickup with DoubleTap Neck Humbucker and Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Push/Pull Tone Knob Engages DoubleTap Humbucker
  • 3-Saddle String-Thru-Body Tele Bridge and Fender ClassicGear Tuners
  • Includes Deluxe Gig Bag

Get your Fender American Performer Telecaster Hum 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

A FANTASTIC Guitar and an AWESOME Telecaster


This guitar has an amazing range of tones and one of the nicest necks I've ever played and I've been playing for 20 years. This is by far the favorite of my guitars. I love evrything about it from the super playable neck to the amazing sound of the Tim Shaw pickups. I have had at least 20 guitars in my search for the perfect instrument (for me) and I couldn't be happier. This is my secon]d te;e and by far one of the finest guitars I have or will ever have. This guitar gives me everything I ask for from it and in my opinion is one of the finest guitars on the market today. There is nothing not to like about it. I haven't touched my Gibson les paul in months because this guitar gives me everything I ask for and then some. Never been happier with a guitar than this Tele. I highly recommend it. It is a joy to play . Fender hit the nail on the head with this Tele an absolute joy to play and sounds fantastic.

Steve from Upstate



5 stars


Best telecaster for the price.



The price is right.


This is an excellent tele I love greasebucket



Very happy with this guitar.


Was in stock and arrived very fast. Well packed and no damage from shipping. Great feeling neck and set up very close to how I like it (lowered it just a tiny bit myself.) Great tones from the pickups and great flexibility. Great quality for a great price. I feel a better value than a similarly priced Vintera.



Great Tele...


Great guitar for the money...


Los Angeles


American Performer Telecaster Hum Electric Guitar

5.0 5


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-H
Bridge Pickup Yosemite™ Singe-Coil Stratocaster
Neck Pickup N/A
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® with Humbucking
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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