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Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker Electric Guitar

The Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker, brings modern, player-oriented features to the stage and studio, and can still make an amp sizzle without breaking a sweat.


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In the late '60s and early '70s guitarists wanted hum-free tone based on the sound of an amp about to blow up. You asked—so Fender listened and created the Telecaster Deluxe in 1973. Today's version, the American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker, brings modern, player-oriented features to the stage and studio, and can still make an amp sizzle without breaking a sweat.

With its flexible sound and vintage-voiced pickups, the Telecaster Deluxe adds a touch of girth to the traditional Telecaster twang and bite. From pop and punk to the most brutal modern metal, the Telecaster Deluxe has powered countless recordings and infinite stages, creating the music we love.

The pair of warm, rich-sounding Shawbucker humbucking pickups are voiced specifically for each position, producing powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The modern "Deep C"-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.

The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend. Includes hardshell case.


  • Inspiring performance in a fat-sounding Shawbucker-equipped American Pro Telecaster
  • Modern "Deep C"-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand
  • Bend strings easily with narrow-tall frets for fleet-fingered accuracy
  • Designed to hold the guitar closer the body has a comfortably contoured belly-cut
  • Vintage-informed tone is expanded by retro styled humbucking pickups designed by Tim Shaw
  • Preserve brightness when adjusting the volume controls with treble-bleed tone circuit
  • True resonance and sustain thanks to carefully shaped genuine bone nut
  • Improved break angle and straight string pull from staggered cast tuning machines
  • Solid intonation and stability from strings-through-body hardtail bridge with six bent steel saddles
  • Securely transport between gigs in ATA Molded Case with TSA-approved center latch

Get your Fender American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

The Tele I've been waiting for


I have been waiting for a humbucker Tele with a rosewood fretboard forever and Fender finally delivered. The sound is incredibly full through any amp. Straight out of the box you will want to tinker with the action a little bit but the tools are included and the fine folks at Sam Ash in San Antonio were ready to help at the point of sale.

Fat City

New Braunfels, Texas


An Incredible Tele


I wanted to write a review on this telecaster because I put in a fair amount of work and testing of other telecasters before purchasing. I own a 52 reissue, which is a fantastic guitar and the only guitar you'll ever need... except if you are constantly tuning down and back up again, in which case, you naturally want another tele! So I played several. I tried out elites, other single coil versions, did my online research, etc. This update on the '72 deluxe was the hands down winner. Extremely easy bending, probably because of the more modern fret profile (remember, I play a 52, which has a huge neck with small frets). The neck shape was also great for me even though not as chunky as I am used to playing. But I really have to call out the Shawbuckers here. This guy must be a genius, and I'm sure Leo would be proud. The two humbuckers are just absolutely incredible. Just little tweaks to the volume pots (particularly in the middle position) and huge spectrums of sound come soaring out. It's like you'll never get the same sounds twice, in a good way. Because you just don't want to put this thing down, it keeps pumping our all kinds of different sounds. With my 52 tele, I'm almost always at a volume of around 7-10 and tone around 6-8, and maybe I'll fuss around a little here or there (maybe more one day if I practice enough, Roy). But on this deluxe, I'm just having a GREAT time dialing different sounds like crazy, tons of fun. If you are a single coil player, trust me, this tele somehow gives you a tele, that sounds like a tele, but has humbuckers that do what humbuckers should do...but is still most definitely a tele. Great job! Special thanks to Sam Ash in Manhattan, great inventory, great service.




American Professional Telecaster Deluxe Shawbucker Electric Guitar

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Neck Shape Modern "Deep C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Telecaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Body Wood Alder
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Shawbucker™ 2T
Neck Pickup Shawbucker™ 1T
Bridge Type 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series American Professional
Model American Professional Telecaster® Deluxe ShawBucker™
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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