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FENDER AMERICAN SPECIAL TELECASTER

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Fender® introduces the American Special Series Telecaster® guitar, which puts everything you want in an affordable U.S.-made instrument within your reach. Features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5”-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, Texas Special™ pickups, vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, and gloss urethane finish. The American Special Series - guitars for the times.

Fender rolls out the American Special Telecaster Electric Guitar that delivers a healthy combination of modern and traditional tones at a price that won’t drain your wallet. But don’t let the stripped-down price fool you into thinking it’s a stripped-down guitar. It starts with an alder body, offering strength in construction and clarity in tone. The unique pickups on the Fender American Special Telecaster provide distinguishing sonic characteristics. The Texas Special single-coil Tele neck pickup delivers a full and meaty tone, the Texas Special Tele bridge pickup delivers that familiar Tele bite with a touch of warmth, and the Greasebucket tone circuit rolls off the highs without adding bass. The subtle 9-1/2" radius maple neck, maple fingerboard, and jumbo frets make this Fender guitar very finger-friendly. Other features include an original-style Tele bridge with three brass saddles, an oversized ’70s-style decal, and black pickup covers, plastic parts, and dot position inlays.

Features

General

  • Model Name: American Special Telecaster®
  • Series: American Special
  • Color : Olympic White, 3-Color Sunburst

Body

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo Frets
  • Position Inlays: Dot Position Inlays
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Plate: Standard 4 Bolt
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Texas Special™ Tele® Single-Coil Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Texas Special™ Tele® Single-Coil Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Special Electronics: Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (rolls off high without adding bass)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit (rolls off high without adding bass)

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele® Bridge
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Switch Tips: "Barrel" Style Switch Tip

Tools

  • Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8" Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Saddle Height Wrench: 1/16" Hex (Allen) Wrench

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Fender® USA Super 250L’s, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Satin Urethane Finish, Texas Special™ Pickups, Greasebucket™ Tone Circuit, Brass Bridge Saddles

Accessories

  • Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag, Polishing Cloth
  • Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
  • Strap Locks: Vintage Style Strap Buttons
  • Control Knobs: Chrome Dome Style

Reviews on Web

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- MusicRadar (en)
- Guitarist (en)
- Musician’s Friend (en)
- Bonedo (de)
- Thomann (de)

Sources

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