Fender American Special Telecaster with Gig Bag

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Product Description

An Affordable Feature Packed Telecaster!
What do you think about when you image the guitar you want to play? If you're thinking great tone with solid sustain and a comfortable feel, you've come tho the right guitar. The American Special Telecaster features an alder body with gloss urethane finish, 9.5 inch-radius maple neck, jumbo frets, Texas Special pickups, and vintage-style three-brass-saddle strings-through-body Telecaster bridge.

Telecasters are very articulate and bright guitars with a tone like no other. This American beauty will make you wonder why you ever played another guitar.

Fender American Special Tele Features

  • Alder Body with Gloss Urethane Finish
  • Maple Modern C Shape Neck
  • Maple Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Texas Special Tele Bridge and Neck Pickups
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Roll Off Highs without Adding Bass)
  • Original Vintage Tele Bridge
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Deluxe Gig Bag Included


Product Specifications
Fender American Special Telecaster Specifications
  • Model Name: American Special Telecaster
  • Model Number: 011-5802-(Color #)
  • Series: American Special Series
  • Body: Alder with Gloss Urethane Finish
  • Neck:
    • Material: Maple
    • Shape: Modern C Shape
    • Finish: Gloss Urethane Finish
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 inch Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 22 Jumbo Frets
  • Pickups:
    • 1 Texas Special Tele Pickup (Bridge)
    • 1 Texas Special Tele Pickup (Neck)
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume,
    • Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade:
    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
    • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: Original Vintage Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles
  • Machine Heads: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.6875 inches (43 mm)
  • Unique Features:
    • Greasebucket Tone Circuit
    • Texas Special Pickups
    • Large 70s Style Decal
    • Black Pickup Covers and Plastic Parts
    • Brass Bridge Saddles
    • Black Dot Position Inlays
    • Barrel Switch Tip
  • Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel,
    • Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
  • Included Accessories: Polishing Cloth
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Introduced: January 2010


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (480) 596-9690 Warranty:  Instruments: Limited Lifetime; Electronic Products (amps): Transferrable 5 Year Limited; Accessories: 1 Year Limited
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I bought this from AMS about 9 months ago so the honeymoon period is over and I can objectively review it. I have several other guitars ranging from cheap foreign made ones to high end USA made works of art. I bought this looking for something in the middle, a quality instrument that doesn't make me nervous to take out of the house and will cover my preferred styles of southern/classic rock, blues and country and it delivered fabulously. The "meaty" pickups are great for blues and classic rock but may lack some of that classic jangle. But a pickup swap would be easy enough if that's what you desire. I compared this to the American Standard Tele at my local store and found that I prefer the more classic lines and hardware or the American Special. The sound however is definitely more "modern". If you need a jack of all trades guitar this is definitely worth a look.
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