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Fender American Elite Tele Rosewood with Case

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Product Description

Packed with a baker’s dozen of innovations, the American Elite Telecaster is the original solidbody electric guitar reimagined for modern players who want bleeding-edge performance with timeless visual style. The future of workhorse guitar design, this Tele guitar’s stunning style, easy playing feel and flexible sound that meets any musical need, was made to tear it up on stage or in the studio.

Fender American Elite Tele Features

  • Single cutaway electric guitar
  • Two all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Telecaster pickups
  • S-1 switching switches between parallel and series pickup wiring
  • Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel
  • 9.5-14 inches compound radius fingerboard
  • Locking short-post tuning machines
  • Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks
All-New American Elite Neck
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern C-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern D-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of ergonomic support.

All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.

New Double Action Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel

The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.

All-New American Elite Neck Heel

For improved upper register access and elegantly functional modern style, the American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the asymmetrical neck volute for comfortably enhanced playing feel.

Locking Tuning Machines with All Short Posts
Enjoy lightning-fast, easy re-stringing and enhanced playability from the new locking short post tuning machines. Not only do they provide increased break angle at the nut, they also increase tuning stability.

S-1 Switch
The S-1 switch on this model activates series or parallel wiring options when using both pickups for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Fender American Elite Tele Specifications
  • Body: Alder (Mystic Black, Autumn Blaze Metallic, 3 Color Sunburst), Ash (Aged Cherry Burst, Tobacco Sunburst)
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Binding: White
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern C to D
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5-14 inch Compound Radius (241-355.6 mm)
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685 inches (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Large Pearloid Dots
  • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
  • Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 Switch) Master No-Load Tone
  • Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Special Electronics: S-1 Switch
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Tele with Chromed Brass Saddles
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tip: Barrel Style
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Included Case: Elite Molded Case

Customer Reviews

Review: J K Submitted: 8/25/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


A Player's Telecaster
Product Rating

Product Review

Bought the aged cherry burst and love it. The new neck contour is very comfortable and notes don't fret out when the strings are bent in the upper registers. Lots of tone control with the S-1 switching. The guitar is comfortable because it's light and has the body scarf. The thick slab of rosewood is resonant and even colored. The jumbo frets are rounded at the ends and all are nicely polished. If you like Telecasters, then you should consider the Elite model. The only issue I found was with the factory set up, but that was easily changed in a few minutes without removing one string. It's a great guitar!
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Review: Joe Submitted: 1/14/2017

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer


Nearly perfect non traditional Tele

Product Review

The first thing that I was impressed with was the overall look of the instrument. When I opened the case it looked absolutely beautiful. When I picked it up it felt great as well. When I heard it I couldn't believe how balanced it sounded. It has a lot of Tele character but this isn't your dad's Tele. Mine doesn't twang nearly as much but it still sounds like a Tele. Most Strats and Teles force me to roll back on the volume and tone to take the edge off enough to use. This one is very usable on 10 and darkens up quite nicely when rolling off the tone controls. It would be great for any type of rock or jazz. For what it's worth mine is just over 8 lbs. The S-1 switch adds enough beef to entertain the idea of playing metal. Combine this with the noiseless pickups, locking tuners, and strap locks and this is nearly a perfect playing and sounding guitar for my applications. The only thing it's missing is the Micro-Tilt neck. The lower end models have it but not the elites.


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