Fender American Elite Tele Thinline Maple Neck Guitar with Case

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Innovation is the name of the game with the American Elite Telecaster Thinline, a semi-hollow instrument for the 21st-century guitarist who embraces innovation in an instrument and their playing. Genuine and amazingly flexible Thinline tone, leading-edge technologies and classic Fender style work in harmony to create an easy-playing instrument you won’t want to put down.

Fender American Elite Tele Thinline Electric Guitar Features

  • Maple Neck with Maple Fingerboard
  • New 4th Generation Fender Noiseless Pickups
  • New Modern String Tree
  • Asymmetrical Neck Heel
  • Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal
  • Elite Molded Case Included
The foundation of the American Elite Series sound, the new fourth generation Noiseless pickups, combine authentic, vintage-style sound with hum-free performance. The pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, they generate glistening cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. The new Elite Suspension Bridge with three intonatable brass saddles is a unique design engineered specifically for the Thinline Telecaster—a screwless mount increases the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response. Engineered for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. 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 comfortable support for fret hand antics. New locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performances. The truss rod wheel is positioned at the butt end of the neck for easy accessibility when adjusting neck relief.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the lightweight, highly resonant Thinline semi-hollow body design to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Telecaster is a bold new addition to the Fender family tree, a top-notch performer that can handle whatever music you might you throw at it. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

Product Specifications
Fender American Elite Tele Thinline Specifications
  • Series: American Elite
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern C to D
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5-14 inches Compound Radius
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots
  • Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685 inch (42.8 mm)
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
  • Bridge: New Elite Suspension Bridge
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid 
  • Pickups: New 4th Generation Noiseless (Bridge and Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 Switch) Master No-Load Tone
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  (800) 856-9801 Warranty:  Custom Shop: Limited 2 Years; Stringed Instruments: Limited 2 Years; Electronic Products: Limited 2 Years; Fortis: 5 Year Limited, Transferable; Accessories: 1 Year Limited; IEM: Limited 1 Year; Vacuum Tubes: 90 Days
David Owens Submitted: 1/6/2017
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The Evolution of the Tele...
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What a wonderful guitar! I've owned many Fenders over the years, along with their small-builder custom counterparts, and this new Elite brings together all the components I personally love in a guitar. It is light (around 6lbs.), resonant, and has many modern features (compound radius neck, noiseless p'ups, etc.) without sacrificing the classic look. I'm glad they've done a compound neck profile now as well - that was one of my few complaints with the previous Deluxe models. The neck was too thin for me towards the body. I bought the Mystic Blue and it's gorgeous in person. I'm excited to do some wood-shedding, session, and live work with this. Had I called up Fender to build be a Tele, this is about as close as I can get with all the features I'd want. I can't speak much about the tone quite yet because I'm still experimenting with various amps and such, but the feel is there and on an electric, that's what I'm looking for. P'ups and electronics can always be swapped out.
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Dennis Weislik Submitted: 1/22/2016
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I Love This Thing
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Fender Thin line with single coil pick ups? Hard to find these days, would recommend it to any player. It's a jewel.
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