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.


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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

Product Specifications

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

Customer Reviews

Review: Adam Submitted: 5/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Beautiful aesthetically and tonally
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I’ve only had this guitar for a week but I am already super happy with it, I’ve barely put it down. It is a wonderfully crafted instrument and sounds at least as good as it looks, it will be even better with some time to dial it in. Can’t recommend this enough!

Review: Jim C Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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A Sweetheart!

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You to play country you got it, want to play rock like Keith Richards you got it in spades!

Review: Keith Atwood Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

verified buyer

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Dreams do come true!

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I finally have the nicest guitar I have ever owned and without American Musical Supply and their special financing options, I would never be able to afford it. This guitar is wonderful!! It sounds, feels, and looks amazing. It even smells amazing. The moment I opened the case I could smell the finish on this guitar. I was playing this tele only two days after purchasing it from their website. It arrived at my house promptly and was ready to jam right out of the case! I'm more than happy with the guitar and my buying experience with AMS! Thank you AMS!!!

Review: Pedro Cardiel Ramirez Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Well I'll be Telecasted to happiness.

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First and foremost, this guitar is ready to play out of the case. Strings and factory setup are playable right from the start. I was surprised about the size of the hardcase it came with. But don't let its size fool you. It's sturdy all around and the soft, shiny, and grey plush interior will definitely keep your new Tele scratch free. So no need to worry about getting a new case at all. Now for the playability of the guitar. The neck on the Elite is quite different. It's basically 2 necks in 1! It starts off with your modern C shape to a modern D shape and ends with an American elite neck heel. The neck goes from thick to thin! S-1 switch equipped! In short, when you have the S-1 switch active with the pickup switch in the middle position, you get a brighter sound with less output. This Tele does not lack any tonal versatility at all. Last but not least, the Mystic Ice Blue finish. Eye candy. Candy paint. An adaptable axe with heirloom traits. This is Fender engineering at its finest.

Review: Leslie Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Lightweight, Plays perfectly and surprisingly versatile!

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When first Unboxing the guitar I was immediately impressed with the Abs Molded Hard case that Fender includes. It's the best hard guitar case I've seen. It reminds me of the amazing Pelican brand cases I have for my photo/video gear. Next, the Fender American Elite Thinline Tele is Stunningly Beautiful. I am beyond please with my color choice of the Mystic Ice Blue finish. So sexy! The instrument is incredibly lightweight. The neck is flawless, attractive and setup great out the box. Now on to the tone. Other Thinline Teles I've owned have packed the legit Tele twang. This guitar does not. It is Fat sounding but the bridge pickup is Nashville twang for days. The hidden gem is the "S" switch. Press it and it is like having humbuckers or a killer fat boost enabled. It makes this the most versatile Tele I've encountered. I Love what Fender has done with the American Elite Series.

Review: Andy S. Submitted: 3/21/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Simply a wonderful guitar

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I bought a Tele Elite (in champagne ) one year ago from AMS using their convenient 12 pay plan. It's an absolute killer guitar. Beefy, full and bright, it's an all around great sounding Tele. The pickups are noiseless but still retain that dynamic single coil sound. Roll back the tone on the bridge pickup and it's rock heaven if wanted. The neck pickup is lush with air around the notes because of the semi-hollow design. Very articulate clean or dirty. Jazz, funk, blues, rock...it's all here in spades. The compound radius neck SHREDS if wanted but translates to classic styles just as easily. I've owned many high end guitars over the years; PRS, Fender Custom Shop, Gibson custom shop and this guitar hangs with the best of them for sure....comparatively speaking it was well worth the price of admission and the 12 month payment plan helped to make it a reality. AMS is by far my favorite online music retailer ! Thank you!

Review: Jeff Submitted: 12/27/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Stunning!

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Fender really hit it out of the ball park on this one. I’m not really a huge Fender fan, but I like Telecasters. This one is an absolute joy to play. I can’t get over it. The noiseless pickups offer perfect Telecaster twang and grit without the hum. The compound radius fretboard makes playing effortless. Locking tuners are solid and I love the truss rod adjustment at the heel. The cutaway at the neck pocket makes it so you can easily access the higher frets. The quality is flawless. I love how lightweight it is. I’ve also dealt with a lot of online musical instrument retailers and American Musical is unmatched. My entire purchase experience from ordering to shipping was fast and easy. No one comes close!

Review: Jamie Brown Submitted: 10/23/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Fender got it right with the Elite

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Fender hit it out of the park with this one. Great finish on the semi hollow body and comfortable neck. I have a couple other Fender Teles and Strats with the S1 switching and don’t use it on them but this one seems more balanced and usable. I haven’t put this down in the year that I have had it. It is my “go to” choice over other Teles, Strats and Les Pauls that I have. Beyond my expectation.

Review: Dennis O’Connor Submitted: 9/6/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great guitar and the color is so outstanding

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I just received my guitar a few weeks ago and I love it. I already own the Eric johnson thin line and like the sound of the semi hollow body. It is a little louder without an amp hookup, and the neck is so easy to play. I own an original 1959 les Paul custom as well as a 1971 Gibson sg, but this guitar is the most fun to play.

Review: David Owens Submitted: 1/6/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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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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