Fender Exclusive American Special Tele Matching Headstock with Bag

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The American Special series is a favorite for its US-made construction at a great price! These limited-edition American Special Teles feature a headstock with matching finish to the body for a great look to compliment the beefy tone. Texas Special pickups and player favorite Greasebucket Tone Circuit makes these Teles alive with dynamic sound for virtually any style.

Other features include an alder body, maple neck with 9.5"-radius fingerboard and jumbo frets, vintage-style string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three brass saddles, and gloss urethane finish. The American Special Series - guitars for the times.

Fender Exclusive American Special Tele Matching Headstock Features
  • Greasebucket Tone Circuit
  • Texas Special Pickups
  • Large ‘70s Style Decal
  • Brass Bridge Saddles
  • Black Dot Position Inlays
  • ‘Barrel’ Switch Tip
  • Source: U.S.
  • Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag


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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

Fender Exclusive American Special Tele Matching Headstock Specifications
  • Model Name: American Special Telecaster
  • Series: American Special
  • Fingerboard: Maple 
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, Modern ‘C’ Shape, (Satin Urethane Finish)   
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 inches Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo Frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)
  • Nut: 1.6875 inches (43 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: Texas Special Tele Pickup
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Bridge Pickup: 1 Texas Special Tele Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: 1 Texas Special Tele Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: 
    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup 
    • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
    • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) 
  • Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel,  Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
  • Case: Deluxe Gig Bag

Customer Reviews

Review: Chris Lopez Submitted: 9/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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I play this guitar daily excellent guitar
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TheFender exclusive american special tele in aztec gold plays and sounds incredible,awsome buy, payments make purchasing a breeze!Chris Lopez

Review: James V. Submitted: 8/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Affordable quality

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This guitar was set up perfectly out of the box. The neck feels good, and the Texas special pick ups are like icing on the cake. Beautiful finish and just an all around quality guitar at an affordable price.

Review: Tucker Submitted: 7/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Excellent Guitar

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Just an absolutely awesome guitar. My first thought was to put a humbucker in the bridge, until I plugged it in. The pickups sound amazing! Maybe the the most comfortable, and fastest neck I’ve ever had on any guitar I’ve ever owned. Already my number one!!

Review: RayRay, Metalfan.slipknot2@yahoo.com Submitted: 7/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great playability and twangy Tele sound!

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I absolutely love this guitar! Right out of the box it was perfectly set up and plays like a dream! The Texas Greasebucket Pickups add some extra thick twang to the classic Tele sound!

Review: Arlie wolf Submitted: 7/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Nothing like an American fender

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This American special Telecaster is awesome I can't say enough good things about this guitar, I got the surf Pearl ,I also bought a matching Stratocaster,I heard a rumor that the American special was going away,so I thought I better snatch them up before they're sold out,i just wished I had purchased this Tele years ago, I like to play the blues this thing screams Blue's,

Review: Walter Higgs Submitted: 7/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great instrument from Fender

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I love the jumbo frets. A mix of modern and vintage in this classic tele. The custom shop pickups sound great. The fit and finish is incredible on this guitar. I love the matching headstock. I got the black one.

Review: John Harris Submitted: 7/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Fender Quality still exists..

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Soft case is a let down for such a fine instrument..But the guitar is great and the shipping was flawless..Great doing business with you..

Review: T.S. Brennan Submitted: 7/9/2019

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Great construction, great playing, perfect finish

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This guitar combines a satin finished fast neck with jumbo frets that makes playing superbly fast and easy and a perfectly finished body with matching headstock that is light but solid. The pickups are bright with some growl to them and the switch and controls are well crafted. The fretwork and neck finishing was flawless. The absolutely only flaw I could find on this instrument was that the sound differentiation between position 2 and the neck pickup was a bit too subtle — it was actually hard to hear much of a difference at all. But the tone and volume pots work without a hitch, which can help to add a bit of color that gives each position more of a separate identity. Overall, I am very pleased with the workmanship, playability and value of this Telecaster. The surf green color is also great and the subtle Fender logo blends in to the headstock in a very pleasing way.

Review: Chuckyl Submitted: 7/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Great guitar shopping experience

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Found the Tele I’ve been looking for at AMS and called for help to get it to my door. Adam went above and beyond after a small ordering hiccup to see that I received the right guitar at the best price. The guitar arrived in under 24 hours, in great shape just as represented, setup ready to play. Couldn’t be happier.

Review: Donald Kenniston Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Exactly what was advertised, and delivered with care.This guitar is a lifetime dream of mine. Perfec

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Could not be any better. Absolutely live it.the quality is obvious and plays just as good as it looks.

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