Fender American Deluxe Ash Telecaster (Butterscotch Blonde) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from Tulsa, Ok.
June 4, 2012Music Background:
Remarkable!Let me begin by saying that Sweetwater was absolutely tops in their customer service. From start, to finish, I could not have imagined a better experience. Brent Leuthold was my contact representative, and he definitely went above & beyond the call of duty in processing my order. So, kudos to Brent & Sweetwater!
This is my very first Telecaster that I have ever owned, and this was the first time I have ever purchased a guitar without playing it ahead of time. I have played a Telecaster from time to time, but have never owned one. I have to say, I have been blown away by the quality & playability.
I was amazed by the appearance of this instrument. Even though Sweetwater had really good pictures of this very guitar in their "Gallery" showcase online, when I opened the case it practically jumped out at me. The Butterscotch Blonde is stunning in appearance. While I have always preferred a Rosewood fretboard, I can tell you enthusiastically, that the playability of this guitar is second to none in it's action. Very impressive. After playing it for less than a week, I can tell you that the resonance of this guitar is the best of any guitar I have ever owned. And coupled with the tone, I think it will very quickly become the guitar I grab, the overwhelmingly majority of the time. It will literally "ring" with the high tones, it will growl in a high gain setting, and is perfect for the classic Tele tones. I don't know how much the Ash has to do with the overall tone-ability, but I'll tell you, I am thrilled that I chose the Ash over the Alder. I could go on & on, but let me say, I have absolutely zero complaints. From start to finish, I would highly recommend this guitar.
January 31, 2012Music Background:
Professional for 30+ years
Tone MachineI purchased this guitar in January of 2012. I've played Telecasters for many years and I must say this is the best sounding,best playing Telecaster yet. I love the N3 quite pickups, they have great bite when you need it and wonderful sustain. The S1 switching is awesome giving you that humbucker sound in spades. Of course the playability is perfect. Mine came from Sweetwater set up. I did tweak it a little and it's just right now. The fit and finish is excellent with the grain and color being very beautiful. This will be one of those guitars I'll keep for my personal collection and of course use it for live shows and with the N3 pickups perfect for recording. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for that Tele single coil bite and almost any kind of music you want to play, be it country, rock and even jazz. I personally like the old hard shell cases but this case is pretty cool as well.I always hesitate buying a guitar on line but this guitar is proof positive you can buy from these folks with confidence. The service from Sweetwater has been great. Thanks Jeff Law!!
from Studio City,CA.
October 30, 2011Music Background:
Pro level guitarist of 46 years
a revelation to playTruly, this Tele has it all tone wise. All the classic snap and sparkle is there along with warm glassy crunch to searing solo sounds. The look and feel are just as addictive as the inspiring tones. Really, I can't say enough about this magical axe. I run it into a Mesa Rectoverb 50 and the live tones are insanely good, goosebump inducing. HIGHLY recommended!
from Waco, TX USA
September 2, 2011Music Background:
Fender American Deluxe Ash TeleI have wanted a Fender Tele for years, but had concerns about the noise interference that everyone talks about. Then I saw where after much experimentation with different pickups Fender came up with the "noiseless N3" pickups. Supposedly, this fixed the noise problem while keeping the wonderful old Tele sounds that rang out from the picks of great rock and roll players. I got mine in and literally cannot lay it down. It does all that it was represented to do. I have found no faults with it, and I love it. AND, Sweetwater is the place to buy. Good, fair price, and the best customer service I have seen anywhere.