Fender American Elite Telecaster - Aged Cherry Burst with Rosewood Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Aged Cherry Burst
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A Tele for the Modern Player

Fender's American Elite Telecaster solidbody electric guitar is a great instrument for pickers who love the classic platform but need a wider palette of tones. You'll get the familiar twang and cut Teles are known for, but without the 60-cycle hum, thanks to a pair of fourth-generation Fender Noiseless single-coil pickups. An S-1 switch adds new pickup voicings to the American Elite Tele. And features like a 9.5"-14" compound-radius fretboard make these guitars effortless to play. The Fender American Elite Telecaster is the future of one of the most popular workhorse guitars ever.

Fender American Elite Telecaster Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Familiar tones with a twist
  • Neck designed with you in mind
  • Comfort contours
Familiar tones with a twist

Onboard the American Elite Telecaster is a duo of Fender's fourth-generation Noiseless single-coil pickups. These improved designs deliver the Telecaster's familiar punch and twang. But the Noiseless circuitry eliminates unwanted signal noise and hum, making the guitar ideal for live performance and touring. The S-1 switch, imbedded in the volume knob, adds new pickup combinations for additional Tele tones. And the alder, maple, and rosewood construction is a tried-and-true combination that has proven itself over decades.

Neck designed with you in mind

Fender has been known for their iconic neck profiles since their beginning. The American Elite Telecaster continues the tradition with a comfortable contour that's not too thin, not too wide. The 9.5"-14" compound fretboard radius ensures comfort while chording, and it flattens out up high for unimpeded string bending and vibrato. And the neck's rolled fretboard edges feel like a well worn guitar as soon as you open the case.

Comfort contours

An addition you're sure to appreciate is the belly and arm comfort contours on the body of the American Elite Telecaster. The guitar will sit optimally and offer natural strumming movement when you're performing, while keeping with the standard Telecaster body shape. And putting the S-1 switch in the volume knob ensures the American Elite Tele looks and functions just like your favorite teles from the past.

Fender American Elite Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:
  • Upgraded American Telecaster
  • 4th-generation Fender Noiseless pickups
  • S-1 switch offers more sonic options
  • Ideal 9.5"-14" compound radius fretboard
  • Comfort belly and arm contours
  • Includes strap locks and adjustment wrenches
The Fender American Elite Telecaster is a workhorse guitar for today's players.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color Aged Cherry Burst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Compound, modern "C" to "D"
Radius Compound 9.5"-14"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid dot inlays
Number of Frets 22, medium jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Nut Material Synthetic bone
Bridge/Tailpiece 6-Saddle American tele bridge with chromed brass saddles
Tuners Deluxe locking cast/sealed tuners
Neck Pickup Fender fourth generation noiseless single-coil with chrome cover
Bridge Pickup Fender fourth generation noiseless single-coil
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
Strings Fender USA NPS, 9-42
Case Included Elite molded hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 0114210731

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This is my first Fender as I had been thinking of picking up a Tele after playing a friends original 62. I bought the new 2016 Elite series with the Rosewood fret board in the aged cherry from Sweetwater. I am totally impressed by the playability of this guitar. I really really like the C to D shape neck. It plays all the way to the 24th fret. Flatting out to the D shape was a great idea for playing up the neck.Guitar stays in tune better than others with these locking tuners. Intonation and setup were perfect and needed no adjustments. I do find the truss wheel location a little odd although I have not needed any adjustment as of yet.I find myself playing smoother lead and I can play chords and triads up past the twelfth frets. Something I've not been able to do with my other guitars.The new noiseless pickups are as advertised. Quite, no buzz at higher gain. Pickups play nice and clean in the series mode and gritty in parallel.I went for his guitar cause I wanted to have one on my gigs for the Texas blues sound. Turns out this is now my go to guitar for more than I had originally intended. I would recommend this guitar for any seasoned player on the comfort and playability alone.As always Sweetwater is my #1 choice for all my music products and as always they didn't disappoint
Music background: Playing blues @ southern rock in bands and solo for 40+ years
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American Elite Telecaster

Guitar is an absolute piece of art. Gorgeous to play and to behold. Sound is pure beauty. Sweetwater did everything they promised and I will definitely use them again. I did find a tiny scuff mark on the finish before ever removing guitar from case but it is barely visible. However, it's there. Won't stop me from using them again though.

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Fender American Elite Telecaster

Fender's American Elite Telecaster is a bold update from traditional Teles. It will appeal to guitarists in many styles, but it's especially suitable for players reared on sleek, modern, hard-rock guitars, and the slim, shapely neck will delight speed demons. The Elite isn't a tone clone of vintage models, but it compensates with extra output and mass....
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